Sports & Medicine

Readers who think they know all of the knowledge about college sports- have you ever heard of NAIA?  Evidently, loitering somewhere unofficially between D2 and D3 is this hidden level, where you like the sport, want to get a scholarship for the sport, but are also serious about academia, and in no way plan on being a professional or semi-professional athlete.  There are 255 schools currently in this association, and here I shall tell you about one- possibly the best one.

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy is filled with 1200 students who plan on spending their next 6 years in Missouri learning all about drugs in the human body.  So when these chemistry & anatomy loving geeks are asked to come up with a mascot, what did anyone expect to happen?  Well, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here, this happened:

This is Mortimer McPestle, also known as Morty.  What is he, exactly?  Nobody knows the true creature, because they created him to be a eutectic.  In case you are not a science-whiz, eutectic is the process by which two solids combine to form a liquid.  Not exactly a fun mascot sort of concept.  Despite this severe oddity, Morty is still able to put on his labcoat each day and lead students to shout their true school pride, with a similarly odd cheer:

“Be a Eutectic!

Smack it down, reflect it!

Our scary pharmaceutic troll

Will smash you in his mortar bowl!”


So case you thought that science geeks don’t take sports seriously, think again.  Each year, the Eutectics play a basketball series against the Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the Apothecary Cup.  Now that’s legit.

Just an FYI- he does have a 6-pack.

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