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    The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quite a short read... Campbell's is worth mentioning, towards the end of the article.

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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Interesting story- thanks for sharing.

    I love this historical stuff. Sometimes they have reasons for why they picked the colors that they did- or even that they changed them.
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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    I didn't click the link but for The Citadel the police chief in Charleston was named Paddy Miles. He hired a bunch of The Citadel Men for the Charleston Police Dept and those men were known as "Paddy Miles's Bulldogs". When we began playing sports we became The Citadel Bulldogs.
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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    I didn't click the link but for The Citadel the police chief in Charleston was named Paddy Miles. He hired a bunch of The Citadel Men for the Charleston Police Dept and those men were known as "Paddy Miles's Bulldogs". When we began playing sports we became The Citadel Bulldogs.
    I've never heard that story - I just assumed it was like most other mascot names- it just got picked


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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    I didn't click the link but for The Citadel the police chief in Charleston was named Paddy Miles. He hired a bunch of The Citadel Men for the Charleston Police Dept and those men were known as "Paddy Miles's Bulldogs". When we began playing sports we became The Citadel Bulldogs.
    Cool story bro, but isn't CIT's nickname "Bellhops?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Cool story bro, but isn't CIT's nickname "Bellhops?"
    At least now I can quit giving the boys a buck every time I pass a guy in a The Citadel shirt.
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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by OL FU View Post
    At least now I can quit giving the boys a buck every time I pass a guy in a The Citadel shirt.
    Hey where does Furmen keep that mule Pepe the Paladin rides these days?


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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by CID1990 View Post
    Hey where does Furmen keep that mule Pepe the Paladin rides these days?


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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Cool story bro, but isn't CIT's nickname "Bellhops?"
    Maybe when Mercer has been playing football for a few more years we'll remember what their mascot actually is

    Beavers? Bruins? whatever... we're playing that team from Georgia


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    Re: The origins of some FCS teams' nicknames

    Wofford's mascot apparently arose from its baseball team. There was a local Jack Russell Terrier that would go to games and then chase down opposing runners trying to reach home plate.
    Over time, the mascot evolved from a Jack Russell to a Boston Terrier.

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