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1962 UCLA Bruins Men's Tri-Blend T-Shirt

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Color: black

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Joe Bruin is the official mascot of UCLA and is often found with Josephine (Josie) Bruin, a female brown bear. Given that UCLA is the Los Angeles branch of the University of California system, and the bear is on the California state flag, it made sense for UCLA to adopt an ursine mascot. Initially, UCLA teams were known as the “Cubs,” while the University of California at Berkley went by the “Bears,” and later the “Golden Bears.” But students at UCLA resented the little brother status and rejected the Cubs nickname in favor of the fiercer “Grizzlies” nickname. The Grizzlies moniker lasted just two years. In 1926, UCLA joined the old Pacific Coast Conference, which already had some Grizzlies in the mix -- namely, the University of Montana. UCLA agreed to give up the Grizzlies nickname, and Cal bequeathed UCLA one of the variations on their Bear nickname: “Bruins.” UCLA used live bears as mascots, which entertained the home crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The bears were given various names, but "Joe Bruin" endured over time. Costumed student mascots have represented Joe Bruin since the mid-1960s. Joe’s costumes and depiction have evolved over the years, from a Mickey Mouse-looking Bruin in the 1930s to a smiling Joe in the 1970s.
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This is not your ordinary t-shirt. The Men's Tri-Blend T-Shirt is made from a soft, lightweight jersey that features advanced moisture management performance and delivers lasting comfort and an easy style. Choose an exclusive design and wear your gear with pride.
  • 4.5 oz. 50/37/13 Poly/Cotton/Rayon
  • Slim Fit (RUNS SMALL)
  • Wash in cold with like colors
  • Two-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Soft, lightweight fabric with advanced moisture management
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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