(America) in football matches, boating, etc.
Adelbert, Bismarck brown and purple. Alleghany, cadet blue and old gold. Amherst, white and purple.
Boston University, scarlet and white. Bowdoin, white.
Brown, brown and white.
Buchtel, orange and blue. California, blue and gold. C.C.N.Y., lavender. Colby, silver grey. Columbia, blue and white. Cornell, cornelian and white. Dartmouth, dark green. Dickinson, red and white. Hamilton, rose pink. Harvard, crimson.
Hobart, orange and purple. Kenyon, mauve.
Lafayette, white and maroon. Madison, orange and maroon. Michigan, blue and maize. New York University, violet.
Ohio University, blue.
Princeton, orange and black. Rensselaer Polytechnic, cherry. Rochester, blue and grey. Rutgers, scarlet.
Syracuse, blue and pink. Trinity, white and green. Tufts, blue and brown. Union, garnet.
University of North Carolina, white and blue. of South Carolina, red and blue.
of Pennsylvania, blue and red.
of the South, red and blue.
of Vermont, old gold and green.
of Virginia, cardinal and grey.
Vassar, pink and grey.
Wesleyan, cardinal and black. Williams, royal purple. Wooster, old gold. Yale, blue.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894