Abilene Christian Wildcats is the united sports organization of Abilene Christian University from Abilene, Texas. The organization was founded in 1906 and had 16 university teams. She is a member of the Southland Conference and represents the NCAA Division I.
Meaning and History
Over the entire history of the university, its teams had two logos. Both consist of two parts – graphic and verbal. The text mark is associated with the university’s name and is an abbreviation for the phrase Abilene Christian University. The emblem of 1997-2012 has a font that has serifs. In the 2013 version, there are no more serifs: the letters only have sharp points in the upper part that resemble fangs. Signs slightly touch each other and are read from top to bottom.
The graphic symbol is the mascot of the university, which appeared with him much earlier. A wild cat is depicted with an aggressive grin to scare the competition. In the debut version, the cat has located in the full face with legs extended forward with claws – in profile with ears laid back. The mouth is wide open, and the front row of teeth with fangs is visible. In the early version, the animal is beige-spotted, with a red tongue, in the current version, it is purple-white, in the university’s signature colors. The abbreviated name of the university, ACU, is similarly colored.
1997 – 2012
2013 – present
Abilene Christian Wildcats Football
A university football team appeared in the 1919th year. Today is part of the Southland Conference. Plays on the Anthony Field field of the Wildcat Stadium of the same name. Since 2017, her head coach is Adam Dorrel.