Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/16/13

Mukwonago High School in Mukwonago, Wis., is prepared to take it on the chin by defying a state deadline to change their Native American nickname. The school’s marching band is called the Phantom Legion, but their sports teams are known as the Indians. The state of Wisconsin’s deadline for the school to change its nickname and logo was Thursday, and, as of this posting, the school had not yet done so. The school faces fines of up to $1,000 for every day they go without changing the name, according to WISN12 News. The state has made a push to get rid of all Native American-related mascots and logos at schools in the state because some consider the emblems and names offensive. “We certainly want to be sensitive,” said Superintendent Shawn McNulty. “We think that we have done a very nice job of respecting Native Americans and certainly their culture. We’ve done a lot of education with our students.” “My daughter, Mariah, will be a senior this year, and she was just terrified that they weren’t going to be able to graduate as the Indians like her older siblings have,” said parent Crystal Rozanske. “A lot of the kids, like, my age we would look forward to being the Indians and representing that. So it’s going to be a big change and disappointment,” said Rozanske’s daughter, Sierra. Students may not have to fret any longer, though, because the Indians logo might stay if a new proposal in the state Legislature becomes law. The proposed bill would repeal the requirement that school districts get rid of Native American names and logos. Video screenshot via wisn.com Photo of the night All together, now: Awwwwww…. Tweet of the Night Welp. The @RedSox are now 0-14 on @BenAffleck's birthday since the release of Good Will Hunting in 1998.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 16, 2013 Video of the night “We don’t have practice?!” Filed under: High School, Sylvania Spotlight, Top Stories, YouTube

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Adrian Beltre ejected for bizarre on-deck circle incident

Some coaches expect Tom Brady to 'dramatically age’

Joe Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks with back injury

When will it be OK to worry about Clayton Kershaw?

Boom or bust players for each NFL team in 2017

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lucky Whitehead reportedly claimed by Jets

Reasons for concern with Kyrie Irving's game

Texans have been ‘blown away’ by Deshaun Watson

Floyd Mayweather is recruiting Nate Diaz to be in his fight corner vs Conor McGregor

Ivy League-educated ex-NFLer questions recent CTE study

Timberwolves seriously exploring Kyrie Irving trade

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

For the revitalized Pirates, trade deadline has newfound meaning

Every MLB team's best and worst deadline trade from the last 25 years

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

The most memorable moments from the class of 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

Box Score 7/25: The pressure of the trade deadline is here

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

Best of Yardbarker: General managers take the spotlight

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

For the revitalized Pirates, trade deadline has newfound meaning

The 'Cooperstown: The New Class' quiz

The 'Kyrie revolts against the King' quiz

BIG3 Ref Hotline Bling: James White slams the phone down

The 'When George Brett went completely batty' quiz

Finding the possible Achilles' heel for baseball’s best teams

Getaway Day: A pair of aces get lost in the shuffle

Sports & Politics Intersect: Trump casts shadow over U.S. Women's Open

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker