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NORTH DAKOTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Letter to the NCAA

To Whom it may Concern at the NCAA,At the end of the 2011-2012 athletic season, the University of North Dakota dropped the name of 'Fighting Sioux' as per your request as you saw the name to be offensive and hostile. It was a tough one to swallow for athletes, fans, students, alumni, and faculty alike, however, the University has embraced just being the University of North Dakota...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fargo Forum Editorial: UND, don't pander to protesters'

They must be bored in Fargo, ND? They really can't help themselves. Must not have anything to report. Per Fargo Forum: First, they want the university’s list of selections for a new UND team name to include “North Dakota.” It’s a transparent ploy to somehow retain some iteration of “Fighting Sioux,” which has been retired. Second, they want the immediate resignation of...
Via Goon's World
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota Wins.... Developing

So, were told by some folks that simply being "North Dakota" isn't a popular option, and should be squashed.Apparently, that's not the truth, at least with current UND students. Based on the results, I think that President Robert O. Kelley has no choice but to include the option North Dakota as a choice for UND's new nickname.Per the Grand Forks Herald and Say Anything Blog:Results...
Via Goon's World
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Character of players in nickname debate shows

This letter lacks a few facts, or just plain omits them. But hey, let's not let facts get in the way of a good argument.Again, without going over the facts again. Not all of the Tribes were screaming against the Fighting Sioux nickname. The Spirit Lake Tribe approved of UND's use of the Fighting Sioux nicknamePer the Grand Forks Herald:Character, Aristotle observed, is best revealed...
Via Goon's World
21 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...
Via Goon's World
28 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...
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

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...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers vs. Fighting Sioux: 4/10/14

Gophers vs. Fighting Sioux: 4/10/14
Via FOXSports.com
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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