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UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The NYU Violets
The MIT Engineers
Pace (University) Setters
St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics
The Long Beach State Dirtbags
Grays Harbor College Chokers
The University of Evansville Purple Aces
Evergreen State College Geoducks
 

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CdaleNut said:
UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
The NYU Violets
The MIT Engineers
Pace (University) Setters
St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics
The Long Beach State Dirtbags
Grays Harbor College Chokers
The University of Evansville Purple Aces
Evergreen State College Geoducks
Dirtbags? You must be kidding . . . . . not really.
 

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If you want silly collegiate nicknames, look to the smaller Ohio schools:

Oberlin College -- Fighting Yeomen (and Yeowomen)
College of Wooster -- Fighting Scots
Kenyon -- Lords (and Ladies, for you Title IXers)
Ohio Wesleyand -- Battling Bishops
Heidelberg College -- Student Princes

But then small colleges in general have this odd nickname thing going on, e.g.:

College of the Atlantic -- Black Flies
Illinois College -- Blue Boys
University of Arkansas--Monticello -- Boll Weevils (men) and Cotton Blossoms (women)
Lubbock Christian University -- Chaparrals
Columbia College-Hollywood -- Claim Jumpers
Concordia College (MN) -- Cobbers
Union College (NY) -- Dutchmen
Hofstra University -- Flying Dutchmen
Arkansas Tech University -- Wonderboys

And we've left out various Fire Ants, Gorlocks, Gentlemen, Hilltoppers, et al., but in my opinion, the silliest, and therefore best one is...

The Rhode Island School of Design Nads. FTW. Go Nads!
 

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"Nads"?!?
That is freakin' fantastic!
I can hear the stadium chant now;
(one side) "Go!"
(other side) "NADS!!"
"Go!" "Nads!"
ahhhh...

But... what are they actually named for?
 

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RRRoubaix said:
"Nads"?!?
That is freakin' fantastic!
I can hear the stadium chant now;
(one side) "Go!"
(other side) "NADS!!"
"Go!" "Nads!"
ahhhh...

But... what are they actually named for?
I believe this name, much like UC Santa Cruz's Banana Slug moniker, was chosen through a survey of the student body. And friends who've gone there swear the fans cheer exactly as you envision.

Sadly, the Nads can't seem to schedule the Trojans, Gamecocks, Battling Beavers, the Princesses, the Ladies, or even the Flying Queens.

Why do they all keep ducking the Nads?

Edit: There is a picture of the Nads' mascot, "Scrotie," here: http://www.footballbabble.com/football/college/mascots/
 

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Nebraska Cornhuskers
Pfffft.


I gather you don't know they used to be called the BugEaters. True Story. Scout's Honor.
 

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The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriorss
They changed their name to the Warriors, dropping the Rainbow
 

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Not college, but still...


 

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System Shock, that T shirt is from about the time of the legendary football game between Butte Central and Butte Public, It might have been '64 though. I think Public won 7 to 6 and went on to become St Champs IIRC.
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The OP asked for the worst college mascot names.

Personally I don't think the Dirtbags, Nads, Rainbow Warriioirs or even the Banana Slugs are all that bad - more like humorous.

Most of those posted above from XXL are pretty bad!

Don't forget the Akron Zips.
 

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Ohio State Buckeyes................named after a dam chestnut
Buckeyes are not chestnuts. Completely different Families. Not even in the same Order.
 
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