SEC Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname and Mascot

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SEC Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname and Mascot
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Crimson Tide? Volunteers? Gamecocks?

The Southeastern Conference has 12 members, and two pairs of teams share the same nickname. However, the other eight are quite unique, and some are very unusual.

The average fan has no clue where the schools' mascots originated, but thankfully there are answers and reasonable explanations.

Note: If you are interested in nicknames of other NCAA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NBA teams, check out my profile for the articles.

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