Monday, July 25, 2011

Fighting Sioux Controversy Still At Forefront

Interesting article Sunday about the Fighting Sioux logo/nickname controversy at North Dakota, which could potentially threaten their inclusion in the Big Sky.

Potentially more damaging, the Big Sky Conference, which UND hopes to join next year, has said the issue will complicate the school's conference membership and some schools may refuse to schedule games with North Dakota. Some believe that would lead to a broad decline in athletics.
I have written about the Sioux nickname controversy in the past. I think it is past time for UND to change the nickname and logo. As much pride as UND alumni have in the logo, the risks and damages from keeping it outweigh any potential benefits.

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