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Your pup will look that much cooler (and feel that much prouder) if he rolls to dog day at the ballpark sporting dad’s favorite team colors. Check this list for a color combination that will dress your canine to the nines and help your team to a win. If you are considering using official logos or licensed team material please purchase your products from a licensed dealer to help support your sports franchise.

Please note: sports team names, logos, mascots and colors are licensed by their respective owners, and can’t be used without permission. This list is for informative purposes only.

College Colors by state and Team:


  • Alabama State University: black & gold
  • Auburn University: burnt orange & navy blue
  • Samford University: red & blue
    • City: Birmingham
    • Mascot: The Bulldogs
  • University of Alabama: crimson red & white
  • University of South Alabama: red, white & blue
    • Website:


  • University of Alaska: green & yellow (gold)


  • Arizona State University: maroon & gold
  • Northern Arizona University: navy & gold
    • Mascot: Louie the Lumberjack
  • University of Arizona: cardinal red & navy blue


  • Arkansas Tech University (ATU): green & gold
    • Mascot (men): The Wonderboy
    • Mascot (women): Golden Suns
  • University of Arkansas: red & white
  • University of Arkansas at Fort Smith: blue & white
    • Mascot: The Lions
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello: green & white
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: black & gold
  • University of Central Arkansas: purple & white
  • Arkansas State University: scarlet red & black


  • Fresno State University: cardinal red & blue
  • Humboldt State University: green & gold.
      • Mascot: Lucky Logger
  • San Diego State University: scarlet & black
  • San Francisco State University: purple & gold
  • San Jose State University: old gold & antique white
  • Santa Clara University: red & white
  • Stanford University: cardinal red & white
  • University of California: blue & gold
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): True blue & gold
  • University of Southern California: cardinal & gold


  • Colorado College: gold & black
  • Colorado School of Mines: blue & silver
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins): green & gold
  • Colorado State University (Pueblo): red & blue
  • Denver University: crimson & gold
  • University of Colorado: silver & gold
  • Air Force Academy (Air Force): royal blue & silver


  • University of Connecticut: navy blue & white
  • University of Hartford: scarlet red & white
  • Yale University: blue & white


  • University of Delaware: blue, yellow, & white


  • Florida Atlantic University: blue, red & silver
  • Florida International University: blue & gold
  • Florida State University: garnet & gold
  • Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University: orange & green
  • University of North Florida: blue & gray
  • University of Tampa: red & gold
  • University of Miami: orange & green
  • University of Florida: orange & blue
  • University of South Florida: green & gold
  • University of Central Florida: black & gold


  • Armstrong Atlantic State University: maroon & gold.
    • Mascot: Pirate
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): old gold & white (navy accent)
      • Mascot: Yellow Jackets
  • Georgia Southern University: blue & white with gold trim
    • City: Statesboro
    • Mascot: The Eagles
  • Georgia State University: blue & white
    • Mascot: “Pounce,” the blue panther
  • Kennesaw State University: black, gold & maroon
  • North Georgia Tech: blue & green
    • City: Clarkesville, GA
  • University of Georgia: red & black
  • University of West Georgia: blue & red
    • Mascot: “Wolfie,” the wolf
  • Valdosta State University: red & black


  • University of Hawaii: green & white


  • Boise State University: blue & orange
  • Brigham Young University (Idaho): blue & gray
  • College of Idaho: red & white
    • City: Caldwell
    • Mascot: Coyotes (Yotes)
  • Idaho State University: black & orange
  • Lewis-Clark State College: Columbia blue & white
    • City: Lewiston
    • Mascot: Warriors
  • Northwest Nazarene University: red & black
  • University of Idaho: silver & gold


  • Illinois State University: red & white
  • Knox College: purple & gold
    • City: Galesburg
  • Northern Illinois University: red & black
  • Northwestern University: purple & white
    • City: Evanston
  • Southern Illinois University: maroon & white
  • University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park): maroon & white
  • University of Illinois: orange & blue
  • Western Illinois University: purple & gold


  • Ball State University: cardinal red & white
    • Mascot: “Charlie” Cardinal
  • Butler University: navy blue & white
    • Mascot: Bulldogs (Dawgs)​
  • Indiana State University: royal blue & white
  • Indiana University: crimson & cream
  • Purdue University: old gold & black
  • University of Evansville: purple & white
  • University of Notre Dame: gold & navy blue
  • University of Indianapolis: crimson & grey
  • Valparaiso University: brown & gold


  • Drake University: blue & white
  • Iowa University: gold & black
  • Iowa State University: cardinal & gold
  • University of Iowa: black & old gold
    • City: Iowa City
    • Mascot: Herky the Hawk
  • University of Northern Iowa: purple & gold


  • Kansas State University: royal purple & white accent
  • University of Kansas: blue & crimson
  • Wichita State University: black & gold


  • Louisville University: red & black
  • University of Kentucky: blue & white
  • Western Kentucky University: red & white


  • Grambling State University: black & gold
  • Louisiana College: orange & navy blue (Go Wildcats!)
  • Louisiana-Grambling State University: black, gold & red
  • Louisiana State University: purple & gold
  • Louisiana Tech University: blue & red
  • Southeastern Louisiana University: green & gold
    • Mascot: Lions
  • Southern University: blue & gold
  • Tulane University: olive & blue
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: vermillion (red) & white
    • Mascot: Ragin’ Cajuns
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Warhawks


  • Bates: Maroon & gold
  • Bowdoin: black & white
  • Colby: blue & white
  • University of Maine: blue, sky blue & white
  • University of Southern Maine: blue & yellow


  • Johns Hopkins University
    • Athletic - black & blue
    • Academic - black & gold
  • Loyola University (Baltimore): green & grey
  • Naval Academy (Navy): navy blue & gold
  • Washington College: maroon & gray
  • University of Baltimore: blue & green
  • University of Maryland: black, gold, red & white


  • Boston College: maroon & gold
  • Boston University: scarlet red & white
  • College of the Holy Cross: purple & white
  • Harvard University: crimson, black & white
  • Northeastern University (Boston): red, black & gray
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst: maroon & white
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: crimson & grey


  • Central Michigan University: maroon & gold
  • Eastern Michigan University: green & white
  • Ferris State University: crimson & gold
  • Grand Valley State University: light blue, white & black
  • Kalamazoo College: orange & black
  • Michigan State University: green & white
  • University of Michigan: azure (F-H: navy) blue & maize
  • Western Michigan University: brown & gold


  • Bemidji State University: green & white
  • Minnesota State University (Mankato): purple & gold
  • Minnesota State University (Moorhead): red & white
  • Saint Cloud State University: cardinal & black
  • University of Minnesota: maroon & gold
  • University of Minnesota (Duluth): maroon & gold
  • To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.


  • University of Mississippi: navy blue & cardinal red
  • Mississippi State University: maroon & white
  • Southern Mississippi: black & gold


  • Lindenwood University: black & gold
    • City: St. Charles
  • Stephens College: burgundy & gold
    • City: Columbia
  • University of Missouri : black & gold
  • Washington University: green & red
    • City: St. Louis


  • University of Great Falls: sky blue & harvest gold
  • University of Montana: maroon & silver


  • Creighton University: “Blue Jay” blue & white
  • University of Nebraska: scarlet & cream
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney: blue & gold


  • University of Nevada: silver & blue
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas: scarlet & gray

New Hampshire:

  • Dartmouth College: green & white

New Jersey:

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: scarlet red & white
  • Princeton University: orange & black
  • Rider University: cranberry & white
  • Rowan University: brown & gold
  • Rutgers University: scarlet & white

New Mexico:

  • Eastern New Mexico University: silver & green
  • University of New Mexico: cherry & silver
  • New Mexico State University: crimson & white
  • Western New Mexico University: purple & gold

New York:

  • Art Institute of New York City: red, white & blue
  • Adelphi University: brown & gold
  • Columbia University: Columbia blue & white
  • Cornell University: Carnelian red & white
  • CUNY (City University of New York) Queens College: blue & silver
  • Elmira College: purple & gold
  • Ithaca College: blue & gold
  • New York University: violet & white
  • Siena College: green & gold
  • St. Bonaventure University: brown & white
    • City: Allegheny
  • St. Lawrence University: scarlet & brown
  • Syracuse University: orange & navy blue
  • University at Albany: purple & gold
  • University of Rochester: blue & yellow
  • Vassar College: burgundy & grey
  • Wells College: maroon & white
  • West Point (Army): black, gold & grey

North Carolina:

  • Appalachian State University: black & gold
  • Campbell University: orange & black
  • East Carolina University: purple & gold
  • Elon University: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Phoenix
  • North Carolina State University: red & white
  • University of North Carolina: Carolina blue & white
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC): green & white (gold accent)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: teal, navy & gold
  • Duke University: Prussian blue
  • Wake Forest University: black & gold
  • Western Carolina University: purple & gold
    • Home of the Catamounts

North Dakota

  • North Dakota State University: green & yellow
    • City: Fargo
  • University of North Dakota: green & white
    • Team Name: The Fighting Sioux


  • Bowling Green State University: orange & brown
  • University of Dayton: red & columbia blue
  • Miami of Ohio: red & white
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University: blue & green
    • Mascot: Cougar
  • Ohio State University: scarlet & grey
  • Ohio University: green & white
  • Otterbein University: tan and cardinal red
  • University of Cincinnati: red & black
    • Mascot: Bearcat
  • University of Toledo: navy blue & gold


  • Oklahoma State University: orange & black
    • City: Stillwater
  • Oral Roberts University: Vegas gold & navy blue
  • Tulsa: gold, blue & red
  • University of Oklahoma: crimson & cream
    • Mascot: Sooners


  • University of Oregon: green & yellow
  • Oregon State University: orange, black & white
  • Portland State University: white & green
  • University of Portland: purple & white


  • Carnegie Mellon University: grey, cardinal, Tartan plaid
    • Mascot: Scotty the Scottie dog
  • Montgomery County Community College: blue & black.
    • City: Pottstown
    • Name: Griffins
  • Penn State University: navy blue & white
  • University of Scranton: purple & white
    • City: Scranton
    • Mascot: Royals
  • Slippery Rock University: green & white
  • Temple University: cherry & white
  • University of Pennsylvania: blue & red
  • University of Pittsburgh: old gold & blue
  • West Chester University: purple & gold

Rhode Island:

  • Brown University: brown, cardinal & white
  • Bryant University: black & gold
  • Community College of Rhode Island: green & grey
  • Providence College: black & white
  • Rhode Island College: maroon & gold
  • University of Rhode Island (URI): royal (“Keaney”) blue & white

South Carolina:

  • College of Charleston: red & white
  • The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina): blue & white
    • Mascot: Bulldogs
  • Clemson University: orange & purple
  • Furman University: purple & white
  • South Carolina State University: garnet & blue
  • University of South Carolina: garnet & black
  • Wofford College: Old Gold & black

South Dakota

  • South Dakota State University (SDSU): blue & yellow
    • Mascot: The Jack Rabbits
  • University of South Dakota: vermillion & white


  • Middle Tennessee State University: royal blue & white
  • University of Memphis: blue & gray
    • Mascot: Tigers
    • City: Memphis
  • University of Tennessee: orange & white
  • Tennessee Tech University: purple & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagles
  • ​​Trevecca Nazarene University: purple & white
  • Vanderbilt University: gold & black


  • Austin College: crimson and gold
  • Baylor University: green & gold
    • City: Waco
  • Hardin Simmons University: purple & gold
    • City: Abilene
  • Houston State University: orange & white
  • Lamar University: red & white
  • North Texas University: green & white
  • Rice University: Oxford (dark) blue & grey
  • Southern Methodist University: Harvard crimson, Yale blue
  • Stephen F. Austin University: purple, red & white
  • St. Edward’s University: blue & gold​
    • Mascot: Topper (ram)
  • Texas A&M University: maroon & white
    • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi: true blue & true green
      • The Island University
  • Texas Christian: purple & white
  • Texas-El Paso: blue & orange
  • Texas State University: maroon & gold
  • Texas Tech University: scarlet & black
  • Trinity University: maroon & white
  • University of Dallas: blue & white
  • University of Houston: red & white
    • Mascot: Cougars (COOGS)
  • University of Texas: burnt orange & white
    • Mascot: Longhorns
  • University of Texas (Arlington): orange, white & royal blue
  • University of Texas (San Antonio): orange & blue
    • Mascot: Roadrunners
  • University of the Incarnate Word: red & black
    • City: San Antonio


  • Brigham Young University: navy blue, gold & white
  • Southern Utah University: red & white
    • City: Cedar City
    • Mascot: Thunderbirds
  • University of Utah: crimson & white
  • Utah State University: navy blue & white


  • Bridgewater College: maroon & gold
  • College of William & Mary: green & gold
  • George Mason University: green & gold
  • James Madison University: purple & gold
  • Liberty University: navy, red & white
    • City: Lynchburg
    • Name: Flames
  • Longwood University: royal blue & white
  • Lynchburg College: red/maroon & gray
  • Old Dominion University: slate blue, silver & cerulean blue
  • Radford University: red & black
  • Randolph-Macon College: black, gold & white
  • Shenandoah University: red & blue
    • City: Winchester
  • Strayer University: garnet & tan
  • University of Richmond: red & blue
  • University of Virginia: orange & navy blue
  • University of Virginia at Wise: red, gray & white
    • Marching Highland Cavaliers
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU): gold & black
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI): red, white & yellow
  • Virginia Tech (or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University): Chicago maroon & burnt orange


  • University of Washington: purple & gold
  • Washington State University: crimson & gray

West Virginia:

  • Alderson-Broaddus College: navy & gold, gray accent
    • Mascot: Battlers
  • Davis and Elkins College: scarlet & white
    • ​Senators
  • Marshall University: Kelly green & white.
    • City: Huntington
    • Slogans:
      • Go HERD!
      • We Are Marshall!
    • Movie Appearances:
      • We Are Marshall
  • ​​University of Charleston: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagle
  • West Virginia State University: black & yellow
    • Mascot: Yellow Jacket
  • West Virginia University: old gold & blue
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College: orange & black
    • Mascot: Bobcat


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: red & white


  • Wyoming University: brown & Wyoming prairie gold

U.S. Service Academies

  • Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point): blue & gray
  • Military Academy (West Point): black, gray, & gold
  • Naval Academy (Annapolis): navy blue & gold
  • Coast Guard Academy: white, orange, & blue
  • Air Force Academy (U.S.A.F.A): royal blue & silver

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  1. I need to know which Universities have the colors Red, white and black? If you could help, I’d really appreciate it

  2. Virginia Tech should be listed as either Virginia Tech or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, not Virginia Tech University. It should also be Chicago maroon, not just maroon. Thanks for maintaining this site!

  3. University of Oklahoma mascot: the sooners

  4. Purdue’s colors are ‘Old Gold & Black” since late 1800’s

  5. Illinois State University Redbirds:red & white

  6. You should add the University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park), Illinois. Its school colors are maroon and white. You should also add Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Its school colors are orange and black. By the way, the University of Eastern Iowa doesn’t really exist.

  7. To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.

  8. Where is the marine corps?

  9. The University of Illinois with Orange and Blue colors is the campus at Urbana-Champaign.

  10. The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Nickname: UIC Flames
    Mascot: Sparky D. Dragon
    Colors: Indigo, Red

  11. Elon University, North Carolina. Red and gold, the Phoenix.

  12. Actually, Georgia Tech's colors are officially Old Gold & White.

  13. South University in Savannah, GA.

  14. Western New Mexico University. It is in New Mexico, and its colors are purple and gold! Go Mustangs! City: Silver City.

    You also need to add Eastern New Mexico University. Also, in New Mexico, and its colors are green and white.

  15. Does anyone know what St. Edward's colors are, because I have a friend that goes to that school here in Austin, Texas and what their mascot is?

  16. University of Texas' Mascot is the Longhorns.

    University of Texas at San Antonio's Mascot is the Roadrunners.

  17. Northern Arizona University (NAU)

    Colors: Navy and gold. Mascot: Lumberjacks. City: Flagstaff, Arizona.

  18. Every team is known to its fans mainly for its colors. The jersey is almost all the time the dearest item of any fan. To have these colors donned on the dogs is a very good idea. Thanks a lot for sharing this page.

  19. According to Duke University's website, their color is Prussian blue (not as dark as navy, not as light as royal) and has become known as Duke Blue. It further states that it is not blue & white (although they have had white in some uniforms) or black & blue (although they have had black in some uniforms). Per their website: "On September 23, 1965, the Executive Committee of Duke's Board of Trustees adopted Prussian blue as Duke's official color. We know of no other official action on the matter of school colors."

  20. I'm sending this e-mail to find out what Boricua College's colors are.

    • Hi Patrick. The colors appear to be maroon/red and gold/yellow, we couldn't find any confirmation of this listed. If you'd like to email the college and get confirmation on these colors, we'd be happy to post them in our article. Thanks!

  21. Ball State University: Cardinal red & white. Mascot: "Charlie" Cardinal.

  22. Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio: blue and green. Mascot: Cougar.

    Carnegie Melon University in Pennsylvania: grey cardinal and tartan plaid. Mascot: Scotty the Scottie dog.

  23. Northeastern University (Boston) — Colors: Black & Red.

  24. University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.

    Colors: Blue and Red

    Mascot: "Wolfie," the wolf


    Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga

    Colors: Blue and White

    Mascot: "Pounce," the blue panther


  25. Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah GA. Mascot: Pirate. Colors: Maroon & Gold.

  26. Strayer University

    Strayer University: Garnet and Tan.

  27. This website is a very welcome resource for knitting baby and toddler hoodies in school colors. Please add Lynchburg College to the Virginia list. The official colors according to the Pantone Matching System (PMS) inks are 200 and Warm Gray 6, which translate to a red/maroon and gray.

  28. Queens College located in Flushing, New York. The college color's are blue and silver. 

  29. Elmira College, Elmira, New York 

    Purple and Gold

    Soaring Eagles





  31. I have a hand-loomed "black sweater with orange" (it's definitely orange, not gold) numbers of the year 1933 on the front. I'm wondering if you could help me figure out where it came from? The label says it was made in Pennsylvania. I am pretty sure when my cousin gave it to me she told me the relative of ours that owned it had gone to school in the east. I really like the sweater and want to give it to my grandson but I would like to know its origin. I've looked at your site and may have a couple ideas but would like your help. I've probably had it about 20 years myself. Can you give me any help or advice as to how to figure this out? 

    • You may have already gotten your answer but if you could send a picture with the label I might be able to help. My first hunch is that it is a Princeton sweater because those are their colors and they wore their colors very prominently even in those days. They are very close to Pennsylvania, also. Happy to assist. I have a business that is all about team colors which is why I chimed in. Good luck.

  32. What are the Penn Foster College school colors? It's in Pennsylvania and Arizona. 

  33. West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia colors: orange and black

    Mascot: Bobcat

    Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia colors: navy and gold, gray accent

    Mascot: Battlers

    University of Charleston in Charleston, WV colors: maroon and gold

    Mascot : Golden Eagle

    Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV colors: scarlet and white

    Mascot: Senators

  34. I think the colors of Ai are lavender and white or lavender and black.

  35. The school color for University of Portland, Portland, Oregon is Purple and White.

  36. Portland State University in downtown Portland, Or. The colors are green, silver, and white. great alumnus include Neil Lomax (N.F.L) and Gov. Kitz Haber.

  37. Siena College, New York, green and gold

  38. Western Illinois university is purple and gold

  39. University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio

    School colors: red and black

    Mascot: Bearcat

  40. I believe North Georgia Tech colors are blue and green.

  41. Purple, Orange, and White.

  42. Trevecca Nazarene University : Purple, Gold, & White

  43. University of Rochester is Blue & Yellow … more specifically Rochester blue & Dandelion Yellow.

  44. Would anyone be able to tell me what the school colors are for the Community College of Rhode Island?  I have not been able to find out what they are. 

  45. Their school colors are blue and gold

  46. University of Louisiana – Monroe (ULM), in Monroe, LA [formerly known as Northeast Louisiana University (NLU), Indians]

    School Colors are Maroon & Gold

    Mascot: Warhawks

    Participate in the Sunbelt Conference

  47. Hi! The University of Texas at Dallas has colors: green and orange!

  48. Tennessee Tech University     Purple and Gold   Mascot: Golden Eagles

  49. The Citadel (aka The Military College of South Carolina) Charleston, SC……The Bulldogs……..colors are Citadel Blue and White

  50. Western Carolina University, home of the Catamounts, colors—purple and gold.

  51. Green and Gold, home of the Lions

  52. West Virginia State University – Colors Black & Yellow
    Mascot: Yellow Jacket

    Add please! Thanks!

  53. University of Dallas School Colors are Blue and White

  54. Central Washington University – Crimson and Black

  55. Moravian College Greyhounds, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Colors: Navy Blue and Grey

    Interesting side note: Founded in 1742.

  56. The school colors of The College of William and Mary are green, gold, and white.  

    Gene Moser W&M, 1965

  57. Haverford College:

    Red and Black

    Mascot: The Black Squirrels

    Nickname: Fords

  58. Slate Blue, Silver, Cerulean Blue

  59. University of Great Falls Montana – Sky Blue & Harvest Gold.

  60. This list is just what I needed. My daughter is an animal lover. She gets up every morning and feeds all of her animals making sure to give them individual attention. She is most especially fond of her dogs. She can describe all of their personalities and knows what their favorite food and treats are. In fact, she likes her animals far better than she likes people. If I let her, she would stay home from school to hang out with her much loved pets.

    The problem is that she has low self-esteem. Because of this, she does not always do well in school, though she is very smart. She just second guesses herself all the time. I want her to go to college and I know she has a limited interest in it. So I was trying to find a way to encourage her through her animals. I know that she has a couple of different colleges in mind and as silly as it seems, I might just do some subliminal persuasion using the college colors and her animals. I thought maybe I could decorate the crates and dog beds so that the college colors were connected with her animals. Of course I am doing other things to help her, but I think as far as college goes, this might be a great way for her to associate school with the things she loves most.

  61. I found it interesting reading through this list of colors and hearing the different descriptions of them that each school uses.  I went the University of Wisconsin and although the colors on the crest and on all the team uniforms are very simple red and white, they do not call it “red and white” the colors are “cardinal and white”.  Evidently, “red” did not do a good enough job of describing the regal nature of these colors. 

    The University of Michigan has two primary colors of yellow and blue, but again “yellow” does not get used and “maize” takes its place.  Why is this?  I’m not exactly sure, but even non-Michigan residents and fans know that this is what it is called and rarely will make the mistake of calling it otherwise. 

    Then I look at the University of Oregon, they of the every changing uniforms, and the only color I can positively identify with their institution is green.  I think yellow may be another, but I know at times they have sported a veritable rainbow of colors on their backs.  The Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii, ironically have not. 

  62. Personally, one of my favorite things to do is watching college sports. I love doing this both on TV and in person whenever I have the time or the chance. To me, the games and activities are so much more pure and real than the professional sporting events we have in this country. I think the author understands this as well, and definitely took their time to make sure the list of the various college school colors was compiled as accurately and completely as possible.

    As I read this, the thought occurred to me about why we are so fascinated with colleges. I think that sports is one of the biggest reasons. We see these games, especially the ones with national implications and the larger schools with a huge number of alumni.

    Also, I think maybe that a lot of people think of college and become nostalgic. Thinking about their old school and sometimes even just seeing their college colors can cause them to take a little trip down memory lane.

  63. Weber State, Ogden, UT: Purple & White

  64. This is a wonderful resource. It's especially beneficial to a single mother like me who is apparently supposed to magically know what colors represent which college. This must be a guy thing for being inborn, because I don't know many women that just know all the college colors. But I am also tired of getting the "you're so old" glare from my son when I don't know what certain colors mean. I know it isn't an indication of my age (or really anything else). It just happens to be the name I have given to the glare he sometimes gives me when I am just not hip enough for him.

    But, as a woman who really has no actual interest in college teams or colors outside of avoiding the glare, I was totally entertained by some of the comments on here. I knew people got serious about this stuff, but I guess I have never had a reason to see it all in one place. No offense at all meant. I mean, I collect miniature furniture and I am quite sure not a lot of people enjoy that. We all have our "things". Just remind me never to get my college colors confused around any of you any time soon.

  65. Thanks for posting this. I am not a person who is going to dress up my dog with college colors or anything, but I can't speak for my son. For me, this was more useful in my decorating needs just because I don't want to decorate and accidentally show support for a team that I don't actually care for. As for my son, he takes his lead from his father, who loves to watch football. To that end, this might be helpful when I get decorations for his room or something because I do not actually keep up with any teams, professional or college.

    I can tell you that I live in Indiana and I am sick to death of seeing blue and gold as well as any shed of red, the color that seems to be so popular among college teams. I understand that people want to support their schools and all, but when it comes to over-priced colleges like Notre Dame, I would so much rather here about academic success than what their football team is doing or not doing. Speaking of which, check out their new helmets. They have a really great new look to them now! I think they still paint them before every game, but they don't look near as cheesy as they used to.

  66. Thanks for creating this list. I am not really into any team sports and when I think of college, it's not sporting events that I'm concerned with. But, I do have a son and I know one day he's going to want to look up some of the colors and try to make some kind of thing for his dog or something. So to that end, this is useful information.

    I'll tell you what kind of drives me nuts though. And like I said, I'm not even a college ball fan or anything. What drives me nuts is when I go to the store and I want to buy something for someone who is a fan, but I can only find things for select schools. I live near South Bend, Indiana, so everywhere I go I can find Notre Dame gear, but I have no wish to buy anything to perpetuate the existence of a college that is so over-priced to begin with.

    Wouldn't it be cool if colleges were celebrated because of their academic success rather than for their football team. I want to be out there yelling something to cheer on the future teachers of science and math, not for someone to catch a ball.

  67. Western Kentucky University- Red and White

  68. Connecticut:  Quinnipiac University:  Blue and Gold

  69. Grove City College in Pennsylvania is Crimson and White.

  70. Paul Alan Laughlin

    OHIO –  Otterbein University, Westerville, OH (greater Columbus), est. 1847.

    Colors: Tan and Cardinal (Red)

  71. a hound with a fashionable sense

    In Texas – Austin College; Colors Crimson and Gold. Please add to your list.

    Not listed Fuller Seminary in California. Colors Unknown. Can you find out?

    Thanks, Mary Ann

  72. I don't mean to be a little off-topic, but it's spelled "Wisconsin". Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison is red and white, not cardinal. :)

  73. Can you please add the following universities to your list of team colors?

    • Texas State: Maroon and Gold
    • Rice University: Oxford Blue and Gray
  74. Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas

    Colors: Cardinal Red and White

  75. Loyola University, Baltimore, Md. green and grey.

  76. Garnet and Gold all the way baby!!

  77. Mascot: Tigers

    Colors: Maroon and White

  78. Anyone know of a school beginning with the letter "M" with school colors "black & white"?

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  80. The colors include Burgundy and White

  81. Fresno Pacific University – Blue&Orange

  82. Although I attend the University of Delaware I’ve been looking into these schools for graduate studies and noticed that you did not have them:

    University of Baltimore
    Blue & Green

    George Mason University
    Mason Green & Mason Gold

    West Chester University
    Purple & Gold

  83. Blue and white, in NY mascot: Bulls


  84. Birmingham-Southern College

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Colors: Gold and Black

  85. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Colors: Green and gold

  86. State: Indiana
    Mascot: Screaming Eagles
    Location: Evansville
    Colors: Red, White and Blue

  87. Missouri State University
    Colors: Maroon and White
    City: Springfield, MO
    Mascot: Bears

    Drury University
    Colors: Scarlett and Grey
    City: Springfield, MO
    Mascot: Panthers

    Southwest Baptist University
    Colors: Purple and White
    City: Bolivar, MO
    Mascot: Bearcats

  88. Marshall University (as in the MOVIE– "We Are Marshall") Kelly Green & White. Thanks !! Oh yeah, and Go HERD!!

  89. Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma. Colors are Vegas gold & navy blue.

  90. Lindenwood colors are black and gold. Same as Mizzou!

  91. Stephens College. Colors are burgundy and gold! Thanks!

  92. Georgia Southern, the Eagles. Colors: Blue & White with Gold trim. In Statesboro, GA.

  93. Samford University, colors: Red & Blue. The Bulldogs in Birmingham, Alabama.

    • Southern Utah University (Cedar City) Thunderbirds: Red and White.
    • College of Idaho (Caldwell) Yotes (Coyotes): Purple and Gold.
    • Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho) Warriors: Columbia Blue and White
  94. Rowan University in New Jersey – brown & gold. Washington College in Maryland – maroon & gray.

  95. University of Texas at Arlington. Colors are Orange, White and Royal Blue.

  96. Butler University in Indianapolis. Colors are Indiana navy blue and white. They are bulldogs!! Go dawgs!!!

  97. If you want a document with all the colors, here it is: List of NCAA School Colors.

  98. University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. Purple and White!!! Royals Rock Your Ass :)

  99. What college has the color yellow & gray?

  100. Red and Black. Located in San Antonio, Texas.

  101. Hello. I’d appreciate it if you would add the University of Dayton (Ohio), the 2010 NIT basketball champions. Per Wikipedia, colors are Red and Columbia Blue.

  102. Light blue, white and black

  103. ATU’s colors are Green and Gold, and our mascot is the Wonderboy, unless it’s ladies sports in which case it’s the Golden Suns.

    I’m going to bookmark this site because I am wanting to knit scarves in school colors to sell and I was wondering what color combinations were the most popular. Thanks so much!

  104. Malone is a very good college to go to.

  105. Bridgewater College – virginia, maroon and gold

  106. City: Stillwater, OK

  107. its sad that you have high schools like LC but no UL up here. University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s colors are vermillion (red) and white. go RAGIN CAJUNS!

  108. University of Maine
    -Sky blue

    University of Southern Maine




  109. in Allegheny, NY, brown and white

  110. San Francisco State University, California. Colors are Purple & Gold.

  111. Knox College (Purple and Gold) is in Galesburg, ILLINOIS, not IOWA! Thanks for including us! :)

  112. Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University was not listed. Colors are orange and green.

  113. School Colors: Green & Red

  114. School Johns Hopkins University. State: MD. Colors: Athletic – Black and Blue; Academic – Black and Gold.

  115. Scarlet and Brown

  116. Please add: The University of Virginia’ College at Wise. Marching Highland Cavaliers. Red, Gray, White.

  117. purple & gold – University at Albany

  118. University of Toledo, Ohio. navy blue and gold

  119. Baylor University (Waco, TX) colors are green and gold

  120. North Georgia Tech – Clarkesville, GA

  121. University of Memphis colors are Blue and Gray.

  122. Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia. Colors: Red and Blue.

  123. The colors of the Islanders from the Island University are true blue and true green.

  124. K-State’s official "color" is Royal Purple only. Not purple and white.

  125. Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Purple & gold

  126. Colors are Maroon and White

  127. Colors are ketchup and mustard. Thanks!

  128. Texas-Sam Houston State University -Orange and White

  129. Blue and white lions

  130. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
    Ketchup and Mustard

  131. Located in South Carolina
    Colors: Garnet and Blue

  132. Iowa State University – Cardinal and Gold
    Drake University – Blue and White

    University of Nebraska-Omaha Crimson and Black
    Creighton University – "Blue Jay" Blue and White

    University of South Dakota – Vermillion and White

    North Dakota St. University – Green and Yellow

    Minnesota State University-Mankato – Purple and Gold
    Saint Cloud State University – Cardinal and Black
    University of Minnesota-Duluth – Maroon and Gold
    Bemidji State University – Green and White

    Denver University – Crimson and Gold
    Colorado College – Gold and Black

  133. I know they did not do well this season, but seriously… Houston, TX Red and White GO COOGS!!!

  134. Campbell University in North Carolina
    Colors: orange & black

  135. Jackrabbits -colors are blue and yellow

  136. The University of North Dakota: green & white. The Fighting Sioux

  137. Rhode island university
    new york

  138. Colors: Green & White. Also, Gold is used as an accent color.

  139. Montgomery County Community College – Royal King's Quarter's blue and midnight black. GO GRIFFINS!

  140. I have a pair of khaki pants with the initial SU all over them in red and navy. Any idea what school that is.

  141. CSU Fort Collins – Green Gold
    CSU Pueblo – Red Blue

  142. Located inEvanston,Ill.

    Only color is purple

  143. Liberty Univ. is located in Lynchburg, VA and it’s official colors are: Navy, Red, and White!! (Go Flames!!)

  144. Our colors are blue and gold.

  145. In Illinois, colors are Purple and White
    Go Wildcats!

  146. Florida Atlantic University- FAU Blue, FAU Red, FAU Silver

    Florida International University- Blue and Gold

    University of North Florida- Blue and Gray

  147. What about the schools in Idaho.

  148. Please add Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. There colors are Orange & Navy Blue and they are the Wildcats…


  149. Boise State University
    Located in: Boise, Idaho
    Colors: Blue and Orange.

    Also there is:
    University of Idaho
    Located in: Moscow, Idaho
    Colors: Silver and Gold.

    Idaho State University
    Located in: Pocatello, Idaho
    Colors: Black and Orange.

    Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Located in: Rexburg, Idaho
    Colors: Blue and Gray.

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Located in: Nampa, Idaho
    Colors: Red and Black.

  150. located in San Marcos, Texas

    Colors: Maroon & Gold

  151. Randolph-Macon College is in Ashland, Virginia and the colors are black, gold and white! This is a great website!

  152. located in Valdosta Ga

    RED and BLACK

  153. Purple, red and white.

  154. The colors of the University are Azure blue and maize.

    The athletic department has its own colors which are dark blue and a somewhat darker shade of maize.

  155. Royal blue and white. Sport logo: The Rams.

  156. There are five U.S. Service academies:

    United States Merchant Marine Academy, also known as “Kings Point” founded 1942. Colors: Blue and gray.

    United States Military Academy, also known as “West Point”, founded 1802. Colors: Black, gray, and gold.

    United States Naval Academy, also known as “Annapolis”, founded 1845. Colors: Navy blue, and gold.

    United States Coast Guard Academy, founded 1876. Colors not stated on website.

    United States Air Force Academy, also known as “U.S.A.F.A.” (pronounced phonetically), founded 1954. Colors not stated on website.

  157. The colors for Slippery Rock ( are green and white.

  158. The colors are Black & Gold. Red is only introduced sometimes in the black uniforms, but it is NOT one of the school colors. Please correct this.

  159. The university’s name is “Grambling State University”. Not “Louisiana Grambling State University”. Thanks.

  160. Providence College – Black and white, and Yale is in Connecticut.

  161. University of North Carolina at Wilmington… duh!
    Teal!!!! Not a single company makes teal graduation gowns…and Navy Blue, Gold too.

  162. Colorado’s official colors are Gold, Silver and Copper, there is NO Black
    Penn State’s colors are Navy Blue and White there is NO Gray
    Purdue- Gold and Black
    Army- Black, Gold and Gray
    Navy- Navy Blue and Gold
    Air Force- Royal Blue and Silver
    Yale is in Conn. not R.I.
    Ga Tech’s blue accent is NOT part of their colors they have used black at times also
    Harvard’s color is only Crimson, as is Rutgers- Scarlet, and Syracuse- Orange any other color used is an accent
    VMI’s colors are Red, White and Yellow.
    Wake Forest- Black and Gold

  163. Hey What about West Point, Annapolis, Air Force and Marines?

  164. University of Kentucky colors are blue and white.

    What is University of Texas doing in the Kentucky list?

  165. Xavier
    Wake Forest
    UC Santa Barbara
    Utah State
    Robert Morris
    Saint Marys
    Sam Huston State
    Old Dominion
    Morgan State
    Murray State

  166. Green and Yellow (gold)

  167. Please add: VCU, VMI, and Radford

  168. University of Delaware was not listed, the colors are: blue, yellow,and white

  169. They are green and white

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