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NCAA announces Sanctions to North Dakota for use of nickname, logo
US College Hockey Online (USCHO) ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | USCHO Staff Report

Posted on 03/05/2012 6:43:06 AM PST by wbill

The NCAA spelled out its punishments to North Dakota for resuming use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in a letter addressed to the school’s provost, Dr. Paul LeBel, on Wednesday.

The most pressing hockey-related concern is that UND won’t be able to host a women’s hockey NCAA quarterfinal game.

The full text of the letter [.pdf] contains three sanctions that go into effect immediately.

The full text of the letter is below:

Dear Dr. LeBel:

President Robert Kelly (sic) recently informed me that the University of North Dakota was resuming its use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and imagery in connection with its athletics program. I noted in my discussion with you and Mr. Brain (sic) Faison that this action by the university means that your athletic programs are subject to the NCAA’s policies concerning participation in NCAA championships. Please allow me to reiterate the limitations that are in effect immediately:

1. No University of North Dakota team may host an NCAA championship round. If a North Dakota team is selected as the lower-seeded team in a championship competition, North Dakota would be designated as the “home” team but would be assigned to play at the higher-seeded institution’s venue.

2. If the university accepts an invitation to participate in any postseason competition, the NCAA policy requires that student-athletes, band, cheerleading, dance and mascot uniforms and paraphernalia not have hostile or abusive racial/ethnic/national original references during the NCAA championship competition.

3. If an invitation is accepted and the university must forfeit competition because it has not adhered to this requirement, the NCAA reserves its right to seek reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Association for travel, per diem or other expenses in connection with the championship.

It is the spirit of the NCAA’s championship policy that the competing student-athletes (both North Dakota and its opponents) not be distracted or disrupted during the championship by debates about when and where your institution’s Native American imagery or nickname may be displayed or worn. Therefore, we ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to an NCAA championship venue.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Bernard W. Franklin

Executive Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs/Chief Inclusion Officer


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: cowardice; fightingsioux; mascot; ncaa; ncaaidiocy; northdakota
A few thoughts on this....

1) Congrats to UND for standing firm against the PC idiocy of the NCAA. Looks like they wound up with a slap on the wrist.

2) The self-important, educated idiot from the NCAA who wrote the letter quoted verbatim in the article, sounds like he's only marginally literate.

3) How in the heck do you wind up with a title like "Executive Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs/Chief Inclusion Officer", anyway? Hope that he doesn't get paid by the word.

1 posted on 03/05/2012 6:43:20 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

Meh. When oil hit big in Texas, the only real sport they had to glom onto was High School Football. They seem to have survived. :-)


2 posted on 03/05/2012 6:45:30 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: wbill

Do Native Americans have a say?


3 posted on 03/05/2012 6:48:42 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: wbill

‘3) How in the heck do you wind up with a title like “Executive Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs/Chief Inclusion Officer”, anyway? Hope that he doesn’t get paid by the word.’

Because calling him the “VP School Political Officer” would be a little too obvious!


4 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: wbill

Do Native Americans have a say?

ND should immediately adopt a Leprechaun as mascot


5 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:42 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: wbill
"Executive Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs/Chief Inclusion Officer"

Perhaps Mr. Franklin should drop 'chief' from his title, especially when accusing others of being hateful or abusive against Indians.

6 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:52 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: wbill
Not exactly a slap on the wrist... they cannot play in any post-season competition in any sport if any uniform of any official participants (band, cheerleaders, teams, coaches, etc.) have an "Hostile or Abusive" logo, as defined by the cultural police.

So the NCAA is trying to force probably a few million to be spent on new unis, caps, hats, logos, building changes, and more... for a purpose that fails to serve education in any fundamental manner... oh, except (I forgot) the lesson in messing with political correctness.

7 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:52 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: wbill
I still think UND should switch to this mascot to make NCAA happy about them dropping the Sioux mascot and at the same time really ticking them off.

8 posted on 03/05/2012 6:52:44 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: School of Rational Thought
Do Native Americans have a say?

Actually, they do... which is why the Florida State Seminoles get to keep their moniker. The Seminole tribe loves it.

9 posted on 03/05/2012 6:53:05 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

The NCAA tried this same crap with the Seminoles a couple of years ago, and Florida State threatened to pull out of NCAA altogether (and thereby hold back the revenue). The NCAA quickly backed down and granted the Seminoles a waiver.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 6:57:00 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: School of Rational Thought

How about the “Lesbian Floating Turds.” Then pay some ad-hoc gay group $500 to endorse the name and fight anyone who objects!


11 posted on 03/05/2012 7:01:37 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: wbill

I propose they change their name to the “Fornicating Flukes”


12 posted on 03/05/2012 7:07:04 AM PST by apillar
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To: wbill
Bernard W. Franklin, Executive Vice President of Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs/Chief Inclusion Officer should immediatly change his last name. After all, it is the same name of a man who helped draft and then signed a document with the following statement.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

13 posted on 03/05/2012 7:08:30 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: School of Rational Thought
They should. The closest (and 2nd largest) Sioux tribe in the Ft. Berthold area (near Devil's Lake for you non-Dakotans) has always been highly supportive of the nickname. UND jackets with the logo are a common site on and near the reservation.

The biggest Sioux tribe in the state at Ft. Yates, initially tried to shake down UND for more stuff (minority scholarships, Indian studies programs, etc.) and were unsuccessful. These were former corrupt tribal leaders, not the rank and file Sioux. The corrupt tribal leadership was voted out en mass and the current non-corrupt tribal leadership has taken a supportive position similar to their cousins at Ft. Berthold.

This is the reason which UND decided to reinstate the nickname and logo now in defiance of NCAA authority.

So the NCAA feelgood wennies are taking an action in opposition to the actual Sioux Tribes in North Dakota. Notwithstanding that, you may still find a few of them who still support the former corrupt tribal leadership's attempt to extract free stuff from UND in return for the support which the rank and file have already given.

For you non-Dakotans, Ft. Yates is south of Bismarck almost to the South Dakota line and almost as far away from UND as you can get and still remain in North Dakota.

14 posted on 03/05/2012 7:15:50 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: wbill

The total picture here is a lot more gloomy for them than your info reveals, as another poster points out.

This is far more than a slap on the wrist.

I understand FL ST got a waiver to keep theirs because the Seminole tribe loves the name and logo and insisted on it.

Otherwise, the schools are helpless.

In my area, a Div III school...soon to go Div II...McMurry University...was forced to change their name away from “Indians”. The process they used for name suggestions narrowed it down to three and the campus community chose the favorite. They are now the McMurry War Hawks.

I like the new name, but am repulsed by the NCAA’s overwhelming power and political correctness run amok.

McMurry is often in playoffs in several sports. It is a very big deal to them, and in order to avoid losing all of that potential, they caved.

The schools themselves created the NCAA and the NCAA turned around and dictated to the schools.

Exactly like what happened after the states created the federal government.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 7:22:55 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: wbill

Pull a Prince and start calling themselves THE TEAM FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE FIGHTING SIOUX. Then use the old logo with an X across it.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 7:41:02 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: alancarp; School of Rational Thought
The Seminole tribe loves it. ....As I recall, the Sioux feel exactly the same way.

The BIG fish, here, though is a guy named "Ralph Engelstadt" (sp?). He's a massive donor to their sports programs, the hockey arena is named for him, and so on.

He told the university a few years ago that the money spigot shuts off if they rename their team. That was more-or-less the end of the discussion.

Good for him, sez me.

17 posted on 03/05/2012 7:45:03 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

Are they also going after the ND Fighting Irish? Didn’t think so.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 7:47:23 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

SPOT ON!


19 posted on 03/05/2012 7:51:42 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Kirkwood
No, but one of the local schools (Elon) changed their name to "The Phoenix" from the "Fighting Christians" not too long ago.

Political Correctness is everywhere.

20 posted on 03/05/2012 7:51:45 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

The legacy of Myles Brand lives on and is a gift that keeps on giving. There are two items to be held responsible for

1. Firing Coach Bobby Knight
2. The war on teams who use American Indian name’s


21 posted on 03/05/2012 7:55:33 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck
And, of course, he directed his war from the NCAA's office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
22 posted on 03/05/2012 8:01:42 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Vigilanteman

Every time some Liberal wants to get his way, he defines a new victim group and then claims to be definding them.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 8:06:33 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: wbill

If the Sioux loves it, why don’t they sue the NCAA?


24 posted on 03/05/2012 8:28:52 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Mr. Lucky

Also concerning Myles, I am sure getting his cushy job as CEO of the NCAA was due to firing Bobby Knight when he was president of IU.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 8:39:56 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: wbill

F* the NCaa

from a Golden Gopher fan (by birth, not choice)8-}


26 posted on 03/05/2012 9:04:46 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: wbill

Franklin should have just signed his note “Commissar”.

Did this come from NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, perchance?


27 posted on 03/05/2012 9:06:41 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No surrender.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Who do you think drew the Logo?


28 posted on 03/05/2012 9:07:36 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: CORedneck
Yeah the NCAA is located here in Indianapolis.

I view it as a huge "non-profit" outfit that uses its revenue to pay legions of executives and hacks.

Myles Brand was the perfect guy for that scenario. A pompous jackass.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 9:10:28 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I remember several years ago, we rented an apartment in Carmel for the Summer since both of us are from Indiana. I would ride my bike from Carmel to downtown Indy and there were many nice places to ride around. IUPUI campus and the park area by NCAA, Eiteljorf museum (something I am sure Myles was against), the canal. But riding from Carmel to down and back was like 5 or 6 hours.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 9:40:52 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: nascarnation

I remember several years ago, we rented an apartment in Carmel for the Summer since both of us are from Indiana. I would ride my bike from Carmel to downtown Indy and there were many nice places to ride around. IUPUI campus and the park area by NCAA, Eiteljorf museum (something I am sure Myles was against), the canal. But riding from Carmel to down and back was like 5 or 6 hours.


31 posted on 03/05/2012 9:41:07 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Yeah....LOL!!

They should call him Pipe Holder, or Shirt Wearer...instead of Chief.

32 posted on 03/05/2012 9:48:52 AM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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