Colorado College Tigers Logo

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Colorado College Tigers is the name of an athletic program from Colorado College, a private education institution, founded in 1874 and based in Colorado Springs. The program of the liberal arts college is composed of 16 men’s and women’s teams, which compete in the third division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Meaning and history

Colorado College Tigers Logo history

Colorado College Tigers teams play in Division III of the NCAA, and almost all of them are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, an organization, formed in 1962, while the men’s hockey Tigers team plays under the roof of the National Collegiate Hockey a conference, which is affiliated with the Division I of NCAA and the ladies’ soccer team is a member of Mountain West Conference, established in 1998, and is also a part of the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

What are Colorado College Tigers?

Colorado College Tigers is a collegiate athletic program of Colorado College, which consists of 8 men’s and 8 women’s teams, competing in various sports disciplines, including Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Basketball, and a few others.

As for the visual identity, the Colorado College Tigers logo hasn’t had any dramatic changes throughout the years. It’s intense yet simple in terms of the composition insignia, designed in 1978, was a bit modernized and extended in 2020, keeping the original idea and color palette almost untouched. Of course, the changes were necessary after so many years of staying loyal to one badge.

1978 – 2019

Colorado College Tigers Logo 1979

The Colorado College Tigers badge from 1978 stayed with the athletic program for more than forty years. It was a solid black crest with a straight top and rounded bottom parts. The top part was separated from the main part of the shield by a white horizontal line with a small triangular coming out of it in the center and pointing down. It was pointing to an orange and black image depicting a head of a tiger, which was not just enlarged but exaggerated. The stylized tiger had only its eyes and fangs white, all other elements were drawn with thick orange lines over a black background.

2020 – Today

Colorado College Tigers Logo

The redesign of 2020 modernized the Colorado College Tigers crest, making it shorter and enclosing it into a medium-weight orange frame. The white line was removed from the body of the logo, but now its upper border has a cutout triangular part on it. At the place of the triangle’s peak, the lines of the frame are overlapping, with the right end elongated and stretched to the left. The tiger was also redrawn, with more white details in its frightening abstract face. The black, orange and the white crest is now accompanied by a two-leveled inscription in black. The uppercase “Colorado College” lettering is executed in a bold custom sans-serif typeface with the diagonal cut of some bars, which support the triangular element on the crest and its sharpened line.