June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
A group of Sioux people who fought to keep UNDâs Fighting Sioux nickname probably never had a chance of success, according to a book one of the group members have written.
In a recent interview, author Eunice Davidson called the deal with the anti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
GRAND FORKS â North Dakota State University Athletic Director Gene Taylor said the days of the stateâs two universities vying for the Nickel Trophy likely are over.
Taylorâs reason is not because the two teams wonât meet again, however. Tayl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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