Campbell Fighting Camels – men’s teams are representing Campbell University in intercollegiate competitions. There are also female teams called Campbell Lady Camels. All of them participate in the Big South Conference, only wrestlers are in the Southern Conference, and divers are in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. Competitions are held as part of the Division I NCAA.
The sports department used to be called Hornets after the university mascot. The nicknames Campbellites and Campbells were also used. Option Camels arose completely by accident. After the fire destroyed three academic buildings, philanthropist Zachary Taylor Kivett decided to cheer on James Archibald Campbell. But the founder of the university did not hear the words of support and thought that he was called a camel.
Meaning and History
The Campbell Fighting Camels logo depicts a school mascot – a running camel. It symbolizes strength, speed, and fighting spirit. The animal’s silhouette is in the background: it is blocked by a large black letter “C” with an orange outline. In 1993-2004 The “C” looked like a complex geometric shape with cut corners. Then it was made rounded and similar to a horseshoe. In 2008, the upper part of the “C” was decorated with a large serif.
1993 – 2004
2005 – 2007
2008 – today
Camels were also changed several times. For example, in 1993, a sports logo was adopted with a sketchy drawing without detail. From 2005 to 2007, a camel head emblem was used. Now the official Campbell Fighting Camels badge shows a running camel with a white blanket, a monogram from the letters “C” and “U.”