One Hundred and Twenty-Four Years of Tar Heel Football

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.

Not the 1888 team—one from the 1890s.

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!

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