The world of college sports is full of bizarre and colorful mascots– sometimes literally, like the Golden Bears and the Crimson Tide.
So are you an expert on team nicknames? Do you know your Buckeyes from your Tar Heels? Take our quiz to see if you’re a mascot master.
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Which of these schools does not use a Trojan as their mascot?
Michigan States mascot is a Spartan. Both Troy State and USC have Trojans as their mascots.
Which school goes by the term Buckeyes? (Hint: They’re in the buckeye state.)
A buckeye refers to both the residents of Ohio and the small, dark, shiny nuts from a buckeye tree. They resemble a deers eye, and carrying one supposedly brings good luck.
Why do people at the University of North Carolina call themselves the Tar Heels?
General Robert E. Lee was supposedly heard saying that soldiers from North Carolina stood firm as if they have tar on their heels during a Civil War battle in Virginia.
The University of Akron in Ohio calls their athletic team which of the following?
Originally known as the Zippers, the school officially changed its nickname to the Zips in 1950. Zippers was first chosen in 1925 in a school-wide contest in which the winner received a $10 prize.
Boise State University (Idaho), Santa Clara University (California) and Fayetteville State University (North Carolina) all call themselves:
At least seven schools have a bronco as their mascot.
What is Stanford University’s current official nickname?
It refers to the school’s official color, not the bird. Stanford was known as the Indians from 1930 to 1972. In 1981, they officially changed to the Cardinal. Their unofficial mascot (or symbol) is a redwood tree.
Which mascot represents the most U.S. college and university athletic teams?
While each of these mascots is very popular, more than 50 schools have the Eagles as their mascot. And at least another 15 call themselves the Golden Eagles.
Which school is known as the Thundering Herd?
On Jan. 5, 1965, Marshall University students voted to name their sports teams the Thundering Herd. The nickname replaced previous mascots such as the Rams, the Judges, the Big Green and the Boogercats. (Yeah, we said Boogercats.)
Which school’s mascot does not include some kind of color?
UNLV is the Runnin Rebels. Alabama is the Crimson Tide, Tulane is the Green Wave and Duke is the Blue Devils.
The University of Indiana calls themselves the Hoosiers. So exactly what is a Hoosier?
While several anecdotal theories claim to explain the origin of the word, nobody really knows what it means or where it came from. Since it was adopted by the University of Indiana, hoosier has come to mean a resident of the state of Indiana.
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What’s the harm in a football team name? It’s not being negative about it, so why take it down? It’s just a color of skin like he’s white, he’s black, it’s a fact not a joke.
I don’t think that it is a bad racial name because no one thought it was bad until now.
I believe that the term ” redskin ” may be offensive to some. Although It is an honerary term to some. My first reaction to the segment on channel one was: if you are offended by the term ” redskin “, more people are honored that offended, you may as well move to a different district.
I don’t think they should change it. One it is cost efficient ,and two The Redskins is not racial. Look at the Washington Redskins are they all Redskins, NO
The Redskins name is not rasis and we should keep it
The Redskins name is not rasis its just a name and we should keep it
I think the redskins is just a name why don’t we keep it