Central Arkansas Bears Logo

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The University of Arkansas athletic department has the Central Arkansas Bears logo in the shape of an angry bear. It demonstrates a commitment to history by echoing the region’s longtime nickname, Bear State. The emblem boosts the morale of the athletes by intimidating the enemy.

Central Arkansas Bears: Brand overview

Founded: 1996
Conway, Arkansas, U.S.
Website: ucasports.com
Central Arkansas Bears is a group of men’s teams that, together with the women’s teams of Sugar Bears, form the sports department of the University of Central Arkansas. They take part in inter-university competitions at the NCAA Division I. They are named after the mascot adopted in 1920. Before that, they were known by different names: Normality, Pea-Pickers, Pedagogues, Teachers, and Tutors. According to management, the Bears option suits them much more because it reflects the region’s long-standing nickname: “Bear State.”

Meaning and History

Central Arkansas Bears Logo History

The Central Arkansas Bears sports logo is dedicated to the mascot. Attention is drawn to an aggressive bear that exhibits sharp teeth and claws. It intimidates opponents and raises the morale of players. From 1996 to 2008, the animal was depicted in full growth. The diagonal pattern was crossed by the letters “UCA” – an abbreviation for the University of Central Arkansas. Thus, the artists tried to show that the talisman protects the native university.

What is Central Arkansas Bears?

Central Arkansas Bears is a union of 18 sports teams formed by students from the University of Central Arkansas. They are members of NCAA Division I and belong to the Western Athletic Conference and the ASUN Conference.

1996 – 2008

Central Arkansas Bears Logo 1996-2008

2009 – today

Central Arkansas Bears Logo 2009-Present

In 2009, the composition of the logo had changed. In the background of the logo is a bear with its legs wide apart. Ahead are the inscriptions “UCA” and “Bears.” The outer edges “U” and “A” in the first word are decorated with serifs. The design is in the traditional shades of the university. The combination of purple and gray was approved in 1908 when President Doyne commissioned Ida Waldran, and W.O. Wilson developed an official color scheme. That day, Waldran wore a purple scarf, and Wilson wore a gray sweater, so they chose that combination.

Central Arkansas Bears Emblem

Font and Colors

Central Arkansas Bears color codes

Purple Hex color: #4f2d7f
RGB: 79 45 127
CMYK: 38 65 0 50
Pantone: PMS 268 C
Gray Hex color: #818a8f
RGB: 129 138 143
CMYK: 10 3 0 44
Pantone: PMS 430 C
Black Hex color: #000000
RGB: 0 0 0
CMYK: 0 0 0 100
Pantone: PMS Process Black C