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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:21 PM
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What was/is your university's mascot?
UW Marinette (A.A forthcoming) The Buccaneers

UW Stevens Point (Where I will be transferring) The Pointers.

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Shananigans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:23 PM
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1. Bucky the BEAVER...
Yes folks, you heard me right. Bucky the ferocious Beaver was my college mascot. (See Avatar image) DEAL WITH IT! :)

Lovya!

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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:24 PM
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2. And we all know....
Edited on Mon May-17-04 10:26 PM by JonathanChance
There'll always be a fun time when the Trojans face the Beavers!

(Obligatory immature comment! :P)
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:24 PM
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3. A gopher
"Goldie" When I was at the University of Minnesota (many years ago) it was decided that Goldie had to be redesigned to look tougher... How do you make a gopher look tough? I thought they might have him foam at the mouth - give him that rabid look. Instead, he looks like he's on sterioids.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 02:05 AM
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48. Gophers that look like chipmunks, unite! (nt)
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:50 PM
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69. and hockey uniforms with a big stupid M on them
sorry... UND fan ;)
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:25 PM
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4. the Toledo Rockets!
Our mascot, who until 2000 was someone dressed like *an actual rocket* got a lot of jokes about being a phallic symbol.

In 2000, the mascot morphed into more of a spaceman. Still pretty goofy.

Now I'm at UMass; we're the Minutemen.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:18 PM
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51. Sorry can't resist ...... the ........... urge
Don't broadcast that around you will never get a date.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:29 PM
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5. West Virginia University Mountaineers!
Go Eers!!!

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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:25 PM
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79. Mountaineer kick!
How 'bout them 'Eers!

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k in IA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:31 PM
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6. Herky the Hawkeye.
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:32 PM
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7. Gators
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neoteric lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:33 PM
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10. you a current or past gator?
Orange.....



blue!
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:40 PM
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Current.
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neoteric lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:41 PM
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20. cool
taking two Summer C classes right now.... soooo boring :)
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:43 PM
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22. LOL (nt).
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neoteric lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:32 PM
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8. University of Florida Gators

Albert
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 06:14 PM
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92. GO GATORS!
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:51 AM
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101. Alby!
:)
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:32 PM
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9. Washington Huskies
Edited on Mon May-17-04 10:33 PM by flamingyouth
It's harder to push them over the lines than pass the Dardanelles.
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 09:33 AM
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106. Bloomsburg University Huskies
PA State System college.

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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:33 PM
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11. Penn State Nittany Lions.
But my high school mascot was a canary. William Allen Canaries. The female sports teams were the Chicks (ugh!). The other high schools in the city were the Huskies and the Vikings.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:33 PM
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12. Some sort of bird named Maud
for the McMaster Marauders. I think it was supposed to be an eagle, looked more like a pidgeon. Tasted like chicken.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:34 PM
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13. Clarion University Golden Eagles
A little more dignified than my high school mascot, the Fighting Quakers
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GoBucksBeatBush Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:36 PM
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15. isn't a fighting quaker a contradiction in terms?
n/t
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:40 PM
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18. Yo betcha-
Which made all the more embarrassing.
It was bad enough our mascot was the quaker oats guy (as well as the old Patriots logo).
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GoBucksBeatBush Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:35 PM
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14. first i was...
an smsu bear. then a goshen college maple leaf (we're gramatically incorrect...the maple leafs, except that it should be leaves, no?)...now a buckeye. no reference needed on that one... :-)


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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:36 PM
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16. Rooooooccck Chaaaaalllllk Jayhaaaaaaaaaawk!
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:46 PM
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25. ODU Monarchs
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:38 PM
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17. Fight Raiders Fight!
Yup, I started out a Texas Tech Red Raider.

Then I was an East Texas State University Lion.

Then a Texas Longhorn for grad school.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:40 PM
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19. Ha!!! a freakin' chicken.
Carolina Gamecocks. USC.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:42 PM
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21. Washburn Ichibods!
Yup, like in Ichibod Crane.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 03:53 PM
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49. Getoutttahea.... I was an Ichabod for a year before switching to
KU...

I did not know you graced 17th street!
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voice of reason Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:43 PM
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23. GO DUCKS!
ya baby.

v.o.r.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:57 AM
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47. FIGHTING Ducks
Let's get it right. ;)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:45 PM
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24. We were the Beavers. And yes, it was mostly girls at that school.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:48 PM
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26. we were, like, a color -- Crimson -- not a thing
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:48 PM
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27. Let's see...
Cornell - no mascot whatsoever
UC Santa Barbara - a "Goucho" (wtf??)
Stanford (didn't attend, but lived nearby for a while) - A friggin tree!

I feel so deprived...
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:51 PM
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29. hey, Cornell is THE BIG RED (and you got a bear thing going, too)
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:50 PM
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28. a rambler, i guess.....
seeing as my college's basketball team was the ramblers.

guess where i went to school.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:52 PM
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30. Nashville???
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:54 PM
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32. nope
nt
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:54 PM
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33. Just a joke (Nash Rambler, get it?).... you went to Loyola
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:02 PM
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36. that one went over me
Edited on Mon May-17-04 11:07 PM by flush_bush
sorry.

but, yeah, loyola is correct. they went to the tournament one year when i was there and got beat by georgetown.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:04 PM
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37. right, I know all the mascots because of sports! At least you got beat....
by other Jesuit minions (I went to a Jesuit high school meself)
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:11 PM
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39. cool
yeah, ewing had a bad first half and i think we were a point up at the half. ewing was tough in the second half.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:12 PM
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40. Ewing went to high school in the town where I went to college
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:52 PM
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31. Butler County Community College (Kansas) Grizzlies
Then Wichita State Wheatshockers (commonly known as "Shockers")

Now I'm a Pitt Panther!
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 10:58 PM
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34. Brahma Bulls.
No, really.

High School was the Caviliers.

Jr. High was 49rs.

Catholic School was the Vikings.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:01 PM
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35. Pfeiffer Falcons


Pfeiffer University (was Pfeiffer College when I was there)
Misenheimer, NC
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dpt223 Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:08 PM
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38. terrapins
go terps
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:27 PM
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41. The Leathernecks
of Western Illinois University


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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-04 11:29 PM
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42. A Locomotive.
Boiler UP!
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:33 PM
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60. Me, too.
I'm surprised there are actually 3 people who are Democrats that responded. I surmise that we comprise the entirety of the Democratic Party alumni from that university... :)
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 12:27 AM
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43. Golden Bears ...
of the most famous liberal (radical?) university in the country.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:38 AM
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44. Boilermaker, like BiggJawn.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:39 AM
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45. Traveler the thwarted white horse
In my '80s era at USC he had room to roll, a full lap around the Coliseum and its historic Olympic track. Now they have shamelessly eliminated the track, chopped the seating capacity by a third and poor Traveler is allowed about 50 yards before turning around.

The USC band director, Dr. Arthur Bartner, must think he gets paid by the number of times we play Conquest. In the last two years, at least it's once again appropriate.
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:53 PM
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86. Words to "Conquest?"
"Yes, this is the only song we know
So we play it loud and slow
Very loud and slow"



Former Bruin, then a Trojan, now a Cougar
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 11:56 PM
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94. Wasn't RE Lee's horse named Traveller?
Odd choice of names for a state that was only peripherially involved in the war.
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 01:49 AM
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46. Salukis
Southern Illinois University
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:01 PM
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50. The mascot? A border collie named Reveille.
http://sports.tamu.edu/index_full.php?pageID=229&CAT=TR...



I'm a graduate of Texas A&M - The Fightin' Texas Aggies! :P
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:26 PM
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54. Gig'Em
:thumbsup:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:31 PM
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56. Good Bull!
:thumbsup:
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:20 PM
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52. My College's mascot was named after a horse thief
Edited on Tue May-18-04 04:29 PM by texas1928
Sam Maverick. go UTA

Edit on Missed used words. SHEEESH you could never tell I went to college or even less Gradiated from HI SkUL.
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adriennel Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:20 PM
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53. Wolverines, please check in!
University of Michigan

btw, there are no wolverines in MI. but Hugh Jackman is sexy.
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twistedliberal Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:29 PM
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55. University of North Dakota......
"Fighting Sioux."

:grr: :grr: :grr:
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:49 PM
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67. UND here too. And people think it's not racist!
current logo:


old logo:


couldn't find a picture of the logo before that, but he's Ed Belfour wearing it:

(almost?) the same as the chicago blackhawks



information about the stuggle to get it changed:
http://www.und.edu/org/bridges/main.html
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 06:05 PM
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89. Eddie Belfour's first professional job was here in Saginaw
And he still lives near Freeland, about 10 miles from here.
John
Darren Pang started here, too -- but I don't know what college he went to.
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:31 PM
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57. Wlidcats
the University of Arizona kind....
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:31 PM
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58. The Bruins
Edited on Tue May-18-04 04:39 PM by Richardo
...of good ol' UCLA.

But we were the old-school, laid-back, friendly, '70s Bruins:

Not the new, edgy, in-your-face Bruins:

Now really, be honest. Isn't the 70s vintage much better?
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:56 PM
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88. What years?
I was there from 78-82, then again from 84-87. I remember the cuddly "Joe and Josephine" Bruins too.

I think the newest incarnation is even meaner looking than the one you have there. No smile.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 06:05 PM
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90. Just missed you - 1974-78.
Edited on Tue May-18-04 06:06 PM by Richardo
Hey, maybe you got my room! Fourth floor? Hedrick Hall? :)
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lolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 06:11 PM
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91. No, didn't make it to the top of the Hill
I was halfway up, in "Reiber"--yes, the one the Sproulers yelled "Reeeee---brrrr" at all night long.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 06:15 PM
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93. Pffffft! LOL, I forgot all about that....
Poor lowly Sproulistas... :D

Ah, you gave me a good laugh. Thanks :thumbsup:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:32 PM
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59. bobcat
nyu
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:34 PM
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61. not university, but L.A. Baptist College: Mustangs
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Shrek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:36 PM
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62. Bill the Goat

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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 08:48 PM
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111. No wonder you have the user name you have!
:hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:38 PM
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63. Let's see:Ferrum Panthers, CNU Pilots, U.MD. Terrapins, VCU Rams
Edited on Tue May-18-04 04:39 PM by underpants
The Maryland was really Maryland-Europe (Army)

ON EDIT-CNU is Christopher Newport University it was still a College (offshoot of Wm.&Mary) when I went there, they have dorms and a football team now.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:40 PM
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64. The "Crimson". Alabama later copped this and it became
"Crimson Tide" for them which I think is much cooler.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:55 PM
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73. and what was your Crimson?
see post #26 above
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:16 PM
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76. I only know of one, Harvard Crimson, same as yours, prolly. n/t
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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:41 PM
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65. UTSA Roadrunners
Univ of Texas San Antonio


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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:46 PM
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66. er, that'd be your White Mule
Edited on Tue May-18-04 04:47 PM by northzax

named since round about 1923, the last time Colby had a decent football team, they kept upsetting people, so they couldn't be the dark horses any more. really.

now I'm a Blue Jay.

of course, in high school I was a Garroulous Pine, so what're you going to do?
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TN al Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:50 PM
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68. Hmmm I don't think we had one
When I was there they were the Redmen and afterwards they changed to the Storm and no I am not talking about St. John's. I don't remember a mascot. Maybe an Iowa DUer could help me out with what it is now?

For my graduate degree it was a commodore. Anyone care to guess where that was?
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:53 PM
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71. Vandy, I assume
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:53 PM
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72. Simpson College and Vanderbilt
:shrug:
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TN al Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:03 PM
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74. Simpson and Vanderbilt...
...asking about Vandy was sort of a rhetorical question, I mean who else is a commodore? Am I right about Simpson, they don't have a mascot, do they.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 08:52 AM
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103. Listed HERE still as the Storm
http://www.smargon.net/nicknames/#S

Which I must say is better than the Rosemont College "Rosemonsters"

http://www.smargon.net/nicknames/#R
Rosemonsters ---
o Rosemont College (Rosemont, Pennsylania)
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Catholic Sensation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 04:52 PM
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70. a stupid looking wolf
nc state
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kitkatrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:09 PM
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75. Howard Bison.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I'm a large hulking, stampeding animal? :shrug:
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:19 PM
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77. Gators ... but not what you think!
Allegheny Gators!
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:23 PM
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78. Any Blue Hens on the board?
University of Delaware.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:39 PM
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83. Attendee only....
I spent one year at Delaware before I was asked if I may want to pursue my academic studies elsewhere.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:25 PM
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80. It was the Redskins...now the RedHawks.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:28 PM
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81. Peruna the Mustang
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:32 PM
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82. We were the Siwash
Which was a derogatory term applied to native americans (bastardized french sauvage). There was no mascot, no symbol apart from the bell tower of our "Old Main" building. Now, Knox College sports teams are referred to as "Prarie Fire" I suppose owing to our biology department's having a huge burn every spring.
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:47 PM
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84. Central Michigan University doesn't have a mascot
The school teams are called the Chippewas, thus we obviously wouldn't use a mascot.
John
Famous CMUers include Dick Enberg, Tom Tresh, Dan Roundfield and Thunder Dan Majerle.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:50 PM
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85. Greyhounds
Used to be in the NAIA (I think) Lone Star Conference. Have no idea now. I don't keep up with them much.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-04 05:53 PM
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87. First Chief Osceola (FSU)
Then the KNIGHTS OF PEGASUS (now known just as the knights) Of University of Central Florida.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:08 AM
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95. I don't remember having one
I don't think my older son did either.

My younger son's is some sort of clam called -- I'll come up with it any minute now -- aha, a Geoduck.

And here's a highly informative Geoduck FAQ page I just found:

Q: How do you pronounce 'geoduck'?

A: OK, so maybe people haven't been asking this, but they're almost certainly getting it all wrong, so you have to read this one anyway, and read it first.

The proper way to pronounce the word is "gooey-duck", not "gee-oh-duck". Unlike learning the proper way to pronounce words such as "Cthulhu" and "YHWH", this admittedly does not entail risk to your mortal soul. Nevertheless, if you one day happen to fall into a conversation with a group of geoduck aficionados, you don't want to instantly reveal yourself to be a clueless newbie outsider, now do you?

The word is also sometimes spelled 'goeduck', but only by people who don't know any better.

http://www.olywa.net/cook/faq.htm

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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:22 AM
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96. a piece of fruit
yup ... a big old orange ...

talk about instilling fear in the hearts of opposing teams ...
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:29 AM
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97. Rice owl
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:31 AM
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98. The Blue Hose
Edited on Wed May-19-04 12:39 AM by Stuckinthebush
No lie.

Presbyterian College Blue Hose. Goooooo Hose!

The mascot was a Scottish dude in a kilt with blue socks.


It was always comical when we would play basketball against one of our rivals, the Wofford Terriers. Which mascot was the dorkiest?

We also played sports against the Erskine Flying Fleet. I never really understood that one.

On edit...I had to give you the fight song (cue music):

On, on PC!
To vic-to-ry!
Garnet and Blue,
Oh we love you in everything you do..PRESBYTERIAN!

Spirts are high!
Never say die!
For if we win or if we lose
We'll still love you PC Blue
Go Hose, Go Blue!


Why in god's name do I still have that in my head? It's sitting there with the theme song to The Courtship of Eddie's Father. Why do we keep these things in our heads?


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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:32 AM
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99. Geoducks!! Go Geoducks!!
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x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:50 AM
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100. Brutus Buckeye..
of THE Ohio State University
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Angelus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 12:57 AM
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102. A cougar.
For the Morris Cougars.

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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 08:58 AM
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104. no such thing (TU Berlin)
We don't have a Mascot. Mainly because there are no college sports like in the US.

The closest thing we have is Marvin, a flying robot; it won several important awards before European universities got excluded from US competitions.




(Main Campus with Marvin and Tubsat)
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 09:06 AM
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105. The mighty Yellowjacket. Flower, the dandelion.
As you can guess, it wasn't a school that emphasized the sports program.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 09:46 AM
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107. Buzz


The pic says it all. :thumbsup:
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 02:26 PM
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108. The NDSU Bison
Here's "Thundar"

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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 02:47 PM
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109. Western Michigan University Broncos
We had a horse at all the football games.

Our colors were brown and yellow, or as my brother always said "poop and pee".
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MSU Dem Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-04 02:59 PM
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110. Sparty!


Go Green!
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