One hundred and twenty-four years ago today (in 1888), UNC played its first intercollegiate football game against Wake Forest, losing 4-6. The game was played at the Raleigh State Fair.
By the time UNC formed its intercollegiate football team, the colors blue and white (at the time, the colors of the Dialectic Society and Philanthropic Society, respectively) had come to represent the whole university, so there was no question what UNC’s new team’s colors would be.
Good luck against Duke this weekend! Go Heels!