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UND to retire nickname

UND to retire nickname

Jun 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

The university of north Dakota will continue to be known as the fighting sioux until at least june 25th.

The state Board of Higher Education has directed the University of North Dakota to retire its Fighting Sioux nickname.

State residents voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to uphold the Legislature''s repeal of a state law requiring the school to use the nickname. The moniker that the NCAA finds offensive had been brought out of retirement for a second time while the measure was decided.

Board President Grant Shaft, of Grand Forks, says there''s not much more that can be said about the issue that hasn''t been said already.

The state canvassing board is scheduled to meet June 25th to certify the election results.

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