The analysis began by looking at all Division I colleges and universities and studying their retention rates, graduation rates, selectivity, and financial aid. It is up to the reader to decide which names are actually the strangest. The reality may be a little of both, for the original costume for the University of Akron mascot debuted in 1954 and included a paper mâché kangaroo head and a zip-up brown furry uniform. The university's mascot is Big Al, an elephant.
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What's more, the University of Evansville, unlike most schools on this list, actually knows the precise history of its nickname and mascot.
The name originated in a basketball game against the University of Louisville in the mid 1920s.
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