List Of College Sports Team Nicknames

Here follows a list of college sports team nicknames.

These are the general, collective nicknames that various colleges and universities' athletic teams compete under. For specific names of live or costumed mascots, see List of U.S. college mascots.

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49ers

A

Aggies

Aigles Bleu (Blue Eagles)

Ambassadors

AMCats

Anchormen

Angels

Anteaters

Antelopes

See also Lopers.

Apaches

Archers

Argonauts

Arrows

Artichokes

Athenas

Athenians

Axemen and Axewomen

Auggies

Avengers

Aztecs

B

Badgers

Bald Eagles

Banana Slugs

Bantams

Barons

Battlers

Battlin' Beavers

Battling Bishops

Beacons

Bearcats

Bearkats

Bears

Beavers

Bees

Belles

Bengals

Big Blue

Big Blues

Big Green

Big Red

Billikens

Bishops

Bison

Bisons

Black Bears

Blackbirds

Black Knights

Black Squirrels

Blazers

Bloodhounds

Blue and variants

Blue Angels

Blueboys and Lady Blues

Blue Demons

Blue Devils

Blue Dragons

Blue Hawks

Blue Hens

Blue Hose

Blue Jays

See also Bluejays.

Blue Knights

Blue Raiders

Blue Streaks

Blue Tigers

Blue Wave

Bluejays

Blues

Bluewave

Blugolds

Bobcats

Boilermakers

Boll Weevils

Bombers

Bonnies

Boxers

Braves

Brewers

Bridges

Britons

Broncbusters

Bronchos

Broncos

Broncs

Bruins

Buccaneers

Buckeyes

Bucks

Buffaloes

Builders

Bulldogs

Bullets

Bulls

C

Cadets

Caimans

Camels

Cannoneers

Capers

Captains

Carabins

Cardinal

Cardinals

Cascades

Catamounts

Cavaliers

Celtics

Celts

Centaurs

Chanticleers

Chaparrals

Chargers

Chippewas

Choctaws

Citadins

Claim Jumpers

Clan

Clippers

Cobbers

Cobras

Colonials

Colonels

Comets

Commodores

Continentals

Conquerors

Conquistadors

Cornhuskers

Corsairs

Cotton Blossoms

Cougars

Cowboys

Coyotes

Crimson

Crimson Hawks

Crimson Storm

Crimson Tide

Crusaders

Cyclones

D

Deacons

Defenders

Delta Devils

Demon Deacons

Demons

Devilettes

Devils

Diplomats

Dinos

Dolphins

Dons

Dragons

Drovers

Ducks

Duhawks

Dukes

DustDevils

Dutch

Dutchmen

E

Eagles

Engineers

Ephs

Eutectics

Evangels

Excalibur

Explorers

Express

F

Falcons

Fighters

Fightin' Engineers

Fighting Camels

Fighting Christians

  • Elon (longtime, original mascot)

Fighting Hawks

Fighting Illini

Fighting Irish

Fighting Knights

Fighting Muskies

Fighting Pickles

Fighting Saints

Fighting Scots

Fighting Tigers

Fire

Fire Ants

Firebirds

  • D.C. (Washington, D.C.)

Flames

Flyers

Flying Dutchmen

Flying Fleet

Fords

Foresters

Friars

Frogs

Fury

G

Gaels

Gaiters

Gamecocks

Gators

Gauchos

Geckos

Gee-Gees

Geese

Generals

Gentlemen

Geoducks

Giants

Gila Monsters

Gladiators

Golden Bears

Golden Bulls

Golden Eagles

Golden Flashes

Golden Flyers

Golden Gaels

Golden Gophers

Grenadiers

Golden Griffins

Golden Grizzlies

Golden Hawks

Golden Hurricane

Golden Knights

Golden Lions

Gold Nuggets

Golden Rams

Gold Rush

Golden Seals

Golden Suns

Golden Tigers

Golden Tornadoes

Gophers

Gorillas

Gorloks

Gothic Knights

Governors

Great Danes

Great Lakers

Green Knights

Green Terror

Green Wave

Greyhounds

Griffins

Griffons

Grizzlies

Gryphons

Gulls

Gusties

Gyrenes

H

Harriers

Hardrockers

Harvesters

Hatters

Hawkeyes

Hawks

Heat

Herons

Highlanders

Hillcats

Hilltoppers

Hokies

Hoosiers

Horned Frogs

Hornets

Hoyas

Humpback Whales

Hurricanes

Huskies

Hustlin' Owls

I

Ice Dogs

Ichabods

Indians

Inferno

Ironmen

Islanders

J

Jackrabbits

Jaguars

Jaspers

Javelinas

Jayhawks

Jennies

Jets

Jimmies

Johnnies

Judges

Jumbos

K

Kaisers

Kangaroos

Koalas

Keelhaulers

Keydets

Kingsmen

Knights

Kohawks[7]

Kougars

L

Ladies

Lady Blues

Lady Griz

Lady Lions

Lady Macs

Lady Raiders

Lady Reds

Lady Techsters

Lady Tigers

Ladyjacks

Lakers

Note: "Laker" can also be a term for a lake freighter, a ship designed and built for the Great Lakes trade. The two Michigan schools listed here explicitly use maritime imagery in their athletic branding--Grand Valley State's mascot is a caricatured maritime captain, and Lake Superior State's athletic logo prominently features an anchor.

Lakehawks

Lancers

Larks

Lasers

Lazers

Leathernecks

Lemmings

Leopards

Lightning

Lions

Little Giants

Little Johns

Llama

Lobos

Loggers

Longhorns

Lopers

Lords

Los Libros

Lumberjacks

LumberJacks

LumberJills

Lutes

Lynx

Lyons

M

Maccabees

Magic

Magicians

Majors

Mammoths

Manatees

Maple Leafs

Marauders

Mariners

Marlins

Maroons

Maroon Tigers

Mastodons

Matadors

Mavericks

Mean Green

Mechanics

Midshipmen

Mighty Macs

Mighty Oaks

Mighty Sabers

Miners

Minutemen and Minutewomen

Moccasins

Mocs

Monarchs

Monks

Moose

Moundbuilders

Mountain Cats

Mountaineers

Mountain Hawks

Mountain Lions

Mounties

Note: "Mounties" can refer to either the geographic feature or, in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mount Allison's nickname may possibly come from either source; U.S. schools would use the geographic feature.

Mudcats

Mules

Muleriders

Musketeers

Muskies

Mustangs

Mystics

N

Nads

Nanooks

Nighthawks

Nittany Lions

Nor'easters

Norse

Northern Lights

O

Oaks

Ocelots

Oilers

Fighting Okra

Oles

Olympians

Orange

Orediggers

Ospreys

Otters

Owls

P

Pacers

Paladins

Pandas

Panthers

Parsons

Patriotes

Patriots

Peacocks and Peahens

Penguins

Penmen

Phoenix

Pilots

Note: "Pilots" can refer to either the maritime or aeronautic profession. Portland and LSU-Shreveport's nicknames refer to the former, while Providence Seminary's refers to the latter.

Pioneers

Pipers

Pirates

Platypi

Poets

Pointers

Polar Bears

Pomeroys

Ponies

Prairie Fire

Prairie Wolves

Prairie Stars

Preachers

Presidents

Pride

Privateers

Profs

Pronghorns

Pumas

Purple Aces

Purple Eagles

Purple Knights

Purple Raiders

Q

Quakers

R

Racers

Radicals

Ragin' Cajuns

Raiders

Railsplitters

Rainbow Wahine

Rainbow Warriors

Ramblers

Rams

Rangers

Raptors

Rattlers

Ravens

Razorbacks

Rebels

Redbirds

Red Barons

Red Devils

Red Dragons

Red Flash

Red Foxes

Red Hawks and variants

Red Lions

Red Men

Redmen

Red Raiders

Red Ravens

Red Storm and variants

Reddies and Lady Reddies

Red Wolves

Regals

Regents

Reivers

Renegades

Retrievers

Ridgebacks

Riverbats

River Hawks

Riverhawks

Roadrunners

The Rock

Rockets

Rouge et Or (Red and Gold)

Roughnecks

Rough Riders

Royals

Runnin' Rebels

Runnin' Bulldogs

Running Eagles

Rustlers

S

Sabercats

Sagehens

Sailfish

Saints

Salukis, Saluqis

Samsons

Sand Sharks

Sasquatch

Savage Storm

Saxons

Scarlet Knights

Scarlet Raiders

Scarlet Raptors

Scarlet Wave

Scots

Scotties

Scorpions

Scottish Terriers

Screaming Eagles

Sea Aggies

Sea Beggars

Sea Devils

Sea Warriors

Seagulls

Sea-Hawks

Seahawks

Seahorse

Sea Lions

Seasiders

Seawolves

Seminoles

Senators

Sentinels

Setters

Sharks

Shock

Shockers

Shoremen

Silverswords

Skipjacks

Skippers

Skyhawks

Skylanders

Skylights

Soldiers

Sooners

Spartans

Spiders

Spires

Spirits

Squirrels

Stags

Stallions

Stars

Statesmen

Steels

Steers

Stingers

Storm

Stormy Petrels

Student Princes

Sugar Bears

Sunbirds

Suns

Sun Chiefs

Sun Devils

Surge

Swamp Foxes

Sycamores

T

Tar Heels

Tars

Tartans

Tartars

Terrapins

Terrible Swedes

Terriers

Tetons

Texans and Texanns

Thoroughbreds and variants

Thunder

Thunderbirds

Thunderducks

Thunderhawks

Thundering Herd

Thundering Legion Lions

Thunder Wolves and variants

Tigers

Timberwolves

Titans

Tomcats

Tommies

Toppers

Toreros

Tornado

Tornadoes

Concordia University- Austin (Austin,Texas)

Toros

Tracers

Trailblazers

Trappers

Tribe

Tribunes

Tritons

Trojans

Trolls

Tuks and Tukkies

Twins

U

Urban Knights

Utes

V

V-Hawks

Valiants

Valkyries

Vandals

Vaqueros

Varsity Blues

Varsity Reds

Vert et Or (Green and Gold)

Vikes

Vikings

Vixens

Violets

  • NYU (New York City)

Volunteers

Voyageurs

Vulcans

W

Warhawks

Warriors

Wasps

Waves

Webbies

Wesmen

Westerners

White Mules

Wildcats

Wolf Pack and variants

Wolverines

Wolves

Wombats

Women of Troy

  • USC (women's teams only; used interchangeably with men's nickname of Trojans)

Wonder Boys

Wood Ducks

Wyverns

Quinsigamond (Worcester MA)

X

X-Men and X-Women

Y

Yellow Jackets

Yotes

Yeomen

Z

Zias

Zips

See also

References


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