Same Roar, New Look

Issue Date: 
June 25, 2007


The Pitt Panther is getting a makeover.

The torch-cut Panther head (pictured above left) introduced in 1997 has been modified to give it a sleeker look (right).

The new Panther head will be a secondary mark for Pitt athletics. The primary logo will remain the arching block-style PITT, introduced in 2005. The PITT logo will continue to be the featured mark on the uniforms of the University’s 19 intercollegiate teams.

“We have been known as Pitt for more than a century and that name and logo will continue to be our primary identify,” Pitt Athletic Director Jeff Long said. “After receiving consistent public feedback, we felt the time was right to give our Panther head a more refined, contemporary look and one that is easily reproduced and recognized.”

Merchandise featuring the new Panther logo will be available in stores beginning July 2. Pitt fans also can shop online at

The new Panther head resulted from the creative efforts of the Pitt athletic department and the Collegiate Licensing Company.