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A list of colleges by team name

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I just found this on Wikipedia.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_college_sports_team_nicknames

 

It's staggering how many schools have the same name.  I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was THIS bad.  

 

76 SCHOOLS have the team name Eagles.  What's so great about that name?  A lot of teams have Golden Eagles as well.  Now I really wish EMU would change it.

 

Other most common team names are Tigers (46), Bulldogs (40), Panthers (33), Knights (32), Lions (32), Bears (30), Hawks (28), Cougars (27), Pioneers (28), Warriors (27) and Wildcats (27).

 

There's one hilarious one: RI Nads (yes those, mascot and all).  Too bad it's a hockey team, a baseball team would have been funnier.

 

I'm surprised only one school has the name Rockets.  

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7 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

I'm surprised only one school has the name Rockets.  

 

A lot of schools settled on names before rockets were really a thing.

 

Somebody needs to put together a formula to figure out the most unique state. Arkansas has Muleriders, Boll Weevils/Cottom Blossoms, Wonder Boys/Golden Suns, Razorbacks, Scots/Pipers, and Reddies. I'd like to see a state beat that. Like, really, do that work so I don't have to. I'm legitimately interested.

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1 hour ago, Red Wolf said:

 

A lot of schools settled on names before rockets were really a thing.

 

Somebody needs to put together a formula to figure out the most unique state. Arkansas has Muleriders, Boll Weevils/Cottom Blossoms, Wonder Boys/Golden Suns, Razorbacks, Scots/Pipers, and Reddies. I'd like to see a state beat that. Like, really, do that work so I don't have to. I'm legitimately interested.

That is unique.  Indiana has Hoosiers, Boilermakers, Fighting Irish, Jaguars, Sycamores, Aces, but it also has some boring standards like Cardinals and Bulldogs. 

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Off the top of my head, Pennsylvania has Marauders, Leopards, Mules, Diplomats, Presidents, Dukes, Bison, Vulcans and Tartans (and common names).

 

Also off the top of my head, Maryland has the Green Terror, Terrapins, Seagulls, Midshipmen, Retrievers, Shoremen, Mountaineers, Gophers, Greyhounds and Blue Jays.


So far, Arkansas is winning, in my humble opinion.  It's hard to beat Muleriders, Boll Weevils and Wonder Boys.

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3 hours ago, Red Wolf said:

Somebody needs to put together a formula to figure out the most unique state. Arkansas has Muleriders, Boll Weevils/Cottom Blossoms, Wonder Boys/Golden Suns, Razorbacks, Scots/Pipers, and Reddies. I'd like to see a state beat that. Like, really, do that work so I don't have to. I'm legitimately interested.

 

I can do that.

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Ohio...

 

buckeyes

zips

penguins

musketeers

bearcats

yeomen

oilers

marauders

dragons

arrows

storm

student princes

barons

lords and ladies

fighting muskies

battling bishops

polar bears

quakers

racers

tartan pride

surge

triceratops

golden flashes

express

 

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

It's staggering how many schools have the same name.  I knew it was bad, but I didn't know it was THIS bad.  

 

76 SCHOOLS have the team name Eagles.  What's so great about that name?  A lot of teams have Golden Eagles as well.  Now I really wish EMU would change it.

 

 

EMU should just change to a different kind of bird:

b816ed_0180513d71004816a2c093ee7f3a2a67.

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Kentucky has the Hilltoppers, Colonels, Thoroughbreds and Norse. Then obviously Wildcats and Cardinals. There’s also Racers and Eagles.

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20 minutes ago, mjrbaseball said:

 

EMU should just change to a different kind of bird:

b816ed_0180513d71004816a2c093ee7f3a2a67.

That's really clever.

 

Edit: The more I think about it, the more I want this to happen. Viral campaign time.

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Massachusetts has:
UMass Lowell River Hawks

UMass Amherst Minutemen

UMass Dartmouth Corsairs

Worcester State Lancers

Salem State Vikings

Fitchburg State and Bentley Falcons

Tufts Jumbos

Harvard Crimson

MIT and WPI Engineers

Williams Ephs

Amherst Mammoths

Endicott Gulls

Lasell Lasers

Emmanuel Saints

Holy Cross Crusaders

Boston Univ. Terriers

Merrimack Warriors

AIC Yellow Jackets

Babson Beavers

Clark Cougars

Smith Pioneers

Simmons Sharks

Suffolk Rams

Brandeis Judges

Anna Maria AMCats

UMass Boston Beacons

Hampshire Black Sheep (according to Wikipedia)

Elms Blazers

Curry Colonels

Gordon Fighting Scots

Pine Manor Gators

Assumption Greyhounds

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California has some pretty unique ones.

 

Anteaters

Athenas

Athenians

Aztecs

Banana Slugs

Cardinal

Claim Jumpers

Corsairs
Dirtbags

Dons

Gaels

Gauchos

Gladiators

Keelhaulers

Kingsmen

Lasers

Matadors

Oaks

Olympians

Otters

Poets

Regals

Renegades

Sagehens

Sea Beggers

Sea Lions

Stags

Sunbirds

Tartars

Toreros

Toros

Urban Knights

Vaqueros

Waves

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Maine and New Hampshire seem to have some unique names...

 

Maine:

Maine Maritime Mariners

Colby Mules

Bowdoin Polar Bears

University of New England Nor'Easters

St. Joseph's College Monks

U-Maine Black Bears

U-Maine Augusta Moose

U-Maine Machias Clippers

U-Maine Presque Isle Owls

Bridgton Academy Wolverines

 

NH:

Colby-Sawyer Chargers

Dartmouth Big Green

Franklin Pierce Ravens

New England College Pilgrims

Rivier Raiders

Southern New Hampshire Penmen

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