The Sun Belt Conference has worked closely with each member university over the past several months to develop a "University Reference Guide" that will be used by the conference office when

referring to each one of its members. These references have been approved by each Sun Belt President or Chancellor.



While the Sun Belt will encourage its member universities, media partners and outside entities to use the guide so there is consistency in how the universities' sports teams are referenced, it cannot and will not be mandated.



Official University Name Nickname First Reference Abbreviation

Appalachian State University Mountaineers Appalachian State App

Arkansas State University Red Wolves Arkansas State A-St

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans; Lady Trojans UALR UALR

Georgia Southern University Eagles Georgia Southern GS

Georgia State University Panthers Georgia State GSU

University of Idaho Vandals Idaho UI

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns UL-Lafayette UL-L

University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks UL-Monroe ULM

New Mexico State University Aggies New Mexico State NMSU

University of South Alabama Jaguars South Alabama USA

The University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks UT Arlington UTA

Texas State University Bobcats Texas State TXST

Troy University Trojans Troy Troy

Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers/Lady Toppers WKU WKU