Bethune-Cookman Wildcats is a sports department consisting of 15 teams (7 men and eight women) that compete in the NCAA in baseball, football, athletics, cross-country, tennis, and some other disciplines. The School of Sports is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and belongs to Bethune-Cookman University, founded in 1904. The teams won 31 MEAC Conference titles, where they are still active and are part of the NCAA Division I. Lynn W. Thompson leads the sports division.
Meaning and History
The 2000 logo of this sports department depicts a wild cat – the mascot Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. It reflects the emotion of aggression, expressed through a menacingly open mouth, cautiously pressed ears, and four sharp fangs. The beast is extremely determined and ready to pounce on the enemy at any time. The colors of this version are white and light brown in a gradient transition to yellow. The style of the logo is interesting: the brand name resembles a stencil superimposed on a light background.
The emblem presented in 2016 is distinguished by great grace. It is made in the form of a monogram and is composed of the intertwined “C” and “B” taken from the name of the Bethune-Cookman University. Designers tried to maintain recognition with the previous version, so in the stylized abbreviation, the outlines of the head of a wild cat with the open mouth are guessed. The color combination is burgundy and gold.
2000 – 2015
2016 – present
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Football
The university football team was formed in the 1925th year. She performs in the first division of the Football Championship Subdivision, related to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and also competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Athletes spend their home games at Daytona Stadium, and Terry Sims is the head coach.