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College Nicknames

written by: Sailor
 
American colleges and universities have colorful nicknames. Take a chance and find out how many of them you can guess.

Question 1:


Which California University changed the mascot name for its athletic teams from "Indians" to "Cardinal?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


What is the "dog" nickname of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


The Vassar College used to have definitely feminine colors in its uniforms. Because of this fact, it was nicknamed what?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


Three of these school nicknames have been used to refer to Syracuse University. Name the odd one.
Orange Warriors
Saltine Warriors
Orangemen
Orange

Question 5:


The university of Chicago, founded in 1890, was known as the Maroons.
False
True

Question 6:


Name the wild animal that is arguably the most popular nickname used by US colleges and universities. Ask Princeton or Auburn, for example.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


The use of which college nickname was discontinued in 1996 because it was found offensive by Native Americans?
Tribe
Warriors
Redskins
Pow-Wow's

 


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