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Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2009 12:00 am

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

FIGHT SONG

Blue, white we’ve got the might

Mavericks we’re gonna fight

Shout out praises to the sky

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

Go big Maverick

UTA Mavericks Fight, Fight

Go big Mavericks

All the way Mavericks

Fight Fight

Go Mavs!

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