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Old 06-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Originally Posted by Canes2006Champs View Post
I tend to call Oklahoma State "Okie State" as cheesy as that may sound, but I'm sure I'm not the only one. Apparently many Oklahomans call themselves "Okies" anyway so I guess it makes sense.

I don't know how Razorback/Aggie fans feel but I see Arkansas called "Arky" a lot on message boards and Texas A&M as "Tamu".

Nationally UNC is "Carolina, however in South Carolina USC is "Carolina" and UNC is simply UNC.

I guess Oregon State would have to be something like "Ore State" to make it stand out a little more from being just another OSU. Somehow I have a feeling someone has already done this but I don't know/hear enough about Oregon State to know.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by Canes2006Champs View Post
On ESPN telecasts I think South Carolina is "SCAR". I've noticed that and "SC" on message boards.

It's actually kind of funny because U of South Carolina was founded in 1801 and U of Southern California was founded in 1880. But since obviously Southern Cal has more recognition, it's nationally known as "USC" even though South Carolina had it first. I can't speak for all of them but I know some South Carolina alumni and what I can gather, they really don't care about being "The other Carolina/USC", but there are times it does bother them a little, like last seasons football opener vs. UNC.
It was founded as South Carolina College, so they actually didn't have "USC" first. I believe they did not become the University of South Carolina until 1906. That would make Southern California the original USC.

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