STAFF BLOG UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY The University of North Dakota
I received a note from the Herald's editor and publisher this afternoon that we will be phasing out using "Fighting Sioux" to describe UND's athletic teams beginning immediately.
That means tomorrow'... Posted on 12/2/11 at 5:16 PM
In what may well be the final chapter in the long, contentious fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court’s judgment against the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in its effort to save the nickname.
Sioux defenders of UND’s former nickname made one more push here Thursday to restore the Fighting Sioux name, asking the Eighth U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a district court order dismissing their lawsuit against the NCAA.
The rest of the Top 10 stories of 2012 ranged from stories about the shocking deaths of young people, to stories about surprising changes in the community, such as Grand Forks’ only hospital buying its would-be rival in town. A long-standing controversy over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname appeared to end, while long-standing problems with the Spirit Lake tribe’s child protection system appear to continue into the new year.
Why do some people continue to 'suck up' to the NCAA and its so-called gestures of goodwill? I mean, how nice is it that the NCAA is 'allowing' a private enterprise to do what it wants done to its building/arena?
In what’s likely a final round of negotiations over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the NCAA has backed off its demand for wholesale stripping of the historic name and logo from the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Attorneys representing the NCAA and Fighting Sioux nickname backers who sued the association could present oral arguments before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by mid-October, according to scheduling documents submitted to the court.
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