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    Yes, as one wag commented when the NCAAA first started up women's teams, "Will the Washington women become The Bitches?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235
    Quote Originally Posted by mike renfro

    "UC" was generally (almost always?) going to be parsed at 'U of California'; I think that CU was the result of that reality.
    "UC" was generally (almost always?) going to be parsed at 'U of California'; I think that CU was the result of that reality.
    Actually, I have no memory of Cal being referred to as anything other than Cal from my first awareness following my birth in Berkeley, my adolescence and my attendance at Cal ending in 1971. I think the "UC" nickname is a late appellation.

    Now, I guess other names have wormed their way into the vernacular, such as the hated "University of California Berkeley" and "Cal Berkeley." Cal and University of California need no further delineation The other baby Bears do.
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    Yes, as one wag commented when the NCAAA first started up women's teams, "Will the Washington women become The Bitches?"
    That's nothing compared to what another wag (or maybe the same wag) commented about Kansas State and Villanova.
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    I used to think I went to SU, but I reckon so do these people:

    Salisbury University
    Samford University
    Schreiner University
    Seattle University
    Shenandoah University
    Shepherd University
    Simpson University
    South University
    Southern University
    Stetson University
    Strayer University
    Suffolk University
    Sullivan University
    Susquehanna University
    Syracuse University

    Alumni from that last one can get real snippy about it! :evil:
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    So, is it OSU or TOSU?
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    I asked on a Kansas board a few years ago why they are KU and not UK. Nobody knew.

    Is it a Big 8 (the former Big 8) thing? Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado all reverse the initials. I think Nebraska too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillVol
    I asked on a Kansas board a few years ago why they are KU and not UK. Nobody knew.

    Is it a Big 8 (the former Big 8) thing? Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado all reverse the initials. I think Nebraska too.
    As an alum, I should know this with certainty, but I think the school was originially referred to as "Kansas University". In fact, the Lawrence Journal-World still only refers to the school by this name.

    I've heard Nebraska most often referred to as "UNL".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler
    So, is it OSU or TOSU?
    Are you referring to Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University or Ohio State University?
    What is the T for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM
    Quote Originally Posted by BillVol
    I've heard Nebraska most often referred to as "UNL".
    I assume UNL, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, evolved to distinguish it from any branches NU may have.( I admit, I don't know what they are), just as University of Texas -Austin, (UTA) is to University of Texas-El; Paso (UTEP) and University of Texas- San Antonio (UTSA)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler
    So, is it OSU or TOSU?
    Are you referring to Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University or Ohio State University?
    What is the T for?
    They refer to themselves as THE Ohio State University - TOSU, sort of like the brilliant logic that allowed The Athletics Congress to be TAC. :roll:
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