1891 Kentucky State College Blue and Yellow football team

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1891 Kentucky State College Blue and Yellow football
Conference Independent
1891 record 0–1
Head coach S. M. Pottinger
Seasons
← 1881
1892 →

The 1891 Kentucky State College Blue and Yellow football team represented Kentucky State College during the 1891 college football season.[1] The team lost a single match to Centre, the first instance of this rivalry, the 1891 team's colors were blue and light yellow, decided before the Centre–Kentucky game on December 19. A student asked "What color blue?" and varsity letterman Richard C. Stoll pulled off his necktie, and held it up. This is still held as the origin of Kentucky's shade of blue, the next year light yellow was dropped and changed to white.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  2. ^ "University of Kentucky :: traditions". Archived from the original on 2015-08-24.