Nickname and Colors

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How did Fresno State arrive at the nickname, Bulldogs, or the colors, Red and Blue? Late in their initial 1921 season, student body president Warren Moody and friends were continually greeted outside the main campus building by a white bulldog. The dog adopted the group and they decided to make him the mascot. Arids Walker made the motion to adopt "Bulldogs" as the official nickname in a student body meeting. It was on November 21, 1921, that the Morning Republican first referred to Fresno State as the "Bulldogs".

The colors evolved out of an argument by women from Fresno Normal School and men from Fresno Junior College. The women were seeking blue and white to the men's red and white. A compromise was struck with the school adopting red and blue.

Bulldog Fight Song

Fight! Varsity!
On your toes, dig in and hit that line!
We're all pulling hard for you. So fight and give the best there is in you.
Fight! Varsity!
On your toes and dig that line! We'll fight on to victory.
We're always true to Fresno State!
Go Dogs Go!
Fight Dogs Fight!
G-o Dogs!

Fresno State Alma Mater

Let us in song, our voices raise
In Cloistered Courts, to sound thy praise.
Each voice and heart that sings is true
To thee, oh, Cardinal and Blue.
For thee, our hopes and memories;
For thee, our hearts and loyalties.
Thy sons and daughters hail thee great,
Our Alma Mater, Fresno State!
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