At some schools, the nickname origin is obvious, but with others, it is quite obscure.
The Purdue alum, and star quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, was born January 15, 1979.
Basketball fans in Indianapolis can get a frank customized for their favorite school.
For every beloved mascot like Bevo (Texas) or Uga (Georgia) whose school allegiance is clear, there are plenty of college mascots for which, "What the ..." is a common reaction.
While some major conference teams spend a good chunk of their seasons feasting on cupcakes, others will be tested almost every week from September to December.
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