ACC Background Checks: The Origin of Every Team's Nickname and Mascot

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ACC Background Checks: The Origin of Every Team's Nickname and Mascot
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Blue Devils? Tar Heels? Demon Deacons?

Some nicknames in college athletics sound ridiculous, but there is, in fact, some reasoning behind why they were chosen.

The Atlantic Coastal Conference certainly isn't lacking in the area of odd names, but most have a logical explanation.

For those of you who were wondering, here are the origins of each ACC college's nickname.

Note: If you are interested in NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB nicknames, check out my profile for the articles.

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