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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

At long last, North Dakota is back on Gophers' hockey schedule

Although the "U," in keeping with its usual policy, has still not released its nonconference schedule for the 2016-17 season, FOX Sports North has learned that the Gophers will host North Dakota in a Friday-Saturday series at Mariucci Arena on Nov. 4-5, 2016.The following season, the Gophers will play a pair at Grand Forks, N.D.To many -- including me -- the Minnesota-North Dakota...
Via FOX Sports
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  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 Associated Press
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

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 Associated Press
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

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

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

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

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
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