Central Arkansas Bears Logo

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The athletic department of the University of Central Arkansas has the Central Arkansas Bears logo featuring an enraged bear. It demonstrates a commitment to history by echoing the region’s long-standing nickname, “The Bear State.” The emblem boosts the athlete’s fighting spirit while intimidating the opponent.

Central Arkansas Bears: Brand overview

Conway, Arkansas, U.S.
The Central Arkansas Bears are a group of men’s teams, which, along with the women’s teams, the Sugar Bears, form the athletic department of the University of Central Arkansas. They participate in intercollegiate competitions in NCAA Division I. Named after the mascot adopted in 1920, they were previously known under various names: Normalities, Pea Pickers, Pedagogues, Teachers, and Tutors. The leadership believes the “Bears” option suits them much better as it reflects the region’s long-standing nickname, “The Bear State.”

Meaning and History

Central Arkansas Bears Logo History

The Central Arkansas Bears sports logo is dedicated to the mascot. The aggressive bear, showing its sharp teeth and claws, draws attention. It intimidates opponents and boosts the players’ fighting spirit. From 1996 to 2008, the animal was depicted in full stature. The diagonal drawing was intersected by the letters “UCA” – the acronym for the University of Central Arkansas. Thus, the artists tried to show that the mascot protects the home university.

What is Central Arkansas Bears?

The Central Arkansas Bears are an association of 18 sports teams formed by students of 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 logo composition changed. The background of the logo features a bear with widely spaced paws. In the front are the inscriptions “UCA” and “Bears.” The outer edges of “U” and “A” in the first word are adorned with serifs. The design is executed in traditional university shades. The combination of purple and gray was approved in 1908 when President Doyn tasked Ide Waldron and W.O. Wilson to develop an official color scheme. That day, Waldron wore a purple scarf, and Wilson wore a gray sweater, so they chose this combination.

Central Arkansas Bears Emblem

Font and Colors

Central Arkansas Bears color codes

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