Sioux Sports Extra and Fighting Sioux Sports Network Name Change?The Fighting Sioux nickname change will also impact the programs you watch UND sports on.
By: Jen Dame, WDAZ
The Fighting Sioux nickname change will also impact the programs you watch UND sports on. Currently on Sunday night's WDAZ airs a show called "Sioux Sports Extra". We also produce the hockey games on the "Fighting Sioux Sports Network."
The University of North Dakota is still reeling from last weeks decision.
And with the nickname being retired, so too might these television names.
Right now there is no decision on changing the names of the programs.
"With Sioux Sports Network and Sioux Sports Extra you know, we have developed two really good brands, of course all of our hockey games being on tv and football and basketball, we've developed a great following through tv and with Sioux Sports Extra it has been a great show for Sioux fans all over the state of North Dakota, given great exposure to all our sports and real insight, that won't change," says Sean Johnson, UND Associate Athletic Director.
The athletic department is focusing on spring sports, getting games ready for the fall and looking at ALL of the changes it will have to make...including television spots.