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What's in a mascot?

Posted by Trish18 on Feb 9, 2007 5:06:23 PM

Meredith College announced that it is looking for a new mascot. Meredith adopted the angel as its mascot in 1980, but the all-women's college has decided to toughen up and go in a new direction.

 

"I love the history of angels," said Meredith Roberson, captain of the tennis team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. "But our sports are so up-and-coming...we need something more competitive."

 

Having competed against many different schools and a variety of mascots, I know how important they can be to their communities. I've always been interested in the history behind why a certain team or school acquired their mascot. I did a little research to come up with some of the more unique mascots in sports that I believe are worth sharing:

 

  • UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

  • Freeport Pretzels

  • Lansing Lugnuts

  • Toledo Mud Hens

  • Albuquerque Isotopes

  • Savannah Sandgnats

  • Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

 

What's the most unique team name you have heard of or encountered, from any level, in your sports experience?

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