History of the Toreros
The San Diego Toreros are the 17 teams representing the University of San Diego of San Diego, California, in intercollegiate athletics. The Toreros compete in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are members of the West Coast Conference for most sports.
College Sports Established
San Diego, California
University of San Diego
1993 - Present / NCAA Division I-AA/FCS
1973 - 1992 / NCAA Division III
1989 - Present / West Coast Conference
1979 - 1989 / West Coast Athletic Conference
Toreros - In the fall of 2006, University of San Diego students were asked to name the new university mascot. In an open voting for three months, Diego Torero was named. Diego appears at all USD men's and women's basketball games, football games, and various other athletic functions.
What is a Torero? Torero comes from the Spanish term toro, the bull, and from the word torear, to fight bulls. All of the contestants in the ring are called toreros. Torero is a general term describing a bullfighter and signifies courage, honor and fidelity. USD Student Athletes, like the Torero, represent a willingness to stand alone in the ring and accept the challenge.
Did you know? Before 1961, the USD nickname was the Pioneers!
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