UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY The University of North Dakota
I received a note from the Herald's editor and publisher this afternoon that we will be phasing out using "Fighting Sioux" to describe UND's athletic teams beginning immediately.
That means tomorrow'... Posted on 12/2/11 at 6:16 PM
Commissioner Fullerton: I won't 'place blame on (UND)'
The Commissioner of the Big Sky Conference says the conference is taking a "wait and see" approach on how a legislative bill would affect the University of North Dakota's membership.
A bill that would let UND keep the Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo is just a few steps away from becoming a law.
A 65 to 28 vote in the North Dakota House Monday means the bill will move forward, but not without some debate.
UND students are divided in what should be done about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. Monday's vote meant different things for different students. They're responding to this new development in what is becoming a Fighting Sioux tug of war.
A North Dakota House committee on Wednesday supported ordering the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, which the school wants to discard this summer to avoid a confrontation with the NCAA.
The State Board of Higher Education received a letter from Standing Rock Sioux tribal chair Charlie Murphy last night addressing today's Fighting Sioux nickname deadline. WDAZ obtained a copy of the letter today.
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