Found October 20, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
In August, North Dakota's Board of Higher Education formally decided to retire UND's use of the "Fighting Sioux" as a nickname and logo, as the NCAA held firm that the moniker is offensive to Native Americans and that the university would be sanctioned if it didn't eliminate it. The issue remains hotly contested in state politics, as some North Dakota representatives feel the NCAA sanctions are too severe to continue this fight. Other want to fight on: There could be further legislation this fall to force North Dakota to retain the nickname. As part of those efforts: An estimate of the name change's financial impact, tabulated by UND officials. University President Robert Kelley's estimate? That wiping away Fighting Sioux from the university's facilities, uniforms and elsewhere will cost nearly $750,000. From the Grand Forks Herald: The bulk of Kelley's cost estimate is $575,000 to develop a new nickname and logo, counting research, development...
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