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  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • Houston's new soccer team to change their name(Texas Independence Offends Hispanics!)

    02/15/2006 11:17:41 AM PST · by FFIGHTER · 37 replies · 2,639+ views
    ABC 13 News ^ | 2-14-2006 | Elma Barrera
    They're less than two months from taking the field, but the team known as Houston 1836 may soon change its name. The 1836 is the team which used to be the San Jose Earthquakes, but the new name is causing a little controversy here in Houston. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also on ABC13.com: Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search abc13.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in a name? Apparently a lot since Major League Soccer announced that the San Jose Earthquakes were coming to Houston and would be called Houston 1836. "People have been very sincere. Some...
  • (Houston) Team will 86 its 1836 name (to avoid offending Mexicans)

    02/15/2006 5:36:26 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 83 replies · 1,565+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2006 | BERNARDO FALLAS
    Moniker tied to Texas history lasts just a month for soccer franchise If you're one of the thousands who went out and bought a Houston 1836 T-shirt, run to your closet, bag it and hide it in a safe place.If you don't have one, hurry to a nearby sporting goods store. The shirts are about to become collector's items.Why? You might say the team is having an identity crisis.Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Sylvia Garcia said Tuesday that Philip Anschutz, owner of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which in turn controls 1836, confirmed that a name change is in the...