And you knocked me for poeople?
Tommy Doles to Northwestern
or is it "it's"?
that Nebraska is also NU, and if you say NW, then everyone knows what it is. I have also seen Northwestern abbreviated as NW, which isn't any worse than the SEC for the Southeastern Conference
Yeah, except Nebraska is actually UNL, not NU. Calling them NU is like calling Michigan "MU". Their website is even www.unl.edu.
Northwestern University, on the other hand, is actually NU. It's even a (very basic) cheer in the student section (Go U, N-U).
It's certainly true that people know what you mean when you say or write "NW", but it seems to me like people should respect what others want to be called. It's like someone named Andrew wanting to be called Andy and you just pat them on the head and say, "that's nice" and then keep calling them Andrew.
In the ccha it was uno as well. Not nuo. I'm surprised they say it, what seems to me, backwards. Most universities are either U of (State) or (State) State U. Directional or modified like e.g. central or southern use Modifier State U, named or area (other than state reference) use Name University.
Basically I'm saying Nebraska University at Lincoln sounds odd. It should be University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Or just University of Nebraska if it is the main campus.
University of Kansas?
University of Oklahoma?
University of Colorado?
Nebraska actually calls themselves 'Nebraska U' in their fight song I believe as well. I think Nebraska actually prefers to be called this over 'UNL'
Yes, Nebraska is UNL, but for sports it is often abbreviated as "NU." Don't know exactly why this is, but it's a weird Big 12 naming convention:
Univ. of Kansas - KU
Univ. of Colordao - CU
Univ. of Oklahoma - OU
EDIT: Beaten to the punch by GB
stand for on the Cornhusker helmets?
[Levity in the midst of a catfight]
He's an ass that has no life.
...says the guy who's calling people names on an internet message board.
When it counts he is always money.
Thank you, BrewMom. Left coast, represent.
except for that flaimbait crack about the Chargers moving to LA. You can't really take the only thing resembling a West Coast team I can root for from me. (Although, I do like UCLA too).
Isn't Nebraska the "University of Nebraska (at Lincoln)"? Wouldn't that make them "UN" rather than "NU"?
University of Kansas = KU, Univeristy of Missouri = MU, are two examples.
Why would NU make you think of Nebraska? Does MU make you think of Michigan?
by losing to Nebraska (da real NU) 29-28 this year. Better luck next year
^This. They should create a new "rivalry" trophy. Each year whichever team wins gets to take home a nice sized NU trophy. The losing school gets to live with the dishonor of using Neb or NW. Can you imagine the fierce rivalry that would arise? No athletic department wants to deal with those kind of branding issues.
Good thing we are loaded on the O-Line from the last couple recruiting classes.
Best of luck to you, Doles. Would have loved to have you, but with the abundance of talent Michigan has got coming in on the O-Line, you've probably got a much better shot of getting playing time at Northwestern.
Had NU before the University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska should be called U of N or UN.
UM has all kind of universities listed:
UM University of Malta
UM University of Maine
UM University of Manitoba
UM University of Michigan
UM Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
UM University of Malaya
UM Université de Montréal
UM Université de Moncton
UM University of Maastricht (Netherlands)
UM University of Malaga
UM University of Manila (Philippines)
UM (2)University of Miami (Florida, Ohio)
UM University of Mississippi
UM University of Missouri
UM University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
UM University of Massachusetts
UM University of Minnesota
UM University of Memphis (Tennessee)
UM University of Manchester (UK)
UM University of Maryland
UM University of Montana
U of M or U-M:
U OF M (U-M) University of Michigan
U OF M (U-M) University of Manitoba (Canada)
Funny, because all of my Minnesota friends throw around "U of M" like they own it.
Actually, Minnesota people refer to the Univ. of Minnesota as "the U of M" or simply "the U" (ntu). Only in Michigan do people drop "the" when saying "U of M," which is kind of ironic since "the" is officially part of the name of The University of Michigan, whereas with Minnesota it is not. The more you know.
I have dropped the U entirely. I just use M and everyone knows... :)
"UNL" (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) as an acronym for Nebraska and never have found myself in an unexpected and unwarranted pissing match over it...
NW is northwestern, NE is Nebraska.
Good place for Doles, good fit for NW.
The purple Chicago smart guys.
If ABB got his spot?
Yeah, you know me
If I understood his recruitment correctly, Doles had the opportunity to commit long ago but didn't. So either Doles didn't quite feel comfortable enough with Micghigan to commit or he waited too long hoping for more offers or the desire to do officials. Either way, that was his decision and now he made a good choice to play at NW. At the end of the day, it's not a loss for Michigan.
I'm surprised MSU didn't make a push for Doles.
WOTS is that on his unofficial visit, Doles refused to wear a ski mask.
Yeah, and he wasn't intergalactic enough, hur hur.
Good pickup for Northwestern. Will be good for some of the Big Ten "west" teams to recruit better.
maybe he would have been a good "Y" TE in a Borges offense?
I'm just confused. I know we have been talking to him for a while, but this isn't a serious loss, is it? We won't even be playing NW on an annual basis after this year.
It's a very serious loss. I mean, it's not like we have a passel of quality offensive linemen already on the team.
But seriously, it sounds like a good fit for both Doles and NW.
.......and this is why Doles went to Northwestern. He already learned all he needed to know about abbreviation, punctuation, spelling and insults from an Mgoblog board. Now he can hang by a lake with chicks, hit up Chitown, walk to class and not be late and stare at that temple and try and figure out what type of architecture best describes the nature of its design.