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© Randall Johnson was a student at Washington State College, as it was called at the time, when he created WSU's logo back in 1936. (Photo Credit: Spokesman Review) © Randall Johnson was a student at Washington State College, as it was called at the time, when he created WSU's logo back in 1936. (Photo Credit: Spokesman Review)
The original 1936 logo was slightly altered when Washington State College became Washington State University in 1959. The original 1936 logo was slightly altered when Washington State College became Washington State University in 1959.
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If you are a Washington State University student or alum, give yourself a pat on the back or high five the person sitting next to you. Reddit's College Football community has voted WSU's logo, the best college football logo in the country! 

Is this really that surprising though? What other logo is not only the University's abbreviation but also looks like the mascot? Hmm? You can't think of one can you?

The logo dates all the way back to 1936 and was actually designed by a student. Randall Johnson needed money to help pay for tuition so he worked as an artist during the summer. Then in 1936 he was hired for just $0.30/hour to create signs for classrooms and offices on campus. According to an interview with Johnson on WSU's website, one day Johnson's boss said, "'What this place needs is a trademark.' After brainstorming, the two decided that the trademark needed to be pictorial and also include the initials WSC, representing Washington State College [as it was called at the time]. Both liked the idea of using the cougar."

After a couple days, Johnson unveiled his design to Dean Herbert Kimbrough and the logo became official.   

In 1959 when the college became a Universtiy, the logo was slightly altered and the "C" became a "U," creating the logo we all know today. Johnson passed away in 2007 at the age of 91. 

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