The Boll Weevils are from the University of Arkansas-Monticello. The non-mascot variety of these insects is known for gobbling up cotton crops in the South.
Centre College in Danville Kentucky is home to the Praying Colonels. In 1917, football Coach Charlie Moran asked players to pray for a victory over rival University of Kentucky. The prayers worked, and the name stuck.
Though teams are officially known as Statesmen or Lady Statesmen, the students of Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi root for the Fighting Okra.
Choking is a logging term, and Chokers are students at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington.
A lightning bolt -- not a string of expletives -- is the symbol of the Blue Streaks at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Don't be afraid. The Green Terror is found at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
To protest against an administration that chose athletic funding over scholarships, students chose the name Artichokes for their sports programs at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.
A school of metal heads? Not exactly. The Hardrockers at South Dakota Tech are named due to the mining focus of the college.
Known in the popular press as the Cavaliers, students and fans of the University of Virginia prefer to call their team the Wahoos.
The Purple Cows of William College in Williamstown, Massachusetts received their name from a popular campus humor magazine.
By naming their teams after the faculty, Rowan University has created a rare situation where it is perfectly acceptable to yell at Professors.
A local reporter dubbed the football team of Arkansas Tech the Wonderboys, and the name stuck. The women's teams are known not as Wondergirls, but instead as Golden Suns.
Colby College in Waterville, Maine chose to call themselves White Mules, considering it the opposite of a 'Dark Horse.'
You'll typically find Gila Monsters in two placesthe desert, and Eastern Arizona College.
Though it may seem they are named for naughty kids with spray paint, the University of Idaho Vandals are named for Germanic Tribes of the 5th century A.D.
Ohio Wesleyan University is the home of the Battling Bishops, so named because the school has produced many bishops of the United Methodist Church.