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Published November 23, 2011, 08:58 PM

FSSN, Sioux Sports Extra to Change Names by End of Year

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Fighting Sioux Sports Network will have a new name by the end of this year.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Fighting Sioux Sports Network will have a new name by the end of this year.

The network will undergo changes as part of UND's efforts to "substantially retire" the nickname and logo by January 1.

President Kelley addressed the nickname issue in his "State Of UND" speech on Tuesday.

He says the school will use the interlocking ND and the flame logos until 2015.

The Fighting Sioux Sports Network will need to make a lot of changes to graphics and promotional commercials.

"We've been the Fighting Sioux Sports Network for a long time and all of our graphics are built around that. It's going to be a substantial amount of work to get done in the next month," WDAZ station manager Rob Horken said.

Sioux Sports Extra on WDAZ will also get a new name.

A decision on those changes will be made with the UND Athletics Department next week.

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