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For FBS: Rajin Cajins & Mean Green
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I always thought Miners is pretty unique in college sports. I think there's only other school (can't really remember the name but they're a Div III school in Missouri) that has Miners as their nickname.
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(05-16-2020 07:48 PM)UTEPDallas Wrote:  I always thought Miners is pretty unique in college sports. I think there's only other school (can't really remember the name but they're a Div III school in Missouri) that has Miners as their nickname.

Colorado School of Mines (D2): "Orediggers"
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For the record, while I despise them, I always thought the UConn (sounds like Yukon) Huskies was pretty clever. Beats the "Nutmeggers" or some other name that actually has something to do with Connecticut.
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(05-16-2020 10:45 AM)EvilVodka Wrote:  Crimson Tide is one of the best

I'm an LSU alum, but cmon, how many teams have the name "Tigers"

Hurricanes is good, especially the Golden Hurricane

The Green Wave

Wolverines is good

Army Black Knights is better than Midshipmen (Sorry Navy). Why not Navy Destroyers?

Does Golden Hurricane even make sense for Tulsa? Or is it some sort of term related to striking oil? Haha

Tar Heels is a great name, but the Arkansas Monticello Boll Weevils and Santa Cruz’s Banana Slugs get my vote for a tie.
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(05-16-2020 07:48 PM)UTEPDallas Wrote:  I always thought Miners is pretty unique in college sports. I think there's only other school (can't really remember the name but they're a Div III school in Missouri) that has Miners as their nickname.

You're thinking of D2 Missouri S&T Miners. Previously known as UM-Rolla.
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These D2 schools have some of the most unique nicknames at the collegiate level. Yes, there are some that are used by pro teams. Sorry for the long list.

Ursuline College Arrows
Lock Haven Bald Eagles
Alderson Broaddus Battlers
Bluefield State College Big Blues & Lady Blues
Livingstone College Blue Bears
Lincoln (MO) Blue Tigers
Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils & Cotton Blossoms
Central Oklahoma Bronchos
Lubbock Christian Chaparrals & Lady Chaps
Mississippi College Choctaws
Simon Fraser Clan
Concordia College Clippers
Coker Cobras
Indiana Crimson Hawks
Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm
Texas A&M International Dustdevils
Lynn Fighting Knights
District of Columbia Firebirds
Lewis Flyers
Erskine College Flying Fleet
Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls
Pittsburg State Gorillas
South Dakota Mines Hardrockers
Virginia-Wise Highland Cavaliers
Rogers State Hillcats
Washburn Ichabods
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas
Newman Jets
Goldey-Beacom College Lightning
Nebraska-Kearney Lopers
LeMoyne-Owen College Magicians
Southern Arkansas Muleriders
Central Missouri Mules & Jennies
Alaska Nanooks
Findlay Oilers
Colorado Mines Orediggers
California State-Monterey Bay Otters
South Carolina-Aiken Pacers
Upper Iowa Peacocks
Dominican Penguins
Southern New Hampshire Penmen
Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars
Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters
Franklin Pierce Ravens
Henderson State Reddies
Queens Royals
Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm
Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles
Point Loma Nazarene Sea Lions
Davis & Elkins College Senators
Pace Setters
Chaminade Silverswords
Delta State Statesmen & Lady Statesmen
Lake Erie College Storm
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds
Rollins College Tars
Kentucky State Thorobreds
Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves
Northwood Timberwolves
King Tornado
California State-Dominguez Hills Toros
Academy of Art Urban Knights
Converse College Valkyries
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys & Golden Suns
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I am surprised that no one has mentioned Furman University Paladins. What is a Paladin? Why it is another name for a Christian Knight.

Why is that important, because if you take the full name of the school with the alternative name you get Furman University Christian Knights.

I am partial to
University Of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hen's
South Dakota School of the Mines Hardrockers
Columbia College (SC) Koala's
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Banana Slugs forever. Good shout out to Brandeis as well.

I get a chuckle out of the non-threatening ones. UMBC Retrievers, because, c’mon man! SF-B has the Terriers, but theirs doesn’t look as deranged as Boston’s. Penn has the pacifistic Quaker, and who knows what the WKU Hilltopper really is.
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Fighting Irish.

This nickname came from the exploits of ND president Father Corby and the Irish Brigade in the Civil War.
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(05-17-2020 07:18 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Columbia College (SC) Koala's

That's a women's college fwiw. Because male athletes wouldn't be excited to be a cuddly little bear? :)
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(05-17-2020 10:03 AM)teamvsn Wrote:  
(05-17-2020 07:18 AM)RobtheAggie Wrote:  Columbia College (SC) Koala's

That's a women's college fwiw. Because male athletes wouldn't be excited to be a cuddly little bear? :)

I was talking to their cross country coach once, and he encourage me to look on Youtube to see them fight. Pretty impressive!
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(05-16-2020 08:41 PM)AZcats Wrote:  
(05-16-2020 07:48 PM)UTEPDallas Wrote:  I always thought Miners is pretty unique in college sports. I think there's only other school (can't really remember the name but they're a Div III school in Missouri) that has Miners as their nickname.

You're thinking of D2 Missouri S&T Miners. Previously known as UM-Rolla.

Thanks!
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North Florida Ospreys
Stetson Hatters
Liberty Flames
NJIT Highlanders
Jacksonville Dolphins (Kinda unique in college sports)

UT Martin Skyhawks
East Alabama State Red Hens.... (I'll give a rep to the first to tell me their real name.)
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Purdue Boilermakers - It's unique, and it says what they do!
ULL Rajun Cajuns
Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
Gogebic Community College Samsons (like the guy from the bible)
Cuyahoga Community College Triceratops
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers
Purdue - Fort Wayne Mastadons
Montana State–Northern Lights (lights is the nickname for the school Montana State - Northern)
Northern Kentucky Norse

Also, I'm partial to my wife's alma matter: Rose Hulman Fighting Engineers
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(05-17-2020 03:49 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  Montana State–Northern Lights (lights is the nickname for the school Montana State - Northern)

The women's teams are known as the "Sky Lights"
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There are some teams that have different names than the others at their schools. You probably know about the Long Beach State Baseball "Dirtbags". Did you know about the Wayland Baptist Women's Basketball "Flying Queens"?

http://www.flyingqueensbasketball.com/
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(05-17-2020 05:02 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Greendale Human Beings

Lol, I forgot about them.04-cheers
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