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Cincinnati Bearcats Logo

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo

Cincinnati Bearcats teams are owned by the University of Cincinnati, which is recognized as the oldest institution of higher education in the city of Cincinnati and the second largest in the state of Ohio. They participate in the nineteen DivisionA NCAA sports. Since the summer of 2013, they are members of the American Athletic Conference. Before that, they were part of many other conferences, including MAC, Great Midwest Conference, Big East Conference, and so on.

The Sports Department is named after the Bearcat mascot. It appeared in 1914 when footballers from the University of Cincinnati competed with the British Wildcats. One of the key figures playing for the Cincinnati team was Leonard K. “Teddy” Baehr. In the second half of the match, the fans began to support him with applause and shouts of “Come on, Baehr-Cat!”.

Meaning and History

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On most emblems after the 1950s. The same mysterious beast Bearcat is presented. As conceived by the authors, this is a cross between a cat and a bear, but at first, it was painted as a wolverine. A similar image is found on the 1959-1968 brand name. The animal depicted is very reminiscent of a bear, although it humps its back and rears its hair like a cat. The composition was supplemented by the inscription “Cincinnati Bearcats.”

Cincinnati Bearcats Emblem

In 1983, the name of the sports teams was removed. Only the Bearcat head remained, placed in a double ring, and turned in full face. The beast hisses, showing four sharp fangs. In 1990, artists abandoned the image of a predatory wolverine and replaced it with a gray cat, which militantly strides forward. Her raised paw matches the second letter “C” in the word “Cincinnati.” This part of the picture became the next logo.

1959 – 1968

Cincinnati Bearcats (1959-1968)

1983 – 1989

Cincinnati Bearcats (1983-1989)

1990 – 2005

Cincinnati Bearcats (1990-2005)

2006 – present

Cincinnati Bearcats (2006-Present)
The last brand name adopted in 2006 consists of an italic letter “C” without sans-serif. Above it are inverted commas of different sizes – stylized fingerprints and claws of a bear. A short but wide red line in the form of a geometrically accurate parallelogram is drawn below.

Cincinnati Bearcats logo evolution