OU opens its football season Saturday against Chattanooga, a school with one of the worst nicknames in collegiate sports: Mocs. Chattanooga was known as the Moccasins until 1996, when the official name was shortened to the Mocs, which has no discernible meaning. But don't think every unusual Division I-AA nickname is a bummer. The 10 best:
•10. Albany Great Danes:
Who needs Bulldogs?
•9. San Diego Toreros:
•8. Indiana State Sycamores:
Who cares if it's a tree?
•7. Mississippi Valley Delta Devils:
Wonder if a mosquito is a delta devil?
•6. Youngstown State Penguins:
Who knew it was that cold in Stoopsville?
•5. Richmond Spiders:
I wish the OKC NBA team was named Spiders.
•4. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers:
What's a chanticleer? A roosters in fables.
•3. Western Illinois Leathernecks:
Always good to have the U.S. Marines on your side.
•2. Campbell Fighting Camels:
Nothing like a desert image in Buies Creek, N.C.
•1. Western Carolina Catamounts:
Shares this name for wild cats with Vermont.