FATHER KNOWS LAST My First Bison Game
It was September 26, 1981; a night Ill never forget
In September of 1981, I began my studies at North Dakota State University. I didnt know much more about the home football team other than they wer... Posted on 10/26/13 at 8:16 PM
SIOUX FOOTBALL INSIDER Week 3 Preview - #11 Montana Grizzlies
The UND football team is back in the Alerus Center again this week taking on a familiar foe from last season. The #11 ranked Montana Grizzlies come to town with a 1-0 record after shellacking the #6 r... Posted on 9/13/13 at 9:55 AM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY NCAA tournament preview
If you're a University of North Dakota fan like me, I can guess that after seeing the tournament bracket on Sunday, you were either terribly annoyed with the NCAA or you wouldn't want the bracket any ... Posted on 3/28/13 at 9:50 PM
REGGIE TALES UND Television Contracts
For the last 10 years, this has been my view of Fighting Sioux Hockey. And before that, six years at the Old Ralph. It's been a very good vantage point for a guy who loves hockey. For 16 years I've ha... Posted on 5/8/12 at 10:44 AM
Probably there are as many reactions to last week’s news about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo as there are people familiar with the story. But one reaction must be nearly universal: Can this really be the end?
The high bid for a set of letters that formerly spelled out “Home of the Fighting Sioux” on the exterior of UND’s Ralph Engelstad Arena stood at $7,100 Friday. The online auction started Monday and will continue until 8 p.m. Friday. Payment must be received by April 5, according to the arena’s website, TheRalph.com.
There’s one part of the North Dakota-North Dakota State rivalry that will never be settled on the field. That’s the longstanding debate between which flagship program at each school is a bigger deal: UND hockey or Bison football.
FARGO — Traffic was slow in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot Thursday morning, slow to nothing, actually, in terms of people stopping by to visit or sign a petition. But that didn’t mean Eunice Davidson, an advocate for UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, wasn’t busy. The vote is just days away.
We carried this fight as far as we could without doing damage to UND, North Dakota and the Sioux people. ... I strongly believe it now is important to protect North Dakota and UND from being harmed by the NCAA sanction.
Effort could halt UND nickname transition; trigger legal battle As supporters of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname began gathering signatures, the state attorney general confirms that if they have enough, they could halt the university's transition away from the nickname. The State Board of Higher Education, though, could respond with an injunction.
Injunction, statewide vote may be options Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe who favor UND retaining its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo have turned once again to the courts to block the anticipated retirement of the symbols.
North Dakota State Rep. Mike Schatz says the UND Fighting Sioux nickname issue is about freedom of speech, and that one entity should not be allowed to dictate to another. I believe his viewpoint is correct; and I believe that when a person stands strong while others fold and buckle when a bully comes in the room, it’s a sight to behold.
I thought this advice would appropriate for all supporters of Bennett Brien’s beautiful artwork when the “powers that be” have their self-serving logo retirement party: Don’t attend.
Attending such an event would be like attending the funeral of a lifelong friend, then listening to those whose actions murdered him her giving the eulogy at the front of the service.
Because of such marketing, it is hard to associate Bennett Brien’s painting with his intended symbolism. The hype demands that the image belongs to athletics and must be connected with sports competition in some way.
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