For today’s TuesD3y Spotlight we’re featuring the Tufts University Jumbos. Tufts is a private research university in Medford, MA just outside of Boston. This team has a long and storied history, playing since the 1874-75 football season. They went 1-0 that year with a win vs. Harvard; dominant! They play in the NESCAC athletic conference and have been a member since its founding in 1971.
The team’s colors are Tufts Blue, a university branded color, and Brown. While an interesting combination, I’ve always thought it looks great on the field. They really execute the difficult colors fantastically with their vibrant kits.
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In particular I think they pull off the silver/brown/silvers well. And take a look at those Jumbo helmet stickers!
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The athletic department uses the new Jumbo logo in conjunction with a crossed tusks T badge, both shown below.
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Here’s a side by side of the retro Tufts logo and the full size of their new elephant.
It’s always a pleasure to see a unique combination of colors done well, and I think Tufts modern football branding paves the way for a lot of smaller schools looking to find an identity.
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