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    Wink Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    For instance, will the real U-M please check in. (UM?). Why does UND's mascot create so much hate, while ND's mascot gets a pass (do we drop the 'U' when we're talking DII football? What happend to the 'U' for the U in South Bend?) If I said MSU in the broader D1 Hockey sense, do people know what I'm talking about?

    Does anyone have "acronym envy"? When a school had to drop its program (or add a program) was your school's en vogue acronym changed (for all you college hockey history buffs)?

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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    I hate when you say UMD people confuse with you with UMd of University of Maryland Fame
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    Even though we are The University of Denver, we are always referred to as "DU". Same with the University of Colorado, always "CU", but they don't play hockey so who cares??
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    The B1G acronyms for hockey:

    Michigan is UMAA.
    Ohio State is tOSU
    Wisconsin is UW
    Michigan State is MSU
    Minnesota is UMTC
    Penn State is PSU
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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    The B1G acronyms for hockey:

    Michigan is UMAA.
    Ohio State is tOSU
    Wisconsin is UW
    Michigan State is MSU
    Minnesota is UMTC
    Penn State is PSU
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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    The B1G acronyms for hockey:

    Michigan is UMAA.
    Ohio State is tOSU
    Wisconsin is UW-M
    Michigan State is MSU-EL (Not the good Lansing the crappy one)
    Minnesota is UMTC
    Penn State is PSU (The Red Neck part of Pennsylvania)
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is referred to be acronym RPI except by Clarkson fans who think that it is funny to use RIP instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is referred to be acronym RPI except by Clarkson fans who think that it is funny to use RIP instead.
    And by RPI officials who refuse to use any acronym and insist it be called Rensselear (probably so everyone will know how to spell it ).

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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    NU for northeastern, not NE, not NEU.
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    St. Lawrence University's is comprised of THREE letters, not four.

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    Hockey East

    Boston College - BC
    Boston University - BU
    Maine - Pretty sure it's usually the state spelled out, although I've seen UMO sometimes
    UMass Amherst - UMA
    UMass Lowell - UML
    Merrimack - MC
    New Hampshire - UNH
    Northeastern - NU
    Providence - PC
    Vermont - UVM
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by NUMcNeely View Post
    NU for northeastern, not NE, not NEU.
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    University of Maine is just ME same as the state, because the hillbillies can then just refer to their mail if they forget the abbreviation.

    University of Vermont is UVM, which stands for Universitas Viridis Montis for those that understand other languages.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarter7669 View Post
    University of Maine is just ME same as the state, because the hillbillies can then just refer to their mail if they forget the abbreviation.

    University of Vermont is UVM, which stands for Universitas Viridis Montis for those that understand other languages.....
    Right, but NESN and other telecasts don't usually put "ME" up on the top of the screen.. do they? That would look pretty strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimU View Post
    St. Lawrence University's is comprised of THREE letters, not four.
    I think the other letter is for your first name - think of it as a tribute!

    edit: there are far too many "CUs" out there, but what else are we gonna be? Though now that I think of it, the university has trademarked the letter C, so maybe we should just use that.
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    The representation of Union: #26

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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    And by RPI officials who refuse to use any acronym and insist it be called Rensselaer (probably so everyone will know how to spell it ).

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    Oooohhhhh. That's always bugged me. I knew Vermont wasn't a compound word. Hhmmm. UVM. Never cared for the t in front of OSU. (tOSU)
    Quote Originally Posted by jcarter7669 View Post
    University of Maine is just ME same as the state, because the hillbillies can then just refer to their mail if they forget the abbreviation.

    University of Vermont is UVM, which stands for Universitas Viridis Montis for those that understand other languages.....

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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by TimU View Post
    St. Lawrence University's is comprised of THREE letters, not four.
    But what about the... um...
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    Re: Set me straight on your hockey school's acronym

    Quote Originally Posted by jrobes01 View Post
    Right, but NESN and other telecasts don't usually put "ME" up on the top of the screen.. do they? That would look pretty strange.
    They usually spell out the whole word, you know to avoid confusion....

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