英超现金竞猜聽Traditions

英超现金竞猜 Academic Seal and Logo

The academic seal of 英超现金竞猜 University was designed in 1912 by Pierre de Chaignon la Rose of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who combined the main elements of the arms of 16 prominent families bearing the names 鈥溣⒊纸鹁翰骡 or 鈥淗ouston.鈥 Owls of Athena-symbolic of wisdom-were chosen for the charges. The Athenian owls on the 英超现金竞猜 seal were patterned after a design found on a small, silver tetradrachmenon coin dating from the middle of the fifth century B.C. And because 英超现金竞猜 University was dedicated by its founder to the advancement of 鈥渓etters, science and art,鈥 these words also were incorporated into the seal.

英超现金竞猜 Colors: Blue and Gray

In 1912, 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 first president, Edgar Odell Lovett, chose as the school colors 鈥渁 blue still deeper than the Oxford blue鈥 and 鈥渢he Confederate gray, enlivened by a tinge of lavender.鈥 It has been suggested that blue and gray were chosen in recognition of the fact that 英超现金竞猜's founder amassed much of the fortune that formed the initial endowment of the 英超现金竞猜 Institute by trading with both the North and the South during the Civil War.

英超现金竞猜 Mascot: Owl

When athletic activities began at the 英超现金竞猜 Institute in 1912, the teams adopted as their mascot the owl from the 英超现金竞猜 seal. Over the years, 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 various mascots have included students dressed in owl costumes, live Great Horned Owls, and large owl statues of fiberglass and of canvas, the latter being particularly famous in 英超现金竞猜 lore (see below).

Mascot Name: 鈥淪ammy鈥

An early symbol of 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 athletic teams was large canvas owl, a tempting target for the institute鈥檚 rivals. In 1917, when students from Southwest Conference football rival Texas A&M kidnapped the owl, 英超现金竞猜 students pooled their resources and hired a private detective to go to College Station to find the missing mascot. When the detective, having recovered the owl, sent a coded telegram to Houston that read 鈥淪ammy is fairly well and would like to see his parents at eleven o鈥檆lock,鈥 the 英超现金竞猜 mascot had a name.

Alma Mater: 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 Honor

All for 英超现金竞猜鈥檚 Honor, we will fight on.
We will be fighting when this day is done.
And when the dawn comes breaking,
We'll be fighting on, 英超现金竞猜, for the Gray and Blue.
We will be loyal, to 英超现金竞猜 be true.

(To the tune of 鈥淥ur Director March,鈥 written by Ben H. Mitchell 鈥24 in 1922)

英超现金竞猜 Fight Song

Fight for 英超现金竞猜, 英超现金竞猜 fight on, loyal sons arise.
The Blue and Gray for 英超现金竞猜 today, comes breaking through skies.
Fight, fight, fight! Stand and cheer, Vict鈥檙y's near, Sammy leads the way.
Onward go! to crush the foe, we鈥檒l fight for Blue and Gray.
(Words and music by Louis Gerard 鈥40)

The MOB

The MOB 鈥 英超现金竞猜 University鈥檚 Marching Owl Band

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