List of college sports team nicknames

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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.

0–9[edit]

49ers[edit]

A[edit]

Aggies[edit]

Aigles Bleu (Blue Eagles)[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

AMCats[edit]

Anchormen[edit]

Angels[edit]

Anteaters[edit]

Antelopes[edit]

See also Lopers.

Apaches[edit]

Archers[edit]

Argonauts[edit]

Arrows[edit]

Artichokes[edit]

Athenas[edit]

Athenians[edit]

Axemen and Axewomen[edit]

Auggies[edit]

Avengers[edit]

Aztecs[edit]

B[edit]

Badgers[edit]

Bald Eagles[edit]

Banana Slugs[edit]

Bantams[edit]

Barons[edit]

Battlers[edit]

Battlin' Beavers[edit]

Battling Bishops[edit]

Beacons[edit]

Bearcats[edit]

Bearkats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Beavers[edit]

Bees[edit]

Belles[edit]

Bengals[edit]

Big Blue[edit]

Big Blues[edit]

Big Green[edit]

Big Red[edit]

Billikens[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Bison[edit]

Bisons[edit]

Black Bears[edit]

Blackbirds[edit]

Black Knights[edit]

Black Squirrels[edit]

Blazers[edit]

Bloodhounds[edit]

Blue[edit]

Blue Angels[edit]

Blueboys and Lady Blues[edit]

Blue Demons[edit]

Blue Devils[edit]

Blue Dragons[edit]

Blue Hawks[edit]

Blue Hens[edit]

Blue Hose[edit]

Blue Jays[edit]

See also Bluejays.

Blue Knights[edit]

Blue Raiders[edit]

Blue Streaks[edit]

Blue Tigers[edit]

Blue Wave[edit]

Bluejays[edit]

Blues[edit]

Bluewave[edit]

Blugolds[edit]

Bobcats[edit]

Boilermakers[edit]

Boll Weevils[edit]

Bombers[edit]

Bonnies[edit]

Boxers[edit]

Braves[edit]

Brewers[edit]

Bridges[edit]

Britons[edit]

Broncbusters[edit]

Bronchos[edit]

Broncos[edit]

Broncs[edit]

Bruins[edit]

Buccaneers[edit]

Buckeyes[edit]

Bucks[edit]

Buffaloes[edit]

Builders[edit]

Bulldogs[edit]

Bullets[edit]

Bulls[edit]

C[edit]

Cadets[edit]

Caimans[edit]

Camels[edit]

Cannoneers[edit]

Capers[edit]

Captains[edit]

Carabins[edit]

Cardinal[edit]

Cardinals[edit]

Cascades[edit]

Catamounts[edit]

Cavaliers[edit]

Celtics[edit]

Celts[edit]

Centaurs[edit]

Chanticleers[edit]

Chaparrals[edit]

Chargers[edit]

Chippewas[edit]

Choctaws[edit]

Citadins[edit]

Claim Jumpers[edit]

Clan[edit]

Clippers[edit]

Cobbers[edit]

Cobras[edit]

Colonials[edit]

Colonels[edit]

Comets[edit]

Commodores[edit]

Continentals[edit]

Conquerors[edit]

Conquistadors[edit]

Cornhuskers[edit]

Corsairs[edit]

Cotton Blossoms[edit]

Cougars[edit]

Cowboys[edit]

Coyotes[edit]

Crimson[edit]

Crimson Hawks[edit]

Crimson Storm[edit]

Crimson Tide[edit]

Crusaders[edit]

Cyclones[edit]

D[edit]

Deacons[edit]

Defenders[edit]

Delta Devils[edit]

Demon Deacons[edit]

Demons[edit]

Devilettes[edit]

Devils[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

Dinos[edit]

Dolphins[edit]

Dons[edit]

Dragons[edit]

Drovers[edit]

Ducks[edit]

Duhawks[edit]

Dukes[edit]

DustDevils[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Dutchmen[edit]

E[edit]

Eagles[edit]

Engineers[edit]

Ephs[edit]

Eutectics[edit]

Evangels[edit]

Excalibur[edit]

Explorers[edit]

Express[edit]

F[edit]

Falcons[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Fightin' Engineers[edit]

Fighting Camels[edit]

Fighting Christians[edit]

  • Elon (longtime, original mascot)

Fighting Hawks[edit]

Fighting Illini[edit]

Fighting Irish[edit]

Fighting Knights[edit]

Fighting Muskies[edit]

Fighting Saints[edit]

Fighting Scots[edit]

Fighting Sioux[edit]

Fighting Tigers[edit]

Fire[edit]

Fire Ants[edit]

Firebirds[edit]

  • D.C. (Washington, D.C.)

Flames[edit]

Flyers[edit]

Flying Dutchmen[edit]

Flying Fleet[edit]

Fords[edit]

Foresters[edit]

Friars[edit]

Frogs[edit]

Fury[edit]

G[edit]

Gaels[edit]

Gaiters[edit]

Gamecocks[edit]

Gangsters[edit]

Gators[edit]

Gauchos[edit]

Geckos[edit]

Gee-Gees[edit]

Geese[edit]

Generals[edit]

Gentlemen[edit]

Geoducks[edit]

Giants[edit]

Gila Monsters[edit]

Gladiators[edit]

Golden Bears[edit]

Golden Bulls[edit]

Golden Eagles[edit]

Golden Flashes[edit]

Golden Flyers[edit]

Golden Gaels[edit]

Golden Gophers[edit]

Grenadiers[edit]

Golden Griffins[edit]

Golden Grizzlies[edit]

Golden Hawks[edit]

Golden Hurricane[edit]

Golden Knights[edit]

Golden Lions[edit]

Gold Nuggets[edit]

Golden Rams[edit]

Gold Rush[edit]

Golden Seals[edit]

Golden Suns[edit]

Golden Tigers[edit]

Golden Tornadoes[edit]

Gophers[edit]

Gorillas[edit]

Gorloks[edit]

Gothic Knights[edit]

Governors[edit]

Great Danes[edit]

Great Lakers[edit]

Green Knights[edit]

Green Terror[edit]

Green Wave[edit]

Greyhounds[edit]

Griffins[edit]

Griffons[edit]

Grizzlies[edit]

Gryphons[edit]

Gulls[edit]

Gusties[edit]

Gyrenes[edit]

H[edit]

Harriers[edit]

Hardrockers[edit]

Harvesters[edit]

Hatters[edit]

Hawkeyes[edit]

Hawks[edit]

Heat[edit]

Herons[edit]

Highlanders[edit]

Hillcats[edit]

Hilltoppers[edit]

Hokies[edit]

Hoosiers[edit]

Horned Frogs[edit]

Hornets[edit]

Hoyas[edit]

Humpback Whales[edit]

Hurricanes[edit]

Huskies[edit]

Hustlin' Owls[edit]

I[edit]

Ice Dogs[edit]

Ichabods[edit]

Indians[edit]

Inferno[edit]

Ironmen[edit]

Islanders[edit]

J[edit]

Jackrabbits[edit]

Jaguars[edit]

Jaspers[edit]

Javelinas[edit]

Jayhawks[edit]

Jennies[edit]

Jets[edit]

Jimmies[edit]

Johnnies[edit]

Judges[edit]

Jumbos[edit]

K[edit]

Kaisers[edit]

Kangaroos[edit]

Koalas[edit]

Keelhaulers[edit]

Keydets[edit]

Kingsmen[edit]

Knights[edit]

Kohawks[7][edit]

Kougars[edit]

L[edit]

Ladies[edit]

Lady Blues[edit]

Lady Griz[edit]

Lady Lions[edit]

Lady Macs[edit]

Lady Raiders[edit]

Lady Reds[edit]

Lady Techsters[edit]

Lady Tigers[edit]

Ladyjacks[edit]

Lakers[edit]

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[edit]

Lancers[edit]

Larks[edit]

Lasers[edit]

Lazers[edit]

Leathernecks[edit]

Lemmings[edit]

Leopards[edit]

Lightning[edit]

Lions[edit]

Little Giants[edit]

Little Johns[edit]

Llama[edit]

Lobos[edit]

Loggers[edit]

Longhorns[edit]

Lopers[edit]

Lords[edit]

Los Libros[edit]

Lumberjacks[edit]

LumberJacks[edit]

LumberJills[edit]

Lutes[edit]

Lynx[edit]

Lyons[edit]

M[edit]

Maccabees[edit]

Magic[edit]

Magicians[edit]

Majors[edit]

Manatees[edit]

Maple Leafs[edit]

Marauders[edit]

Mariners[edit]

Marlins[edit]

Maroons[edit]

Maroon Tigers[edit]

Mastodons[edit]

Matadors[edit]

Mavericks[edit]

Mean Green[edit]

Mechanics[edit]

Midshipmen[edit]

Mighty Macs[edit]

Mighty Oaks[edit]

Mighty Sabers[edit]

Miners[edit]

Minutemen and Minutewomen[edit]

Missionaries[edit]

Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington)

Moccasins[edit]

Mocs[edit]

Monarchs[edit]

Monks[edit]

Moose[edit]

Moundbuilders[edit]

Mountain Cats[edit]

Mountaineers[edit]

Mountain Hawks[edit]

Mountain Lions[edit]

Mounties[edit]

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[edit]

Mules[edit]

Muleriders[edit]

Musketeers[edit]

Muskies[edit]

Mustangs[edit]

Mystics[edit]

N[edit]

Nads[edit]

Nanooks[edit]

Nighthawks[edit]

Nittany Lions[edit]

Nor'easters[edit]

Norse[edit]

Northern Lights[edit]

O[edit]

Oaks[edit]

Ocelots[edit]

Oilers[edit]

Fighting Okra[edit]

Oles[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Orange[edit]

Orediggers[edit]

Ospreys[edit]

Otters[edit]

Owls[edit]

P[edit]

Pacers[edit]

Paladins[edit]

Pandas[edit]

Panthers[edit]

Parsons[edit]

Patriotes[edit]

Patriots[edit]

Peacocks and Peahens[edit]

Penguins[edit]

Penmen[edit]

Phoenix[edit]

Pilots[edit]

Maritime
Aeronautics

Pioneers[edit]

Pipers[edit]

Pirates[edit]

Platypi[edit]

Poets[edit]

Pointers[edit]

Polar Bears[edit]

Pomeroys[edit]

Ponies[edit]

Prairie Fire[edit]

Prairie Wolves[edit]

Prairie Stars[edit]

Preachers[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Pride[edit]

Privateers[edit]

Profs[edit]

Pronghorns[edit]

Pumas[edit]

Purple Aces[edit]

Purple Eagles[edit]

Purple Knights[edit]

Purple Raiders[edit]

Q[edit]

Quakers[edit]

R[edit]

Racers[edit]

Radicals[edit]

Ragin' Cajuns[edit]

Raiders[edit]

Railsplitters[edit]

Rainbow Wahine[edit]

Rainbow Warriors[edit]

Ramblers[edit]

Rams[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Rattlers[edit]

Ravens[edit]

Razorbacks[edit]

Rebels[edit]

Redbirds[edit]

Red Barons[edit]

Red Devils[edit]

Red Dragons[edit]

Red Flash[edit]

Red Foxes[edit]

Red Hawks and variants[edit]

Red Lions[edit]

Red Men[edit]

Redmen[edit]

Red Raiders[edit]

Red Ravens[edit]

Red Storm and variants[edit]

Reddies and Lady Reddies[edit]

Red Wolves[edit]

Regals[edit]

Regents[edit]

Reivers[edit]

Renegades[edit]

Retrievers[edit]

Ridgebacks[edit]

Riverbats[edit]

River Hawks[edit]

Riverhawks[edit]

Roadrunners[edit]

The Rock[edit]

They were the Rockets but are now the Pride

Rockets[edit]

Rouge et Or (Red and Gold)[edit]

Roughnecks[edit]

Rough Riders[edit]

Royals[edit]

Runnin' Rebels[edit]

Runnin' Bulldogs[edit]

Running Eagles[edit]

Rustlers[edit]

S[edit]

Sabercats[edit]

Sagehens[edit]

Sailfish[edit]

Saints[edit]

Salukis, Saluqis[edit]

Samsons[edit]

Sand Sharks[edit]

Sasquatch[edit]

Savage Storm[edit]

Saxons[edit]

Scarlet Knights[edit]

Scarlet Raiders[edit]

Scarlet Raptors[edit]

Scarlet Wave[edit]

Scots[edit]

Scotties[edit]

Scorpions[edit]

Scottish Terriers[edit]

Screaming Eagles[edit]

Sea Aggies[edit]

Sea Beggars[edit]

Sea Devils[edit]

Sea Warriors[edit]

Seagulls[edit]

Sea-Hawks[edit]

Seahawks[edit]

Seahorse[edit]

Sea Lions[edit]

Seasiders[edit]

Seawolves[edit]

Seminoles[edit]

Senators[edit]

Sentinels[edit]

Setters[edit]

Sharks[edit]

Landmark College, Vermont

Shock[edit]

Shockers[edit]

Shoremen[edit]

Silverswords[edit]

Skipjacks[edit]

Skippers[edit]

Skyhawks[edit]

Skylanders[edit]

Skylights[edit]

Soldiers[edit]

Sooners[edit]

Spartans[edit]

Spiders[edit]

Spires[edit]

Spirits[edit]

Squirrels[edit]

Stags[edit]

Stallions[edit]

Stars[edit]

Statesmen[edit]

Steels[edit]

Steers[edit]

Stingers[edit]

Storm[edit]

Stormy Petrels[edit]

Student Princes[edit]

Sugar Bears[edit]

Sunbirds[edit]

Suns[edit]

Sun Chiefs[edit]

Sun Devils[edit]

Surge[edit]

Swamp Foxes[edit]

Sycamores[edit]

T[edit]

Tar Heels[edit]

Tars[edit]

Tartans[edit]

Tartars[edit]

Terrapins[edit]

Terrible Swedes[edit]

Terriers[edit]

Tetons[edit]

Texans and Texanns[edit]

Thoroughbreds and variants[edit]

Thunder[edit]

Thunderbirds[edit]

Thunderducks[edit]

Thunderhawks[edit]

Thundering Herd[edit]

Thundering Legion Lions[edit]

Thunder Wolves and variants[edit]

Tigers[edit]

Timberwolves[edit]

Titans[edit]

Tomcats[edit]

Tommies[edit]

Toppers[edit]

Toreros[edit]

Tornado[edit]

Tornadoes[edit]

Concordia University- Austin (Austin,Texas)

Toros[edit]

Tracers[edit]

Trailblazers[edit]

Trappers[edit]

Tribe[edit]

Tribunes[edit]

Tritons[edit]

Trojans[edit]

Trolls[edit]

Tuks and Tukkies[edit]

Twins[edit]

U[edit]

Urban Knights[edit]

Utes[edit]

V[edit]

V-Hawks[edit]

Valiants[edit]

Valkyries[edit]

Vandals[edit]

Vaqueros[edit]

Varsity Blues[edit]

Varsity Reds[edit]

Vert et Or (Green and Gold)[edit]

Vikes[edit]

Vikings[edit]

Vixens[edit]

Violets[edit]

  • NYU (New York City)

Volunteers[edit]

Voyageurs[edit]

Vulcans[edit]

W[edit]

Warhawks[edit]

Warriors[edit]

Wasps[edit]

Waves[edit]

Webbies[edit]

Wesmen[edit]

Westerners[edit]

White Mules[edit]

Wildcats[edit]

Wolf Pack and variants[edit]

Wolverines[edit]

Wolves[edit]

Wombats[edit]

Women of Troy[edit]

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

Wonder Boys[edit]

Wood Ducks[edit]

Wyverns[edit]

Quinsigamond (Worcester MA)

X[edit]

X-Men and X-Women[edit]

Y[edit]

Yellow Jackets[edit]

Yotes[edit]

Yeomen[edit]

Z[edit]

Zias[edit]

Zips[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]