The University of Memphis was established 104 years ago, but the institution has only carried the name 'University of Memphis' for the last 22 years.
In 1912, the West Tennessee Normal School was created as one of four new higher-education institutions in the state – East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee State are the current names of the others.
Over the next seven decades, the new Memphis school would change names four times: West Tennessee State Teachers College, 1925; Memphis State College, 1941; Memphis State University, 1951; University of Memphis, 1994.
And for their football game against Kansas on Saturday, the school will honor its most recent name and the one that remained in existence for the longest, Memphis State.
The Tigers' Memphis State Day celebration will include cool new helmets:
— Memphis Football (@MemphisFB) September 16, 2016