Blue Devils

Blue Devils may refer to:

In botany:

  • Eryngium pinnatifidum, a plant from Western Australia

In military history:

  • The Fighting Blue Devils, nickname of the 88th Infantry Division (United States) of the United States Army in World War II
  • Blue Devils (French: "les Diables Bleus"), nickname of the Chasseurs Alpins, the elite mountain infantry of the French Army
  • Blue Devils (aerobatic team), nickname of the 410 (F) Squadron Aerobatic Team, a Canadian military aerobatic team from 1949-1950

In music:

  • The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, A World Class drum and bugle corps from Concord, California
  • The Oklahoma City Blue Devils, a territory jazz band based in Oklahoma, led by Walter Page, prominent in the history of Kansas City jazz
  • The 1979 film, The Last of the Blue Devils, a documentary of Kansas City jazz.

In sports:

  • Lake Fenton Blue Devils, athletic teams for Lake Fenton High School in Fenton, Michigan
  • Duke Blue Devils, athletic teams from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
  • CCSU Blue Devils, athletic teams from Central Connecticut State University
  • KCKCC Blue Devils, athletic teams from Kansas City, Kansas Community College
  • Dillard Blue Devils, athletic teams from Dillard University
  • Fredonia State Blue Devils, athletic teams from the State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Lawrence Tech Blue Devils, athletic teams from Lawrence Technological University
  • UW–Stout Blue Devils, athletic team from the University of Wisconsin–Stout
  • Belconnen Blue Devils, a football (soccer) team that formerly played in the New South Wales Premier League (Australia)
  • Hamburg Blue Devils, an American football team that plays in the German Football League
  • Davis Senior High School athletic teams (Davis, California)
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights athletic teams (Maplewood, Missouri)
  • Old Forge Blue Devils, high school athletic teams (Old Forge, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania)
  • Quincy Senior High School Blue Devils, high school athletic teams (Quincy, Illinois)
  • Unicoi County Blue Devils, high school athletic teams (Erwin, Tennessee)
  • Pearl River Central High School high school athletic teams (Carriere, Mississippi)
  • Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils, high school athletic teams (Greencastle, Pennsylvania)
  • Westfield Senior High School Blue Devils, high school athletic teams(Westfield, New Jersey)
  • West Memphis High School Blue Devils, high school athletic teams (West Memphis, Arkansas)

In symbolism:

  • The adjective blue has been associated with despondency and sadness since the 16th century. The noun blues has been with us since 1741. The blues is a shortening of blue devils, demons popularly thought to cause depression and sadness. Blue devils have been around since 1616.

See also Blue Devil (disambiguation).

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