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
Toledo Mud Hens
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?