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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey reacts in front of the bench to a blocked shot during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Waco, Texas. Mulkey has long defended her program's distinctive nickname, which certainly hasn't been a drag on the team's success. The Lady Bears have won three national titles over the past eight seasons and are positioned to make a run for another championship. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

Column: Some schools cling to antiquated female nicknames

Feb. 14, 2020 10:42 PM EST

Amazingly, this is still a thing as we begin the third decade of the 21st century. A handful of colleges, most notably the second-ranked women's basketball team in the country, refuse to let go of antiquated nicknames that adorn their female programs. Usually, it involves the word "Lady" stuck in front of the...