5 Teams with Farm-Related Names

University of Nebraska Cornhuskers

University of Nebraska Cornhuskers

Teams at the University of Nebraska were named the Cornhuskers as of 1900 after a sports writer came up with the idea for a new name.

Up until that point, team names included the Bugeaters and Antelopes. Sports writer Cy Sherman thought those names were unglamorous and ultimtately decided on Cornhuskers.

Notable athletes to come out of the University of Nebraska include Olympic gold medallist Rulon Gardner, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Alex Gordon and Ndamukong Suh.

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