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Game’s future part of talks, but not Nickle Trophy

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota State University Athletic Director Gene Taylor said the days of the state’s two universities vying for the Nickel Trophy likely are over.
Taylor’s reason is not because the two teams won’t meet again, however. Tayl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

NCAA taking stricter policy on helmet-to-helmet contact

August 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The helmet-to-helmet college football rule that in past years was a 15-yard penalty will have a bigger bite this season. The NCAA is taking a zero tolerance policy of sorts.
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OUR VIEW: New format will provide better way to determine football titles

January 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The best thing that came from Monday night’s boring NCAA football championship game was the thought that the current format has nearly run its course. Continue Reading

Steroids loom in major-college football

December 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight 30 pounds or more in a single year, sometimes without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: NCAA’s nickname gesture appreciated

September 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Here’s to the NCAA’s decision and the negotiating team from North Dakota that helped bring it about. Continue Reading

NCAA: Most logos can stay at the Ralph Engelstad Arena

September 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In what’s likely a final round of negotiations over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the NCAA has backed off its demand for wholesale stripping of the historic name and logo from the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Continue Reading

Nickname proponents’ push goes on

September 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorneys representing the NCAA and Fighting Sioux nickname backers who sued the association could present oral arguments before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by mid-October, according to scheduling documents submitted to the court. Continue Reading

Division formerly known as I-AA debates new name

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Football is the only NCAA Division I sport that is divided into two levels, the one that fills 100,000-seat stadiums and the one that gets no respect. Continue Reading

Nickname appeal: NCAA used ‘cartel powers’

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Now, however, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe’s pro-nickname Committee for Understanding and Respect argues in its appeal of that dismissal that the sanctions amount to “palpable coercion” and are evidence of the NCAA’s use of “its cartel powers to eradicate Sioux history, culture and traditions from public memory.” Continue Reading

UND elected to full Division I active membership status

August 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Officially, UND has been elected to full Division I active membership status from the NCAA. The NCAA’s announcement completes UND’s transition from Division II status. UND President Dr. Robert Kelley received a letter from the NCAA on Thursday confirming the university’s active membership in Division I athletics. Continue Reading