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Old 10-26-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Many college mascot names are inspired by an animal of some sort, or maybe an icon of success or history or geography. And some team names are inspired by, well, something a bit more subdued. Here in California we have a few good ones - our local stars are the University of California Irvine Anteaters. In northern Cal you can cheer for the famous University of California Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. What are the odd or weird team or mascot names from your area?
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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I think "Hoya's" is the strangest team name, such as the one for georgetown!
I dont even think you wanna know what that means.. were i come from..
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I love the Banana Slugs.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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I've always liked the Pittsburg State (Kansas) Gorillas.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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The Syracuse Orange.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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Friendship University of Central Kansas.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Ole Miss is interesting.

The name was derived not from Mississippi, but as a respectful term that black slaves would use to describe the wife of their plantation owner.

Throughout the years people have brought up changing it since it has roots in racism and slavery, but so far it's stuck.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Scottsdale Community College are the Fighting Artichokes
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Stanford Cardinal are named for a shade of red
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Evergreen State College Geoducks. Bet you can't guess what that is!
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