Tuesday, June 12, 2012

North Dakota Votes to Retire the Fighting Sioux Nickname

Hopefully now this will finally put the matter to bed for good.

North Dakota had a vote (Measure 4) on whether to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname. Overwhelmingly, they think it's time.

With 84 percent of precincts reporting, the “Yes” vote on Measure 4 was leading the “No” vote by 67.64 percent to 32.36 percent. The “Yes” votes totaled 90,216, the “No” votes 43,151.
As I have said before on here, I agree 100% that it should be retired. As an alum, I love the nickname (like most people do), but I think it is time for it to go. Simply put, it is in the best interests of the University and the athletic department. I'm glad to hear that North Dakotans agree.

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