Sioux nickname to be retired by end of year

  • Article by: DALE WETZEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 16, 2011 - 12:07 AM

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education followed suit after the NCAA rejected state attempts to keep the name.

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youknowit123Aug. 16, 1112:28 AM

what a joke. The NCAA is a bunch of whiny babies. There is no educational issues here or athletic issue. Go do the real work. I lost all respect for the NCAA bafoons.

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youknowit123Aug. 16, 1112:29 AM

HEY NCAA - GO FOCUS ON THE CHEATERS AT OSU, THAT'S A REAL CRIME IN COLLEGE SPORTS. PUNISH THE SCHOOLS THAT STEAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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mcdowlakeAug. 16, 11 6:36 AM

Progressives can now focus their attention and endless amounts of money towards some other meaningless cause. This was never an issue over a nickname being hostile and abusive. Its an issue that a well funded progressive movement decided they would take on. Whats next?

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dvsdan123Aug. 16, 11 6:48 AM

The NCAA should not ban Native American logos and names until they move their headquaters out of INDIANapolis, or change its name to NATIVE AMERICANSville.

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BaseballBobAug. 16, 11 7:07 AM

ND will be best served to go without a nickname. There isn't anything that will replace 'Fighting Sioux'. This has been about CONTROL from the start by more than one faction. Those factions have gained nothing, but lost respect.

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winterstormAug. 16, 11 7:26 AM

Big $$ football, Indian nickname ok, small hockey Indian not ok. Should be all or none. UND should go with "X" as nickname. Same jerseys take out Indian face, sub "X".

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goldenchokerAug. 16, 11 7:32 AM

In it's response to the meeting, the NCAA admitted they backed away from the "hostile and abusive", evidently because they realized in the arguments it wasn't. They stuck soly to the 2007 settlement and would not compromise. The NCAA (B Franklin, VP) is now negotiating with the UND as to exactly what has to change at the REA...apparently not nearly as significant as their earlier statements. UND promises to be a national leader in Indian studies. The ND delegation asked the two guys from the NCAA why the NCAA is still selling UND merchandise featuring the logo. They said, "because they could" (in their terms..."it would have been inappropriate to pull the items) since there were no sanctions yet (until Aug 15).

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vikingsAug. 16, 11 7:33 AM

What a joke! I'm sad to see that we basically have no backbone left in this country and anytime someone claims to be offended we crumble to our knees. Even though I'm a Gophers fan, it will be hard to see your school without that name. Sorry Sioux.

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goldenchokerAug. 16, 11 7:41 AM

Of the original list of 33 institutions said by the NCAA to violate its membership rules/policies, only Alcorn State told them to stuff it and took the sanctions. Only one school was given approval (Fl State). Membership has its privileges but it also can steal your independence and individuality. You vill konform, und you vill like it!

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DAVER59Aug. 16, 11 7:44 AM

I wonder if this will be a better society when every last reference to Native American heritage has been removed from schools and businesses. I hate racist symbols and I can't believe the nickname "Redskins" is still around, but it seems like the Native American culture is completely sinking into oblivion and I wonder if there aren't more important battles to fight.

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