Buffaloes Alternate Logo
The Colorado Buffaloes have a rich history of alternate logos that reflect the team’s pride and spirit. The first logo to be adopted was the “Buffalo Head” in 1962, which featured an iconic buffalo head with horns facing forward. This design became so popular that it is still used today as one of the primary logos for athletic teams at the University of Colorado Boulder.
In 1981, another logo was added to represent the school: a stylized version of “Ralphie”, a live bison mascot who leads cheers during football games and other sporting events on campus. This design has been modified several times over time but remains recognizable as Ralphie's silhouette even today!
Finally, in 2011, yet another alternate logo made its debut: The Buffalo Claw Logo featuring three interlocking claws representing strength and unity among athletes from all sports across CU Boulder's campus community. This symbol has become synonymous with Buffaloe's athletics ever since its introduction eight years ago! With these three distinctive designs combined together over time, it is easy to see why fans love their beloved team so much - they are proud representatives not only for their school but also for each other!
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2005 - Present
Interlocking black letters “CU” on a gold outlined background.
1990 - 2005
Interlocking symmetrical letters “CU” in gold with black outline.
1969 - 1990
Interlocking block letters “CU” in black.
1967 - 1981
Arched wordmark “COLORADO” in old gold above a charging black buffalo in a cloud of dust.
1948 - 1981
Left-facing charging buffalo with smoke blowing from nostrils in metallic gold and black.
1948 - 1967
Left-facing charging buffalo with smoke blowing from nostrils in metallic gold and black with interlocking letters “CU” in silver with black trim underneath the buffalo.