The Tufts team will be wearing a White Cascade Pro7 with a Red visor and a Blue chin piece this weekend in the Division III Finals. The team mascot is present on one side profile of the helmet with an American flag decal on other side and “Jumbos” across the back panel.
Tufts will be wearing new Baby Blue jerseys this weekend, most likely from Nike since they are the ones who provided the other jerseys.
What’s a Jumbo?!?!
Jumbo, Tufts University’s official mascot, was a male African elephant owned by P.T. Barnum, a Tufts trustee and benefactor. Jumbo was the largest elephant known at the time, standing approximately 12 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing more than six tons.
Though Jumbo never visited the Tufts campus during his lifetime, Barnum donated Jumbo’s stuffed hide to Tufts College in 1889, when the pachyderm became the Tufts mascot.
Make sure to check out the helmets live in action Sunday at 12.