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Why Is Furman Called The Paladins?


Why Is Furman Called The Paladins?

The team nickname, the Paladins, was first used by a Greenville, South Carolina, sportswriter in the 1930s. For many years the name “Paladins” just referred to Furman’s basketball team. Until 1963 the school’s baseball teams were known as the “Hornets” and the football teams as the “Hurricanes”.

What is a Paladin?

  1. any of the twelve peers of Charlemagne’s court, of whom the Count Palatine was the chief.
    • a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry.

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