California Golden Bears sports teams play in the NCAA Division I, most often speaking on behalf of the Pac-12 Conference. Represent at intercollegiate competitions University of California, Berkeley. They are named after the extinct subspecies of grizzly, which lived in the North American forests. He became the mascot of athletes in 1895. The official colors of the department since 1875 are gold and dark blue. Golden color hints at the nickname of California (“Golden State”), and dark blue symbolizes the ocean, sky, and Yale University, where Henry Durant, the first president of the university, once studied.
Meaning and History
The current logo consists of the abbreviated name California Golden Bears – Cal. The letters are interconnected, the font imitates calligraphic handwriting. From the bottom point, “l,” a line stretches back, which emphasizes the word. The main color is dark blue; the additional is golden.
The same inscription was on the previous emblem. Only under it was the phrase “Golden Bears,” depicted in a strict geometric sans-serif font. The grizzly head was drawn to the right. It was complemented by another original element – a blue bear paw with claws, curved in the shape of a semicircle.
1982 – 1991
1992 – 2003
2004 – today
From 1982 to 1991, another brand name was used – with a walking bear. The animal was surrounded by a blue frame in the form of an ellipse, on which the name of the educational institution (“University of California”) and the name of the team mascot (“The Golden Bear”) was written in yellow letters.