Wildcats Primary Logo
The Weber State Wildcats have been a staple in collegiate athletics for over 100 years. Throughout that time, their primary logo has undergone several changes and iterations to reflect the changing times and evolving culture of college sports. Today, we’ll take a look back at the history of this iconic logo and how it has evolved over time.
The original Weber State Wildcats logo was introduced in 1924 when the school first began competing as an intercollegiate athletic program. The design featured two wildcats facing each other with their tails intertwined above them forming a “W” shape - representing both Wildcat pride and WSU initials respectively - along with four stars surrounding them signifying excellence in academics, athletics, leadership & service to community/nation/world beyond what could be achieved on any one field or court alone. This classic design would remain unchanged until 1973 when minor modifications were made to give it a more modern appeal including simplifying some details like stars & tail shapes while adding bolder colors (purple & orange).
In 2004 another update was made which further simplified many elements from previous versions while also introducing new ones such as paw prints below cats symbolizing strength through unity among players; white outline around the entire image creating greater contrast between colors; plus additional text added beneath cats reading “Weber State University Athletics". In 2018 yet another revision occurred where all elements were kept intact but given sharper edges making the overall appearance even more contemporary looking than before! These updates have helped ensure that no matter what era you are living in – past present or future – there will always be something familiar about this timeless emblem that represents not only Wildcat spirit but also academic achievement excellence across generations alike!
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2023 - Present
A Cat’s head in grey with purple, white, and black outline above the wordmark “WEBER STATE” in white on a banner background in purple with black trim.
Added more purple and black, and the wordmark use a bolder typeface and thicker outline colors, including a thick black outline around the wordmark that appears underneath the cat head.
The cat head has undergone several small but noticeable changes. Those include more purple on the cat`s cheeks, most white accents around the cat`s edges have been removed, changed eyes with more defined black outlines, a more petite mouth, and a little extra gray to define the top of the cat`s nose.
2012 - 2023
A wildcat’s head in black, grey, purple, and white with a wordmark “WEBER STATE” in white with a formed purple with a grey trim background.
1995 - 2012
A gold and purple wildcat jumping out of purple with a gold trim shield below a wordmark “WEBER STATE” in gold.
1973 - 1984
A slanted purple letter “W” with an arrow coming out of the letter.
1965 - 1973
Waldo, the Wildcat’s mascot wearing a sweater with the letter “W” in black and white.
Created by Dean W. Hurst, assistant to the president and a former member of a local advertising firm in 1965.