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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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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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FOUR NEW COLLEGE TEAMS JOIN THE NAIA

The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) now has 252 member institutions. Four new college teams have been approved for membership:

Virgin Islands BuccaneersTHE UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

Team Name: BUCCANEERS

Locations: St Croix, St John and St Thomas 

Established: 1962

Crowley's Ridge College PioneersCROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE

Team Name: PIONEERS

Location: Paragould, AR 

Established: 1964

Silver Lake College Lakers NEWSILVER LAKE COLLEGE

Team Name: LAKERS

Location: Manitowoc, WI

Established: 1935 Continue reading

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