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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 4185 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-Irvine: Anteaters
UC-Santa Cruz: Banana Slugs
Haverford: Black Squirrels
Amherst: Lord Jeffs
Pomona: Sagehens


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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2251 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

It's hard to top the Banana Slugs, but how about:

Southern Illinois University - Fighting Salukis (what the hell is a Saluki?)

University of South Carolina - Gamecocks (heh, heh)



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Some more:
Whittier Poets
Iona Gaels
Manhattan Jaspers
Manhattanville Valiants
Claremont McKenna-Men's: Stags Women's: Athenas


User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

My college is pretty bad actually, the Hiram Terriers.

I also like the Kenyon Lords and the Oberlin Yeomen, but my favorite is the Buckeyes from The Ohio State University


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7810 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

My fav are the Virginia Tech Hookies. I am not completely sure what a Hookie is, but I think it is a turkey oh some kind.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

Lacrosse (and now Basketball) power house Orangemen. Not quite your typical mascot.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

University of South Carolina

GO COCKS!



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Is it TCU that is the Horned Frogs?

My favorite nickname has to be from two High Schools in Cleveland-both public schools, and I can't remember which schools have them: Scarabs and Tar Blooders.

God, they sound scary!  Big grin

Then there is the Mount Union Purple Raiders-great name, for one of the great football schools in America.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Actually Virginia Tech is "Hokies" not Hookies.

University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (my alma mater)

Swarthmore College Fighting Quakers (huh???)

University of Alabama Crimson Tide
better yet, Harvard University Crimson (*nothing*)
Marshall University Green Wave

My old high school used to be the Ossining Indians but they are now the Ossining Riverhawks... A riverhawk is not an animal, not a bird, no... it's a flower.


redngold



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Swarthmore College Fighting Quakers

Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?  Laugh out loud

One of the greats has to be Marshall Thundering Herd.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Alpha_1 got it right... the Marshall Green Wave is the marching band, not the team(s).

redngold



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

What's wrong with the Crimson Tide? Out of all the "strange" names posted so far, Bama has the best football record for sure.

Go DAWGS!


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

I didn't say that there was anything wrong with "Crimson Tide," just... what is it? Do we really want to name a school team after a poisonous shellfish disease?

redngold



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User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 4000 times:

I thought that was red tide

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3996 times:

I do like the name of Akron, the Zips, and Kent State-Golden Flashes.

Why Kent has an eagle as their mascot, and not some pervert in golden pants that he can take off easily, is beyond me.  Big grin

(just kidding)


User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 4006 times:

Alpha 1

East Tech Scarabs and Glenville Tar Blooders

I know my Cleveland Municipal Schools!


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3993 times:

Sorry, CLEfan, I grew up west of the city, and don't know my Muni schools very well!!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineEmceeoh From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

I'm a proud Carolina Gamecock. Go Cocks!

Wake Forest Demon Deacons is a pretty good one, I think.

Homer71, a Suluki is a breed of dog.

Also, this isn't a college mascot, but my high school was the Fighting Yellow Jackets, which I think is a pretty good mascot, but our colors were orange and black!


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2251 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

Stanford University - Cardinal (no plural - just Cardinal)

Thanks Emceeoh, I suspected Saluki is some kind of canine.

How about the University of Hawaii changing their mascot for some of its sports teams from Rainbows to Warriors? Why...what does a rainbow seem to suggest?  Big grin

Actually, isn't Warriors politically incorrect (American Indians)? Marquette University changed their mascot from the Warriors to the Golden Eagles.



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3940 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.


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2251 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

I agree, Alpha 1

Fortunately, they have virtually no influence on professional sports (Redskins, Indians, etc.)...yet

Remember PETA asking Green Bay to change the name of Packers, because it was meat-packing?



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineEmceeoh From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3919 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.

User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Purdue BOILERMAKERS.

Our mascot is a train. Puh-leeeaaassse. Choo Choo!


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

SIU Salukis- Salukis are a breed of dogs, elbeit very damned ugly ones..

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Actually, Hawaii is the Rainbow Warriors

25 Greg : I'm proud to be a Trojan man....USC (University of Spoiled Children)
26 N79969 : The Indiana Hoosier...no one really knows what a Hoosier is or what the origin of the term is.
27 Redraider : Consolidated University of North Texas - Beavers
28 Pendrilsaint : University of North Carolina- Tarheels Syracuse-Orangemen (the big walking orange creeps me out) Lol , my favorite so far are the fighting quakers, th
29 Post contains images Alpha 1 : I think my favorite name comes from a team that used to be (I think they're defunct) a minor league hockey team-the Macon Whoopies. Great name!!
30 Post contains images FSPilot747 : The Wolverines, but I am way biased =) Cheers, FSP
31 Post contains images Alpha 1 : Correction: that hockey team is the Macon Whoopee, not the Whoopies. Same thing. I'm surprised it hasn't been banned for being too naughty for someone
32 JBirdAV8r : Back home, we had a high school we used to play in sports, they were the Smokey Bears.... It was better than MY school mascot...the Hilltoppers. My hi
33 Seb146 : University of St. Louis Billikins Washburn (TOP) University Ichabods University of Portland Pilots Arlington (Oregon) High School Honkers GO CANUCKS!!
34 Post contains images Dragogoalie : I'm happy with my politically correct University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. And sorry seb..but GO WILD!!! --dragogoalie-#88--
35 Post contains images Seb146 : Drago: That's okay. After we win the next three, it won't matter GO CANUCKS!!
36 Sjc>sfo : I always wished Upenn would've changed their mascot from the Quaker to the fighting Quakers... it might've swayed my decision not to go there =P I thi
37 Srbmod : Sad to say, but the Macon Whoopee franchise folded last year. They do have a new hockey team (in the brand new Atlantic Coast Hockey League) called th
38 PPGMD : ERAU - Riddle. Not the best but kind of ironic.
39 US330 : I'm surprised no one commented on Redraider's Consolidated University of North Texas Beavers. If you can believe this, my hockey coach used to play fo
40 Post contains images Mls515 : I'm biased, but how about the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. What's a Hawkeye? Why a character in a book, how novel (pun intended). Or maybe it's Danie
41 EverettWA : Connecticut College Camels... Stanford University Cardinal (and their mascot is a giant pine tree of some sort, which looks wierd, but it's more inter
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