UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Faison selected to NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee
The NCAA announced today that University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison will represent the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) as one of three new members selected to serv... Posted on 3/6/13 at 8:49 AM
REGGIE TALES Big Sky It Is
As expected, the University of North Dakota announced today that it has accepted an invitation to join the Big Sky Conference. President Kelley and Athletic Director Brian Faison confirmed what had be... Posted on 11/1/10 at 2:40 PM
In tournament, Fighting Sioux balance state law, NCAA rules As UND’s Fighting Sioux hockey team heads back to St. Paul for the NCAA tournament this weekend, two extra “referees” will be watching: the NCAA itself, which has banned the beleaguered nickname and logo from tournament play, and the state of North Dakota, which by law requires that the team be known as the Fighting Sioux.
UND athletic director worries about conference’s patience with nickname
Members of the Big Sky Conference have increased their concern over the inclusion of UND because of the NCAA sanctions connected to the ongoing Fighting Sioux nickname controversy, North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison said Thursday.
For a dozen more days — for one more football game, four more men’s hockey games, a volleyball tournament, a few gatherings of kids clubs and boosters — they are still the Fighting Sioux. And then what?
This gift has brought great benefit to our student-athletes, our hockey programs, our athletics department and our entire university. It has helped elevate the Greater Grand Forks community, providing not only a significant economic impactbut immense civic pride.
Less than a day after a news story implied UND pressured the Summit League to take a stand against the controversial Fighting Sioux nickname to help place the school’s potential membership on the fast track, UND athletic department officials went on the offensive to deny the allegation.
Four UND athletic coaches and UND's athletic director are at a UND booster luncheon in Fargo today, and a "major announcement" is planned at the luncheon, according to WDAY-AM and The Forum. The luncheon and announcement come several weeks after UND found itself searching for a new radio home in the Fargo area.
The vacancy became official Tuesday when Radio Fargo-Moorhead, the parent company of KFGO-AM, dropped Sioux athletics for a six-year agreement with North Dakota State athletics. NDSU had been with WDAY’s Forum Communications for 43 of the past 46 years.
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