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1971 St. Louis Billikins Artwork: Unisex Varsity Color-⁠Block Hooded Sweatshirt

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Color: black ink

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At the end of the 19th century, when SLU’s football team was founded, most college teams didn’t have mascots. They would simply be called the Blue and the Whites, because those were the school colors. The Blue and the Whites, though, were a good team. The 1904 and 1906 teams were undefeated. In 1910, SLU hired a new football coach, a law student named John Bender. Bender led SLU’s team for two winning seasons. And his narrow eyes and broad smirk of a smile reminded people of a Billiken. John Bender coached the Saint Louis University football team for two seasons, starting in 1910. Around that time, Billy O’Connor, a sportswriter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, referred to SLU’s team as the Billikens, and the name stuck.
Product details
The Varsity Color-Block Hoodie will take you back in time. The athletic inspired stripes give you the sporty but retro look, perfect for watching your team win or relaxing at home. Enjoy the comfort of sustainably-sourced and USA grown cotton.
  • 50/50 Cotton/ Polyester NuBlend® Pre-shrunk Fleece
  • SIZING RUNS SMALL
  • Made with sustainably-sourced, USA-grown cotton
  • Athletic inspired varsity stripes on sleeves
  • No drawcord in hood
  • Tear-away label
Above image Copyright 2018 Vintage Brand. LLC and part of the Vintage Brand® Collection of retro works of art. Vintage Brand® and its products are not affiliated with, licensed, sponsored, or endorsed by any college, university, professional team, league, event, or licensing entity. All designs are derived from actual historic works of art existing in the public domain.
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