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I was just looking at some of the names of universities in the states, and some of the more ridiculous ones just blew my mind. Who calls a university the GAMECOCKS? Honestly people, it's so wierd. And like teams like the Tulane Green Wave, and the Deleware Blue Hens? And there are about 10 different schools with either Wildcats or Bulldogs as there names. I guess the point of this is to get some more input on funny university names that i can laugh at.

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University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

University of Akron Zips (mascot is a kangaroo)

Pittsburg University (in Kansas) Gorillas

Rensselaer Polytech Institute Engineers

U. of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

St. Joseph's College (Maine) Monks

New Hampshire College Penmen

Hofstra University Flying Dutchmen

someone built a website that lists most NCAA college nicknames, can't remember it offhand

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University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

University of Akron Zips (mascot is a kangaroo)

Pittsburg University (in Kansas) Gorillas

Rensselaer Polytech Institute Engineers

U. of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

St. Joseph's College (Maine) Monks

New Hampshire College Penmen

Hofstra University Flying Dutchmen

someone built a website that lists most NCAA college nicknames, can't remember it offhand

Don't forget UC Irvine Anteaters....

Rensselaer Polytech Institute Engineers, huh? I wonder what their logo looks like...

*edit* just found out they are called the Red Hawks ... http://www.rpi.edu/dept/athletics/

All together....

Godiva was a lady who through Coventry did ride

To show the royal villagers her fine and pure white hide

The most observant man of all, an engineer of course,

Was the only one who noticed that Godiva rode a horse

Chorus:

We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the Engineers

We can, we can, we can, we can, demolish forty beers

Drink rum, drink rum, drink rum all day, and come along with us

'Cause we don't give a damn for any old man who don't give a damn for us!

She said, "I've come a long, long way, and I will go as far

With the man who takes me from this horse and leads me to a bar

The man who took her from her steed and lead her to a beer

Was a bleary-eyed surveyor and a drunken engineer

(Chorus)

A maiden and an Engineer were sitting in the park

The Engineer was working on some research after dark

His scientific method was a marvel to observe

While his right hand held the figures, his left hand traced the curves

(Chorus)

Princeton's run by Wellesley, and Wellesley's run by Yale

And Yale is run by Vassar, and Vassar's run by tail

Harvard's run by stiff pricks, the kind you raise by hand

But M.I.T. is run by Engineers, the finest in the land

(Chorus)

MIT was MIT when Harvard was a pup

And MIT will be MIT when Harvard's time is up

And any Harvard Son of a Bitch who thinks he's in our class

Can pucker up his rosy lips and kiss the Beaver's ass

(Chorus)

An MIT surveyor once found the gates of Hell

He looked the devil in the eye, and said "You're looking well"

The devil looked right back at him, and said "Why visit me -

You've been through Hell already; you went to MIT!"

We are, we are, we are, we are, we are the Engineers

We can, we can, we can, we can, demolish forty beers

Drink rum, drink rum, drink rum all day, and come along with us

'Cause we don't give a damn for any old man who don't give a damn for us

http://www.mit.edu/activities/marching-band/oldmb/wate.html

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Here's a list of college nicknames:'

http://www.smargon.net/nicknames/#A

Good ones:

Ohio State-Lima Battling Bishops (Same for the Franciscan University of Steubenville)

UMass-Boston Beacons

St. Louis Billikens (You've seen the logo and the mascot, what is it?)

Presbyterian College Blue Hose

University of Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils

Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers

Concordia College Cobbers

Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats

Texas A&M International University Dustdevils

Williams College Ephs

Evergreen State College Geoducks (Goo-ee-ducks)

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers

Stetson University Hatters

Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas

American Baptist College Seminary Lamps

Amherst College Lord Jeffs

Yeshiva University Maccabees

And I only got through half of the list.

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only the football team. the other sports still sport the Rainbow part.

and here's one you'd think would be more common...UW-Whitewater Warhawks

like i said, you'd think the name Warhawks would be more common, but whatever.

a few others:

UW Eau Claire Blugolds (the colors are blue and gold)

UW Stevens Point Pointers (mascot is a pointer to boot)

and a note: New Hampshire College changed its name to Southern New Hampshire U. a few years ago...they remain the Penmen.

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IowaFan26 already mentioned my favorite odd college nickname: the Evergreen State Geoducks. I mean, when your mascot is the world's largest variety of burrowing clam... that's wacky $hit, man! (FYI... these clams are so damn big, that upon reaching full size they can't retract all the way back into their shells.)

I also love the thoroughly retro identity Arkansas Tech uses for its men's teams: the Wonder Boys. (Women's teams are the Golden Suns.)

Brian in Boston

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IowaFan26 already mentioned my favorite odd college nickname: the Evergreen State Geoducks. I mean, when your mascot is the world's largest variety of burrowing clam... that's wacky $hit, man! (FYI... these clams are so damn big, that upon reaching full size they can't retract all the way back into their shells.)

theres an asian supermarket here that sells those things live in its seafood department.

pretty damn ugly things......but if its a clam, I cant see anything wrong with eating it :rolleyes:

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