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Dress your baby in "purple" Cougar pride
Dress your baby in "purple" Cougar pride

Let’s play the game: what’s wrong with this picture? It’s a baby onesie proudly supporting Washington State University’s mascot, the Cougars. But wait - it’s in purple - the color of University of Washington’s Huskies. The faux-pas is featured at the Pullman Walmart and has been for sale there for quite awhile.

Speaking of school colors, during a chat with WSU’s archivist, Mark O’English, he shared that crimson and gray has been the official school colors for more than one-hundred years.

O’English says a Daily Evergreen issue from the year 1900 featured a story on WSU’s student body holding a special election on November 13th to select new colors for the school. The student body voted between three different color selections - selecting crimson and gray as the winner.

The original colors? Pink and blue.

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