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Salt Lake City's new Indoor Football League team has been named the "Salt Lake Screaming Eagles" in a nod to World War II history.
The team, which left naming in the hands of internet voters, said in a release the moniker derives from the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division nickname. The original "Screaming Eagles" are "one of the most revered infantry divisions in world history" and played a role in both D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, the release said.
The name was picked out of 300 entries, receiving 60 percent of the vote in the final round after the field was whittled down to 10 options including "Utah Teamy McTeamface," "Utah Stormin' Mormons," and "Salt Lake Inversion."
The team will begin operations in 2017 at the Maverik Center as the 11th IFL franchise.