The year 2020 is going to be the year of Top 20 lists here at Balladeer’s Blog. Here we go with the 20 Coolest-Named College Sports Teams in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
WEBB INSTITUTE WEBBIES
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Comment: Sure, some people may have gone with Webslingers or even Webbslingers for this team but that would not be true to Webb Institute’s location and lore.
GREAT BAY COLLEGE HERONS
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Comment: Herons are similar to storks and ibises and dwell on every continent except Antarctica. Their coolness factor and obvious adaptability make them an ideal mascot for a college’s athletic teams!
PRATT INSTITUTE CANNONEERS
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: The team name Cannoneers all by itself would put Pratt Institute on this list but when you throw in that terrific logo at left it takes everything to the next level.
EAST/WEST UNIVERSITY PHANTOMS
Location: Chicago, IL
Comment: Goths and college sports fans alike can get behind the incredibly cool team name and logo for the Phantoms of East/West University! Continue reading
The year 2020 will be the year of plenty of Top Twenty lists here at Balladeer’s Blog. Here is yet another one:
CAL MARITIME KEELHAULERS
Location: Vallejo, CA
Comment: The name Keelhaulers may sound like a bar (“It’s Ladies’ Night at Keelhaulers!”) but that’s no problem since their mascot looks like he can definitely handle himself in rough company.
TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS
Location: Palos Heights, IL
Comment: No, their mascot isn’t a message board jerk provoking flame wars, it’s an old-school Troll like you’d find in fairy tales and myths.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE FIGHTING KOALAS
Location: Columbia, SC
Comment: Okay, koalas would be scary enough, but FIGHTING Koalas? Those babies will mess you up badly! Continue reading
FAULKNER STATE SUN CHIEFS
Location: Bay Minette, AL
Comment: This excellent institution was founded in 1965 and has additional campuses in Continue reading
College football season is just over a month away in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. To whet our appetites here’s a look at The Coolest Canadian College Football Teams.
Location: Montreal, QC
Comment: My Canadian readers tell me Carabins are a military unit which wields Carbines, making this name virtually unique.
OTTAWA GEE GEES
Location: Ottawa, ON
Comment: GG originally stood for “Garnet & Grey” so it was combined with Gee Gee, slang for a racehorse, hence the horse on the helmet.
Location: Wolfville, NS
Comment: The name Axemen still sounds cool, despite its use in the title of a few reality shows in recent years. Continue reading
Six new institutions will be joining the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) for the 2018-2019 season. Here they are in descending order of team name coolness:
Team Name: FLYING FLEET
Location: Due West, South Carolina
Team Name: GOLDEN TORNADOES
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE SOUND
Location: Dix Hills, NY
Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
Comment: Located on Long Island, Five Towns College was established in 1972 and has gained a reputation as a path to music-related careers in the entertainment industry. Continue reading
Thanksgiving Week continues! I’m sure we all remember how the Pilgrims of the 1600s fled England to escape persecution for their horribly malformed faces (see left).
William Bradford sought out Professor Charles Xavier and together the two men parted the waters of the Atlantic Ocean so that Puritan Mutants could make their Exodus and walk all the way to the New World.
Upon arrival, Xavier decided to lie and say that he and his fellow Pilgrims had reached Plymouth Rock. This was not true, of course, but even then Charles Xavier was a pathological liar. Continue reading