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1970 UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs Men's Dri-Power T-shirt

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Color: gold

$22.95 $32.79
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Sammy the Banana Slug was adopted as the university mascot unofficially circa 1981. Five years later a 1986 student referendum voted in the banana slug as the official mascot of UCSC. The students voted via referendum to declare the banana slug the official mascot of UCSC – a vote the chancellor refused to honor, arguing that only athletes should choose the mascot. When a poll of athletes showed that they, too, wanted to be Slugs, the chancellor relented. People magazine and ESPN championed the cause by giving much press to UCSC Banana Slug. ESPN called it the "best nickname in college basketball". The Slug mascot represents the slimy yellow creature indigenous to the dark, moist redwood forests crowning the campus.
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This comfortable everyday vintage t-shirt is great for any occasion and allows you to proudly wear imagery not frequently seen on current-day sport or alumni merchandise. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It’s athletic, moisture-wicking fabric provides all-day comfort.
  • 5.4 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester, pre-shrunk jersey
  • Regular Fit, lightweight material, moisture wicking
  • Advanced moisture management and odor control
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping and 2-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Seamless 1x1 rib collar with 2-needle cover-stitching on front neck
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