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 10:08 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 6:16 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 8:12 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Fighting Sioux legislative hearing
Here's my video story from today's Fighting Sioux hearing. The hearing started at 9 a.m., took a two-hour break and is still going strong at 6:20 p.m.
Read a Forum Communications newspaper tomorrow f... Posted on 1/26/11 at 6:39 PM
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 7:05 AM
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.
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.
Citing concerns expressed last week by leaders of the Big Sky Conference, which UND hopes to enter next year, the NCAA statement notes that the conference presidents’ position “is consistent with the spirit and intent of the settlement agreement the NCAA reached with the university to retire the nickname and logo.”
By passing a law forcing UND to keep the nickname, the Legislature and governor took responsibility for the issue. That means they now have a duty to minimize or eliminate any harm to UND. And that, in turn, means they should act to bring about a positive outcome rather than passively observing what happens next.
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