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NDSU president Bresciani nicked Summit League commissioner for weighing in on UND nickname matter

June 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO It was January 2011 when Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple said it was University of North Dakota officials, not the league, who asked that retirement of the Fighting Sioux moniker be required for league membership. Continue Reading

Early returns show voters favor retiring the nickname

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Early returns in the statewide vote concerning UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname show North Dakotans favoring retirement of the name. Continue Reading

UND coaches: Nickname effects are serious, real

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A group of University of North Dakota athletic coaches say the embattled Fighting Sioux nickname and logo will hurt their ability to recruit, damage relationships with other schools and limit opportunities for student athletes until it is retired. Continue Reading

It’s their name but they dare not say it

March 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

As the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux hockey team heads back to St. Paul for the NCAA tournament this weekend, two extra “referees” will be watching: the NCAA itself, which has banned the beleaguered nickname and logo from tournament play, and the state of North Dakota, which by law requires that the team be known as the Fighting Sioux. Continue Reading

Some Sioux say nickname ‘not our identity’

March 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN They cringe each time they see or hear a news report about the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and how their tribe, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, has taken the lead in defending it. Continue Reading

UND HOCKEY: Bubble trouble?

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wins this week by both the Sioux men’s and women’s teams big for Pairwise rankings; NCAA clarifies postseason sanctions.
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GF Lawmaker Says He’ll Introduce Bill to Retire Sioux Nickname

October 15, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) A Grand Forks legislator says he will be the one to introduce a bill in the upcoming special session that should retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname.
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Schenpf: Nickname issue could get Sioux lost in space

June 11, 2011 in INFORUM

FARGO – Take a look at the map on the front page of today’s sports section. It’s the one packaged with Jeff Kolpack’s story that compares the Big Sky Conference, future home for University of North Dakota athletics, and the Summit League, the five-year-old home for North Dakota State athletics.
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NCAA cancels ND meeting on Fighting Sioux nickname

April 15, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK (AP) An April 22 meeting between NCAA officials and North Dakota state and legislative leaders has been cancelled.
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ND AG Stenehjem Says He Won’t Make NCAA Nickname Meeting Public

April 5, 2011 in WDAZ

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he won’t weigh in on whether a meeting between North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education, state officials and the NCAA should be open to the public. Continue Reading