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Why Is Appalachian State Called The Mountaineers?


Why Is Appalachian State Called The Mountaineers?

Mountaineers is self explanatory; Look at a map. What’s more interesting is why the mascot, Yosef, has the name he does. The origin of the name Yosef comes from mountain talk for “yourself”, the idea being that if you are a fan, friend or alumnus and have a heart of black and gold, you are Yosef. Yosef first appeared in the 1942 edition of The Rhododendron, Appalachian’s annual yearbook.

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