Sports
2:38 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

UIS Athletics Has A New Look

Credit UIS

University of Illinois Springfield Athletics unveiled a new logo and brand identity today.   It will be phased in over the next 3 years on athletic uniforms, beginning with the men's basketball and baseball teams. 
The tagline "Rise Here, Rise Now" was also introduced.

You'll begin seeing it more in marketing, including plans to hang a banner in the White Oaks Mall and a billboard along Sixth Street.

“I am excited to launch the new UIS Athletic look as this is an important aspect of our marketing strategy in support of developing a strong brand identity,” said Director of Athletics Kim Pate in a news release.  “The new identity system provides a comprehensive brand standard that will allow for greater consistency and more creative opportunities. It is my hope that our students, alumni, the campus and community will have a greater sense of affinity and pride with the Prairie Star Athletics name."

UIS had considered changing it's team nickname from Prairie Stars, but earlier this year decided to keep it.  It's reflected in the new logo.