Ladies and Gents Make ESPN's Top Nicknames List
Monday, February 4, 2008

SHREVEPORT—ESPN’s Sports Travel website writer Josh Pahigian recently compiled a Top 10 list of the very best nicknames for colleges and universities with basketball squads. The Ladies and Gents were selected in the top 10 and were the only Division I school to receive the recognition.


Pahigian’s Top 10 list only describes the 10 best nicknames, it does not rank them in order from 1 to 10. Instead, schools are listed alphabetically by nickname.


Other monikers receiving the honor are the Banana Slugs (California-Santa Cruz), Cobbers (Concordia College), Geoducks (The Evergreen State College), Ichabods (Washburn University), Keelhaulers (California Maritime Academy), Profs (Rowan University), Stormy Petrels (Oglethorpe University), Student Princes (Heidelberg College), and Trolls (Trinity Christian College).


For each school, the writer gives an account of how the teams earned their nicknames. Pahigian’s complete story can be found at