Team Name: Tigers,
formerly Blue & Gray Warriors, Normals,
Blue & Gray, Teacher and Tutors
at various times in different publications
Nickname Established: Tigers officially in 1939
Mascot: Bengal Tiger
Costumed Mascot: Pouncer the Tiger
Costumed Mascot Debut: n/a
Live Mascot: TOM* III, Bengal Tiger
*Tigers of Memphis
Live Mascot Debut: 1972
Team Colors: Blue and Gray
University Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Random Associations and Observations
*Though Tigers is one of the most popular mascots, only two American universities have live tiger mascots. Gee, wonder why.
*The Highland Hundred football booster club provides funding and care for the TOMs in a state of the art facility.
Research in progress. More fascinating information to come.
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"Memphis Mascot." Official U of M Athletic Site.
"Traditions, Tom III..." Official U of M Athletic Site.
"University of Memphis. " Wikipedia.
"Tom II." Highlandhundred.com.
Official University of Memphis Spirit Squad Site
Official University of Memphis Men's Basketball Site
Pouncer's Pals, Official University of Memphis Kids' Club
Official Highland Hundred Site, keepers of TOM
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