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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: ACADEMY OF ART

ACADEMY OF ART URBAN KNIGHTS

Location: San Francisco, CA

Division: NCAA Division Two

Conference Affiliation: Pacific West Conference

Comment: You’d expect an academy of art to have an incredibly eye-catching logo like this but this institution takes things to the Nth degree by also having an unbelievably cool nickname for its sports teams.

Bonus: I was torn between which Urban Knights logo to use so I’ll just go ahead and use both. Behold: Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: VERMILION COLLEGE

VERMILION COLLEGE IRONMEN

Vermilion Ironmen logo

 

Location: Ely, MN 

Division: NJCAA

Comment: There are so many ways we could go here. We could do a Black Sabbath reference (and I’m betting that Iron Man is performed ad nauseum by their marching band) or maybe a Marvel Comics superhero reference. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: OHIO STATE AT MARION

 OHIO STATE-MARION SCARLET WAVE

Location: Marion, OH

Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

Comment: The Scarlet Wave is a nickname every bit as cool as The Crimson Tide and The Green Wave. You can’t go wrong with names like this for sports teams as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been saying for years that when Syracuse changed their team’s names from The Orangemen to The Orange that they’d have been better off going with something like … Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: PURDUE UNIVERSITY AT CALUMET

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET PEREGRINES

Location: Hammond, IN

Division: NAIA

Conference Affiliation: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Comment: Peregrine Falcons are noted for their speed and the people of Peregrine Nation (See what I did there?) know that Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: LANDMARK COLLEGE

 

Landmark College LandsharksLANDMARK COLLEGE LANDSHARKS

 Location: Putney, VT

Comment: “This was no boating accident!”

What’s not to love about a Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: VANCE-GRANVILLE COLLEGE

Vance Granville VanguardsVANCE-GRANVILLE COLLEGE VANGUARDS

Location: Henderson, NC

Division: NJCAA

Comment: Kudos to the folks at this institution for showing some creativity with the name of their sports teams! The Vanguards definitely stand out and their logo is very, very eye-catching! Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: MILWAUKEE TECH

Milwaukee Tech StormersMILWAUKEE TECH STORMERS

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Division: NJCAA

Conference Affiliation: North Central College Conference

Comment: Milwaukee Area Technical College is an outstanding institution with a name for being a pathway to long and prosperous careers. Continue reading

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