Kansas State Wildcats Logo

Kansas State Wildcats Logo
The Kansas State Wildcats logo has featured a cat throughout over 60 years. It has evolved from a cartoonish design to a professional sports emblem.

Meaning and history

Kansas State Wildcats logo history


The cat depicted on the logo introduced in 1955 bore a striking resemblance to Tom from the Tom and Jerry cartoon. In 1975, the athletic program introduced a crest with a prominent letter “K” and a purple cat next to it. The creature lost its cuteness – it was now quite scary.
In 1989, the current Kansas State Wildcats logo was adopted sporting the side view of the cat’s head. It is depicted in a totally abstract manner.

Kansas State Wildcats basketball

Kansas State Wildcats basketball logo
As of 2019, the men’s basketball team of KSU has competed in 31 NCAA Tournaments, seven National Invitation Tournaments, and one National Commissioners Invitational Tournament.

Kansas State Wildcats baseball

Kansas State Wildcats baseball logo
The team that has started playing in 1897 is currently coached by Mike Ahearn. The Wildcats won the 1928 Missouri Valley Conference championship. They have also won two Big Six Conference championships.