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Sacramento State Hornets Logo

Sacramento State Hornets Logo

Sacramento State Hornets – has more than twenty male and female teams in football, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, athletics, tennis, rowing, golf, cross-country, and basketball. They represent California State University, Sacramento in intercollegiate competitions at the NCAA Division I. For most sports; they participate in the Big Sky Conference. Still, some teams are members of the Big West Conference, American Athletic Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference.

The planned move of the players to the Football Bowl Subdivision did not take place – the state refused to finance the construction of a new sports complex, and the university could not compensate for the costs at the expense of students and teachers.

Meaning and History

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On the emblems of the Sacramento State Hornets, the image of the hornet, the main mascot of the university teams, is snapped. Moreover, a clear evolution is traced in the design – the transition from a frivolous cartoon style to modern abstractionism. The 1991 logo looks childish: it shows a striped yellow-black hornet with a human face and two hands. He is wearing a green blouse with a white acronym “SAC.”

1991 – 2003

Sacramento State Hornets (1991-2003)

2004 – 2005

Sacramento State Hornets (2004-2005)

2006 – present

Sacramento State Hornets (2006-Present)

In 2004, a new brand name was adopted. The developers focused on the name of the sports department, so the phrase “Sacramento State Hornets” occupies most of the space. The first two words are written in bold green letters on a black background, which is why the “Hornets” are lost against their background. In the lower right corner is a flying hornet with a sharp sting.

The next redesign of the logo took place in 2006. The authors revised the style, removing the picture, and inscriptions. Instead, they presented a stylized “S” with curls and bends. But attentive viewers can notice a veiled hint of a hornet: small geometric figures located on both sides of the letter look like wings of an insect.

Sacramento State Hornets logo evolution