NCAA College Basketball Team Nicknames

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Team
Nickname
Abilene Christian
Wildcats
Air Force
Falcons
Akron
Zips
Alabama
Crimson Tide
Alabama A&M
Bulldogs
Alabama State
Hornets
Albany
Great Danes
Alcorn State
Braves
American
Eagles
Appalachian State
Mountaineers
Arizona
Wildcats
Arizona State
Sun Devils
Arkansas
Razorbacks
Arkansas-Little Rock
Trojans
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Golden Lions
Arkansas State
Red Wolves
Army
Black Knights
Auburn
Tigers
Austin Peay
Governors
Ball State
Cardinals
Baylor
Bears
Belmont
Bruins
Bethune-Cookman
Wildcats
Binghamton
Bearcats
Boise State
Broncos
Boston College
Eagles
Boston University
Terriers
Bowling Green
Falcons
Bradley
Braves
Brown
Bears
Bryant
Bulldogs
Bucknell
Bison
Buffalo
Bulls
Butler
Bulldogs
BYU
Cougars
Cal Poly
Mustangs
California
Golden Bears
California Baptist
Lancers
Campbell
Fighting Camels
Canisius
Golden Griffons
Central Arkansas
Bears
Central Conn. State
Blue Devils
Central Michigan
Chippewas
Charleston
Cougars
Charleston Southern
Buccaneers
Charlotte
49ers
Chattanooga
Mocs
Chicago State
Cougars
Cincinnati
Bearcats
Citadel
Bulldogs
Clemson
Tigers
Cleveland State
Vikings
Coastal Carolina
Chanticleers
Colgate
Raiders
Colorado
Buffaloes
Colorado State
Rams
Columbia
Lions
Connecticut
Huskies
Coppin State
Eagles
Cornell
Big Red
Creighton
Bluejays
CSU Bakersfield
Roadrunners
CSU Fullerton
Titans
CSU Northridge
Matadors
Dartmouth
Big Green
Davidson
Wildcats
Dayton
Flyers
Delaware
Blue Hens
Delaware State
Hornets
Denver
Pioneers
DePaul
Blue Demons
Detroit
Titans
Drake
Bulldogs
Drexel
Dragons
Duke
Blue Devils
Duquesne
Dukes
East Carolina
Pirates
East Tennessee State
Buccaneers
Eastern Illinois
Panthers
Eastern Kentucky
Colonels
Eastern Michigan
Eagles
Eastern Washington
Eagles
Elon
Phoenix
Evansville
Purple Aces
Fairfield
Stags
Fairleigh Dickinson
Knights
Florida
Gators
Florida A&M
Rattlers
Florida Atlantic
Owls
Florida Gulf Coast
Eagles
Florida International
Panthers
Florida State
Seminoles
Fordham
Rams
Fresno State
Bulldogs
Furman
Paladins
Gardner-Webb
Runnin' Bulldogs
George Mason
Patriots
George Washington
Colonials
Georgetown
Hoyas
Georgia
Bulldogs
Georgia Southern
Eagles
Georgia State
Panthers
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
Gonzaga
Bulldogs
Grambling State
Tigers
Grand Canyon
Antelopes
Hampton
Pirates
Hartford
Hawks
Harvard
Crimson
Hawaii
Rainbow Warriors
High Point
Panthers
Hofstra
Pride
Holy Cross
Crusaders
Houston
Cougars
Houston Baptist
Huskies
Howard
Bison
Idaho
Vandals
Idaho State
Bengals
Illinois
Fighting Illini
Illinois-Chicago
Flames
Illinois State
Redbirds
Incarnate Word
Cardinals
Indiana
Hoosiers
Indiana State
Sycamores
Iona
Gaels
Iowa
Hawkeyes
Iowa State
Cyclones
IUPUI
Jaguars
Jackson State
Tigers
Jacksonville
Dolphins
Jacksonville State
Gamecocks
James Madison
Dukes
Kansas
Jayhawks
Kansas State
Wildcats
Kennesaw State
Owls
Kent State
Golden Flashes
Kentucky
Wildcats
La Salle
Explorers
Lafayette
Leopards
Lamar
Cardinals
Lehigh
Mountain Hawks
Liberty
Flames
Lipscomb
Bison
Long Beach State
49ers
Long Island
Sharks
Longwood
Lancers
Louisiana
Ragin' Cajuns
Louisiana-Monroe
Warhawks
Louisiana Tech
Bulldogs
Louisville
Cardinals
Loyola Chicago
Ramblers
Loyola Maryland
Greyhounds
Loyola Marymount
Lions
LSU
Tigers
Maine
Black Bears
Manhattan
Jaspers
Marist
Red Foxes
Marquette
Golden Eagles
Marshall
Thundering Herd
Maryland
Terrapins
Maryland-Eastern Shore
Hawks
Massachusetts
Minutemen
Mass-Lowell
River Hawks
McNeese State
Cowboys
Memphis
Tigers
Mercer
Bears
Merrimack
Warriors
Miami (FL)
Hurricanes
Miami (OH)
Redhawks
Michigan
Wolverines
Michigan State
Spartans
Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
Minnesota
Golden Gophers
Miss. Valley State
Delta Devils
Mississippi
Rebels
Mississippi State
Bulldogs
Missouri
Tigers
Team
Nickname
Missouri State
Bears
Monmouth
Hawks
Montana
Grizzlies
Montana State
Bobcats
Morehead State
Eagles
Morgan State
Bears
Mount St. Mary's
Mountaineers
Murray State
Racers
Navy
Midshipmen
Nebraska
Cornhuskers
Nebraska-Omaha
Mavericks
Nevada
Wolfpack
New Hampshire
Wildcats
New Mexico
Lobos
New Mexico State
Aggies
New Orleans
Privateers
Niagara
Purple Eagles
Nicholls State
Colonels
NJIT
Highlanders
Norfolk State
Spartans
North Alabama
Lions
North Carolina
Tar Heels
North Carolina A&T
Aggies
North Carolina Central
Eagles
North Carolina State
Wolfpack
North Dakota
Fighting Hawks
North Dakota State
Bisons
North Florida
Ospreys
North Texas
Mean Green
Northeastern
Huskies
Northern Arizona
Lumberjacks
Northern Colorado
Bears
Northern Illinois
Huskies
Northern Iowa
Panthers
Northern Kentucky
Norse
Northwestern
Wildcats
Northwestern State
Demons
Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
Oakland
Golden Grizzlies
Ohio
Bobcats
Ohio State
Buckeyes
Oklahoma
Sooners
Oklahoma State
Cowboys
Old Dominion
Monarchs
Oral Roberts
Golden Eagles
Oregon
Ducks
Oregon State
Beavers
Pacific
Tigers
Pennsylvania
Quakers
Penn State
Nittany Lions
Pepperdine
Waves
Pittsburgh
Panthers
Portland
Pilots
Portland State
Vikings
Prairie View A&M
Panthers
Presbyterian
Blue Hose
Princeton
Tigers
Providence
Friars
Purdue
Boilermakers
Purdue Fort Wayne
Mastodons
Quinnipiac
Bobcats
Radford
Highlanders
Rhode Island
Rams
Rice
Owls
Richmond
Spiders
Rider
Broncs
Robert Morris
Colonials
Rutgers
Scarlet Knights
Sacramento State
Hornets
Sacred Heart
Pioneers
Saint Bonaventure
Bonnies
Saint Francis (NY)
Terriers
Saint Francis (PA)
Red Flash
Saint John's
Red Storm
Saint Joseph's
Hawks
Saint Louis
Billikens
Saint Mary's
Gaels
Saint Peter's
Peacocks
Sam Houston State
Bearkats
Samford
Bulldogs
San Diego
Toreros
San Diego State
Aztecs
San Francisco
Dons
San Jose State
Spartans
Santa Clara
Broncos
Seattle
Redhawks
Seton Hall
Pirates
Siena
Saints
SIU Edwardsville
Cougars
SMU
Mustangs
South Alabama
Jaguars
South Carolina
Gamecocks
South Carolina State
Bulldogs
South Carolina Upstate
Spartans
South Dakota
Coyotes
South Dakota State
Jackrabbits
South Florida
Bulls
Southeast Louisiana
Lions
Southeast Missouri State
Redhawks
Southern
Jaguars
Southern Illinois
Salukis
Southern Miss
Golden Eagles
Southern Utah
Thunderbirds
Stanford
Cardinal
Stephen F. Austin
Lumberjacks
Stetson
Hatters
Stony Brook
Seawolves
Syracuse
Orange
TAMU Corpus Christi
Islanders
TCU
Horned Frogs
Temple
Owls
Tennessee
Volunteers
Tennessee-Martin
Skyhawks
Tennessee State
Tigers
Tennessee Tech
Golden Eagles
Texas
Longhorns
Texas A&M
Aggies
Texas-Arlington
Mavericks
Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Vaqueros
Texas Southern
Tigers
Texas State
Bobcats
Texas Tech
Red Raiders
Toledo
Rockets
Towson
Tigers
Troy
Trojans
Tulane
Green Wave
Tulsa
Golden Hurricane
UAB
Blazers
UC Davis
Aggies
UC Irvine
Anteaters
UC Riverside
Highlanders
UC Santa Barbara
Gauchos
UCF
Knights
UCLA
Bruins
UMBC
Retrievers
UMKC
Kangaroos
UNC Asheville
Bulldogs
UNC Greensboro
Spartans
UNC Wilmington
Seahawks
UNLV
Runnin' Rebels
USC
Trojans
Utah
Utes
Utah State
Aggies
Utah Valley
Wolverines
UTEP
Miners
UTSA
Roadrunners
Valparaiso
Crusaders
Vanderbilt
Commodores
VCU
Rams
Vermont
Catamounts
Villanova
Wildcats
Virginia
Cavaliers
Virginia Tech
Hokies
VMI
Keydets
Wagner
Seahawks
Wake Forest
Demon Deacons
Washington
Huskies
Washington State
Cougars
Weber State
Wildcats
West Virginia
Mountaineers
Western Carolina
Catamounts
Western Illinois
Leathernecks
Western Kentucky
Hilltoppers
Western Michigan
Broncos
Wichita State
Shockers
William & Mary
Tribe
Winthrop
Eagles
Wisconsin
Badgers
Wisconsin-Green Bay
Phoenix
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Panthers
Wofford
Terriers
Wright State
Raiders
Wyoming
Cowboys
Xavier
Musketeers
Yale
Bulldogs
Youngstown State
Penguins
2 Comments
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
Good quiz but a few things:

Canisius is spelled Griffins

Lipscomb is the Bisons

North Dakota State is the Bison

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Level 64
Aug 4, 2021
a bit out of date- UMKC is now "Roos"; LIU is "Sharks"; Delaware is "Fightin' Blue Hens". Several new schools- tarleton, dixie state, cal baptist, etc...