Chiefster2000 Posted September 27, 2008 Share Posted September 27, 2008 I was thinking of what colleges have changed their nicknames and I found this list. Can anyone think of any others?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unive...e_United_StatesList of university and college nickname changes in the United StatesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis is a List of university and college nickname changed in the United States.Adams State Indians, now the "Grizzlies" Arkansas State Indians, now the "Red Wolves". Previous nicknames include "Aggies", "Gorillas", and "Warriors". Carlisle Indians, a school for American Indians that was a college football power in the early 1900s Chowan Braves, reverted to "Hawks" in 2006 Carthage Redmen, reverted to the "Red Men" Cumberland Indians, now the Cumberlands "Patriots" Previously known as Cumberland College until 2005, when it became the University of the Cumberlands. The nickname change came earlier. Dartmouth Indians, disused since the 1970s in favor of continuing existing nickname, "Big Green" Dickinson State Savages, renamed the "Blue Hawks" in 1972 Eastern Michigan Hurons, now the "Eagles" Eastern Washington Savages, now the "Eagles" IUP Indians, renamed the "Crimson Hawks" in 2006 Louisiana-Monroe Indians, now the "Warhawks" Marquette Warriors, became the "Golden Eagles" in 1994 UMass Redmen, became the "Minutemen" in 1972 (According to the University, "Redmen" and "Redwomen" referred to the uniforms worn by the athletic teams. It was changed to "Minutemen" and "Minutewomen" out of sensitivity to American Indians.) MCLA Mohawks, today the "Trailblazers" Miami Redskins, in mid-1997, officially changed their names to the "RedHawks" Mississippi Flood, changed to Rebels Midwestern State Indians, changed to Mustangs Nebraska Wesleyan Plainsmen, today the "Prairie Wolves" Oklahoma City University Chiefs, now the "Stars" Quinnipiac Braves, became the "Bobcats" in 2002 St. Bonaventure Brown Indians and Brown Squaws, renamed the "Bonnies" in 1979 St. John's Redmen, became the "Red Storm" in 1995, to be gender-neutral and to avoid any appearance of racism. St. John's website indicates that the name did not refer to American Indians, but to the school color, a bright cardinal red. Simpson Redmen and Lady Reds, renamed the "Storm" in 1992 Southeast Missouri State Indians and Otahkians, renamed the "Redhawks" Southeastern Oklahoma State Savages, renamed "Savage Storm" in 2006 Seattle University Chieftains, now the "Redhawks" Southern Colorado Indians, renamed the ThunderWolves in 1995. It is currently Colorado State University-Pueblo, the nickname change came earlier. Southern Nazarene Redskins, now the "Crimson Storm" Springfield College Chiefs, now the "Pride" Stanford Indians, now known as the Stanford "Cardinal" (singular - for the school color, a shade of red) Stonehill Chieftains, today the "Skyhawks" Syracuse University Orangemen and Orangewomen, indigenous to Ireland, renamed "Orange" in 2004 University of Central Florida Golden Knights, renamed Knights in 2007. Virginia Tech Fighting Gobblers, originally the "Fighting Gobblers" but its nickname gradually transitioned into Hokies.  List of changes as a result of college or university name change or mergerCase Scientists & Rough Riders, Scientist was used from 1918-1938 and Rough Riders was used from 1930-1971 when changed to Case Western Reserve University and became the Spartans. Fenn College Foxes, changed to Cleveland State University in 1965 and became the Vikings. Western Reserve Pioneers & Red Cats, Pioneers used from 1921-1928 and the Red Cats used from 1928-1971 when changed to Case Western Reserve University and became the Spartans. Oklahoma A&M Aggies, changed to Oklahoma State University in 1957 and became the Cowboys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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