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This version of NSU News has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of NSU News, visit news.nova.edu.

This version of SharkBytes has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of SharkBytes, visit sharkbytes.nova.edu.

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

nova.edu/prmc

SharkBytes Archives

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Fun History Facts

Did you know?

Men’s basketball was NSU’s first athletic program and began in the 1982-83 academic year. Nova University offered a contest to the general public looking for a nickname for the athletic program. “The Knights” were chosen until 2005, when the student body, faculty and staff collaborated to come up with a new nickname. The final choice was between “Stingrays” and “Sharks.”

Razor and cheerleadersThe overwhelming majority decided that NSU should become “The Sharks” and a new official mascot, Razor the Shark, was chosen by the Athletics department.

In keeping with the same nomenclature, the student newspaper, “The Knight” was later renamed “The Current,” and the “NSU Employee Newsletter” became “SharkBytes.”