In 1969, students at a university football game stood divided. One side refused to stand during the playing of the school song, “Dixie,” in protest of the school’s Rebel theme.
The next year, President Frank Harrison urged the marching band not to play the song at games. Many referendums and revotes later, the Rebel theme was abolished and the Mavericks became the official mascot on June 4, 1971.
The new fight song does not have any controversial lyrics.
Source: Transitions: A Centennial History of The University of Texas at Arlington
Blue, white we’ve got the might
Mavericks we’re gonna fight
Shout out praises to the sky
Go big Maverick
UTA Mavericks Fight, Fight
Go big Mavericks
All the way Mavericks