FATHER KNOWS LAST Racist Blowhards
News Flash: North Dakota State Bison Football fans still dislike their century old arch-enemy, the Fighting Sioux from the University of North Dakota! News Flash: Some Bison fans still chant Sioux ... Posted on 1/18/12 at 9:08 PM
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
BISON MEDIA BLOG Sounds familiar
Had to raise my eyebrow over aparagraph in Grand Forks Herald story this morning on Rep. Al Carlson and the UND nickname issue:
"(Carlson) also suggested last week that Kelley or others at UND encour... Posted on 6/29/11 at 7:12 AM
REGGIE TALES The End
After years and years of controversy, and four years of legal wrangling, the end of the Fighting Sioux nickname came quickly. The speed in which it was addressed at the State Board of Higher Ed ... Posted on 4/9/10 at 6:05 AM
With a national movement aimed at changing a controversial pro football team’s nickname gaining steam, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation’s tribal chairman has some advice for Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
As you read this, we’re halfway through a weekend college hockey series in Grand Forks between the Vermont Catamounts and the North Dakota No-Names.
Very few know what a catamount is and even fewer of us have a clue whether UND will ever have a nickname or mascot again.
The asset of some of these Division I moments in the last several years has been the notoriety North Dakota State has received on the likes of ESPN’s SportsCenter. It’s also caused some folks’ blood pressure to take a brief hike.
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?
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.
North Dakota legislative leaders will meet Friday to consider retaining legal counsel to represent the Legislature in the Fighting Sioux nickname lawsuit at the state Supreme Court. Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, the House majority leader and author of a law requiring UND to keep the nickname, said the interim Legislative Management Committee will meet by conference call at 2 p.m. from the Capitol.
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