Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/17/14
I have been out of the loop for about five days and I am beginning to wade through mounds of newspaper articles about the Fighting Sioux nickname repeal law and I think this is the best option that I have read so far. There is no logical reason to rush Willy Nilly to get a new nickname in place. Also, I like the option of just being “North Dakota” and hope that option gains some traction.  
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers say the University of North Dakota should wait three years before replacing its Fighting Sioux athletics nickname.

The North Dakota House and Senate education committees have endorsed allowing UND to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo.

The full House and Senate still have to approve the bill before it becomes law.

Grand Forks Rep. Stacey Dahl says the measure prevents UND from adopting a new nickname and logo until January 2015. She calls it a "cooling-off" period.

Board of Higher Education president Grant Shaft says the board supports the idea.

The committees voted Tuesday to endorse the proposal. Now it goes to the Senate for its first vote. The vote hasn't been scheduled.


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