How UT’s Colors Came To Be Orange And White (Watch)

The school colors for The University of Texas have not always been burnt orange and white.

In fact, at UT’s first football game, the team wore gold and white. For some years, different teams tried various iterations — including bright orange, maroon, and blue — before finally UT put the matter to a vote.

Watch as Jim Nicar, director of the UT Heritage Society, recounts how close the University came to picking different colors.

Special thanks to Christopher Palmer and Taylor McCausland on the video.

For more UT history, check out the Texas Exes’ new UT History Central.


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