Ok everybody !! I’m sure you all know that the University of Florida is nicknamed the Gators, Florida State is the Seminoles and USF are called the Bulls … but do you know these other 20 school nicknames? Let’s see how good you are ….

1) University of Toledo

2) University of South Carolina

3) Marshall University

4) Iowa State University

5) University of Oklahoma

6) Kent State University

7) University Of New Mexico

8) Rutgers University

9) Texas Tech University

10) TCU

11) Vanderbilt University

12) Wake Forest University

13) University of Hawaii

14) University of Maryland

15) Boise State University

16) Ball State University

17) University of Akron

18) Brigham Young University

19) University of East Carolina

20) University of Cincinnati

As a bonus … here are five tough ones: Coastal Carolina College & University of Massachusetts, University of Charlotte, Tulane University & University of Central Michigan.

Nicknames give a school an identity that stays with its students and staff forever. In Division One NCAA schools, 14 universities have Bulldogs as their mascot including: Georgia, Butler, Fresno State, Gonzaga and Yale … 13 schools use Tigers as their nickname including: LSU, Auburn, Clemson, Memphis and Missouri … 11 teams use Eagles including: Boston College, Eastern Michigan and Florida Gulf Coast University … 9 schools are called Bears including: Baylor, Brown, Maine and The University of California … also with 9 are Wildcats and they include: Arizona, Kansas State, Villanova and Kentucky!

Since 1956 a live Bulldog named Uga has been the mascot for the University of Georgia. There have been nine Uga’s in the school’s history and when the die they are buried in marble vaults near the stadium’s main gate. Uga’s sweater is made out of the same material the player uniforms are made of. During games, Uga has an air conditioned dog house next to the cheerleaders platform.

A few other mascots include: Marshall University’s “Marco the Bison”, Colorado States live buffalo is named “Ralphie”, Arkansas has “Tusk” the razorback, “Stella” is the name of Temple’s owl, Navy’s mascot is “Bill the Goat” and “Renegade” is name of Florida State’s horse.

Here are the answers you’ve been waiting for:

1) University of Toledo ROCKETS

2) University of South Carolina GAME COCKS

3) Marshall University THUNDERING HERD

4) Iowa State University CYCLONES

5) University of Oklahoma SOONERS

6) Kent State University GOLDEN FLASHES

7) University Of New Mexico LOBOS

8) Rutgers University SCARLET KNIGHTS

9) Texas Tech University RED RAIDERS


11) Vanderbilt University COMMODORES

12) Wake Forest University DEMON DECONS

13) University of Hawaii RAINBOW WARRIORS

14) University of Maryland TERRAPINS

15) Boise State University BRONCOS

16) Ball State University CARDINALS

17) University of Akron ZIPS

18) Brigham Young University COUGARS

19) University of East Carolina PIRATES

20) University of Cincinnati BEARCATS

Five Bonus Mascots: Coastal Carolina College CHANTICLEERS, University of Massachusetts MINUTEMEN, University of Charlotte 49ERS, Tulane University GREEN WAVE and University of Central Michigan CHIPPEWAS.