August 04, 2003

Go, Nads!: College athletic teams' nicknames, including the Rhode Island School of Design Nads.
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posted by kirkaracha to culture at 03:59 PM - 7 comments

I was a Connecticut College Camel. We were one big camelly family.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:57 PM on August 04, 2003

wow, I lived right near College of Notre Dame for 2 years and never knew their nickname... Argonauts. Cool.

posted by Bernreuther at 06:30 PM on August 04, 2003

Former Saluki here, of bracket-whackin' Southern Illinois (at Carbondale). We're proud to do it doggie style!

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:55 PM on August 04, 2003

Another Camel here. A mean, drunk camel. My favorite: Battlin' Beavers --- Blackburn College (Carlinville, Illinois)

posted by 86 at 10:39 PM on August 04, 2003

I always thought UC Santa Cruz's nickname was the most appropriate: Banana Slugs. We (I was a Mustang, of the California Polytechnic variety - I know, boring) always thought of the UCSC types as dopehead slugs. When I first started college they were the Sea Lions, then they had a campus election and changed it. The running joke was they had to because no one had ever seen a stoned Sea Lion. What can I say, even our jokes were boring.

posted by kloeprich at 01:48 AM on August 05, 2003

No kidding kloeprich, I'm a recently graduated Cal Poly Mustang! The mascot (like the school and city) is nice but boring.

posted by dusted at 02:19 AM on August 05, 2003

HA HA! I went to RISD... The Nads were a pickup hockey team comprised of students, professors, janitors and the like. During games against the local culinary school, Johnson and Wales, we would yell "Time to make the donuts" at them while we were called art fags... Good times.

posted by machaus at 11:04 PM on August 05, 2003

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