Mascot Bracket: Horned Frog versus Trojan Warrior and Horse
The Horned Frog first appeared in 1897 on the cover of the first AddRan yearbook. By 1915, the mascot made its way onto the first TCU seal. During the post-WWII years, the Horned Frog Mascot was embraced in costume, on stationery, class rings and the band’s bass drum. In 1979 the mascot was renamed from Addy the All-American Frog to Super Frog. TCU has capitalized on its mascot by marketing a bumper sticker (in a role reversal of where a frog, once kissed, turns into a prince) stating “My Princess Turned into a Frog”.
Traveler, a white Andalusian horse, is currently the university’s official mascot. It first appeared at a football game in 1961, and was known as Traveler I. The current horse is known as Traveler VII. Tommy Trojan, officially known as the Trojan Shrine, is a bronze statue in the model of a Trojan warrior at the center of campus. It is commonly mistaken as the school’s official mascot. The statue was modeled after Trojan football players, and the statue is engraved with the ideal characteristics of a Trojan. It is a popular meeting point for students and a landmark for visitors.