by Grand Forks Herald
November 3, 2011 at 10:46 am in Grand Forks Herald
A hearing on the Fighting Sioux nickname has been set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, the first day of a special session of the North Dakota Legislature. Continue Reading
Tags: Fighting Sioux nickname, ND Legislature, North Dakota, State Board of Higher Education, UND, updates 5 Comments »
Good. Let us get this thing over with as soon as possible.
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Greece and Italy are bringing down the EU. The US is running a debt in double-digit trillions. And the ND legislature holds a special session to deal with a nickname. Small wonder the state is a laughing stock.
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Gene — Certainly next week’s Special Session of the Legislative Assembly was *not* called to deal with the Sioux nickname issue. Rather, the Special Session is being convened to address the issue of legislative district redistricting — something that is required as a result of the 2010 Decennial Census. Remedial legislation to take UND out of pariah status as it sits as a NCAA sanctionee is simply a “tag along” matter, which will be addressed because of the immediate problem of UND’s admission to the Big Sky Conference — the fact that UND’s athletic programs have been seriously damaged as a number of other universities have been boycotting and refusing to schedule UND in various sports (including football and basketball). Since the legislature will be in session next week, and the harm that is being caused to UND student-athletes while UND is an NCAA outcast has increased — [witness the fact that the UND football team is reduced playing NAIA small college Sioux Falls College tomorrow afternoon at the Alerus.] That game will be like watching paint dry — even though Sioux Falls actually beat UND here a couple of years ago.
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david thompson: If you don’t like it, stay at home at watch the walton’s or little house on the prairie repeats…or..you could have gone to the “dump” in fargo they call the bsa a few nights ago and watch Moorhead State beat ndsu in men’s basketball. Everyone knows that hockey is king in GF. At least the SIOUX are playing minnesota this weekend where they actually have a team that has some respect….can’t say that about the goofer football team, biggest joike in the ncaa. GO SIOUX!!!
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