Tigers Alternate Logo
Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. The school's athletic teams are known as the Tigers and they have an alternate logo that has been used since its inception in 1901. This logo features a tiger head on top of a shield with the words "Grambling State" written across it. The colors used for this logo are orange, white, and blue which represent courage, strength, and loyalty respectively.
The original design of this alternate logo was created by former GSU student Robert Davenport who submitted it to then-athletic director William “Big Bill” Jones for consideration when he was looking to create an official mascot for the school’s football team back in 1938. After being approved by Jones and other members of the administration at GSU, Davenport’s design went on to become one of college football's most recognizable logos ever since its introduction over 80 years ago!
Since then, several variations have been made using different color schemes or minor adjustments but all still feature some form of Davenport's original design from 1938 - making it one of college athletics' longest-running logos today! From appearing on helmets during games or even just representing Grambling State pride around campus - this iconic symbol is sure to remain part of GSU history forevermore!
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1994 - Present
A roundel with a Tiger’s head in the center and wordmark “GAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY TIGERS” encircled around the tiger.
1985 - 1993
A black and yellow Tiger’s head on a black circle.