Skip to main content

Continued from "Traditions 'Neath the Purple and White" story

Purple Haze in 2011  /  Photo by Jennifer Rogers ’14
Purple Haze in 2011  /  Photo by Jennifer Rogers ’14

The Lumberjacks who sit in the student section at athletic games, known collectively as Purple Haze, have continued the tradition of using axe handles to drum up school spirit and wear down the competition.

First-year students receive their Purple Haze T-shirts at Orientation so they can support SFA teams in this section and wear them on Spirit Fridays. They participate in Jacks Charge during football season, which involves rushing the field before kickoff and waving their axe handles.

During basketball season, Purple Haze members don their craziest costumes, sit behind the visitors' hoop and try their best to distract the opposing team.