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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Tech Wood ducks "Woodies"!!!
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(11-02-2018 12:26 PM)_sturt_ Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:22 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  If we had had a different mascot back when we switched with our original night school mascot "Owls", I would have gone with "Hornets". The nickname is tied to the Charlotte region historically after General Cornwallis called Charlotte a "Hornet's Nest" and at that time we had neither the minor league football of the 1970's Charlotte Hornets or the NBA team of the same name.

If it happened today?

Copperheads.


Wooded wetlands around campus are full of them.

That's one that I'm surprised isn't waaaaaay more popular that it is in sports in general.

If the Carolina's ever got a MLB team, it would be a great nickname for them.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 12:26 PM)_sturt_ Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:22 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  If we had had a different mascot back when we switched with our original night school mascot "Owls", I would have gone with "Hornets". The nickname is tied to the Charlotte region historically after General Cornwallis called Charlotte a "Hornet's Nest" and at that time we had neither the minor league football of the 1970's Charlotte Hornets or the NBA team of the same name.

If it happened today?

Copperheads.


Wooded wetlands around campus are full of them.

That's one that I'm surprised isn't waaaaaay more popular that it is in sports in general.

Only TWO snake mascots. FAMU (Rattlers) and Coker (Cobras).

Check out some of these names (The Nads?):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co...ted_States
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 10:36 AM)shiftyeagle Wrote:  Something that is more relevant to the state of Mississippi, like the Southern Miss Nutria Rats
The Southern Miss Swamp Rats
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
The Fighting Testicles of Middle Tennessee
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(11-02-2018 12:58 PM)RowdyAlumni Wrote:  The Fighting Testicles of Middle Tennessee

The "Blue Balls" for short.
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We’ll go with an amalgam

Rice Icers

And of course we’ll be adding hockey as well. Not a lot of ice otherwise down in the 7-1-3.

Another amalgam that might befit our football results here lately:

Rice Cries
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 01:01 PM)AdoptedMonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:58 PM)RowdyAlumni Wrote:  The Fighting Testicles of Middle Tennessee

The "Blue Balls" for short.

Is this mascot better than Lightning ?

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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 12:44 PM)THUNDERStruck73 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:26 PM)_sturt_ Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:22 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  If we had had a different mascot back when we switched with our original night school mascot "Owls", I would have gone with "Hornets". The nickname is tied to the Charlotte region historically after General Cornwallis called Charlotte a "Hornet's Nest" and at that time we had neither the minor league football of the 1970's Charlotte Hornets or the NBA team of the same name.

If it happened today?

Copperheads.


Wooded wetlands around campus are full of them.

That's one that I'm surprised isn't waaaaaay more popular that it is in sports in general.

Only TWO snake mascots. FAMU (Rattlers) and Coker (Cobras).

Check out some of these names (The Nads?):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co...ted_States

Here's another funny mascot link:

https://www.campusexplorer.com/Top-10-We...e-Mascots/
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Still hoping to hear from the WKU contingent.
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(11-02-2018 12:58 PM)RowdyAlumni Wrote:  The Fighting Testicles of Middle Tennessee

That belongs to David Letterman and Ball State..... or Testicle Tech as we called them while in the MAC.

if I had to change the Marshall nick I wouldn't go that far out of the way.... The Marshall Big Green.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
One that matches the school but we've used in the past:

Southern Miss Southerners
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clt gets in before someone says it

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I would not change Hilltoppers.Too original(only DI school) and authentic due to the campus geography.

School name? Yes(hypothetical and will NEVER happen).

WKU would be renamed Kentucky State.They are a HBCU Division II school in Frankfort.

Murray State could become WKU - if- they wanted the name(they are 120 miles further west).

Kentucky State could choose from several possibilities.

I am proud of the name Western,WKU,or Western Kentucky University but think Kentucky State would have been more marketable,etc..

WKU has had the second largest undergrad enrollment in the state for many years.
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(11-02-2018 12:10 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:05 PM)12thmonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 11:44 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 10:22 AM)12thmonarch Wrote:  For ODU i would choose Marines. The Old Dominion Marines. I know the Navy will have an issue with that but who cares.

Just one letter difference but I'd add an "r" and go with Mariners. Runs the gamut of a lot of different local careers.

Ooh i like Mariners too and we already have a beer to vouch for that.

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Yessir. Helmet logo could be a compass star. Mascot could be an old salt in a rain slick.

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In some alternate universe, we're embroiled in a decades-long copyright dispute with Gorton's of Gloucester
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(11-02-2018 04:59 PM)CameramanJ Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:10 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:05 PM)12thmonarch Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 11:44 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 10:22 AM)12thmonarch Wrote:  For ODU i would choose Marines. The Old Dominion Marines. I know the Navy will have an issue with that but who cares.

Just one letter difference but I'd add an "r" and go with Mariners. Runs the gamut of a lot of different local careers.

Ooh i like Mariners too and we already have a beer to vouch for that.

[Image: fbb585caead029cd1e34d2eaba28d070_640x640.jpg]

Yessir. Helmet logo could be a compass star. Mascot could be an old salt in a rain slick.

[Image: xVEzQOv.jpg]

In some alternate universe, we're embroiled in a decades-long copyright dispute with Gorton's of Gloucester

That's pretty much who I envisioned, only our version would hold a harpoon and would talk like they're from Tangier Island.
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Just for fun, folks, just for fun. No need to get defensive.
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Western Kentucky Southerners since we’re actually in south central Kentucky
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Middle Tennessee Raiders

Mascot: William Wallace inspired Scottish warrior with blue plaid tartan, shield & spear. Go all out & pound war drums & play bagpipes before each kickoff; heck, use blue plaid stripe on uniforms. We could own that branding.
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