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NORTH DAKOTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Fox Sports
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Cal Poly 35, North Dakota 17

Thanks to a late offensive outburst by Cal Poly, including a game-sealing score by Deonte Williams, the Mustangs were able to earn a 35-17 victory Saturday night over North Dakota. Williams rushed 19 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns, his most important score coming on an 18-yard run with 3:25 left to give Cal Poly the lead for good. Cal Poly (4-0, 2-0 Big Sky) stayed perfect...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

North Dakota Residents Vote Overwhelmingly To Eliminate Fighting Sioux Mascot

One of the last real fights about Native American mascots in college sports is coming to a close. Residents of North Dakota voted in June by a margin of 67 percent to 33 percent to essentially allow the University of North Dakota to phase out its “Fighting Sioux” name and mascot. The NCAA has had a policy on “offensive mascots” for some time, one they choose to selectively...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

University of North Dakota Drops Fighting Sioux Logo – But is it Gone For Good?

Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference and college sports fans.  Jeffrey Fann is on vacation this week and he has graciously give me the opportunity to post this week on All Sports Discussion.  This is a great sports blog and I appreciate the opportunity Jeff has given me. Seven years ago, UND was told by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to retire the Fighting...
Via All Sports Discussion
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

UND officially drops Fighting Sioux nickname

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's flagship university dropped its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname for the third time Thursday, and officials expressed hope that the latest retirement -- fueled by this week's overwhelming statewide vote -- would finally stick. The move became official when the state Board of Higher Education voted to get rid of the University of North...
Via Fox Sports North
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

ND SBoHE directs UND to retire Fighting Sioux nickname

So it begins again, the retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname is back on after the Measure four vote revealed that a majority of voters in North Dakota voted 1113,684 (Yes) to 55,114 (No) to allow UND to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname again. Associated Press, FARGO — The state Board of Higher Education has directed the University of North Dakota to retire its Fighting...
Via Goon's World
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Voters decide to dump Fighting Sioux

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota residents say they've had enough of a decades-old controversy on its flagship university's nickname. Voters overwhelmingly decided Tuesday to dump the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux moniker, an issue that has put its athletic teams at risk of NCAA sanctions and divided sports fans, alumni and even tribes. But even for the...
Via Fox Sports North
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Retirement of the UND ‘Fighting Sioux’ Nickname Means

On Tuesday, the state of North Dakota voted to retire the University of North Dakota nickname, the Fighting Sioux. This decision will impact the university in many ways, most notably that UND will no longer have to function under sanctions from the NCAA for having nickname that was deemed “hostile and abusive” in 2005. Those sanctions declared that UND would not be able to host...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

North Dakota votes to drop nickname

North Dakotans on Tuesday voted in favor of dropping the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname -- a decades-old moniker considered offensive by some and fiercely supported by others. Approximately 60 percent of the votes were in favor of retiring the name, The Globe and Mail reported. Tuesday's vote was the first time the people of North Dakota...
Via Fox Sports
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

State of shock - Eades out at UND

I would be willing to bet that most of us that are fans of Fighting Sioux hockey probably are in a state of shock right now. Personally, I don't know what to make of this, Carey Eades is the epitome of Fighting Sioux hockey. Most of us know that coaches leave programs and move on, but I don't if any of us could predict this happening, at least not now, not in the middle...
Via Goon's World
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

N. Dakota drills Denver to take Final Five title

ST. PAUL -- For a third straight season, North Dakota is the champion of the WCHA's Final Five. The Fighting Sioux continued their late-season ascent Saturday in the Xcel Energy Center, drubbing Denver, 4-0. The Final Five title was North Dakota's sixth in the prestigious college hockey tournament since 1993. North Dakota bolted out to a 3-0 lead after two periods Saturday...
Via Fox Sports North
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

North Dakota 66, Houston Baptist 62

Aaron Anderson and Jamal Webb scored 15 points apiece to lead North Dakota to a 66-62 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. Brandon Brekke and Patrick Mitchell each added 10 points for the Fighting Sioux (13-14, 4-4 Great West), who ran off to a 16-2 lead. North Dakota shot 56 percent from the field and moved to 11-1 at home with two games remaining. North Dakota made seven of...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
FOR NOW

UND to remain the Fighting Sioux

Despite the NCAA coming down hard on the school, the University of North Dakota, due to a confluence of signed petitions and laws passed by the state's legislature, will continue to use the Fighting Sioux nickname...for the time being.

Via Rumors and Rants
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

UND will keep Fighting Sioux nickname

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The University of North Dakota said Wednesday it will resume using its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname despite threats from the NCAA, marking the latest twist in a protracted fight about a name its critics consider offensive. A state law that that required the university to use the nickname and a logo that shows the profile of an American Indian warrior...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

N. Dakota to use Fighting Sioux nickname

The University of North Dakota said Wednesday it will resume using its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname despite threats from the NCAA, marking the latest twist in a protracted fight about a name its critics consider offensive. A state law that required the university to use the nickname and a logo that shows the profile of an American Indian warrior was repealed last year. But...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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