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Why Is Bethune-Cookman Called The Wildcats?


Bethune Cookman Wildcats (FCS)

Why Is Bethune-Cookman Called The Wildcats?

Bethune herself bestowed the name upon the team when it first started in 1923. After watching a practice, she was impressed with the team’s intensity during the drills. “You are ferocious,” she is said to have told the team. “I dub thee the Wildcats.”

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