Oregon State Beavers

The Names of the Game

By Cookie "Chainsaw" Randolph

(Published in the March 2010 issue)

Eagles, Tigers and Bulldogs are the most common nicknames in college sports. If ever there were an  NCAA championship tournament for uncommon monikers, these real-life nicknames would make the Sweet 16.

UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs: No big surprise from a school that offers degrees in Munchies and Bongology. The best these guys can hope for is a win in the NCAA Hacky Sack championships.

Alabama Crimson Tide: Despite the Slang Dictionary's reference to menstrual...