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Online Contest Planned to Pick Wake Tech Mascot

Posted March 28, 2008

— As Wake Technical Community College prepares to field its first athletic teams in decades, school officials are searching for a mascot for the teams.

Wake Tech will field women's volleyball, men's soccer and men's and women's golf teams in the fall, and basketball, baseball and softball teams are planned in the future.

School officials on Monday will launch a two-week online contest for faculty, staff and students to pick a nickname and mascot for the teams. A committee will choose the top three or four names nominated, and a final round of voting will be open to the public.

Spokeswoman Laurie Clowers said Wake Tech's Student Government Association adopted the eagle as a mascot years ago, but it never gained any traction across campus.


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  • DontBelieveTheHype Mar 28, 2008

    How about the Wake Tech Underdogs!

  • areyou.serious Mar 28, 2008

    everybody's an eagle.... How about the Wake Tech Techies...with wires and circuit boards covering the costume...maybe throw in a couple of lug nuts for ears or some refrigerant lines for antenae....ok only joking...

  • Not a fan of roses Mar 28, 2008

    It sounds like Wake Tech has a history with Eagles, unfortunately NCCU are the eagles. Not sure about having two schools with the same mascot. Just my opinion.

  • tired of good ol boy Mar 28, 2008

    Ummmm, maybe we should have an eagle for our mascot...Especially seeing as how the teachers area is called the "Eagles Nest" and we had "Eaglecruiser", until they shut it down and brought up this my waketech thingy...But also, waketech has an eagle on the "Wake Tech" Emblem out front of the school...Just makes sense to have an eagle as our mascot...