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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    Bring back the Saltine Warrior?
    Forgot all about him! He needs to stay retired though, there's just something oddly cool about a big giant orange running around.


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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Not so fast ...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2058085

    MILWAUKEE -- Amid heavy criticism over its new nickname, the Marquette board of trustees decided Wednesday to abandoned the name Gold and let students, alumni and faculty vote for a new moniker.

    The decision came a week after trustees voted to switch the school's nickname to Gold from the Golden Eagles, which the school took in 1994.

    In the last week, people upset about the new name flooded the school with angry phone calls, letters and e-mails.

    "No one ever thought there would be as much reaction as we got," board chairman John Bergstrom said.

    The school will hold a vote via the Internet and allow people to pick from 10 names, university president Robert Wild said.

    Wild said the 10 names won't include the Warriors, the university's nickname during a run that saw it win the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1977 under coach Al McGuire.

    The outcry over the university's nickname started about a year ago at graduation when two trustees offered the school $1 million each to go back to Warriors, which it dropped in favor of the Golden Eagles because the name and logo offended some American Indian groups.

    Some alumni and students of the Jesuit university couldn't accept the Golden Eagles nickname.

    The school hasn't scheduled the Internet vote yet, though Wild said it would take place soon.

    Wild said trustees decided to let people vote because they felt much of the negative reaction over the Gold nickname arose because they didn't included others in the decision.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    The Marquette Giant ******s!!

    No, wait, The Marquette Turd Sandwiches!!
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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Maybe they could change the nickname to "Worriers?" Although that might offend the fearful. Here's a mascot idea...

    Last edited by Unassisted; 05-11-2005 at 06:51 PM.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    There are some very interesting team names...

    http://www.smargon.net/nicknames/

    Black Flies ---
    College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Maine)

    Claim Jumpers ---
    Columbia College-Hollywood (Los Angeles, California)

    Dirtbags ---
    California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, California) (men's baseball only)

    Eutectic ---
    St. Louis College of Pharmacy (St. Louis, Missouri)

    Gorloks ---
    Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri)

    Judges ---
    Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts)

    Nads ---
    Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, Rhode Island)

    Skylights ---
    Montana State University-Northern (Havre, Montana) (women's team)

    Stormy Petrels ---
    Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Georgia)

    Yeomen ---
    Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) (men's team)
    Yeowomen ---
    Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) (women's team)
    How could they possibly leave out the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs?

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    Maybe they could change the nickname to "Worriers?" Although that might offend the fearful. Here's a mascot idea...


    Bwaahahahah ahhahahahaha

    BAHAHAHAHEhae *snort* *snort* hahehahgeeheheh ehhehehehe *snort* hahahahahah.

    aha aha aha ... whew a ha ha aaaaa

    Good one.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    The Marquette Marxists? Catchy anyway.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Marky Marquette?

    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    There is a state law in Wisconsin which says that state universities are not permitted to play non-conference games against opponents with Indian nicknames. .
    Just when you thought politicians couldn't make any stupider laws, they outdo themselves. What would happen if a Wisconsin school got paired up with a school with an Indian nickname in the NCAA's? Would they have to forfeit?

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Just when you thought politicians couldn't make any stupider laws, they outdo themselves. What would happen if a Wisconsin school got paired up with a school with an Indian nickname in the NCAA's? Would they have to forfeit?
    I believe there is an exemption for postseason tournaments, too.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Just when you thought politicians couldn't make any stupider laws, they outdo themselves. What would happen if a Wisconsin school got paired up with a school with an Indian nickname in the NCAA's? Would they have to forfeit?
    Nevermind Wisconsin is in the same conference as the Fighting Illini.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    How could they possibly leave out the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs?

    Rose-Hulman's mascot is the Fighting Engineers.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

    All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.

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    Re: Marquette changes nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    Rose-Hulman's mascot is the Fighting Engineers.

    I hear those Fighting Engineers are a rowdy bunch.


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