Arkansas State Red Wolves is the name of 16 teams (7 male and nine female) that belong to the Arkansas State University, founded in 1909. Like the university, the sports department is located in the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas, led by Terry Mohajir. The division is part of the NCAA Division I and is part of the Sun Belt Conference and Southland Bowling League.
Meaning and History
The ASU university teams’ corporate identity is relatively young, as it appeared in the 2008th year, even though the sports association has more than a hundred years. Before that, it depicted elements based on Indian images from the nickname Indians.
But if you take a closer look, you can notice: the attachment to the Indians did not disappear – it just updated and acquired a modern interpretation. Red color conveys their skin color, and the word “wolves” – a brave character and undaunted manners.
The current version was presented on March 13, 2008. Simultaneously, the crimson muzzle, located in full face, looks more like a mask than a real wolf’s head. Probably, the developers in this way wanted to create a connection with the previous corporate identity of the university. The animal’s ears are warily raised, its mouth is open, and its bared white teeth are visible.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Football
Arkansas State University has sponsored a football team for over 100 years since it was founded in 1911. Now she has six Conference Championships and one College Division tournament in her arsenal. As of 2019, she won three of the last five competitions in the framework of Sun Belt.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Basketball
ASU’s baseball team received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament in 1987. In 1999, she first participated in the NCAA tournament. Her current trainer is Matt Daniel.