California State University, Bakersfield own CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Inter-University Teams. Until 2010, they were listed in the NCAA Division II, then began to participate in competitions at the level of Division I. In 2013, they entered the Western Athletic Conference, except for some sports. For a long time, the fight was related to the Pac-12, and beach volleyball – to the Big West Conference. For 2020, the final transition of all teams to the BWC is planned.
Meaning and History
The official colors of the university are blue and gold. They are reflected in the sports logo. White is used as an extra to distinguish between individual details and as a neutral background. The emblem’s main character is a running bird with a long tail, large crest, powerful legs, and a sharp beak bent up. She looks purposeful and aggressive.
This is Rowdy the Roadrunner, the old mascot of the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners. The mascot was introduced in November 1970 and unanimously won the student vote. The administration of the university approved the nickname of the teams, which is also present on the emblem. In the top line is the abbreviation “CSU,” just below – the word “Bakersfield” and at the very bottom – “Roadrunners.” To create the original lettering, the designers used italic sans serif font with rounded corners and outlined each letter with a wide blue outline.