MADE IN THE USA!
Classy Cincinnati Bearcats Wall Art metal sign is made from 24 gauge American steel (No Flimsy Tin Here). Select from three different sizes: Large, Medium, Small. Also, available with an optional rustic wood frame. Designs are baked into a powder coating for a durable finish. Unlike other tin signs, canvas prints, and posters, our metal signs will not bend, fold, dent, or wrinkle over time. You can take a hammer to our signs. Our signs are hand made just like in the days. Rest assured these metal signs are made to last!
Great wall decor for Game Rooms, College Dorms, Frat Houses, Sports Bars, Offices, living rooms, industrial lofts, garages, man caves, government buildings and more.
Support and show your school spirit with this team mascot metal sign!
Large - Measures 36" x 24"
Medium - Measures 24" x 16"
Small - Measures 18" x 12"
Framed signs come mounted on reclaimed barn wood with rustic screws for an authentic look and feel. Also Comes with a small saw tooth metal hanger on the rear, ready to hang.
Metal signs with no frame come drilled and riveted for easy hanging.
The Bearcat became the UC mascot on October 31, 1914 in a football game against the UK Wildcats. The key players in the birth of the Bearcat were a star UC player named Baehr, a creative cheerleader, and a talented cartoonist. During the second half of that hard-fought football game, UC cheerleader Norman "Pat" Lyon, building on the efforts of fullback Leonard K. "Teddy" Baehr, created the chant: "They may be Wildcats, but we have a Baehr-cat on our side." The crowd took up the cry: "Come on, Baehr-cat!" Cincinnati prevailed, 14–7, and the victory was memorialized in a cartoon published on the front page of the student newspaper, the weekly University News, on November 3. The cartoon, by John "Paddy" Reece, depicted a bedraggled Kentucky Wildcat being chased by a creature labeled "Cincinnati Bear Cat".
The name stuck, but not immediately. Following Teddy Baehr's graduation in 1916, the name dropped out of use, at least in print, for a few years. On November 15, 1919, Cincinnati played at Tennessee. The Cincinnati Enquirer writer Jack Ryder's dispatch on the game was the first time that the major media called UC's teams "Bearcats." From then on, the university's teams were regularly called Bearcats.
MADE IN THE USA!