Commonly, schools are not referred to by their names correctly in stories. Below is a list of commonly mislabeled programs and their proper attribution as well as schools with similar names to avoid confusion. Many of these changes have been made within the last five years.

NEW for 2017-18

  • Augsburg University in Division III (formerly known as Augsburg College)
  • The University of Great Falls (Mont.) is now known as the University of Providence.

Previous Updates

  • Army West Point (formerly known as Army, West Point and the U.S. Military Academy)
  • Bridgewater State University (formerly known as Bridgewater State College)
  • Brockport (or College at Brockport, formerly known as SUNY-Brockport or Brockport State)
  • Central Missouri (previously known as Central Missouri State. Now University of)
  • Chattanooga or UTC (not UT-Chattanoooga, Tennessee-Chattanooga)
  • CSU Bakersfield (not Cal State, Cal State-Bakersfield)
  • Colorado Mesa (previously known as Mesa State College)
  • Concordia (there are three, reference state with Wisconsin and Nebraska, acceptable reference Concordia-Moorhead with Minnesota. There is a Concordia-St. Paul in Minnesota which does not sponsor wrestling)
  • Cornell (there are two -- Cornell University in N.Y., and Cornell College in Iowa)
  • Cumberland University's nickname is now the Phoenix. Formerly the Bulldogs.
  • Cumberland/Cumberlands (University of the Cumberlands is in Kentucky and formerly known as Cumberland College; Cumberland University is in Tennessee, both are NAIA)
  • Embry-Riddle (hyphenated and located in Prescott, Ariz., not the campus in Florida)
  • Gardner-Webb (hyphenated)
  • Hannibal-LaGrange (hyphenated)
  • Jamestown (there are two -- University of Jamestown in N.D., and Jamestown CC in N.Y.)
  • King's and King. (King's College is Division III in Pa., note the apostrophe; King University is Division II and in Tennessee)
  • Lock Haven (not Loch Haven, always two words)
  • Midland (previously known as Midland Lutheran)
  • Notre Dame College (always reference "College" to avoid confusion with Division I Notre Dame).
  • Penn (rarely is Penn referred to by its full school name or by the full state name and never UPenn.)
  • SIU Edwardsville (not Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. and NOT hyphenated. SIUE on second reference is acceptable)
  • Stevens Tech (also known as Stevens Institute, not to be confused with Thaddeus Stevens, a junior college in Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Trine (formerly known as Tri-State)
  • Truman (commonly known as Truman State, can be used interchangeably)
  • Utah Valley (previously known as Utah Valley State College)
  • Virginia Tech (just the name, no "University" on the end)
  • West Liberty (previously known as West Liberty State College)
  • Western New England University (previously College)
  • Western State Colorado University (formerly known as Western State College)
  • York (there are two with wrestling, Division III in Pa., NAIA in Nebraska).

Organizations/Outlets

  • Flowrestling (Just Flowrestling, no need to add a .com or .org, both redirect to the site. Also, it's not Flow, it's just Flo)
  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA - the word "club" is not used in the title of the organization and not to be confused with the NWCA, which is the National Wrestling Coaches Association)
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum (Previously known as the Dan Gable International Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Located in Waterloo, Iowa.)
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Located in Stillwater, Okla.)
  • Takedown Wrestling (or Takedown Wrestling Media. Previously known as Takedown Radio)
  • TheMat.com (Capitalized T and M.)
  • TrackWrestling (Trackwrestling also acceptable, but not preferred, one word)
  • W.I.N. Magazine (Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine or W.I.N. Magazine. Yes, it's somewhat redundant, but it's the reference. Previously known as Wrestling International Newsmagazine)