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University of ND Has New, Non-'Hostile' Nickname

It's now the Fighting Hawks

(Newser) - University of North Dakota backers have selected Fighting Hawks as the school's new nickname, the school announced Wednesday. The predatory bird received 57% of the mascot vote compared to 43% for Roughriders. The new nickname replaces Fighting Sioux, which was retired by the state Board of Higher Education in... More »

Students' 'Siouxper Drunk' T-Shirts Spark Ire

North Dakota group wears shirts with beer-drinking logo

(Newser) - University of North Dakota students are taking heat—not least from their school's president—after photos showed 10 of them in T-shirts reading, "Siouxper Drunk." The shirts were apparently for a spring festival this weekend, and they show an image that looks a lot like the university'... More »

'Fighting Sioux' Backers Fight to Restore Name

North Dakota to hold referendum on team name

(Newser) - Another battle looms in North Dakota's long-running fight over the Fighting Sioux. The University of North Dakota has been trying to retire the nickname and logo deemed offensive to Native Americans, but the name's supporters say they have gathered enough signatures to force a statewide referendum on the... More »

ND Senate: Teams Can Drop Fighting Sioux Name

UND now allowed to drop nickname NCAA finds objectionable

(Newser) - The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux teams can now change their nickname if they want to, the state Senate has decided. A law requiring UND teams to keep their name and logo was adopted in response to the NCAA's decision to put UND under sanctions because it... More »

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