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Since 1981, Stanford sports teams have been referred to as the Cardinal. This is in reference to the school’s official colors of cardinal (deep red) and white, and not the bird. Stanford does not have an official mascot according to its athletics department; however, many mistakenly refer to the “Tree,” which is a member of the Stanford Band, as the mascot.

Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 10:42AM EST
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