TCU’s soccer helmets have a memorable historical past relationship again over 50 years. They’ve had some mixture of participant numbers, photos of a horned frog, and the letters T-C-U over time. They’ve been white, purple, silver, and infrequently black. The 1960’s noticed 4 totally different helmet designs. A lot of that interval, the helmet was both white or purple with the participant’s quantity (e.g. 88) on the aspect of the helmet, both in a sans serif font or a block font. Throughout 1966, the helmet had a strange-looking horned frog head. The following yr, the letters TCU had been on the helmet; it was much like the fashionable day Texas A&M brand with a giant T and a smaller C and U on both aspect. Within the 1970’s, the letters TCU once more appeared on the helmet, in a stylized serif font with T, C, and U getting into a diagonal path down from facemask aspect to again aspect.
Maybe one of many most-loved and well-known logos of TCU appeared in 1977. The “Flying T” had a big T racing from entrance to again. C and U had been beneath. It had an ESPN-logo kind really feel to it. Like a stencil, the C and U weren’t absolutely related. They had been 3 and a couple of unconnected blocks of textual content. The unique Flying T helmet was silver, however by 1980, it was purple and it remained that manner till 1991. By 1992, the administration apparently wished a brand new look and determined to retire the Flying T; though as not too long ago as 2010, there have been Fb postings asking them to convey it again. In 1992, the helmet remained purple, however went to 3 equal-sized block letters of TCU. They’d an upslope on the T, a degree slope on the C, and a downslope on the U. The following yr, the helmet was modified from purple to silver and the TCU letters had been outlined in white. This design held regular for two years earlier than being changed with a black define and black facemask. A horned frog was added beneath the letters, the colour went again to purple, and this designed remained with some minor tweaking from 1998 to 2010. On some particular video games, Nike did a customized helmet of both black or silver with crimson frogs blood (horned frogs spit blood from their eyes to scare predators) and a frog-like scale. Lastly, throughout the 2011 Rose Bowl recreation, the frog had a rose by way of its mouth. The newest helmet marks a return to the TCU lettering with no frog. Wanting on the previous few years with so many modifications and changes, it’s unlikely to final with out some modifications quickly.