Summer Reading: How The Top 25 Schools Got Their Nicknames

Have you ever asked yourself, “How did our various universities, especially those that play big-time football, get their nicknames?”

No, you haven’t?

Well, read this next piece anyway… because you’ll learn things.

Scott Allen, writing for a website called Mental Floss, made note of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll and looked up the histories behind each school’s nickname. The piece can be found here.

Just in case you’re unsure about wanting to read the article: The pictures — all from Getty Images — are gorgeous, and they will make you swoon.