Arizona Wildcats is the name of an association of 18 teams that belong to the University of Arizona University of Tucson, Arizona, founded in 1885. Among the teams are several male and female: basketball, volleyball, as well as tennis, gymnastics, and others. The sports department appeared in 1913, and now it is headed by Dave Heeke. The teams are members of the Pac-12 Conference and play as part of Division I NCAA – FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision).
Meaning and History
In 1972, the original university logo was updated and received a combination of text and graphic parts in the form of curved letters “UA.” They are presented in the form of smoothly flowing signs with a common side. The graceful figure intentionally resembles cattails, since the mascot of athletes is a fictional feline pair of Wilbur and Wilma. Until then, the real cat named Rufus Arizona, named after the first head of the university, Rufus B. von KleinSmid was the command symbol.
In 1990, a completely different emblem appeared – strict in style and precise in geometry. The basis was taken “A” with serifs. The central part is red, the middle is white, and the outer is dark blue. The thickness of the stripes is the same everywhere, so the official palette is evenly distributed. Moreover, due to the triple, it seems that the logo depicts not one, but three letters at once.
1972 – 1976
1990 – present
Arizona Wildcats Basketball
The men’s basketball team is recognized as one of the most successful in the United States. Member of Conference Pac-12. Her head coach is Sean Miller. The history of the women’s basketball team began in 1972. She took second place in the Conference Pac-10 tournament twice and participated in the NCAA competitions seven times. Female Trainer – Adia Barnes.
Arizona Wildcats Football
The football team has more than 120 years of history since it was formed in the 1899th year. The name Wildcats received in the 1914th. Her most successful period dates back to the 1990s. The trainer is Kevin Sumlin.
Arizona Wildcats Baseball
The university baseball team was formed in 1904. The four championship titles of the Arizona National Championship made her one of the most famous in the United States.