Some questions about the use of the prefix “Lady” for women’s sports teams.
- Why? Were people worried that if you didn’t specify “Lady Knights Softball”, fans might think they were going to see the Men’s Softball team and claim false advertising?
- Is the use of the “Lady” prefix decreasing? Have any schools gone gender neutral, i.e. all teams are now simply referred to as the “Bulldogs” or the “War Eagles”?
- Any favorites for the strangest resulting nickname when using the “Lady” prefix?
- Has the reverse situation occurred, i.e. an all-women college or high school goes co-ed and the new men’s teams are named the “Gentlemen Violets”?