Because you fight, fight, fight for the Blue and Light Yellow—hold it, say what? Originally when Kentucky was choosing its university colors in 1891, white wasn’t in the discussion.
It would take a year before the school swapped out the initial color of light yellow for white, the perfect accent for that perfect shade of blue. And how was that perfect shade selected to reflect Kentucky’s nickname as “The Bluegrass State”? Lettering footballer Richard C. Stoll stood up and offered his necktie as a decisive response to a student’s question of, “What color blue?” Blue, the sky that o'er us bends; White, Kentucky's stainless page.