Aggies? Sooners? Red Raiders?
There are definitely some odd mascots and nicknames in the Big 12 Conference, but fortunately there are reasonable explanations in their histories.
The major conference is down to 10 teams since Nebraska and Colorado have departed to join other conferences, so now even the conference's name is confusing.
Thankfully, there are answers for those who may not know the origins of each school's traditions.
Note: If you are interested in the nicknames of other NCAA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and MLB teams, check out my profile for the articles.