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Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
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?
For Marshall, if we had to change from Thundering Herd (which I think is one of the great sports nicknames), I’d either honor our city’s namesake with “Locomotives” (Locos for short) given that Collins P. Huntington was a railroad tycoon and Huntington’s prominence in coal shipping, or our univeristy’s namesake with “Judges” (we judge the quality of the opposition’s defense).

I’ve alwyas thought we should nickname our basketball floor the Supreme Court.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
For ODU i would choose Marines. The Old Dominion Marines. I know the Navy will have an issue with that but who cares.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Something that is more relevant to the state of Mississippi, like the Southern Miss Nutria Rats
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Largest deep-water port on the east coast: the Old Dominion Dreadnoughts.

(I've sometimes wondered why ODU's parent institution, William & Mary, doesn't offer a substantial sum to purchase the nickname "Monarchs". It seems much more fitting for them than the "Tribe").
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
The Marshall Rivercats sounds like a minor-league baseball team, but I like the name.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 10:45 AM)AdoptedMonarch Wrote:  Largest deep-water port on the east coast: the Old Dominion Dreadnoughts.

(I've sometimes wondered why ODU's parent institution, William & Mary, doesn't offer a substantial sum to purchase the nickname "Monarchs". It seems much more fitting for them than the "Tribe").

Like that.

Names like Tigers, Eagles, Wildcats, etc. bore me. I like unique names that reflect the local culture.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 10:22 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.

aka The Jarheads.
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
Well, since we came very close to being the Marshall University Boogercats, I’ll take The Thundering Herd all day long.
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Aviators

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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 10:22 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.
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(11-02-2018 11:43 AM)KAjunRaider Wrote:  Aviators

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The ODU Ironsides?
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(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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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 11:14 AM)va-eagle 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.

aka The Jarheads.

Yes sir!!
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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 12:05 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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RE: Just for fun - If you had to change your school's nickname to something else, what?
(11-02-2018 11:14 AM)va-eagle 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.

aka The Jarheads.

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

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