Being North Dakota Doesn’t Violate Settlement Agreement

This summer, there's been a lot of discussion regarding UND and simply being North Dakota. Obviously, some fans, me included, would rather see UND remain North Dakota then adopt a silly and moronic nickname like Sundogs. Some have said that would violate the settlement agreement between UND and the NCAA. That's not true at all. I reached out to the UND leadership to get clarification...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fargo Forum: It's getting foolish at UND

Our friends to the south just can't help themselves. They fall all over themselves coming up with suggestions for UND and what they should do when it comes to the UND nickname. Don't do it, worry about your back-to-back-to-back-to-back NCAA FCS championships.Seriously, that's an impressive feat, no doubt about it. That being said, I don't recall any of us asking for their help.Per...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UND Nickname: A Couple of Ideas

This summer, the University of North Dakota has been moving towards selecting a new nickname. There've been various people weighing in on what UND should select for a new nickname. Daniel O’Shea from Grand Forks wrote a letter to the editor and suggested that UND be the Pride of the North.Per O'Shea's letter to the Grand Forks Herald:In my view, the nickname to replace the Fighting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Redwing77's Endorsement and Prediction

by Redwing77Let's Recap:Nickname Committee failed in many ways (not all of the ways listed by Goon or myself, but I'm not going to sling mud at what is now a defunct committee).  There was, predictably, uproar about the omission of the "North Dakota" option.  President Kelley rebutted that he'll consider re-adding the option to the vote.  Stakeholders backed off.The PredictionPresident...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: UND/No Nickname Option Will Be Considered

UND president Robert O. Kelly has done the right thing. In my opinion, this is also a response to the backlash from UND fans that were unhappy with the UND Nickname Committee deciding to remove North Dakota as an option for a final nickname. I believe this is the right decision.Per the Grand Forks Herald:UND President Robert Kelley will consider adding “North Dakota” to the list...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave St. Peter on the 'No Nickname' Option for UND

If you haven't seen this, UND Nickname Committee member Dave St. Peter, Minnesota Twins president, gives his opinion on the North Dakota nickname option.  Per Howard Sinker, Star Tribune. St. Peter said he had two reasons for wanting to keep the no-nickname option. "I thought there was something incredibly powerful and unique about having the words 'North Dakota' stand alone without...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota cuts nickname list down to five

It has been an ongoing process for a few months now, but North Dakota seems very close to picking a nickname for their athletic programs. Since 2012, the school has had no nickname and were going as just “North Dakota” after the NCAA ordered them to drop Fighting Sioux as it was said to be offensive to Native Americans. According to College Basketball Talk, North Dakota has cut...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

UND Nickname Selection Committee is a Farce

I have been on vacation since last Thursday evening, and I left my laptop computer at home, instead of bringing it on my vacation. So, yes, I am a little late to the party. That doesn't mean I have been seething about this. Because I have. First, while I love the Fighting Sioux nickname, I understand that the University of North Dakota can not go back to being the Fighting Sioux...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey star Amanda Kessel won't play this season

The most dominant player in North American women's hockey will return to the University of Minnesota campus in the fall -- but not to play the sport she owned. Amanda Kessel won the Patty Kazmaier Award -- that's the women's Hobey Baker for those of you still mired in the 20th century -- in 2013, but she missed the entire 2014-15 season because of concussion-related symptoms. She...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Roosevelt's racism puts 'Roughriders' off-limits

I honestly don't know what to make of this Letter to the editor, but it seems we're reaching here or that we are quick to find something that offends us. First, I love the Fighting Sioux nickname and wore it with pride this past week in Michigan. That being said, the Fighting Sioux nickname isn't coming back. I see no way that it does. Here's the latest letter from Tom Anderson...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Schuttenhelm: Tackling the nickname dilemma

My friend Mark Schuttenhelm wrote this article for today's Jamestown Sun. For those to don't know Mark, he's a great hockey mind and writes a weekly column about college hockey during the regular season. I have sat next to him in the REA press box for the last three seasons. Mark and I have had many great discussions about college hockey and about life in general.I like what he wrote...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

More Flawed Logic

I am going to be here pointing out the flawed points about adopting the Sundogs nickname. I just found this little doozy. This is why I am no board with any of the other six nickname choices that aren't Sundogs. There was an letter published June 25 in support of the name and logo of Sundogs for UND (Making the case for UND Sundogs," Page A4). I concur for the reasons stated...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Herald Letter: For UND's sake, let university adopt new nickname

I am sure that the Fighting Sioux supporters will be excited with this lecture. Does anyone want to bet this guy is also a supporter of the nickname Sundogs? It sounds like it. First, I don't think that anyone is suggesting that we go back to the Fighting Sioux nickname. Also, there's no reason to just select a new nickname for the sole reason having a new one. This is why I caution...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Herald Letter: LETTER: Keep UND’s identity by choosing North Dakota

Here's a letter from a read of the Grand Forks Herald. Thoughts?  Grand Forks Herald -- The recent poll in the Herald said that people would rather stay North Dakota by a 2 to 1 margin.  I can be included in that group and the following is the reasoning for doing so: UND’s identity was unique with the Fighting Sioux, it was never  a mascot but an identity.   Now people...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Weston Drexler Wouldn't Mind UND Being Named the Roughriders

Kim Thue from the Global News had some remarks from former Fighting Sioux football player Weston Drexler. Apparently, Drexler wouldn't mind UND being called the Roughriders. Dressler said today it would be "pretty interesting to see if the 'Roughrider' name went through'. — Kim Thue (@GlobalThue) June 16, 2015 Weston Dressler - the star of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and former...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

“North Dakota” as a Nickname Option

Recently, I have talked to a lot of people that would like the University of North Dakota to remain simply “North Dakota”. Meaning, they don’t want a replacement nickname for Fighting Sioux. I even had a former UND hockey player tell me that he likes that option the best. I am concerned that when the UND nickname committee cuts the names down to three, they're not going...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WDAZ: What's a Sundog anyway?

Here's another news nugget. I know there are a lot of UND fans that would love to see the Sundogs nickname option go the way of the Dodo bird. Personally, I think the Sundogs nickname is a horrible replacement for the Fighting Sioux nickname. Also, a word to UND fans, don't be afraid to let the nickname committees know how you feel on the matter. Other nicknames don't have the...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota cuts list of possible nicknames to 7

Picking a nickname can really be hard and that has proven to be true with the University of North Dakota. Back in 2012, the NCAA forced the university to drop the nickname “Fighting Sioux” and the Native American head logo as it could appear to be insensitive or offensive. The athletics programs have been without a nickname since then and have been playing just as “North Dakota...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweets from the Nickname Committee Meeting

Carla Christofferson notes majority of public wanted North Dakota as nickname but says many are just mad about Sioux logo retirement. — Anna Burleson (@AnnagatorB) June 16, 2015First, woof. I think that is a broad statement that's a bit shortsighted. There are some, yes. I think some of the nicknames that have emerged are so bad, they would rather stay "North Dakota" instead of...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota is close to picking a new nickname

Here’s some interesting news in the world of college sports that you may not have heard of before today. The University of North Dakota athletics program has been without a mascot since they dropped their Fighting Sioux nickname three years ago. It now seems like the university could be close to picking a new nickname. According to College Basketball Talk, North Dakota has been...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

President Kelley Will be Known for his Efforts on UND Nickname

There's a lot of news breaking on President Robert O. Kelley's retirement. Tom Dennis for the Herald has an interesting take on the Kelley retirement. One thing from Dennis' article that sticks out for me, Kelley's work on the Fighting Sioux nickname. Tom Dennis, Grand Forks Herald -- First, there's the matter of the nickname and logo—in the case of Ben Brien's famous Fighting...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: 'Fighting Sioux' fans' intransigence doesn't help UND

Here's the latest letter to the editor about the Fighting Sioux nickname. (Link to the letter) So, if you're a UND fans that loves the Fighting Sioux nickname and you don't agree with the anti-nickname crowd point of view, you're a racist. Also, you're inflexible if you won't take the anti-nickname crowds point of view, that also makes said person a racist. In other words, the Fighting...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Hakstol’s college contract included $100,000 NHL clause: Report (Puck Daddy)

Apparently former North Dakota, and new Philly, coach Dave Hakstol had an out-clause in his college contract that inlcuded a $100,000 penalty if he took a job in the NHL. Per the Grand Forks Herald : When negotiating coach Dave Hakstol’s last contract in 2012, (UND athletic director Brian) Faison put a clause in the contract that specifically outlined a penalty fee if Hakstol...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Black Cloud: Fighting Sioux will not be silenced

This was a letter to the editor that was posted in the Fargo Forum. Before you label this gentleman a racist, don't do it, he's a member of the Dakota Sioux. This is one of the assumptions that people make when they talk about the Fighting Sioux. There are a lot of natives American that like the Fighting Sioux nickname. In response to the outlandish claim that we Sioux are “racist”...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Family Affair: UND lands Colton Poolman

The University of North Dakota is known for its brother teams. This past year, UND had the Schmaltz Bros (Nick and Jordan). As of today, there will be another Poolman attending UND. Tucker's brother Colton Poolman has committed to UND. I would imagine that he's a year or two out. Here's the link to his Elite Prospects Page. Congrats to my brother @colt_pools6 for committing to UND...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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