Southern Oregon University Red Raiders

Location: Ashland, Oregon
Level: college
Status: defunct
Years: 1946-80

Tidbits: Southern Oregon University adopted the nickname "Red Raiders" for its sports teams in 1946. The name was in reference to the abundant Native American tribe that had existed in Southern Oregon. In 1980 "Red" was removed from the nickname. The Red-Tailed Hawk was adopted in 1998 to appease campus groups calling for a mascot and still respecting the native American culture.

Teams with the Red Raiders team name