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The Bulls in UB sports

From its earliest days, the university named its sports teams after the bison. In the 1930s, however, the name was changed to the "Bulls" as a way to distinguish UB teams from the city's professional sports organizations. In the 1970s, when club sports for women gave way to a varsity structure, discussion turned to a suitable name for the women's teams at the university. Although posting "Lady" in front of a team name was the norm for colleges and universities of that era, "Lady Bulls" was rejected for its oxymoronic qualities. The "Royals" was chosen in- stead and continues today as the name for women's teams in basketball, volleyball, swimming, cross-country, track and field, and tennis.


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