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  • why do some school's initials not match? [split]

    The University of Oregon is not known as OU.

  • #2
    Originally posted by ed gee
    The University of Oregon is not known as OU.
    Right. Where does he think he is, Oklahoma?
    It's UofO.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ed gee
      The University of Oregon is not known as OU.
      Which reminds me:

      Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dukehjsteve
        Originally posted by ed gee
        The University of Oregon is not known as OU.
        Which reminds me:

        Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?
        Or University of Kansas to KU?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dj
          Originally posted by dukehjsteve
          Originally posted by ed gee
          The University of Oregon is not known as OU.
          Which reminds me:

          Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?
          Or University of Kansas to KU?
          'Cause the Baron got the copyright for "UK". :wink:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KevinM
            Originally posted by DrJay
            Originally posted by dj
            Originally posted by dukehjsteve
            Originally posted by ed gee
            The University of Oregon is not known as OU.
            Which reminds me:

            Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?
            Or University of Kansas to KU?
            'Cause the Baron got the copyright for "UK". :wink:
            Since it was his alma mater, something tells me that Rupp was calling Kansas KU before he knew where Lexington was.
            Well, there was some inside joke there. OSU (the one in Oregon, gets called 'Moo U' by their U Oregon brothern while the OSU crowd calls them U of Zero -- the OU simply reversed it so as not to get the U of Zero version because I think neither school needs to denigrate the other. By the way, I was on the faculty at Oregon State (at the time that they dropped track - not my fault, my salary was not that large and most was paid by grant money).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dukehjsteve
              Which reminds me:

              Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?
              Cuz Buffalos can't spell/form phrases?
              I had not expected German to do much this year, but I guess either the accident was overstated or he is a quick healer. Glad to see it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mike renfro
                Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                Which reminds me:

                Why is University of Colorado shortened to CU ?
                Cuz Buffalos can't spell/form phrases?
                I had not expected German to do much this year, but I guess either the accident was overstated or he is a quick healer. Glad to see it.
                "UC" was generally (almost always?) going to be parsed at 'U of California'; I think that CU was the result of that reality.

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                • #9
                  Of course, Trojan detractors like to refer to USC as University of Second Choice or University of Spoiled Children. I'm sure there must be a UCLA equivalent.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gh
                    Of course, Trojan detractors like to refer to USC as University of Second Choice or University of Spoiled Children. I'm sure there must be a UCLA equivalent.
                    Southern Cal men's teams are the Trojans, women are the Lady Trojans. Why are they not called the Diaphragms, or the IUDs?

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                    • #11
                      Yes, as one wag commented when the NCAAA first started up women's teams, "Will the Washington women become The Bitches?"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 26mi235
                        Originally posted by mike renfro

                        "UC" was generally (almost always?) going to be parsed at 'U of California'; I think that CU was the result of that reality.
                        "UC" was generally (almost always?) going to be parsed at 'U of California'; I think that CU was the result of that reality.
                        Actually, I have no memory of Cal being referred to as anything other than Cal from my first awareness following my birth in Berkeley, my adolescence and my attendance at Cal ending in 1971. I think the "UC" nickname is a late appellation.

                        Now, I guess other names have wormed their way into the vernacular, such as the hated "University of California Berkeley" and "Cal Berkeley." Cal and University of California need no further delineation – The other baby Bears do.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh
                          Yes, as one wag commented when the NCAAA first started up women's teams, "Will the Washington women become The Bitches?"
                          That's nothing compared to what another wag (or maybe the same wag) commented about Kansas State and Villanova.

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                          • #14
                            I used to think I went to SU, but I reckon so do these people:

                            Salisbury University
                            Samford University
                            Schreiner University
                            Seattle University
                            Shenandoah University
                            Shepherd University
                            Simpson University
                            South University
                            Southern University
                            Stetson University
                            Strayer University
                            Suffolk University
                            Sullivan University
                            Susquehanna University
                            Syracuse University

                            Alumni from that last one can get real snippy about it! :evil:

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                            • #15
                              So, is it OSU or TOSU?

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