COLLEGE FOOTBALL TIME IS HERE!
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
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
10) TCU HORNED FROGS
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.