Why Tornado?

King's mascot, the Tornado, was adopted in 1922 following a 206-0 football win over North Carolina rival Lenoir College (now Lenoir-Rhyne College). The Bristol Herald Courier headline on Sunday, October 22, 1922 read "King College's Victory Was 'Tornado' Of Week's Games" and began referring to the football team as the "Tornado". The 206 points are the second most points scored in a collegiate football game, only 16 points from Georgia Tech's 222 points scored against Cumberland (Tenn.) in 1916.