"The Matadors, like the entire university, are on the rise," university President Dianne F. Harrison said in a statement. "The success of our student-athletes, in action and in the classroom, creates numerous opportunities for engagement with both our campus community and the entire Los Angeles region.
"With more than 38,000 students and championship-caliber athletic teams competing at the top of their game, it is an exciting time to be a Matador. The relaunch of our athletics identity captures the excitement of these programs while staying true to the legacy of more than five decades of athletic success."
The new look features a more historical representation of a matador than the character "Matty the Matador" from the previous logos.