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CCU's Chanticleers in NCAA nickname contest

(Source: CCU) (Source: CCU)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – While the Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball team tell short of the NCAA Basketball Championship this year, the Chanticleers are still alive in another competition: the College Basketball Team Nickname Bracket run by Fox Sports.

The first round is already in the books with the number 8 seeded Chanticleers beating out the 9 seeded Saint Peter’s Peacocks in the first round in the “Friendly and Funny” region with 59 percent of the vote. They face a tough challenge in round two, though: the no. 1 seeded Campbell Fighting Camels.

In case you didn’t already know, the CCU Chanticleers are named for a character in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. A Chanticleer, as the university puts it, is a “proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard.” Let’s see if they can dominate the Nickname contest.

Click here to vote in the Fox Sports bracket.

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