90% of people can't name these college teams from a portion of a logo! Can you?

By: Jody Mabry
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College sports is a billion-dollar industry, and few things identify a college brand better than the logo. But do you think you can name a college from only a portion of its team logo? Take this quiz to see how well you can pass.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had three primary logos since 1958. The current logo, a large "O" with "Ohio State" crossing in front, was released in 2013.

Tradition is as much a part of the Fighting Irish as football and academics. Notre Dame is one of only a few Division I colleges who have not revised their primary logo since its inception in 1964.

Georgia Tech has had four primary logos since 1964, all of which feature their yellow jacket mascot. However, it wasn't until 1980 that their mascot Buzz made his first campus appearance.

Michigan has played with seven different logos since 1912, when it featured a blue badger with the name "Michigan" hovering above. The badger appeared on the first four logos, but was scrapped in 1988. The current logo is a large yellow "M."

NIke designed the Oregon logo in 2001, but the single "O" means more than you might think and represents both of Oregon's sports traditions. The inside of the "O" represents the outline of Hayward Field for track and field. The outer circle represents the football stadium Autzen.

Through 2000, the Oklahoma State logo primarily featured its Cowboy mascot in the school's orange and black colors. Since 2001 the school has opted for the modern simplicity of "OSU" in orange block text with highlights of black filling in the holes.

UCLA has only had two primary logos since 1964. The first was a cursive "Ucla." The second and current logo is a thicker and bolder version, along with "Bruins" across the bottom, on the tail of the "a."

Texas has one of the most recognizable logos in college football. While the team was known as the Longhorns since 1903, a logo wasn't used until 1961. It hasn't been changed since.

The USC Trojans have a rich past, but since 1972 they have only had two logo designs. The first featured a Trojan warrior and the second features, in cursive, the word "Trojans" above an interlocking "S" and "C."

First an Owl and then a Bulldog, it wasn't until 1946 that ASU became the Sun Devils. BY 1948, Disney illustrator Berk Anthony designed the first logo, with "Sparky" holding a trident. The current logo of a trident was designed in 2011.

In 1984 Virginia Tech unveiled its current logo - a composite of designs submitted by two VT students - in a competition sponsored by the school's art department. The current "VT" design is the fourth logo since 1966.

The Florida State logo is the Seminole war leader Osceola, which has been used since the 1970s. Interestingly, the model of the logo was Thomas Wright, a member of the music department. He also composed the school's fight and victory songs.

The Auburn uniform has remained pretty much the same for decades. However, the school's logo has been a matter of debate, as to whether it should feature Aubie the Tiger or the current and traditional "AU" and colors.

Alabama is the first college team to copyright its script "A." It is very similar to the Atlanta Braves, but different. The current logo is Alabama's first primary logo to not feature an elephant.

The Spartan logo is one of the few primary logos to have not seen a change since its unveiling in 1977. The logo is in the school's green and features the outline of a spartan helmet.

The Mississippi State logo is a crimson "M" with "STATE" as a ribbon across the front. While the school's uniforms seem to be in a constant state of change and rebranding, the logo has only seen two significant changes since 1986.

The University of Miami has only had three logos since 1940, but the most significant, unveiled in 1972, gives the university the official name, "The U." The famous logo was designed by Julian Cole, the first graduate of the university's radio and TV department and graphic artist Bill Bodenhamer. They also worked together to design the logo of the Miami Dolphins.

The University of Missouri has only had two primary logos. The first was simply a large black "M," outlined in gold. The second is a vicious Tiger. Both logos have been combined for alternative and secondary school logos.

While the Cornhuskers have seen several mascot changes over the years, the capital "N" has been a mainstay since 1970. It replaced the "NU" that lasted from 1956 to 1970.

BYU featured the team's Cougar mascot on its logo from 1969 to 2005. In 2005 the logo and brand were refreshed to a "Y" within a blue oval.

CAM the Ram is an acronym of "Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical," a symbol of Colorado State which has been a mainstay of the school's three football logos since 1982. The only change in the logos is the coloring, which has seen updates between the yellow, green and white school colors.

A power lunch in 1983 gave birth to the emblematic Nittany Lion logo as Roy Parcels expressed his vision to Joe Paterno, Fran Fisher and others. Today's logo is still similar.

Stanford has no official mascot. The tree on the logo is based on a redwood tree in neighboring city, Palo Alto. The tree can also be seen on the Stanford seal.

The University of Minnesota logo is a crimson "M," edged in gold. It has seen no change in the primary logo since 1986, but secondary and alternate logos have a variety of color swaps.

The Power T has represented the University of Tennessee since 1964 when it first appeared on the school's football helmets. Except for a rebranding from 1983 to 1996, which featured the word "VOLS" and a coonskin-capped soldier, the Power T has remained the logo.

LSU has seen more changes than most schools since 1955 with eight major changes. The mascot Tiger has played a feature role on six designs. However, the current "LSU" in purple and gold, with no tiger, has been around since 2014.

If not for the success of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the Iowa logo might be somewhat different. However, utilizing the same school colors and adapting to a successful brand, Bill Colbert designed a helmet logo resembling the Steelers. The simplicity of the current logo is a distinct separation from the three previous logos.

The boilermakers original logo designs featured a rushing steam train. More recent branding simplifies the logo to a forward-leaning "P."

The Florida Gators' 1966 logo was a simple blue "F" edged in orange. Its current logo has a deepening in color of its Gator logo, which was used from 1995 to 2012.

The original Army logo from 1946 to 1973 resembled an ancient shield of the Middle Ages. It has had five distinct changes in its history, the most recent branding a simplified gold-colored knight's helmet and sword on a black shield.

The West Virginia logo, known as the "Flying WV" was unveiled in 1980 as a uniform change by Coach Don Nehlen. By 1983 it was adopted as the official logo for the school.

The Razorback logo has been a part of the University of Arkansas since 1931. However, it wasn't until Arkansas football dominance in the 1960s when the logo first appeared on the school's football helmets. While the logo has always featured a running razorback, it has been redesigned at least seven times, most recently in 2014.

The Boise State logo is designed to represent the wild broncos once known to roam Idaho. While there have been three distinct differences in the logo since 1974, they have all featured the Bronco mascot. The current logo is similar to the last, featuring a Bronco head but without the school's name.

TCU Horned Frogs -- a unique mascots in college athletics. The "TCU" logo hovering over a villainous Horned Frog has been the only logo since 1995.

The three logos for Boston College since 1946 have all featured "BC" and an Eagle. Those are the only similarities, as each has played with design and color. The current logo takes the primary crimson color, with a centered Eagle.

California is one of the few universities that has maintained a strict adherence to its colors in shade and intensity. The current logo, with its scripted "Cal," is the only one of its three logos not to feature a bear.

Fresno State features one of the toughest bulldog logos of all mascots. Except for a minor change, the logo has remained untouched since 1992.

The tiger paw logo was unveiled at a press conference in 1977 and designed from a mold of a Bengal tiger. The official trademark is best identified by the small hook at the bottom of the paw.

The University has played with the "W" in its logo seven times since 1913. While three logos feature the school's Bucky Badger, more recent designs play with modern versions of a stylized "W." The most recent logo was unveiled in 1991.

Despite its location in Oklahoma, Tulsa's mascot is the Golden Hurricane. The logo is a scripted blue and white "Tulsa" over a flapping flag.

Houston has seen five versions of its logo since 1951. The first was the most complex, with a cougar leaping across the text "U of Houston." More recent versions, including the current 2012 brand, feature a linked "UH" design.

Pennsylvania's logo hasn't changed since 1979. It features the word "PENN" across the top of a shield and the red and blue school colors splitting a "P" below.

Pittsburgh, better known as Pitt, has made some major changes to its logo since 1947. Featuring a variety of different panther designs, text options and even color changes, the school finally landed on its blue and mustard scripted "Pitt" in 2016.

The most significant change to the Baylor logo came in 1997, as the school stepped away from its yellow-dominant scheme to emphasize green. From 1997 to 2004, the logo was an arena football type design, then in 2005 it was changed to the modern simplicity of a green and yellow-edged "B" overlapping a "U."

The Texas A&M logos have been around since 1876, bringing together agriculture, mining and its military background throughout the years. Its seventh and most current logo features a large "T" with an "A" and "M" on either side.

Kansas State has seen some extreme changes in logo design since 1955. The first was a traditional comic-style Wildcat, while the current design features a modern conception of a Wildcat's profile.

From 1917 to 1941 the Midshipmen had a rustic pirate-themed logo, featuring a golden "Navy" and anchor on a black backdrop. The current logo has been around since 1942 as a simple bold blue "N," with a north star in the upper right corner.

The University of Washington started with one of the strangest logos in 1919 - a boy sketched in purple with an abnormally large bow tie and umbrella at his feet. There have been eight logo changes since, each featuring a "W," a Husky, or a combo of the two. The current design is a modern block "W" in purple and edged in gold.

The Southern Miss mascot, the Golden Eagle, has been a long time coming. From its earliest mascot, the Tiger, Southern Miss has had no fewer than six mascots (Tigers, Yellow Jackets, Confederates, Southerners, Miners and Golden Eagles). Today the Golden Eagle, Seymour, plays a significant role on the school's sports logo.

The Georgia State athletic logo has always used their mascot, the blue panther, as the main feature. However, since 1993 the school has seen some significant changes in the overall branding of the school's mascot. The current logo shows a vicious blue panther, face-forward and above the words "Georgia State" in block letters, underlined in red.

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