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VCU puts this in the game notes for announcers and writers.

Bona's does the same thing. The following acceptable and unacceptable references are noted in the annual media guide:

Acceptable References: St. Bonaventure, Bonnies, St. Bona, Bona, Bona’s, SBU
Unacceptable References: St. Bonnies, St. Bonnie’s, Saint Bonaventure, St. Bon
 

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It's to balance against Saint Joseph's prohibition of "St."
Is the academic community split as to whether when speaking about anything other than an actual "Saint" (Such as an institution or even a city) is spelling out or abbreviating more offensive to those "Saint"s?
 

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Probably consider the name to be associated with Colonialism instead of the Colonial army that fought for Washington.

They should keep the theme as something to do with the revolution though. Maybe just take a note from our soccer team up here and start going as the George Washington Revolution.
 

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Probably consider the name to be associated with Colonialism instead of the Colonial army that fought for Washington.

They should keep the theme as something to do with the revolution though. Maybe just take a note from our soccer team up here and start going as the George Washington Revolution.
Oh, I understand the reactionary, spineless reasoning behind this decision. It’s just nonsensical. As you said, the athletics teams are named after the COLONIAL ARMY. One could view it as upstart colonials rising up against a colonizer.

If they’re doing this, then what about addressing the school’s name? Washington was a slave owner, after all! Jackoff hand signal
 
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