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History of the Cardinal Bird: 1963-1977


Cardinal Bird print mascot, 1963, with teeth and bootsIn 1963, a new version of the Cardinal Bird - this time with teeth! - appears in programs. Other features appear here that are carried forward: his eyebrow and the dark coloration around his eye, which will become more pronounced; the feathers on his head; and the shape of his beak are all retained and refined over the years. 

This image is from the program for a football game versus Southern Illinois, October 5, 1963. 

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