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(Buzzfeed)   Twenty nicknames make up more than one third of all NCAA Division I schools   ( divider line
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2102 clicks; posted to Sports » on 12 Mar 2013 at 11:15 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-12 02:51:41 PM  
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JohnAnnArbor: That's my point.  For no good reason.  It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed.  The few actual Hurons liked the name.

Should've become the Herons just to mess with 'em.

Robert1966: The Stony Brook Seawolves are supposedly named after a mystical creature from Native American folklore. That's the story they tell - their teams used to just be the Patriots until they learned they were going to Division I - but I don't know if it's BS. So I'd put it under "noble beings," since you don't have a mythical creature category.

Until this thread and looking it up on the Stony Brook site, I'd just assumed it was named after the submarines, which were probably named after that mystical creature.
2013-03-12 12:18:36 PM  
2 votes:
They even had to change Syracuse from "Orangemen" to just The "Orange" in case overly tanned Jersey residents were offended
2013-03-12 11:52:39 AM  
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funk_soul_bubby: How many teams are named for hand orientation for manual sex acts? Just the one?

Yep, the Austin-Peay Western Grip Handjobs stand alone.
2013-03-12 11:28:11 AM  
2 votes:
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Five Spartans? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
2013-03-12 06:45:47 PM  
1 vote:

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Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?

2013-03-12 06:28:11 PM  
1 vote:

Di Atribe: Definitely non-threatening. Observe the Spawn greeting one such roadrunner.

She is mere seconds away from having an anvil dropped on her.
2013-03-12 05:48:34 PM  
1 vote:

Dougie AXP: I would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.

I would agree, I was just providing you the information. The Blazers were named after the Portland Trailblazers, so their official nickname contest designation would be either Lewis and Clark OR an incarcerated NBA player.
2013-03-12 12:29:56 PM  
1 vote:

Mid_mo_mad_man: fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never

Jayhawks are people, not birds.

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Looks like a bird to me
2013-03-12 12:02:43 PM  
1 vote:
Who are we? The wildcats!

Who are we going to beat? The wildcats!
2013-03-12 11:59:40 AM  
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funk_soul_bubby: How many teams are named for hand orientation for manual sex acts? Just the one?

No, there's the University of Florida-Indiatlantic UFIAs.
2013-03-12 10:36:16 AM  
1 vote:
Go Tigers!
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