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Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule
AP via Tampa Bay channel 10 ^ | August 6, 2005 | staff

Posted on 08/06/2005 7:42:33 AM PDT by cloud8

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University doesn't plan to change its "Seminoles" nickname.

The NCAA decided today to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events. But Florida State President T-K Wetherell says he'll sue the NCAA for its - quote - "outrageous and insulting" decision.

Wetherell says - quote - "This university will forever be associated with the "unconquered" spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida."

The NCAA decided to ban the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments. And nicknames or mascots deemed hostile or abusive won't be allowed on team uniforms at collegiate tournaments after February First.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has issued a resolution supporting Florida State's "Seminoles" nickname.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: americanindians; fsu; fsuseminoles; lawsuit; mascot; ncaa; pc; seminoles; ugh
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What will turn the tide of PCness? A victory for Indian-named sports teams? It would be a step in the right direction.
1 posted on 08/06/2005 7:42:34 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: cloud8

This Gator says "Go Noles!"

NCAA = National Communist Athletic Association


2 posted on 08/06/2005 7:44:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cloud8

Isn't the team name sanctioned by the Seminole tribe?


3 posted on 08/06/2005 7:44:56 AM PDT by Gwaihir
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To: cloud8

PC run amok.


4 posted on 08/06/2005 7:45:39 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: cloud8

Seems that the PC crowd is reduced to defining "victims" who don't consider themselves victims. Good for the Seminoles.


5 posted on 08/06/2005 7:45:45 AM PDT by yeetch! (Enjoy the good times (these are the good old days)!)
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To: TommyDale

PCAA?


6 posted on 08/06/2005 7:46:53 AM PDT by Lord Basil (Hate isn't a family value; it's a liberal one.)
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To: cloud8

I wonder if the Native American movement would be happy if it was forbidden to ever mention them, their tribe names, or acknowledge that they ever existed, so then they could never be offended.

Maybe that is what is needed - bring any mention of an Indian tribe down to the same level as the N word, never say it.


7 posted on 08/06/2005 7:47:57 AM PDT by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: cloud8; FBD
"What will turn the tide of PCness? A victory for Indian-named sports teams?"

How about the universities do to the NCAA brainstems essentially what the individual union memberships did to the AFL-CIO?
*Fire* 'em.

"It would be a step in the right direction."

...it certainly would.

8 posted on 08/06/2005 7:47:59 AM PDT by Landru (Ahhhh the bravery of being out of range... *sweet*.)
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To: cloud8

The pc liberals have been trying this for years..looks like they finally got their wish...except we got a lot of Nole alumni who are lawyers and think we can beat this crap. This is ridiculous. We have permission from the Seminole tribe in Florida to use their name. This is bs.


9 posted on 08/06/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Gwaihir

> Isn't the team name sanctioned by the Seminole tribe?

Yes it is, there was an article posted here in June about it
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1426445/posts


11 posted on 08/06/2005 7:50:31 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: cloud8

I'm waiting for a team to change its name to the Fighting Plankton


12 posted on 08/06/2005 7:51:22 AM PDT by teacherwoes (If you can read this...thank a caring teacher)
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To: Gwaihir

See link in

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1457858/posts?page=56#56

Florida State to Challenge Ban on Mascots (NCAA ban)
AP via Yahoo ^ | 02/05/2005 | Michael Marot
Posted on 08/05/2005 6:54:00 PM EDT by zencat


13 posted on 08/06/2005 7:52:24 AM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: dfwgator
Appreciate the support, will do the same when PETA comes after you.

Of course, this in no way means we like each other. LOL

14 posted on 08/06/2005 7:55:46 AM PDT by 11Bush (No outstanding felonies, but my life has been one long misdemeanor.)
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To: teacherwoes
I'm waiting for a team to change its name to the Fighting Plankton


15 posted on 08/06/2005 7:55:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bwteim

PC libs will lose this one. No way the FL Seminole crowd is going to put away their Seminole-logo'd stuff.


16 posted on 08/06/2005 7:56:01 AM PDT by Swanks
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To: cloud8

I guess Notre Dame's Leprechaun with an attitude is sill OK.


18 posted on 08/06/2005 7:57:08 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: cloud8

This argument has never been about Indians being upset over team names and logos. It's been about Liberals being upset on their behalf as they desperately search for another victim class.


19 posted on 08/06/2005 7:57:25 AM PDT by speedy
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To: Swanks

I am so pissed right now..unreal.

Here's the pc idiot in all her glory:

http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/results.cfm?id=1986


20 posted on 08/06/2005 7:59:10 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: cloud8

Good and this Longhorn will now go out and by a Flordia State shit to wear to support their cause. Then I will burn it if my Horns play the 'Noles someday!


21 posted on 08/06/2005 8:01:00 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Gwaihir

Yes..they gave us permission years ago when this crap first came up. But true to liberalism, the liberals are trying to force THEIR own will for the GOOD of the unsuspecting people. Unreal. I hope this goes all the way to the Supreme court.


22 posted on 08/06/2005 8:01:52 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Shaka

They should rename themselves the Florida State Condoms - I'm sure that would be OK with the NCAA.


23 posted on 08/06/2005 8:03:47 AM PDT by bobluvs
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To: cloud8

I think it's time to disband the NCAA. They have outlived their usefulness anyway.


24 posted on 08/06/2005 8:03:50 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: cloud8

Personally I prefer The Fighting White Trash of Arkansas and the Aggravated WASPS of Connecticut....


25 posted on 08/06/2005 8:04:41 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: cloud8
Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule

Good! I pray that they are successfully in all regards!

26 posted on 08/06/2005 8:05:39 AM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: speedy
This argument has never been about Indians being upset over team names and logos. It's been about Liberals being upset on their behalf as they desperately search for another victim class.

Take a bow. That was excellent.

27 posted on 08/06/2005 8:06:12 AM PDT by harbinger of doom (I need a crutch.)
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To: Shaka
Are you old enough to remember 'Sammy Seminole'? Predecessor of Chief Osceola. Guess that goes back to the 60's or early 70's.
28 posted on 08/06/2005 8:07:31 AM PDT by 11Bush (No outstanding felonies, but my life has been one long misdemeanor.)
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To: freebilly

Make that The Aggrieved Liberal Wasps of Connecticut. Hope they get their @sses kicked by the Right Winged Red Neckers of Texas....


29 posted on 08/06/2005 8:08:30 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: cloud8

I think FSU should develop an honorary back up mascot just in case.

We can call him Knight.

He'll be a fat white guy in a bright red sweater.

He'll yell at a few referees.

Throw a few chairs... and at half time the pep squad can roll him out in a casket, face down of course, and tell NCAA President Miles Brand to "kiss his a**."


30 posted on 08/06/2005 8:08:48 AM PDT by rwilson99 (South Park (R)
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To: Landru

> How about the universities do to the NCAA brainstems essentially what the individual union memberships did to the AFL-CIO?

Absolutely!

> *Fire* 'em.

I'd have used another f-word :)


31 posted on 08/06/2005 8:09:17 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: freebilly

Dirty Necker....


32 posted on 08/06/2005 8:10:16 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: Shaka

Geez. Per here c.v. - she is active on 14 committees, all at the same time. Then again she works for the state; which allows for PC correct, non-work related efforts to fit into their 30 hour work week.


33 posted on 08/06/2005 8:11:04 AM PDT by Swanks
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To: harbinger of doom

Bingo.

Very well said indeed.

This is now affecting me personally now...what is it with liberals and the state of Florida? They do everything in their power to screw up my state, now my university. Thank God, even the liberal alumni are furious at this. In some of the internet bulletin boards they are speaking out.


34 posted on 08/06/2005 8:12:24 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: freebilly
So someone from Iowa St decides Florida State (next year) must change its mascot.

Does Iowa St get to play Florida Stae in football this year...

35 posted on 08/06/2005 8:12:47 AM PDT by Swanks
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To: freebilly

ROFLMWhiteAO!!!!!


36 posted on 08/06/2005 8:13:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors. Don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: Gwaihir
Isn't the team name sanctioned by the Seminole tribe?

Yes - see the last line in this article.

37 posted on 08/06/2005 8:16:02 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: cloud8
What next????? I am an Auburn fan. Are we disparaging tigers and eagles? These morons are supposed to be educated. Being chosen as a mascot is a sign of respect and admiration, not a slur. Do they think all the Joe 6-Packs across the country that patronize their sports events sympathize with their foolishness? They might as well speed up the process with a loaded gun because they are committing suicide.
38 posted on 08/06/2005 8:16:10 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: bboop

OH SHOOT. What a ditz! I am so sorry. I posted President Wetherell's email wrong -- it is not FUS (hahaha)but FSU. Here's the correct contact info at Florida State:
president@mailer.fsu.edu. fax is 850.644.9936. SO SORRY. (I need a Personal Assistant to get through life).


39 posted on 08/06/2005 8:16:18 AM PDT by bboop
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To: bobluvs
They should rename themselves the Florida State Condoms - I'm sure that would be OK with the NCAA.

How about naming teams the Gays?

40 posted on 08/06/2005 8:19:20 AM PDT by LRS
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To: dfwgator

I love the mascot. Really made my day.


41 posted on 08/06/2005 8:20:05 AM PDT by teacherwoes (If you can read this...thank a caring teacher)
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To: cloud8
The NCAA decided today to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events

All schools???

42 posted on 08/06/2005 8:20:25 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Swanks

No, they don't play in 2005. I believe Iowa tate is waiting for the Seminoles to changes their name to the Semen Holes before adding them to their schedule....


43 posted on 08/06/2005 8:20:31 AM PDT by freebilly (Go Manitowoc Bandits!)
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To: cloud8

NCAA = STUPID!


44 posted on 08/06/2005 8:21:31 AM PDT by RAY ( Heroes not, the U.S. Supreme Court!!)
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To: The South Texan
...this Longhorn ...

We need to look into that team name. Sounds like you are promoting the evil cattle industry that is causing heart attacks and enviromental rape of pristine areas where buffalo should be roaming...

45 posted on 08/06/2005 8:22:52 AM PDT by LRS
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To: Shaka

>> "B.S. in Journalism" <<

That kind of sums it all up, doesn't it.


46 posted on 08/06/2005 8:25:25 AM PDT by sd-joe
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To: cloud8
Wonder how much longer this guy has?


47 posted on 08/06/2005 8:27:07 AM PDT by JOE6PAK (Make somebody happy. Mind your own business.)
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To: RatRipper

Yep...Eagles and Tigers are endangered in some places, so they're gonna have to protect their namesake. They will cancel all teams using endangered or near-endangered species to honor their contribution to society.


48 posted on 08/06/2005 8:30:27 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Shaka

Washington NATIONALS: that's fascist!

Philadelphia Phillies: sounds sexist!


49 posted on 08/06/2005 8:36:20 AM PDT by LRS
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To: cloud8
If one of these teams gets to an NCAA-sanctioned tornament, they should just place black patches over their uniform names/logos with the word "CENSORED" written on it. Or for the tournament, change their names to the "Orwells", "Censors", "Power-Mad Bureaucrats", "Word Police," etc. That would really piss off the PC crowd.

Someone else mentioned the "Utes" could just change the spelling to "Yoots"... Just draw attention to the NCAA's complete idiocy.

50 posted on 08/06/2005 8:41:40 AM PDT by inkling
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