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COOL-NAMED TEAM: BISMARCK STATE

BISMARCK STATE MYSTICS

Bismarck State Mystics

Location: Bismarck, ND

Division: NJCAA

Comment: Now THIS is what I’m talking about! With this institution’s teams you can tie in Otto Von Bismarck, Harry Potter or any other fictional magicians you prefer to use. Continue reading

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COOLEST WNBA TEAM NAMES

With the WNBA season coming up what better time for a look at the coolest team names in the league’s history. This list will include franchises that folded along with teams that are still active.

Comets

Comets

12. HOUSTON COMETS

Established: 1997

Comment: The Comets were one of the Original Eight WNBA franchises and were the league’s very first dynasty. The Comets won the WNBA championship for the first four years of the league’s existence. To put that in perspective not even the NBA’s Jordan/Pippin Bulls or Kobe/Shaq Lakers were able to win four titles in a row.

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Sparks

Sparks

11. LOS ANGELES SPARKS

Established: 1997

Comment: Another Original Eight franchise, the Sparks labored in the shadow of the Houston Comets for years. In 2001 the Sparks seized the opportunity to unseat the Comets as Western Conference Champions and went on to win the 2001 and 2002 WNBA titles. High-profile University of Tennessee player Candace Parker joined the Sparks for the 2008 season. Continue reading

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SAINT CLAIR COUNTY COLLEGE: COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAMS

Saint Clair College SkippersSAINT CLAIR COUNTY COLLEGE SKIPPERS

Location: Port Huron, MI

Division: NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)

Comment: You can insert your own Gilligan’s Island comment if you like, but I find the nickname Skippers to be Continue reading

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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 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 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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