Thursday, December 1, 2022

Big Three Sports Nicknames

Photo By John Allsion

The Big Three State universities have all undergone sports nickname transformations since their early days: The Golden Eagles used to be named the Southerners; the Bulldogs were known as the Maroons; and Ole Miss was called the Flood.

Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi
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