There is a thread over on hogville concerning the original mascot of the University of Arkansas. I believe we were referred to as “The Cardinal” not as the Cardinals as is sometimes said. A couple of posters from hogville believe our mascott was mearly based on the color and not the bird. I have scans posted in our photo gallery showing a cardinal bird from the cover of the 1902-03 University of Arkansas yearbook. If anyone has information that would clear this up please let me know by replying to this post.