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Published December 29, 2011, 03:55 PM

UND Wants Media to Stop Using 'Fighting Sioux'

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota has advised media outlets and others who cover university news and sports to stop using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota has advised media outlets and others who cover university news and sports to stop using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the university sent a memo Wednesday asking that the name or logo not be mentioned in news and sports stories.

The university is working to retire the nickname and accompanying American Indian head logo, which the NCAA deems offensive, by the end of the year.

The school's athletics department last month asked leaders of conferences in which its teams compete to stop using the nickname and logo as of Jan. 1 and instead refer the university's teams as UND or North Dakota with an interlocking "ND" as the logo.

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