For the Love of the Game
With varsity athletics on pause during the coronavirus pandemic, we needed a sports fix.
So we asked our friends in Archives and Special Collections and in athletics to help us find some fun mementos of Puget Sound sports history.
School spirit has taken many forms through the years, and so has the mascot. Before 1910, teams were known as the Grizzlies. Then the school adopted a lumberjack identity (after briefly considering, and we are not making this up, a salmon). The muscular yet leprechaun-like Logger that adorned keychains, mugs, and even checkbook covers in the 1960s disappeared in the ’70s. The grizzly bear/lumberjack mashup called Grizz debuted in 2006.