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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-03-2018 10:13 AM)Tech80 Wrote:  Tech already has a great nickname, Bulldogs! It's simple, don't have to worry about the PC crowd...And, it's my understanding we had the nickname before Moo State and UGA adopted it. But, to play along...

Tech "Red Dirt" in honor of the bafoon from Penn State who got lost on the backroads and slid off the road in the rain. And then wrote an article about it in the Penn State school paper.

Tech "Pine Cones" in honor of our former rivals from Hawaii.

How about "The Louisiana Tech Love Bugs" --- Only those in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas will understand this most likely.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Rice Pilafs, of course.

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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
When UTSA had an election for its mascot in 1977, the top nine suggestions were the armadillo, eagle, el conquistador, jaguar, puma, roadrunner, star, toro, and vaquero. I don't know all the details of exactly how it went down, but Armadillos actually won the election, and then a recount was asked for. The election then ended up being declared void for some reason, and we somehow ended up with Roadrunners. lol

Maybe someone else from UTSA who knows more about it can fill in the details.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-03-2018 10:21 AM)loki_the_bubba Wrote:  Rice Pilafs, of course.

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Cultural appropriation. You are now on NCAA probationary status.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
My entry.

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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 09:52 AM)_sturt_ Wrote:  I'll save mine for later.

But full disclosure, I'm particularly interested in how Western Kentucky fans around here will answer the question. :)


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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-03-2018 11:28 AM)eager eagle Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 09:52 AM)_sturt_ Wrote:  I'll save mine for later.

But full disclosure, I'm particularly interested in how Western Kentucky fans around here will answer the question. :)


USM can be changed to Ustabees.

"US" tabees?

Prolly better as Usetabees..........good idea, just sayin' my friend.04-cheers
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-03-2018 10:13 AM)Tech80 Wrote:  Tech already has a great nickname, Bulldogs! It's simple, don't have to worry about the PC crowd...

Wrong. It’s sexist. You are alienating the female dog. LaTech B******.

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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Rice Krispies.

Maybe we can get some corporation sponsorship money.

Or maybe the Rice Hooters.

Rice Aroni's?

The Uncle Ben's?
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, "Battle of Stone's River" was fought a couple of miles from campus. Virtually every able bodied man in Rutherford County was a confederate soldier; many of whom also fought at Shiloh, (Chattanooga, Franklin, etc.). I never understood why we weren't called the Rebels. I mistakenly thought that the Blue Raiders were our substitute. Turns out we just didn't have any imagination. So, I'd change it to "REBEL RAIDERS".02-13-banana
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(11-02-2018 05:44 PM)TruBlu Wrote:  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.

Great mascot choice! Beats the He#$ out of that mangy blue horse, 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 12:22 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.
Spent a lot of time in the woods around campus and in the woods along creeks in this area throughout my childhood. Ive only ever seen one copperhead.

I would go with something independence based because the citizens of Mecklenburg county were the first in the country to declare independence from England (according to lore anyway)
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clt says the most important battle of the civil war was at shrute farms
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Rice Ouch

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(11-02-2018 12:18 PM)OwlFamily Wrote:  Blue Wave.

It came down to Blue Wave vs Owls for the school mascot years ago. With Atlantic in the name and the proximity to the beach I think this would of made more sense.

Didn't the Baseball team use the Blue Wave moniker until very recently?
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How about FAU Submariners or FAU Hebrew Warriors?
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(11-03-2018 03:10 PM)goliath74 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 12:18 PM)OwlFamily Wrote:  Blue Wave.

It came down to Blue Wave vs Owls for the school mascot years ago. With Atlantic in the name and the proximity to the beach I think this would of made more sense.

Didn't the Baseball team use the Blue Wave moniker until very recently?

Not sure that term's been appropriated by an inferior product recently.
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(11-03-2018 10:19 AM)HerdZoned Wrote:  
(11-03-2018 10:13 AM)Tech80 Wrote:  Tech already has a great nickname, Bulldogs! It's simple, don't have to worry about the PC crowd...And, it's my understanding we had the nickname before Moo State and UGA adopted it. But, to play along...

Tech "Red Dirt" in honor of the bafoon from Penn State who got lost on the backroads and slid off the road in the rain. And then wrote an article about it in the Penn State school paper.

Tech "Pine Cones" in honor of our former rivals from Hawaii.

How about "The Louisiana Tech Love Bugs" --- Only those in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas will understand this most likely.

Yuck! too true! Hit a swarm of dem little beggars and you can't see thru your windshield. They weren't quite as bad this year though.
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(11-02-2018 02:07 PM)_sturt_ Wrote:  Still hoping to hear from the WKU contingent.

I'm beginning to think we should be nicknamed the fighting 420's.
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(11-03-2018 04:58 PM)Hilltopper2K Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 02:07 PM)_sturt_ Wrote:  Still hoping to hear from the WKU contingent.

I'm beginning to think we should be nicknamed the fighting 420's.

Because you're so dope (in a good way)?
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