Page 4 of How unique is your school's nickname? Odds are, not very unique at all. Of the 280 KHSAA member schools, 27% have one of six nicknames. As you might ex... 60 comments | 5113 Views | Go to page 1 →
Aug 22, 19, 07:55 PM #46When we moved to Madisonville, I didn't think much about its nickname...especially when I found there was another "Maroons" (Pulaski County) on the other side of the state.
I did know that the University of Chicago (an original member of the Big Ten) was the Maroons and Mississippi State had been as well.
At a game in Clarksville, TN one night, their play-by-play guy asked, "What is a Maroon anyway." So I'll let Merriam-Webster take it from there.
Maroon | Definition of Maroon by Merriam-Webster
Dictionary by Merriam-Webster: America's most-trusted online dictionary › dictionary › maroon
Maroon definition is - a fugitive black slave of the West Indies and Guiana in the 17th and 18th centuries; also : a descendant of such a slave.Advertisement
Aug 22, 19, 08:29 PM #47EKU was the Maroons as well. While Pulaski uses a pirate mascot, I honestly think most of the original Maroons (Chicago, EKU, etc.) were called that simply due to school colors.
Aug 23, 19, 12:13 PM #48LCA played a team from Vincennes, IN that I though had an unique nickname
The Vincennes Lincoln Alices
One of the best programs in the country with an unique mascot is Lakeland (FL)
Aug 23, 19, 01:08 PM #49
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Aug 23, 19, 06:17 PM #50Cobden Appleknockers out of Southern Illinois.
There is also:
Aug 23, 19, 06:18 PM #51
Sep 11, 19, 01:14 PM #52I always thought there was more to the story of the Danville Ads getting their name...but apparently it was just a student vote, and somebody thought blue and white "seem to represent the navy", so they suggested "Admirals"...for a school in a city that doesn't have so much as a river within its city limits.
Welp.....that wouldn't have made for much of a Paul Harvey segment.
Sep 11, 19, 02:37 PM #53You would think that in today's world, "Indians" would not be a common nickname. However, this Friday night, "incorrectness" runs rampant! The Covington Holy Cross Indians will play the Cincinnati Country Day (OH) Indians in varsity football.
Sep 11, 19, 07:59 PM #54
DeSales Colts...West Jess too....but how many schools have Brown as a School color??
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Sep 11, 19, 09:47 PM #56
Love the Polar Bears. Never cared for the "colors" team names like the Maroons and Purples, but just my preference.
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There is a school in Illinois called the Effingham Flaming Hearts. Would have hated to have gone to school there.
Sep 11, 19, 10:12 PM #57
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You can modify originals and it become legal.
The number of modifications? I have no idea. I just know that to be true.
Mar 23, 20, 09:28 AM #58The Williamsport High School "Millionaires" out of Williamsport, PA.
Mar 23, 20, 09:36 AM #59The Yuma High School "Criminals" out of Yuma, AZ.
Around the turn of the 20th century they had to temporarily use the former Yuma Territorial Prison (think "3:10 to Yuma") to hold classes in after their original building burnt down and that got them the nickname.
Mar 23, 20, 09:55 AM #60I always appreciated the sense of humor displayed by Poca High School in West Virginia.