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This is like Peter365's Connections Puzzle, only with Universities. Basically, each college/University must have three things in common for it to be a "Yes". Otherwise, it will be a "No".

Note: Although it is not technically required, I suspect the only "yes"es will be American Universities, so please limit it to those. Canadian universities might be too, but I highly doubt any others would. So don't ask.
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University of Connecticut?
Central Connecticut State University?

Elon University?
University of North Carolina?
North Carolina State University?
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?
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Ohio State University?
University of Florida?
University of Georgia?
University of Michigan?
College of William and Mary?
University of Southern California?
University of South Carolina?
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University of Connecticut?
Central Connecticut State University?
Elon University? Yes, no to rest
University of North Carolina?
North Carolina State University?
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?
Ohio State University?
University of Florida?
University of Georgia?
University of Michigan?
College of William and Mary?
University of Southern California?
University of South Carolina?
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Harvard?
Yale?
Princeton?
Stanford?
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Boston College?
Boston University?
LaSalle University?
Lasell College?
Messiah College?
Grove City College?
Elmira College?
Elms College?
Westmont College?
Palm Beach Atlantic University?
Eastern University?
Northeastern University?
Northwestern University?
Gordon College?
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University of California:
Berkeley?
Davis?
Irvine?
Los Angeles?
Merced?
Riverside?
San Diego?
San Francisco?
Santa Barbara?
Santa Cruz?

California State University:
San Jose?
Chico?
San Diego?
San Francisco?
San Luis Obispo?
Fresno?
Humboldt?
Maritime?
Pomona?
Los Angeles?
Sacramento?
Long Beach?
East Bay?
Fullerton?
Northridge?
Stanislaus?
Dominguez Hills?
Sonoma?
San Bernardino?
Bakersfield?
San Marcos?
Monterey Bay?
Channel Islands?
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East Carolina University?
Western Carolina University?
Duke?
UNC Charlotte?
UNC Wilmington?
UNC Greensboro?
UNC Pembroke?
I promise I'll stop listing them now ;-)
University of Richmond?
Virginia Tech?
Georgia Tech?
Georgetown?
William and Mary?
Gallaudet?
Juilliard?
USC (Southern California)?
USC (South Carolina)?
West Point?
Citadel?
Annapolis?
Air Force Academy?
University of Vermont?
Bryn Mawr?
Notre Dame?
Vanderbilt?
Johnston and Wales?
Tufts?
Rice?
Davidson College?
Brigham Young University?
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All that don't say yes are no

Harvard? Yes
Yale?
Princeton?
Stanford? yes

Boston College?
Boston University?
LaSalle University?
Lasell College?
Messiah College?
Grove City College?
Elmira College?
Elms College?
Westmont College?
Palm Beach Atlantic University?
Eastern University?
Northeastern University?
Northwestern University?
Gordon College?

University of California:
Berkeley?
Davis?
Irvine?
Los Angeles?
Merced?
Riverside?
San Diego?
San Francisco?
Santa Barbara?
Santa Cruz?

California State University:
San Jose?
Chico?
San Diego?
San Francisco?
San Luis Obispo?
Fresno?
Humboldt?
Maritime?
Pomona?
Los Angeles?
Sacramento?
Long Beach?
East Bay?
Fullerton?
Northridge?
Stanislaus?
Dominguez Hills?
Sonoma?
San Bernardino?
Bakersfield?
San Marcos?
Monterey Bay?
Channel Islands?

East Carolina University?
Western Carolina University?
Duke?
UNC Charlotte?
UNC Wilmington?
UNC Greensboro?
UNC Pembroke?
I promise I'll stop listing them now ;-)
University of Richmond?
Virginia Tech?
Georgia Tech?
Georgetown?
William and Mary?
Gallaudet? Yes
Juilliard? No, although this one does have a slight -ish to it
USC (Southern California)?
USC (South Carolina)?
West Point?
Citadel?
Annapolis? This is a tricky one, but yes
Air Force Academy?
University of Vermont?
Bryn Mawr?
Notre Dame?
Vanderbilt?
Johnston and Wales?
Tufts?
Rice?
Davidson College?
Brigham Young University?

So far, the "yes"es are:

Elon, Harvard, Stanford, Navy (Annapolis), Gallaudet

I'm not going to list all the "No's", although Julliard has a slight -ish
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The Naval Academy is tricky, huh? That figures ;-) Will ask more later -- have to leave work now.
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The Naval Academy is tricky, huh? That figures ;-) Will ask more later -- have to leave work now. Indeed.
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Furman University?
Wofford College?
College of Charleston?
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Furman University?
Wofford College?
College of Charleston? No to all
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Private v. public colleges relevant?
Sports?
Mascots?
School colors?
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Private v. public colleges relevant? Somewhat, but very much OTRT
Sports? Yes, see below
Mascots? If you mean the nickname (ie "Huskies") as opposed to the guy in the costume (ie "Jonathan the Husky") then yes
School colors? No
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Stanford's teams are the Cardinals, but their mascot is not a cardinal (of either the avian or the Catholic variety), but a tree (and I must say, a sorry-looking one). Is this disparity relevant?
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Syracuse?
Xavier?
Notre Dame?
Purdue?
West Virginia?
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Animal mascot/nickname?
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Stanford's teams are the Cardinals, but their mascot is not a cardinal (of either the avian or the Catholic variety), but a tree (and I must say, a sorry-looking one). Is this disparity relevant? No, but their teams are NOT the Cardinals and THAT is relevant. Furthermore, the tree is not the team's mascot, it is the band's mascot, but alas, that is not relevant either.

Syracuse? yes, no to rest
Xavier?
Notre Dame?
Purdue?
West Virginia?

Animal mascot/nickname? Irr
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Huh? I go to Cal and we play Stanford every year (hence the obligatory jab at the sorry-looking tree). I have never heard of any of their teams being anything other than Cardinals, nor have I seen any mascot other than that tree.

Anyway, is the location of the universities (city, state, etc.) relevant? The number of different sports in which the university competes? Which athletic conference it is in?
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Huh? I go to Cal and we play Stanford every year (hence the obligatory jab at the sorry-looking tree). I have never heard of any of their teams being anything other than Cardinals, nor have I seen any mascot other than that tree. The team doesn't have a mascot. And most people don't know the tree belongs to the band and not the team, so don't feel bad. As for the Cardinals, look it up. Because the distinction between "Cardinals" and their actual nickname is important, so I won't give it away.

Anyway, is the location of the universities (city, state, etc.) relevant? The number of different sports in which the university competes? Which athletic conference it is in? No to all
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It's actually "The Cardinal", not "Cardinals" right?

Nicknames for the other yeses so far:
Harvard - Crimson
Syracuse - Orangemen
Naval Academy (Annapolis) - Midshipmen
Elon - Crimson (formerly Christians)
Gallaudet - Bison
Julliard (maybe?) - the penguin? (had a hard time finding this one so I don't know if it's right)

About the only thing I can see in common there is that they all end in "n", but "the cardinal" would throw that pattern off. You've got a few named for colors, a few named for people/professions, and a couple of animals.
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Oh scratch that, "The Cardinal" is the mascot, not the nickname. They don't actually have a nickname. (Btw, count me in the list of people who have always thought that it was "trees." How weird that the band has it's own mascot and it's something that's so widely known!)
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Ah, sorry it's me again. Sorry, I switched that. "The Cardinal" is their nickname, they don't have a mascot. I guess I was right the first time. Sorry about the confusion!! I seem to have lost my mind today. =)
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Elon's nickname is the Phoenix, not Crimson (though our colors are crimson and gold).
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Oh sorry! I read Phoenix on the list I referenced, so I have no idea why I typed Crimson.
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Since it seems that I'm already practically spamming this puzzle today, I'll go ahead and add (for anyone who doesn't already know, in case it's relevant) that Stanford's "Cardinal" references the color, not the animal.
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It's actually "The Cardinal", not "Cardinals" right? YES!

Nicknames for the other yeses so far:
Harvard - Crimson
Syracuse - Orangemen Orange, but Orangemen would work too
Naval Academy (Annapolis) - Midshipmen
Elon - Crimson (formerly Christians) They're the Phoenix, though crimson would work too
Gallaudet - Bison
Julliard (maybe?) - the penguin? (had a hard time finding this one so I don't know if it's right) Julliard doesn't have athletic teams. Which means they technically don't "fail" the test about the sports teams. But they don't pass it either. And they pass the other two, so they don't actually "fail" any of the three requirements. But they don't pass one of them either. So I wasn't sure how to classify that

About the only thing I can see in common there is that they all end in "n", but "the cardinal" would throw that pattern off. You've got a few named for colors, a few named for people/professions, and a couple of animals. Easier than that


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Since it seems that I'm already practically spamming this puzzle today, I'll go ahead and add (for anyone who doesn't already know, in case it's relevant) that Stanford's "Cardinal" references the color, not the animal. It's not relevant. And I didn't know that either.
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So one of the requirements has to do with the name of the athletic teams, if the university has them? but there are two other criteria that do not have anything to do with sports? that must also be fulfilled for a university to get a "yes"?
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The nickname does not end in S?
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So one of the requirements has to do with the name of the athletic teams, if the university has them? but there are two other criteria that do not have anything to do with sports? that must also be fulfilled for a university to get a "yes"? Yes. And I'm not entirely sure how to classify schools that don't have athletic teams but meet the other two

The nickname does not end in S? Bingo! That's requirement number 1. And bonus points to anyone who can name the one school (at least I think it's the only one) whose men's teams would fit this rule but whose women's teams wouldn't.
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I'm not going to go through all the asked questions and see which ones fit the other two, because that would take far too long. But if you want to ask whether certain schools would fit the other two requirements, go ahead. But don't copy and paste all of the schools from above, or I might bite you.
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UMass?
St. John's?

I think both of these fit #1
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UMass?
St. John's? No to both. Each of these fulfills one of the other two requirements, although it's a different one.

I think both of these fit #1 You're right. By the way, if anyone wants to take a stab at the school which would fit the rules for men but not women, go ahead. Because when this puzzle is solved, I'll answer that. But thankfully nobody asked that school. I think I'd have said "yope" if someone did.
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Schools with a state name in the college name relevant? Without?
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Schools with a state name in the college name relevant? Without? This... Although it gets a bit tough for some of the Cal State schools, for instance CS-San Diego is more commonly known as San Diego State. I generally use the common name in these cases, for instance San Diego State, or Rutgers (as opposed to Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey) however neither of these pass the nickname test. Now just find the third test. And as a hint, several schools you've guessed above pass the two known tests but are still no's. If you want to go through and explore that, it might be helpful.
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On a side note, I wasn't very sure how to classify schools whose names contain a state name but aren't named after the state - for instance New York University, named after the city, or in an even more complicated scenario, Indiana University which is located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. But neither of those have nicknames that don't end end in an s anyway.
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Third test only:

University of Connecticut?
Central Connecticut State University?

University of North Carolina?
North Carolina State University?
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?

Boston College?
Boston University?
LaSalle University?
Lasell College?
Messiah College?
Grove City College?
Elmira College?
Elms College?
Westmont College?
Palm Beach Atlantic University?
Eastern University?
Northeastern University?
Northwestern University?
Gordon College?
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Third test only: Ok, although if you do this it's going to be really easy. But fine. Yes to the ones I say, no to everything else

University of Connecticut? Yes
Central Connecticut State University?

University of North Carolina?
North Carolina State University?
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?

Boston College? This is tricky, but I'm going to say no
Boston University? Also tricky, but I'll say no too
LaSalle University? Yes
Lasell College? Yes
Messiah College? Yes
Grove City College?
Elmira College? Yes
Elms College? Yes
Westmont College? Yes
Palm Beach Atlantic University?
Eastern University? Yes
Northeastern University? Yes
Northwestern University? Yes
Gordon College? Yes

Maybe I should have written the "no"s and said Yes to Rest.
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here are some of the original guesses that do not have state names in them. Which of these also pass the third test?

College of William and Mary
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?
Georgetown?
West Point?
Citadel?
Annapolis?
Air Force Academy?
Bryn Mawr?
Notre Dame?
Vanderbilt?
Johnston and Wales?
Tufts?
Rice?
Davidson College?
Brigham Young University?
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I think I found the college that fits the rules for men's teams but not women's... didn't want to just throw it out in case there are people actually looking for it. Let me know if you're okay with throwing it out anyway, though.

All right, all of these should pass the tests we know already... I think. Let me know if I'm wrong...

Oberlin?
Hofstra?
Marshall?
Bucknell?
Dartmouth?
Howard?
W&M?
Cornell?
Tulane?
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here are some of the original guesses that do not have state names in them. Which of these also pass the third test?

College of William and Mary
Wake Forest University?
Appalachian State University?
Georgetown? Yes
West Point? Possibly. Not as written though
Citadel? Yes
Annapolis? Yes, although it might not depending on how you write it
Air Force Academy?
Bryn Mawr?
Notre Dame?
Vanderbilt? Yes
Johnston and Wales?
Tufts? Yes
Rice? Yes
Davidson College? Yes
Brigham Young University? No to rest

I think I found the college that fits the rules for men's teams but not women's... didn't want to just throw it out in case there are people actually looking for it. Let me know if you're okay with throwing it out anyway, though. Go ahead

All right, all of these should pass the tests we know already... I think. Let me know if I'm wrong... I'm not going to verify that the nicknames don't end in S, but assuming they do, all of the following work except as noted...
Oberlin?
Hofstra?
Marshall?
Bucknell?
Dartmouth?
Howard?
W&M? No, the rest would work though
Cornell?
Tulane?
Kalira (Kalira)
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Carthage College?

Annapolis?
Navy?
Naval Academy?
USNA?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Carthage College? Actually, that would work but it's not the one I was thinking of...

Annapolis? Yes
Navy? Yes
Naval Academy? Probably
USNA? If you're being too lazy to write out "US Naval Academy" then no.
Balin (Balin)
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Is any conference relevant? Cost of tuition? Rankings of some sort?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It seems like almost all of the ones written as one word (not counting "college" and "university") are yeses on the third test, and all of the ones that have two or more words (not counting "college" and "university") are nos.

The only exceptions seem to be Boston College and Boston University, which got nos, but you said both were tricky, so I'm ignoring them for now.
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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It seems like almost all of the ones written as one word (not counting "college" and "university") are yeses on the third test, and all of the ones that have two or more words (not counting "college" and "university") are nos.

The only exceptions seem to be Boston College and Boston University, which got nos, but you said both were tricky, so I'm ignoring them for now. Pretty much, when their "normal" name is one word, it's a "Yes", otherwise it's a "No". Usually this can be handled by dropping "College" or "University". But I've never heard anyone call BC or BU "Boston". So you've gotten all of them

**SPOILER**

1. The school's athletics nickname must not end in S
2. The school must not contain the state name (in terms of "common" name)
3. The school must be one word ("common" name)

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