It’s one of the most popular NCAA nickname trivia questions and here’s the answer
College Nicknames That Don’t End With an “S”.
There are 130 NCAA Football teams playing at the FBS level. Schools like Alabama and Notre Dame are usually the first schools guessed, but it takes a true fan to name all of them.
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Illinois Fighting Illini
- Navy Midshipmen
- Nevada Wolf Pack
- North Carolina Wolf Pack
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- North Texas Mean Green
- Stanford Cardinal
- Syracuse Orange
- Tulane Green Wave
- Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Fighting Illini Nickname Emerged in the 1920s as school supporters
sought support for a new stadium.
Out of this came the battle cry of the stadium campaign: “Build that
stadium for fighting Illini.” Since the stadium was built to honor alumni,
staff, and students who who died during World War I, the term “Fighting
Illini” was seemingly being linked to military service. At the same time,
the term was broad enough to be of general applicability.
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