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Why Is Central Arkansas Called The Bears?


Central Arkansas Bears FCS Football
Central Arkansas Bears FCS Football

Why Is Central Arkansas Called The Bears?

Prior to being known as the Bears, University of Central Arkansas students and teams were known as many things–tutors, teachers and even pedagogues. In 1920, inspired by a student’s class ring design that featured a bear, what was then Arkansas State Normal School adopted the bear as the school mascot.

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