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1966 Duke Blue Devils Artwork: Men's Sofspun® Sweatshirt

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Color: black

$30.00 $59.99
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As World War I ended, Duke's Board of Trustees, then called the "Trinity College Board of Trustees", lifted their quarter century ban of football on campus leading to an interest in naming the athletic teams. The team was then known as the Trinity Eleven, the Blue and White, or the Methodists (as opposed to the Baptists of nearby rival Wake Forest University). Because of the ambiguity, the student newspaper, the Trinity Chronicle (now called The Chronicle) launched a campaign to create a new mascot. The Trinity Chronicle editor narrowed the many nominations down to those that utilized the school colors of dark blue and white. The narrowed list consisted of Blue Titans, Blue Eagles, Blue Devils, Royal Blazes, and Blue Warriors. The name actually refers to the Chasseurs Alpins, also known as "les diables bleus" ("The Blue Devils"), a French military unit which had impressed many Duke students and alumni returning home from the Western Front. The nickname of the Chasseurs Alpins was derived from the blue jacket and blue-grey breeches worn as part of their World War I-era uniform.
Product details
The Men's Sofspun Sweatshirt is made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton, perfect for comfort and longevity. This crew sweatshirt is ideal for layering and is gameday ready to support your team in the stands or on the field.
  • Lightweight (7.2 oz)
  • 60/40 Cotton/Polyester Pre-shrunk Fleece
  • Eco-Friendly: Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • Tear-away label (tag)
  • Ideal for layering
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