Banana Slugs, Dust Devils, and Dirtbags: NCAA College Nicknames

Banana Slugs, Dust Devils, and Dirtbags: NCAA College Nicknames

NCAA sports, especially football and basketball, are loved by Americans. There are certain schools such as Alabama and Notre Dame where virtually every sports fan would know their nicknames: The Crimson Tide and The Fighting Irish. However, some other schools' nicknames are not as well known. Are you an NCAA school nickname expert? Okay Skippy, show me how smart you are!

What school's team nickname is the Dust Devils?

Auburn university in Alabama is known by what team nickname?

What is the nickname for Duke University?

Southern Methodist University's team nickname is………

What school in Florida has a nickname based on a regional Indian tribe?

Iowa State University's team nickname is………

The University of Maryland nickname is the Terapins. What is a Terapin?

What is the team nickname of the University of Buffalo?

East Carolina shares their nickname with a MLB team. What is is?

What is the nickname of school sports teams at Rice University?

Mississippi University is better known as 'Ole Miss' than by their team nickname. What is it?

Richmond University has a team nickname based on an insect. What is it?

What is the team logo for the Stanford Cardinals?

What school's team nickname is the Banana Slugs?

What school has the nickname 'The Green Wave'?

Whittier College has a unique team nickname. What is it?

Which of the following schools' team nickname is NOT the Bears?

What is the team nickname for the University of Utah?

The Univeristy of Akron team nickname is the Zips. What is their team logo?

Which school does NOT have the nickname 'Wildcats'?

What school's unofficial team nickname is the Dirtbags?

What is the school nickname for Campbell University?

The University of Texas El Paso's team nickname is……….

Oregon State Univeristy' team nickname is…………

Vanderbilt Univeristy is in Nashville, Tennessee. What is their nickname?

What is the nickname for sports teams at Purdue University?

What is the school nickname for Texas Tech?

What legendary NCAA basketball team is known as the Hoyas?

Which NFL Quarterback played at a school with the nickname Fightin' Blue Hens?

Which school does NOT have the nickname 'Cougars'?

Banana Slugs, Dust Devils, and Dirtbags: NCAA College Nicknames

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