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Coastal to conduct survey regarding athletic nickname

October 30, 2001

Coastal Carolina University will conduct an online survey from Nov. 1 to 14 on whether to change its athletic nickname. The results of the two-week survey will be used as an assessment tool for the university.

To vote visit Coastal's Web site at www.coastal.edu and go to Quick Links - Nickname Survey on the front page. Voting can also be conducted through Coastal's athletic Web site at www.coastal.edu/athletics.

Coastal's nickname, the Chanticleers, was inspired by the quick-thinking rooster in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer was introduced at Coastal in 1966 when the institution was a branch campus of the University of South Carolina, whose athletic teams are known as the Gamecocks. In 1993, Coastal became an independent, public university.