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Minium: ODU Football Team is Psyched About Wearing Hudson Blue Against Buffalo on Saturday

By Harry Minium

When the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary began playing football, basketball and baseball in 1930, coach Tommy Scott's teams did so wearing green, in deference to the mother school in Williamsburg.

At times, sports writers referred to the football team in print as the "Green Wave."

The colors changed to light blue in 1962, when the Norfolk Division became Old Dominion College. It took a few years, but athletic director Scrap Chandler eventually settled on Columbia blue, the same color worn by the University of North Carolina and, of course, Columbia University.