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Published March 11, 2012, 05:01 PM

Sioux Jerseys Meant No Photo for UND Women's Hockey Team at NCAA Tourney

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota's women's hockey team won't have a standard memento from their first appearance in the NCAA hockey tournament.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota's women's hockey team won't have a standard memento from their first appearance in the NCAA hockey tournament.

The team's photo was left out of the tournament program. That's because when the team picture was taken, the women hockey players were wearing Fighting Sioux jerseys.

The NCAA considers the Fighting Sioux nickname and the university's American Indian head logo to be offensive.

UND lost to Minnesota 5-1 in the tournament's quarterfinal round in Minneapolis on Saturday.

UND athletic director Brian Faison says the team had to make sure the nickname and logo didn't appear on any uniforms or gear.

Faison tells the Grand Forks Herald it was a "shame" the team photo wasn't in the program.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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