Use Argonauts on first reference to refer to UWF athletics teams. Argos is acceptable on second reference and beyond or in headlines.
Athletic vs. Athletics
Use the singular athletic when used as an adjective: athletic director, athletic department. Use the plural athletics when used as a noun: Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, UWF athletics.
Gulf South Conference, GSC
Spell out Gulf South Conference on first reference. GSC is acceptable on second reference and beyond.
National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA
NCAA is acceptable in all uses.
New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference, NSISC
Spell out New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference on first reference. NSISC is acceptable on second reference and beyond.
University of West Florida, UWF
Use University of West Florida or West Florida on first reference to refer to UWF athletics teams. UWF is acceptable on second reference and beyond or in headlines.
Lowercase names of teams and include men’s or women’s to distinguish teams: UWF men’s basketball; UWF men’s cross country; UWF women’s soccer; UWF women’s swimming and diving.
The following are the correct names for facilities used by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
- Argonaut Athletic Club
- Blue Wahoos Stadium
- Jim Spooner Field
- Pen Air Field
- Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex
- UWF Aquatic Center
- UWF Field House
- UWF Soccer Complex
- UWF Softball Complex
Revised: June 20, 2017