Vintage 1965 Indiana University Bison Tee

Vintage 1965 Indiana University Bison Tee

8 reviews
Regular price$36.00

  • Free exchanges

Inspired by the bison on Indiana's state seal, IU’s student senate chose a bison to be the Hoosier mascot in October 1965. A live bison was a bit cost-prohibitive, so they opted for a costume instead. Unfortunately, the bison costume was uncomfortable, difficult to see through, and cheerleaders had to lead the mascot around with a rope. Despite the bison’s failed four-year run, IU appeared in the AP poll in three consecutive years in that time (1967-1969), and appeared in the 1968 Rose Bowl.

Chest Width Body Length Shoulder Width
S 18.75" 28.14" 15.25"
M 20.25" 29.75" 18.25"
L 21.75" 29.75" 18.25"
XL 23.25" 30.75" 19.75"
2XL 24.75" 31.75" 21.25"
3XL 26.25" 32.75" 22.75"

Heather: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

All products will ship from Indianapolis. Free exchanges!

Want it Blank?

Core Collection Tee $28.00

With our new Core Collection, you can now buy any of our famously soft tees without graphics.

Premium Fabrics

We don't take any shortcuts to ensure that your tees and fleece are made with the softest, coziest fabric (trust us, it will have you coming back time and time again).

Hand-packed in Indianapolis

Designed, printed, and fulfilled right in America's heartland: Indianapolis, Indiana (Speedway to be exact)!

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 8 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Josh J.
United States United States


First off, I'm a big guy (6'5, 280) so finding quality gear can be difficult sometimes. I have been eyeing Homefield for a while since I heard about it while listening to Assembly Call podcast. Most of the time, Homefield either sells out too quickly, or no Big Boy sizes. Luckily, I found this gem. It is super soft, great graphics, and fits great. Secondly, the men's and women's basketball teams are undefeated when its been worn. I will definitely be ordering more in the near future.

Charles R.
United States United States

Another high quality Homefield product

So soft I had to buy one for everyone in the family. I’ll be back again.

Mary R.
United States United States

Love my tee!

This is a supersoft tee and couldn't love the retro design more! Keep them coming Homefield. Thanks for sponsoring Assembly Call - I do wear one for the team!

United States United States

Bring back the bison

so soft, so comfortable. Bring back the bison, go Hoosier.

TIm L.
United States United States

I feel seen

I am a big dude (5'11", 275), and unfortunately much bigger than when I started purchasing Homefield Apparel products. I bought this shirt in a 2XL in the hopes that it would offer the usual Homefield comfort while still keeping my corporeal form covered. Happy to report that it's good in both length and circumference. It doesn't look like a Big Dog T-shirt and still gives the illusion of being "slim cut" with tapered sleeve cuffs and well-formed shoulders while being roomy throughout and covering my gut. Score one for the Hosscats. In other news, this particular incarnation of Big Red represents much of my feelings through these trying times: ready to fight anyone and anything, but only because I have no idea what is happening around me. Buffalo are complex emotional creatures. Shop Homefield, Go Hoonsier.