This was one of the candidate cheers we came up with in the forties for the New York University Violets, the only team we knew of that had a flower as a “mascot!” And their uniforms were and are white and violet. I see now that they have chosen the overused bobcat as the game mascot – easier to make a bobcat costume than one for a violet.
We never got to see NYU play in those years, of course, because TV wasn’t available and most all of their games were played in and around NYC. Radio coverage of games was quite sparse in those days. We at UK could almost always count on our team’s games being broadcast on a Lexington station. Continue reading