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North Dakota unveils grey alternate uniforms

Earlier this year, the University of North Dakota announced they would be adopting “Fighting Hawks” as its new nickname to replace “Fighting Sioux,” which was dropped back in 2012. Now, it looks like they will be going with a different look in their uniforms on the football field, at least for one game this year. Over the weekend, team unveiled grey and green alternate uniforms...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota unveil new Fighting Hawks logo

Just a few months ago, North Dakota introduced their new athletics’ nickname as fans voted Fighting Hawks to replace Fighting Sioux, which was eliminated in 2012 due to racial tensions. On Wednesday, they revealed their new logos for their sports’ teams. The new logos will go into affect for the 2017-18 athletic season and it should be a welcome change for all the fans that attend...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

University of North Dakota unveils new 'fierce' logo

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota on Wednesday unveiled the logo for its new Fighting Hawks nickname, about four years after the school dropped its Fighting Sioux moniker.The new logo depicts a white hawk head with black shading and a black eye, atop the letters "ND" in green. UND also unveiled a "North Dakota Fighting Hawks" wordmark, or descriptive name, to enhance...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

University of North Dakota unveils Fighting Hawks logo

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) The University of North Dakota on Wednesday unveiled the logo for its new Fighting Hawks nickname, about four years after the school dropped its Fighting Sioux moniker. The new logo depicts a white hawk head with black shading and a black eye, atop the letters ''ND'' in green. UND also unveiled a ''North Dakota Fighting Hawks'' wordmark, or descriptive name...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota continues selling ‘Fighting Sioux’ memorabilia despite name change

One day we’ll all look back and be embarrassed by the Native-American-themed nicknames so many American sports teams used to use, but for now we’ve got situations like that one at the University of North Dakota, home of the Fighting Hawks, formerly the Fighting Sioux. As the Washington Post chronicles, the NCAA forced North Dakota to change its name more than 10 years ago, but...
Via The Comeback
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

UND sells Fighting Sioux gear to adhere to NCAA agreement

FARGO, N.D. -- Nearly four years after retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname following criticism from Native Americans, the University of North Dakota briefly found itself back in the business of selling merchandise with a logo the NCAA had ruled hostile and abusive.The reason is that a settlement agreement with the NCAA over the nickname required the school to keep the Fighting Sioux...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota sells Fighting Sioux items to satisfy NCAA

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Nearly four years after retiring Fighting Sioux mascot following criticism from Native Americans, the University of North Dakota briefly found itself back in the business of selling merchandise with a logo the NCAA had ruled hostile and abusive. The reason is that a settlement agreement with the NCAA over the nickname required the school to keep the Fighting Sioux...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota opens tourney with 77-59 win over Bowling Green

FORT MEYERS, Fla. (AP) Quinton Hooker pumped in 25 points and North Dakota, playing for the first time with the nickname ''Fighting Hawks,'' cruised past Bowling Green, 77-59, in the first round of the Florida Gulf Coast Classic Saturday. After a three-year search, the University of North Dakota announced Wednesday it would adopt ''Fighting Hawks'' as its nickname. The school...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota has sights on 1st playoff berth in D-I era

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The University of North Dakota is hoping to put its new nickname on a national stage. The team that was crowned the Fighting Hawks earlier this week is gunning for the school's first football playoff berth since moving up to the Division I level in 2008. UND backers believe a win this weekend on the road at Cal Poly should merit strong consideration to be among...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota decides on new nickname: Fighting Hawks

FARGO, N.D. -- University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school's new nickname, the school announced Wednesday. The predatory bird mascot was declared the winner after receiving 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-nickname runoff. The vote was open to people with UND ties, including students, staff and alumni, and...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota selects ‘Fighting Hawks’ as new mascot name

One of the most anticipated mascot competition has finally been decided as the University of North Dakota has picked their new mascot name going forward. The name was selected and announced Wednesday morning after a six-month long selection process. The school announced that their new nickname is the Fighting Hawks after their final run-off vote occurred on Tuesday afternoon. It...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Hakstol dismisses North Dakota's new nickname

Let's just say that Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol isn't a fan of North Dakota's new nickname.While the collegiate powerhouse officially settled on "Fighting Hawks" on Wednesday, Hakstol - who is a former North Dakota coach - was succinct in his disapproval."It should have stayed 'North Dakota,'" Hakstol told the Courier Post.Hakstol played hockey at North Dakota (1989-92...
Via FOX Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

It's Fighting Hawks for North Dakota

At last, a process that has seemed at times like an extended root canal is over. The powers that be at the University of North Dakota – one of the Golden Gophers' most memorable and, at times, vitriolic rivals – have finally selected the nickname the school's teams will wear moving forward: Fighting Hawks.A drawn-out selection process whittled the winning moniker down from...
Via FOX Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighting Hawks picked as new North Dakota nickname

FARGO, N.D. -- University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school's new nickname, the school announced Wednesday.The predatory bird mascot was declared the winner after receiving 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-nickname runoff. The vote was open to people with UND ties, including students, staff and alums, and 27...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighting Hawks picked as University of North Dakota nickname

FARGO, N.D. (AP) University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school's new nickname, the school announced Wednesday. The predatory bird mascot was declared the winner after receiving 57 percent of the vote compared to 43 percent for Roughriders in the two-nickname runoff. The vote was open to people with UND ties, including students, staff and alums,...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota nickname selection down to three options

It seems like North Dakota University is getting very close to selecting a new mascot name for their athletic programs. It has been a long process to narrow down more than 11,000 name options, but the school is now in the final stages of the selection process. According to SI.com, the recent vote on the nickname led to the options being cut from five to three and there will be a...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota to vote on new mascot on October 19

In a story that has been brewing since April of this year, the North Dakota University athletic program will finally be deciding on a new nickname. The school has gone just simply by the school’s name since they dropped their Fighting Sioux nickname amidst pressure from the NCAA and the Native American community. For months, the team had narrowed down a list of 11,000 names down...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 25, 2015  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 22, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 16, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Flicks? Seventh Cav? North Dakota releases university nickname list

Whatever the University of North Dakota's athletic teams will be called moving forward, they won't be the Fighting Sioux. Shed a crocodile tear, Gopher fans, because that nickname is on the Not Approved List that was released by the school after a month of online and mail polling. For nostalgia's sake, several hundred of the hardy supporters suggested the former moniker, which is...
Via FOX Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rejected North Dakota nicknames include 'Fightin' Tom Hanks' and 'Black Mambas'

The University of North Dakota has unveilved a complete list of suggestions it received for a new nickname to replace its retired "Fighting Sioux," and boy were some of the names positively ridiculous. You can check here for the list of names still in contention, but let's take a closer at some of the amusing names -- with shoutouts to Kobe Bryant, "Game of Thrones" and "South Park...
Via FOX Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school's nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less. The committee says it is looking for nicknames that are unique, promote pride and strength, represent the state and region, honor...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers vs. Fighting Sioux: 4/10/14

Gophers vs. Fighting Sioux: 4/10/14
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Sioux sign coming down

Workers are removing the Fighting Sioux sign from outside North Dakota's hockey arena after a years-long fight with the NCAA. Large white letters reading ''Home of the Fighting Sioux'' were being taken down Monday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. It's one of six signs that must be removed under an agreement with the NCAA in a decades-old controversy about whether the school...
Via FOX Sports
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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