Where Did the UT Vols Distinctive Orange Originate?

By October 11, 2015The Pace Newsletter
The UT Vols have a very distinctive orange as one of their team colors. Where did the inspiration for that color come from?

A small cluster of orange and white daisies on the Hill inspired UT’s distinctive orange color. In 1889, UT athletics association president Charles Moore spotted the flowers and chose the school colors. They soon appeared on athletic uniforms and have since appeared on nearly every item in East Tennessee, from clothing to cars.

The university encourages all members of the Volunteer family, wherever they are, to wear orange every Friday to celebrate UT.

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