If you look at different colleges and universities around the nation, you'll find that most of them have names for their mascots.

  • Reveille (Texas A&M)
  • Mike the Tiger (LSU)
  • Bevo (UT)
  • Puddles (Oregon)
  • Big Al (Alabama)
  • Super Frog (TCU)
  • Otto the Orange (Syracuse)
  • Sparty (Michigan State)
  • Smokey (Tennessee)
  • The Ramblin' Wreck (Georgia Tech)
  • Albert and Alberta Gator (Florida)

And these are just a few of the college mascots that have proper names.

However, there are several colleges that don't give proper names to their mascots, and Stephen F. Austin State University is one of those schools. To my knowledge, he is just know as "The Lumberjack". And while there's nothing wrong with that, I think that it might be pretty cool to give a specific name to the SFA mascot.

There are a few different ways you can go about naming it. You can use alliteration. So, the name would start with an "L" like lumberjack (i.e. Lucky, Larry, etc.).

You can use something similar to "Paul Bunyan". I mean, a famous lumberjack name could be cool for a mascot.

Or, you can tie into the school's history. For example, "Stephen" for Stephen F. Austin? Hey, it could work.

But let us know your thoughts on the new name of the lumberjack in the comment section below...if he even needs a name at all. Maybe you think he should just use "The Lumberjack". Then, once we get this moving, maybe we could get it in the hands of the decision-makers at SFA, and the ball could start rolling. Hey, you never know!


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