Did You Know? There are many college and university nicknames ranging from unique and being the only one to some that are more commonly used. The most common mascot nickname being at over 70 schools is the “Eagles” or “Golden Eagles”. In second is the use of the “Tigers” nickname followed by about 30 that have “Warriors ” as the nickname or mascot. Other common names used at a higher percentage is the “Lions”, “Bears” and “Bulldogs”.