No Excuses University


How inspiring is this?! Jamie Passama, a teacher at Suisun Valley Elementary School and Pacific ‘00 alum had his fourth grade class participate in a program called “No Excuses University”. The program teaches students the importance of a college education. Each class has to adopt a college and teach the class about the school. Every Wednesday they wear a college shirt and sing the Pacific fight song! I wish my elementary school teachers were this awesome! Thanks for the support Jamie!

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Photo Credit: Jamie Passama

9 months ago

One Win Away

We’re ONE win away from being crowned champions! Support our Men’s Water Polo team in their first NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP game in program history, tomorrow 12/8 at 3PM at Avery Aquatics Center (Standford University Campus) where they’ll take on the USC Trojans. Go Tigers!

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9 months ago 1 note

A Month of Thanks, A Month of Giving, A Month of Contests


Year round, I’m extremely thankful to have the support of all you Tigers! With November being a month when most tend to reflect on how thankful we are, I want to show you how thankful I am to have your support. Every Thursday this month (Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28), I’m going to give away free gear.

Here’s how to enter: On the date of the contest, check our Facebook page and locate the contest for that Thursday.

Step 1: “Like” the Post
Step 2: In the comment box, post what you’re thankful for (Take a min and really think about it).
Step 3: Submit your post. Each contest will close the following day (Friday) at 11:59pm pacific time.

Winners will be chosen at random using the "Old School" pull the name from a hat method.

View Nov. 7 Contest:
Prizes: Tommy Tiger T-Shirt
Winner 1: Xiadoi Li
Winner 2: Sam Wildman

Nov. 14 Contest:
Prizes: Hello Kitty
Winner 1: Sarah Chi

Nov. 21 Contest:
Prizes: Tommy Tiger Snapback
Winner 1:

10 months ago

1400 Tigers Strong

Thanks to you The Tiger Collection (TTC) is 1400+ Tigers strong on Facebook. Due to your positive feedback and support, I am always eager to design, develop, and deliver awesome products to you. Please continue to share TTC with your friends and families. Thank you so much! -Lamar

P.S. If you would like to build a Powercat Papercraft like the one in the photo, here is the info on how to do it:

1 year ago

Multiple Personalities

An AMAZING article by Dick Anderson that covers the origin of who we’ve grown to know as “Tommy Tiger”.


Oxy’s oldest—and most popular—Oswald logo was created in the 1930s by a decal manufacturer in Los Angeles. And boy, did he get around. Here’s the untold story of one tiger’s many aliases—and the most prolific artist of the 20th century you’ve never heard of.

The origin of the name is simple enough. When a papier-mache tiger that had been trotted out for athletics com­petitions for nearly a quarter-century was “destroyed in a student melee” in February 1948, as Occidental Magazine reported the story, Mrs. William T. Carlisle of Chicago (mother of Oxy student Alzada Carlisle) ponied up for his successor. The following September, she presented the College with an 80-pound replacement modeled after a mounted tiger specimen in Chicago’s Field Museum. The Carlisles were honored in a ceremony at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena attended by President Arthur G. Coons ’20 and student leaders, who promptly christened the new tiger “Oswald.” Read Full Article

1 year ago

"Always A Tiger" 2013 Edition T-Shirt


"Always A Tiger" 2013 Edition T-Shirt is now available for purchase here:

Officially Licensed University of the Pacific Apparel

-Use the code “FREESHIP1” to get free shipping on two (2) or more shirts!
-Use the code “FAMILYSHIRTPACK” to get Buy-3-Get-1-Free


1 year ago

Alumnus’ Tiger Collection Becomes Official

Take a look at this article in the Pacifican that was written about The Tiger Collection.

The Tiger Collection, an upstart clothing and apparel company created by Pacific graduate Lamar William Gibbs ’10, has officially received its contract from the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and is set to begin selling officially licensed products in major stores.

Of the approximately 6,500 applications sent to the CLC, just over 500 (about eight percent of) applicants complete licensure, making it rare feat indeed.

Gibbs, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in graphic design, was inspired to start the tiger Collection after seeing a lack of creativity in the Pacific apparel being sold on and off campus…

Continue reading here

1 year ago

CLC Licensing Application Submitted

Submitted business plan, marketing plan, quality samples, and initial fees! Keep The Tiger Collection in your prayers please. Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it!

1 year ago