History of the Bobcats
The Ohio Bobcats are the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Intercollegiate athletic teams representing Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, United States. Ohio University is a charter member (1946) of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), is currently in the East Division of that conference, and sponsors teams in six men's and ten women's NCAA-sanctioned sports. The football team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level for college football.
College Sports Established
1973 - Present / NCAA Division I
1926 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1946 - Present / MAC Conference
1939 - 1946 / Independent
1926 - 1939 / Buckeye Athletic Association
Bobcats - The Ohio University athletic team nickname of "Bobcats" was decided via a 1925 a campus-wide contest. Our bobcat mascot named Rufus has changed appearances many times since the debut in 1960, from papier-mâché all the way to the current costume. The name "Rufus" comes from the species name for the bobcat, Lynx rufus, and is also a reference to Rufus Putnam, a member of the first board of trustees and co-founder of the university.
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