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
At this hour UND Athletic Director Brian Faison and coaches Dave Hakstol, Gene Roebuck, Brian Jones and Chris Mussman are holding a press conference to address the retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname. WDAZ will have complete coverage tonight at 5, 6, and 10.
Early this morning the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State Board of Higher Education. The ruling says legally there are no roadblocks to the board changing the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
Nickname supporters on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation say they have a petition ready, and they will present it to the tribal council asking for a reservation wide vote to gauge tribal approval on the future of the name and logo.
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