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SIOUX FOOTBALL INSIDER Measure 4 Vote
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Measure would propose constitutional amendment to secure nickname and logo People opposed to retirement of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo today presented petition forms and sponsor lists for a referendum and an initiated measure to the secretary of state.
The current “ND” is not unique, but the widespread logo with UND, containing the flame inside the D, has to be the only one of its kind.
Need we look any further for a logo? We already have it under our noses.
Jerry and Joan Reinhardt, Grand Forks
, November 20, 2011
UND’s challenge will be to retire the nickname and logo honorably and gracefully, while the legal and political storms continue. Only that will guarantee UND’s standing among American universities on and off the field and on and off the ice.
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.
UND will have to obey the new North Dakota law and live with NCAA sanctions. These include no home games in the post-season and no use of the nickname or logo at post-season games played elsewhere. The NCAA will also recommend that schools not in UND’s athletic conferences not schedule games with the Sioux.
What’s the best way to boost the odds that the NCAA will accept the state’s case? Clearly, the best way is the way the State Board of Higher Education has chosen: Present a united front of state and university officials to make the pro-nickname case.
When the last time a UND event featured this supposed “mascot”? The hockey games I’ve attended did not have any “mascot.” Instead, the games featured only a tribute and thank you to American Indians for sharing their history and pride with the university.
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