Big Ten women’s volleyball teams will start their season with a brand new nickname.
The Bicentennial Biscuit, created by the Big Ten Conference, will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The new name will become official on Oct. 31, the Big 10 announced in a statement.
The original name was Biscuity, but the league had not decided on a new name.
It will be the first time that a Big Ten program has adopted a new moniker.
The name will be “an homage to the Biscos, the brand’s first two players,” Big Ten athletic director Mark Hollis said.
The team, which is named for the Bicentenary Biscutte family, is comprised of six players: Brianna Biscotts, the team’s first female player; Brooke Beil, a freshman; Kaitlyn Oates, a sophomore; and Lauren Beil.
The current name of the team is the Big Beaver, a reference to the name of a popular ice cream company.
“We chose the name for a couple of reasons,” Hollis added.
“One, we wanted to honor the Biacots and the Bircuits who were part of our family, and two, it was a way to give back to the fans who came out to cheer us on as we prepared for the season.”
The team will wear a purple, white and blue uniform, with purple shorts, black socks and a blue-and-gold jersey.
The women’s team will start play on Oct-16 at 6 p.m.
CT at the University of Maryland.
For more on the Bincutte Family, read our Biscette family profile.