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:
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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!”

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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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