by Grand Forks Herald
November 8, 2011 at 11:51 am in Grand Forks Herald
The North Dakota Senate voted 39-7 to repeal a law requiring UND to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname. Continue Reading
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This means nothing, Nothing! There will be more groups fighting for years to keep this nickname fight alive and well. Courts, protests, threats of financial blockades, you name it. Maybe in 10 years this will have passed. Before then, forget about it!
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ND Senate: apology accepted. Now we need to hear from the House.
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THANK GOD!! Unfortunately I agree with Skate to a point. Like I said in another thread, the whole three year waiting period is just an attempt to pander to those rich old white folks who will fund the next election: keep them thinking the phoenix will rise again.
I am over it.
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The next election?
It is an appeal to the Alumni. The cynical cowards in the Liarslator believe that in three years all will be forgiven.
Kliensasser and Jackson have lots of money, they can pick up the slack.
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I think I will wear my Sioux jersey in compliance with the identity of the university formerly known as the Fighting Sioux.
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I think you have the University confused with Prince.
The Sioux name is declared “hostile and abusive” by the NCAA and your President Kelley.
The alumni and current students at the University are hereby declared, by Kelley and the Omniscient NCAA, to be ignorant racists.
If you take pride in that distinction…wear it proudly.
Mine goes in the dumpster.
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always: I’m sensing you are going to need a hug by Friday. check out hireahug.com.
Ref. is made to the U.Mn. passing policy to not play schools with Native names. Do we really believe that includes not playing the Seminoles.
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I stopped wearing Fighting Sioux gear in 2004. I just hope now that the nickname is repealed and we are just UND I will not have to keep paying extra for a UND hoodie that says nothing about the Fighting Sioux. In 2004 you had to go to the local sporting goods stores to get one, the bookstore didn’t sell them.
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So happy to see you were ahead of the curve. I guess Kelley must have tipped you off on how ignorant and uncultured all the other students were.
You are truly one of the lucky ones.
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I wish someone would clarify this, but I believe always was correct in a post on another thread where he stated part of the settlement with the NCAA included the immediate selection of a new nickname. The legislature just couldn’t keep its nose out of this through its amendment, which is also likely unconstitutional.
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Darn I wanted to post inbeforealwaysperfect.. Its like he haunts the forums or something.
This just needs to end.. The school needs to get back to educating young people and getting into the Big Sky..
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Oh, they are getting an education all right…on how to behave like unprincipled money grubbing swine.
Look to Kelley, who skulked around like a little rat, making his deals and doing the dirty work of the NCAA.
Quite an education.
Or look to Dalrymple…ahh yes.. the courageous Governor. He is so steadfast and sure of his position… he wants to give the decision back to that “algonquin round table”… the SBHE. Let someone else do the dirty work…for I am a leader…sort of.
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http://www.ag.nd.gov/ NCAA/ SettlementAgreement.pdf
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT and MUTUAL RELEASE
Grand Forks County District Court, North Dakota
Civil No. 06-C-01333
Filed October 26, 2007
Plaintiffs: State of North Dakota, by and through the
North Dakota State Board of Higher
Education, and the University of North
Defendant: National Collegiate Athletic Association
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This shows two realities. 1. The ND Legislature has come to agree with the NCAA that Native Americans are unworthy of either honor nor emulation in College Sports. 2. The NCAA is bigger and more powerful than a mere state government.
I suggest a small tariff of, say, $100 per item for all NCAA licensed merchandise in the State of North Dakota to cover the cost of removing all logos and memorabilia honoring Native Americans at UND.
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The NCAA looks the other way when it comes to much worse behavior at Penn State. They need to do damage control for their bad rep. over the yrs. UND is expendable. They are the height of hypocrisy.
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Just wonder how much revenue the Grand Forks Herald has generated on this one topic?
Seems to me that they benifit, no matter what the outcome. Bet the paid advertisers are just tickled pink!
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