Raiders Primary Logo
The Colgate Raiders have been a part of the NCAA since 1895, and their primary logo has gone through some changes over the years. The original design was created in 1923 as an homage to the school's first football coach, Andy Kerr. It featured a white "C" surrounded by two red lines that formed an oval shape. This iconic logo remained unchanged for nearly 50 years until 1970 when it was altered slightly to include two crossed swords behind the "C".
In 1990, Colgate decided to modernize their look with a new primary logo featuring three intersecting stripes in black and gold colors—the official school colors at that time. The stripes were meant to represent both speed and strength; qualities which are essential for successful athletic teams competing on any level of competition including Division I athletics like those found within NCAA sports programs across America today!
The current version of this timeless classic features four bold horizontal bars stacked atop one another with each bar representing either courage or loyalty depending upon its color: orange (courage), blue (loyalty), black (power), and white (spirit). Additionally, there is now also an updated version that includes more traditional elements such as stars around the letter “C” symbolizing pride in one’s country while still keeping true to form with its recognizable style from decades past!
Overall, it is clear that even after all these years—and many iterations later—the Colgate Raiders Primary Logo remains just as powerful today as when it was first created back in 1923! With so much history behind this beloved emblematic representation of excellence on display every game day at home games or away games alike - you can be sure your favorite team will always remain strong no matter what challenges they may face along their journey towards victory!
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2020 - Present
In 2020, a new design of Colgate’s primary logo. This primary logo is an oblong red with white trim letter “C.”
2006 - 2020
A wordmark “COLGATE” in red with white trim on a black background and “RAIDERS” in white on a red and silver banner.
1991 - 2006
A red with white and black trim letter “C” and a wordmark “‘gate” scripted in black with white trim. Another encircled wordmark “RED RAIDERS ATHLETICS” is in black inside a red and white circle.
1977 - 1991
Block the letter “C” in red.
1961 - 1977
Block the letter “C” in red with angled corners.
1950 - 1961
A red with black trim letter “C” with the wordmark “OLGATE” in red inside the letter.