College nicknames are fun. They are filled with history and if you ask 10 people how the nickname came about, you are more than likely to get several different answers.
Nicknames generally take on the representation of the community and climate of where the school is located. If it was founded in the late 1800's or early 1900's, the chances that the nickname is off-color or downright offensive are pretty high.
Because of this, there has been a culture change in some schools, most notably at St. John's University in New York and Marquette in Wisconsin who changed their Redmen and Warrior monikers.
College nicknames have long been a passion of mine. My friends and I would gather around many beers and try to stump each other with the most off-the-wall names. It is this intricate knowledge that I bring to you, without further ado—The 10 Best College Nicknames of All Time.