Old versions of Roadrunner logos

When MSU Denver was founded, the mustang was chosen as its mascot. However, since the students had to run between numerous buildings scattered across downtown Denver to get to their classes, they took a vote and decided the roadrunner would be a more appropriate and meaningful mascot.

Over the ensuing decades, the roadrunner, later named Rowdy, went through a number of makeovers until its most recent incarnation in 2010.