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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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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: ALVERNO COLLEGE

alverno

ALVERNO COLLEGE INFERNO

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: Northern Athletics Conference

Comment: There is absolutely no truth to the stories that Alverno’s teams used to be called The Disco Inferno and had a character in a Saturday Night Fever outfit as a mascot.

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COOL NAMED SPORTS TEAM: OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Oglala Lakota College Brave HeartsOGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE BRAVE HEARTS

Location: Kyle, SD

Division: AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium)

Comment: Oglala Lakota College was chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council in 1971. Continue reading

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COOL NAMED SPORTS TEAM: RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE

RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE MIGIZI

Red Lake Nation College MigiziLocation: Red Lake, MN 

Division: AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium)

Comment: Red Lake Nation College’s mascot animal for their sports teams is the Migizi (Bald Eagle). Not only that, but: Continue reading

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COOL NAMED SPORTS TEAM: NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

nebraska christian college parsonsNEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE PARSONS

Location: Papillion, NE

Division: Association of Christian College Athletics

Conference Affiliation: Midwest Christian College Conference

Comment: How can you not love a cool and nearly unique nickname like the Parsons? Continue reading

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