Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3809 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
We all know that US colleges have some of the best and most unique nicknames in the sports world. What are your favorites?
UC-Santa Cruz: Banana Slugs
Haverford: Black Squirrels
Amherst: Lord Jeffs
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3768 times:
Homer71, don't even get me started on the subject of schools changing their nicknames. Most, like Marquette, St. John's, Miami of Ohio and Eastern Michigan caved in the the PC Police-most of whom had nothing to do with their schools, and pressured them to change their names.
Miami had a gorgeous Indian as their painted symbol-as did EMU, but with PC Police, you better agree with them, or you'll be made to pay. Miami was the Redskins, so they had some validity there, but EMU was the Hurons-hardly an offensive name. I have no use for PC Police.
Emceeoh From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3747 times:
Yeah, PETA likes to ask people to change their mascots just to get a rise out of them. Last year PETA asked my school (University of South Carolina) to change its mascot, because cock fighting is vicious and blah blah...you get the idea. The president responded quickly with a "no, not ever" message.