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Grand Forks Herald: Former Bismarck Mayor Marlan “Hawk” Haakenson UND can't use my trade names

First, what's this guy's end game? President Robert O. Kelley isn't budging either. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't see him putting North Dakota on the nickname ballot. I know I am not a lawyer, nor did I stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. But I don't see how one guy, who happens to be an NDSU guy, can derail the whole nickname process. If I was the University of North Dakota...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Porter Making His Case

Like many of you, I have been watching Dave Hakstol's NHL coaching debut in Philly with great interest. Another story that has began to emerge is the impression that former Fighting Sioux forward Chris Porter has made in the City of brotherly love. There's a chance that Porter could end up as the extra forward when Philly breaks camp. “We’ll see what happens [Friday] and if...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Herald Letter: Here's hoping Haakenson blocks UND nickname change

When I read this letter, I have to giggle. If I am betting man and I am. I am pretty sure if UND fans vote in favor of Fighting Hawks, North Stars or Nodaks. I don't see Haakenson's little stunt stopping UND from using any of the three nicknames that he says that he registered. I predict there will be a vote in October and UND will probably end up being either the Fighting Hawks...
Via Goon's World
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: Former Bismarck mayor registers trademarks with state

You can't make this stuff up.  This gets sillier by the day. And of course, he's an NDSU Alumni.Per the Grand Forks Herald:(Marlan "Hawk") Haakenson, who attended North Dakota State University but says he's a supporter of the Fighting Sioux nickname, said he registered the trade names Fighting Hawks, Nodaks and North Stars with the North Dakota Secretary of State in order to prevent...
Via Goon's World
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Goon's World
August 03, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports North
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

Nebraska-Omaha Coach Could Never Have Predicted Frozen Four Run

For the University of North Dakota, the Frozen Four is an expectation each April. That’s not exactly how things work over at Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks’ national semifinal matchup with Providence — set for Thursday at TD Garden — will mark the first-ever Frozen Four appearance for a program that has been in existence for a mere 18 years. “We’re just pretty excited...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers vs. Fighting Sioux: 4/10/14

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

North Dakota gets by Idaho State 80-75

Troy Huff, who made 4 of 8 3-point attempts, scored 22 points to lead North Dakota to an 80-75 victory over Idaho State Saturday night. North Dakota, after dropping two consecutive conference games, came back to shoot 60 percent from the floor to get this victory. Alonzo Traylor and Cole Stefan had 11 points each for North Dakota (10-12, 7-5 Big Sky Conference). North Dakota held...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota defeats Idaho State 66-62

Jaron Nash scored 21 points and Troy Huff sparked a second-half run as North Dakota won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 66-62 victory over Idaho State on Thursday night. North Dakota (5-8, 2-1 Big Sky) began a 10-0 run midway through the second half to take a 55-43 lead with 8:14 left. Huff scored eight of his 12 points during that stretch. Chris Hansen...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota smothers Presentation College 78-32

Troy Huff scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Chad Calcaterra added 11 with 12 rebounds as North Dakota romped Presentation College of the NAIA 78-32 Sunday. North Dakota (3-6) jumped out to an 18-0 lead capped by a Quinton Hooker 3-pointer and two Jaron Nash free throws. They closed the half on a 26-7 run as Aaron Anderson, Cole Stefan and Josh Schuler each sank 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

North Dakota beats rival North Dakota State 95-77

Troy Huff scored 32 points and snagged 10 rebounds to lead North Dakota to a 95-77 win over rival North Dakota State on Sunday. Huff, who shot a career high 37 last week at Wisconsin, remained hot from the field, hitting 8 of 12, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, and 13 of his 17 free throws. Joining him in double digits for North Dakota (2-1) was Aaron Anderson with 18 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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