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Voting has begun for new UND nickname to replace Fighting Sioux

The University of North Dakota opened voting Monday for a new nickname, with the ballot offering five choices to replace Fighting Sioux. With Fighting Sioux erased in 2012 under pressure from the NCAA because of its potential to offend American Indians, the options put before voters are: Fighting Hawks, Nodaks, North Stars, Roughriders and Sundogs. Those eligible to vote anonymously ...

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‘North Dakota’ not among potential new nicknames for UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — “North Dakota” will not be an option when people affiliated with the University of North Dakota vote on a new nickname, President Robert Kelley said Friday. A committee in July submitted five potential nicknames, but they didn’t include “North Dakota.” The committee was torn over whether to advance no nickname to the list of finalists, eventually ...

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