Cincinnati Bearcats Logo

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The large letter “C” in the form of a predatory animal’s track is the logo of the “Cincinnati Bearcats,” the sports community of the local university. The name was given by the enigmatic mascot, “born” from the football fans’ chant “Come on, Bear-Cat!” who supported the game of Leonard K. “Teddy” Bear.

Cincinnati Bearcats: Brand overview

Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

The Cincinnati Bearcats teams belong to the University of Cincinnati, which is recognized as the oldest higher education institution in Cincinnati and the second-largest in the state of Ohio. They participate in nineteen sports of NCAA Division I. Since the summer of 2013, they have been members of the American Athletic Conference. Before that, they were part of many other conferences, including the MAC, Great Midwest Conference, Big East Conference, and so on.

The sports department is named after the Bearcat mascot. It appeared in 1914 when the University of Cincinnati football players competed against the British “Wildcats.” One of the key figures playing for Cincinnati was Leonard K. “Teddy” Bear. In the second half of the match, fans began to support him with applause and chants of “Come on, Bear-Cat!”.

Meaning and History

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo History

On most emblems after the 1950s, the same enigmatic beast, Bearcat, is represented. According to the author’s idea, it’s something between a cat and a bear, but initially, it was drawn as a wolverine. A similar image appears on the 1959-1968 emblem. The depicted animal very much resembles a bear, although it arches its back and fluffs its fur like a cat. The composition was complemented by the inscription “Cincinnati Bearcats.”

Cincinnati Bearcats Emblem

In 1983, the name of the sports teams was removed. Only the head of Bearcat remained, placed in a double ring and facing forward. The beast hisses, displaying four sharp fangs. In 1990, artists abandoned the image of the predatory wolverine and replaced it with a gray cat, which marches forward belligerently. Its raised paw corresponds to the second letter “C” in “Cincinnati.” This part of the image became the next logo.

What is Cincinnati Bearcats?

The Cincinnati Bearcats are an athletic department that unites 23 student teams of the University of Cincinnati. It participates in the intercollegiate program and is a member of the Big 12 conference, joining it in 2013. The football team competes in the NCAA at the Division I (FCS) level.

1959 – 1968

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo 1959-1968

1983 – 1989

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo 1983-1989

1990 – 2005

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo 1990-2005

2006 – today

Cincinnati Bearcats Logo 2006-Present

The latest brand name, adopted in 2006, consists of an italic letter “C” without sans-serif. Above it are inverted commas of different sizes – stylized fingerprints and bear claws. Below is a short but wide red line in the form of a geometrically precise parallelogram.

Font and Colors

Cincinnati Bearcats color codes

Cadmium RedHex color:#e00122
RGB:167 30 49
CMYK:5 100 71 22
Pantone:PMS Bright Red C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C