N.D. Board of Higher Education to retire “Fighting Sioux” nickname

I’m sure you’ve seen the news elsewhere, but given all the coverage this topic has received here over the years, this needs mention…

Court, board decide to retire nickname

The court ruled Thursday that the board had the authority to dump the nickname at any time. The court rejected an appeal that sought to delay action.

A motion later Thursday at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting in Mayville to reconsider its vote in May to retire the nickname died after nobody seconded it.

The Grand Forks Herald report:

The university athletic teams will continue to be called the Sioux through the 2010-2011 school year while the school considers alternatives.

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