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University of Arizona Wildcats

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Institution University of Arizona
Colors Cardinal Red & Navy Blue
Mascot Wildcats
Fight Song Bear Down, Arizona!
Athletic Director Jim Livengood
Stadium Arizona Stadium
Basketball Arena McKale Center
Baseball Field Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium
Softball Field Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium
NCAA Men's Basketball National Championships 1997
NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Appearances 1988, 1994, 1997, 2001
NCAA Baseball National Championships 1976, 1980, 1986
NCAA Baseball National Title Appearances 1956, 1959, 1963, 1976, 1980, 1986
NCAA Softball National Championships 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006
NCAA Softball National Title Appearances 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006
NCAA Men's Golf National Championships 1992
NCAA Women's Golf National Championships 1996, 2000
NCAA Individual National Championships 104
NCCH/ACHA Men's Hockey National Championships 1985
AIAW Synchronized Swimming National Championships 1980, 1981, 1984
PAC-10 Men's Basketball Titles 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005
PAC-10 Women's Basketball Titles 2004
PAC-10 Baseball Titles 1980, 1989, 1992
PAC-10 Softball Titles 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
PAC-10 Men's Cross Country Titles 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2000
PAC-10 Men's Golf Titles 1987, 1991, 2004
PAC-10 Women's Golf Titles 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
PAC-10 Women's Swimming & Diving Titles 2000
PAC-10 Women's Volleyball Titles 2000
PAC-10 Women's Soccer Titles 2005

The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Bear Down, Arizona! is the official fight song of the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson, Arizona. ... Arizona Stadium is an open-air stadium located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... McKale Center is an athletic arena located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ...

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Athletic program

The University of Arizona participates in the NCAA's Division I-A in the Pacific Ten Conference. Arizona joined the PAC-10 in 1978 along with Arizona State University, bringing the conference to its current 10 teams. The school colors are cardinal red and navy blue, and the fight song is "Bear Down, Arizona!" The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Bear Down, Arizona! is the official fight song of the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson, Arizona. ...


History

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  • The first sport to bring national recognition to UA was Polo. The 1924 UA Polo Team captured the Western Collegiate Championship, and traveled to the east coast to present U.S. President Calvin Coolidge with a cowboy hat. The UA Polo team faced Princeton University for the intercollegiate title and lost 6-2 and 8-0. With the onset of World War II, the UA was unable to continue sponsoring a Polo team.[1]

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Mascot

The University mascot is an anthropomorphized wildcat named Wilbur. The identity of Wilbur is kept secret through the year as the mascot appears only in costume. In 1986, Wilbur married his longtime wildcat girlfriend, Wilma. Together, Wilbur and Wilma appear along with the cheerleading squad at most Wildcat sporting events. Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... A wildcat or wild cat is a species of cat, although the term is also used to describe the bobcat. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cheerleaders warming up for competition Cheerleading is a sport that uses organized routines made up of elements from dance, gymnastics, and stunting to cheer on sports teams at games and matches, and/or as a competitive sport. A cheerleading performer is called a cheerleader. ...


Rivalries

A strong athletic rivalry exists between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University located in Tempe. Rivalries have also been created with other Pac-10 teams, especially University of California, Los Angeles which has provided a worthy softball rival and was Arizona's main basketball rival in the early and mid-1990s. UCLA fell off somewhat over the next decade, while Arizona maintained its basketball prowess, appearing most recently in the Elite Eight of the 2005 NCAA tournament. With UCLA's 2006 Final Four appearance, the rivalry will likely be revitalized in the near future. Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University Tempe (pronounced ) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 161,143 according to 2005 Census Bureau estimates. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... JulieSoftball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ... 2005 Final Four, Edward Jones Dome The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


Sports

Varsity teams

The University of Arizona fields 18 intercollegiate varsity teams that compete in the NCAA. These teams include: The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

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Men's Basketball

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The men's basketball team has been one of the nation's most successful programs since Lute Olson was hired as head coach in 1983. As of 2006, the team has amassed 19 consecutive 20-win seasons, and reached the NCAA Tournament 22 consecutive years, which is the longest streak in NCAA history. Lute Olson has taken the Wildcats to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament in 1988, 1994, 1997, and 2001. In 1997, Arizona defeated the University of Kentucky, the defending national champions, to win the NCAA National Championship. Prior to winning the championship in 1997, UA won a thriller game in the Elite Eight in double overtime to take them to the Final Four (NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship). aza This work is copyrighted. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ...


Football

The football team began at the University of Arizona in 1899 under the nickname "Varsity" (a name kept until the 1914 season when the team earned the name "Wildcats"). The football team was notably successful in the 1990s under head coach Dick Tomey and his "Desert Swarm" defense that was characterized by tough, hard-nosed tactics. In 1993, the team had its first 10-win season and drubbed the powerhouse University of Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl by a score of 29-0. In 1998, the team posted a school-record 12-1 season and made the Holiday Bowl in which it defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Arizona ended that season ranked 3rd nationally and 2nd in several publications. The Wildcats are notable for being the only Pac-10 team to have never won the conference title outright and to be the only team never to have played in the Rose Bowl Game. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... Dick Tomey (born June 20, 1938, in Bloomington, Indiana) is a football coach. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The University of Miami is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


Baseball

The baseball team has captured three national championship titles in 1976, 1980, and 1986. Arizona baseball teams have appeared in the NCAA National Championship title series a total of six times, including 1956, 1959, 1963, 1976, 1980, and 1986 (College World Series). A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


Softball

The Arizona softball team is among the top programs in the country and a perennial powerhouse. The softball team has won seven NCAA Women's College World Series titles, in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2006 under head coach Mike Candrea (NCAA Softball Championship). The team has appeared in the NCAA National Championship in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2006 a feat second only to UCLA. Mike Candrea also led the 2004 U.S. Olympic softball team to a gold medal in Athens, Greece. JulieSoftball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Candrea is the markedly successful head softball coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... NCAA womens softball champions Division I 1982 UCLA 2-0 (8 inn. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ...


Men's and Women's Golf

The university's golf teams have also been notably successful. The men's team won a national championship in 1992 (NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships), while the women's team won national championships in 1996 and 2000 (NCAA Women's Golf Championship). Annika Sörenstam won an individual national title in 1991, and Lorena Ochoa was NCAA Women's Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 before leaving UA early to turn pro. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... NCAA Champions for Womens Golf Division One 1982 Tulsa 1983 TCU 1984 Miami (Fla) 1985 Florida 1986 Florida 1987 San Jose St. ...   (born October 9, 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lorena Ochoa (born in Guadalajara on 15 November 1981) is a Mexican golfer who plays on the U.S. based LPGA Tour. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Other

Three championships for synchronized swimming were won in 1980, 1981, and 1984, though these championships were in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, and not the NCAA. A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet, synchronized swimming involves competitors (either individuals, duets, trios or teams) combining strength, endurance, flexibility, grace and artistry with exceptional breath control while upside down underwater. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate womens athletics in the United States and to administer national championships. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Although surprising to some, the University of Arizona has a strong history in ice hockey. The school's team, known as the Icecats, has won over 520 games since its inception in 1978. The Icecats defeated Penn State for the National Collegiate Club Hockey National Championship in 1985. More than 100,000 fans attend Icecats home games each year, the third largest draw in all of college hockey. It should be noted, however, that the Icecats do not compete at the NCAA level. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notable athletic venues

  • McKale Center, opened in 1973, is currently used by men's and women's basketball, women's gymnastics, and women's volleyball. The official capacity has changed often. The largest crowd to see a game in McKale was 15,176 in 1976 for a game against the University of New Mexico, a main rival during that period. In 2000, the floor in McKale was dubbed Lute Olson Court, for the basketball program's winningest coach. During a memorial service in 2001 for Lute's wife, Bobbi, who died earlier that year after a battle with ovarian cancer, the floor was renamed Lute and Bobbi Olson Court. In addition to the playing surface, McKale Center is host to the offices of the UA athletic department. McKale Center is named after J.F. Pop McKale, who was athletic director and coach from 1914 through 1957.
  • Arizona Stadium, built in 1928, seats over 56,000 patrons. It hosts American football games and has also been used for university graduations. The turf is bermuda grass, taken from the local Tucson National Golf Club. Arizona football's home record is 258-139-12. The largest crowd ever in Arizona Stadium was 59,920 in 1996 for a game against Arizona State University.
  • Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium hosts baseball games.
  • Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium hosts softball games.

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Traditions

  • At the beginning of each school year, freshmen repaint the "A" on "A" Mountain, a Tucson and Wildcat landmark just west of campus.
  • One of the two bells rescued from the USS Arizona after the attack on Pearl Harbor has a permanent home in the clock tower of the Student Union Memorial Center on campus. The bell first arrived on campus in July 1946. The bell is rung seven times on the third Wednesday of every month at 12:07 p.m. to honor the achievements of the UA, as well as after football victories over all schools located outside of Arizona.

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History of Bear Down, Arizona!

In 1952 Jack K. Lee, an applicant for the UA's band directorship, departed Tucson by air following an interview with UA administration. From his airplane window, Lee observed the huge letters on the roof of the UA gymnasium reading "BEAR DOWN". Inspired, Lee scribbled down the music and lyrics to an up-tempo song. By the time his plane landed, he had virtually finished it. A few weeks later Lee was named the UA band director, and in September 1952, the UA band performed "Bear Down, Arizona!" in public for the first time. Soon thereafter, "Bear Down, Arizona!" became accepted as UA's fight song. Bear Down, Arizona! is the official fight song of the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson, Arizona. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


History behind the motto Bear Down

The battle cry was created by a popular student athlete, John "Button" Salmon, who was the student body president, as well as the starting quarterback for the Wildcat football team and the catcher for the Wildcat baseball team. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. ...


The day after the first game of the 1926 football season, Salmon and three friends were involved in an automobile accident and their vehicle flipped over a ravine. Although Salmon's friends were not injured, Salmon suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


In the aftermath of the accident, football coach Pop McKale visited him in the hospital every day. During McKale's last visit, Salmon's last message to his teammates was, "Tell them...tell the team to bear down." John Salmon died on October 18, 1926. October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The following year, the University of Arizona student body approved that "Bear Down" would be the new slogan for all Wildcat athletic teams. In 1939, the Arizona state legislature issued a decree that "Bear Down" would be the exclusive property of the University of Arizona. (Bear Down) 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Arizona State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Arizona. ... Bear Down is the official motto of the University of Arizona. ...


Fight, Wildcats, Fight!

Hail Arizona Wildcats
Fighting for old UA
A raging team of Wildcats
Growling for the fray
There's not a team that can stop them
When the ball goes into play
So Fight! Team!
Fight with all your might
And win today!


Fight, Wildcats, Fight for Arizona
We're with you ever staunch and true
This day we hail you and we cheer you
They can't defeat the Red and Blue
Circle the ends and crash through the center
Hit hard and gain on ev'ry play
Fight Wildcats
Fight! Fight! Fight!
We'll win today!


Miscellaneous

  • The current school colors are cardinal red and navy blue. Before 1900, the colors were sage green and silver. The switch was made when an extremely lucrative discount on red and blue jerseys was made available.
  • Arizona's first mascot was a real desert bobcat named "Rufus", introduced in 1915.
  • The first sport to bring national recognition to UA was Polo. The 1924 UA Polo Team captured the Western Collegiate Championship, and traveled to the east coast to present U.S. President Calvin Coolidge with a cowboy hat. The UA Polo team faced Princeton University for the intercollegiate title and lost 6-2 and 8-0. With the onset of World War II, the UA was unable to continue sponsoring a Polo team.

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Notes

  1. University of Arizona History & Traditions "History & Traditions"
The University of Arizona
Athletics & traditions

WildcatsBear DownThe Pride of ArizonaU of A/ASU Big GameArizona StadiumMcKale CenterLute OlsonWilbur the Wildcat The references in this article would be clearer with a different style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats, a name derived from a 1914 football game with then California champions Occidental College, where the L.A. Times asserted that Arizona showed the fight of wildcats. ... Bear Down is the official motto of the University of Arizona. ... The Pride of Arizona [[{{{logo}}}|The Pride of Arizona]] The Pride of Arizona (POA) is the University of Arizonas Marching Band. ... The Territorial Cup is a trophy that is awarded annually to the winner of the college football game between the Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils and the University of Arizona (UA) Wildcats and has also served as the symbol of the long standing rivalry between the two schools. ... Arizona Stadium is an open-air stadium located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... McKale Center is an athletic arena located on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Wilbur the Wildcat is the official mascot at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ...


 
 

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