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College Sports Nicknames I
Please enjoy this nickname quiz covering the gamut of American collegiate athletics.
#1 Which of the following is NOT an actual nickname of an athletic program?
These are all real names.
#2 The nickname for Xavier University (in Ohio) is the "X-Men".
#3 The nickname of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice athletic teams is the "Bloodhounds".
#4 The University of Arkansas-Monticello men's teams are known as the "Boll Weevils".
#5 Fill in the blank: The ______________ "Big Red".
2 words, 17 letters. There are 3 alternate answers.
#6 Everybody knows about the "Fighting Irish" of Notre Dame. But which of the following Midwest Conference teams is known as the "Flying Scots"?
St. Norbert College
Lake Forest College
#7 Almost everybody knows of the Army "Black Knights", Naval Academy "Midshipmen", and the Air Force "Falcons", but which of the following nicknames represents the United States Coast Guard Academy?
#8 Which of the following universities has an athletic program known as the "Poets"?
The College of New Jersey
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
#9 Saint Louis University athletic teams are known by the nickname "The Billikens", and they are the only university with that nickname. So what exactly is a Billiken?
A symbol of good luck
A nonsensical word, like "Jabberwocky"
The name of a minor Norse god
Something created by two men named William and Kenneth
None of the above
#10 Which of the following schools named after Saints does NOT have their athletic team named the "Saints"?
Saint Lawrence University
College of Saint Scholastica
Saint Martin's University
Saint Francis College (NY)
Nice try: They're all the "Saints"
#11 Which of these universities has the nickname, "The Keelhaulers" for their athletic teams?
State University of New York-Maritime
Lake Superior State University
California Maritime Academy
Maine Maritime Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
#12 North Carolina Wesleyan College and Ohio Wesleyan University are both known as the ___________________.
2 words, 15 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
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