TCU Horned Frogs Logo

TCU Horned Frogs Logo
The varsity teams competing at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, are known as the TCU Horned Frogs.

Meaning and history

TCU Horned Frogs Logo history


The words “horned frog” allude to the Texas horned lizard also known under the name of the “horned frog.” The story of the teams’ nickname and mascot started in 1897 – it was then that the creature appeared on the cover of the first AddRan yearbook. In 1915, it was already part of the university’s original seal. Since then, the mascot has been renamed more than once, while the way it looks on the TCU Horned Frogs logo has gone through numerous modifications.
For instance, the logo adopted in 1995 features a grey horned lizard with black trim and black spots. The creature faces to the right and bears a pretty wicked expression on its muzzle. Above the head, the lettering “TCU” can be seen.
Currently, the university uses a simpler monogram logo.

Athletic program

TCU Horned Frogs Logo
The Texas Christian University sponsors a competitive athletic program that comprises 18 teams competing mostly in the Big 12 Conference. The range of sports varies from softball to football, baseball, and basketball, to name just a few. All the teams share the same logo, so the TCU Horned Frogs football logo is the same as the monogram described above.