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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: 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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COOL-NAMED TEAM: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO

Northwestern Ohio RacersUNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO RACERS

Location: Lima, OH

Division: NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

Conference Affiliation: American Mideast Conference

Comment: Plenty of people love the NASCAR feel of the Racers’ logo! UNOH – Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CANKDESKA CIKANA COLLEGE

Cankdeska Cikana Comm Coll C4CANKDESKA CIKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

Team Name: “C-4”

Location: Fort Totten, ND

Division: AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Commission)

Comment:  How terrific is that team nickname? Yes, the nickname refers to the four C’s in the institution’s full name. But … Continue reading

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COOL NAMED SPORTS TEAM: TOHONO O’ODHAM COLLEGE

Tohono O'odham JegosTOHONO O’ODHAM COLLEGE JEGOS

Location: Sells, AZ

Division: NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)

Comment: The team name is pronounced “Jug-ohs” despite the way it may seem. That is how the word is pronounced in the Native American language of the Tohono O’odham people. What are Jegos? Here is an answer in the words of the folks at Tohono O’odham College: Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CUMBERLAND U’s NEW NAME

CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY PHOENIX

Cumberland University Phoenix logo

Location: Lebanon, TN

Division: NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

Conference Affiliation: Mid-South Conference

Comment: GOOD FOR CUMBERLAND U! Balladeer’s Blog frequently points out the enormous number of college sports teams who go by the overused names Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs and Wildcats. Cumberland just changed their team names from the Bulldogs to the Phoenix and unveiled their terrific new logo as well! Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: JEFFERSON COLLEGE

Jefferson CannoneersJEFFERSON COLLEGE CANNONEERS

Location: Watertown, NY

Division: NJCAA

Conference Affiliation: Mid-State Athletic Conference

Comment: How can any man, woman or child NOT like a name as cool and original as the Cannoneers? Plus their logo features a cartoon cannon that looks ready to sing Be Our Guest at any moment! Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CONVERSE COLLEGE

CONVERSE COLLEGE VALKYRIES

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Division: NCAA Division 2

Conference Affiliation: Conference Carolinas

Comment: As we’ve seen I’m a sucker for team nicknames that combine my passion for college sports with my passion for mythology so this institution’s teams were a natural for this blog!  Continue reading

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