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Grand Forks Herald: Schafer says UND nickname 'solved

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer is now the University of North Dakota's interim president. Schafer will be the interim president for about six months. Of course, with a different person at the top, some have questioned whether Schafer would allow another nickname vote.There will not be another nickname vote. Not going to happen. I think this is the right move. UND spent a...
Via Goon's World
17 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
November 20, 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 Associated Press
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighting Sioux fatigue and the quest for a new nickname

Are you tired? Because I’m exhausted. For the past few years the University of North Dakota has been preparing itself for a transition from the Fighting Sioux moniker into a new nickname. Before the transition period and during there have been multiple times when I’ve said several “unladylike” curse words in frustration. That time when the North Dakota legislative body...
Via Goon's World
October 26, 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, 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

Former FCS player caught stealing while wearing his team jersey

You read about stupid criminals sometimes and wonder what the heck they are thinking. In the case of now former North Dakota football player Dustin Iverson, his crime fits right into that category: Iverson was identified as the suspect in the incident after reporting party and Scheels employee Derek Trom discovered two opened, empty Nike Dri-fit bicep band packages, valued at...
Via Gamedayr
September 24, 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

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”...
Via Goon's World
May 17, 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

Grand Forks Herald: Task force on Fighting Sioux Replacement Has First Meeting

#111872726 / gettyimages.comIt would appear that we have more clarity from the nickname task force. The nickname task force had their first meeting on Wednesday. Also, the nickname task force will be coming up with the process to select a new nickname for UND. That makes me happy. This is the kicker, the nickname task force's purpose is not to pick an actual nickname, they’re just...
Via Goon's World
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Who's the All-Time Greatest UND Fighting Sioux Hockey Player?

I am conducting a poll. All-Time Greatest UND Hockey Player...— Eric J. Burton THW (@goon48) August 28, 2014I am conducting a non-scientific poll. Who is the Greatest All-Time Fighting Sioux Hockey Player?  There's multiple ways that you can vote.1.) Vote at Sioux Sports, there's a link provided in the embedded tweet.2.) You can post a comment on this blog...
Via Goon's World
August 27, 2014  |  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 Associated Press
February 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 Associated Press
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Strategy for UND football coach applicant? “Chuck the pigskin”

Sometimes, good humor trumps everything. Such is the case with the North Dakota football coaching search. A man who could be considered (at least in his own mind) for the NCAA and Madden Hall of Fame, applied for the position after seeing the need on Twitter. This is when the hilarity ensues, as he submitted a powerpoint presentation to athletic director Brian Faison along with a...
Via The Victory Formation
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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