Skip to comments.Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname may cost $750,000
Posted on 10/19/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena.
University President Robert Kelley sent the estimates last week to a budget analyst and auditor with the North Dakota Legislative Council, in response to a request made by Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England.
Schatz, who has declared that he will not support an attempt in next month's special legislative session to clear the way for retirement of the name and logo, said he asked for the cost information so he could attach a fiscal note to any bill contemplating that action.
"I wanted all the legislators to know the figures that the president estimated it would cost," Schatz said Tuesday. "I think that's been left out of the conversation so far."
The bulk of Kelley's cost estimate is $575,000 to develop a new nickname and logo, counting research, development, branding and launching. That also would include logo redesigns for special groups, such as Sioux Kids Club and Sioux Crew.
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So.....Begone....All Indian references....by your own foolishness. That is your history!!
If we get rid of all Indian names, half the cities in America will become nameless.
Following on that they will attack the special considerations Indians have ~ and will bust up and sell the reservations!
I don't care what the deal is when you hear white folks telling us how they are being sensitive to the Indians that always means they are getting ready to steal Indian lands!
I recall that the local Sioux tribe supported the continued use of the “Fighting Sioux” mascot/logo. Apparently that makes no difference to the racially hyper-sensitive who are pushing this agenda. Where does it all end?
Did the “Fighting Irish” get retired?
Just get some whiteout and make it “Fighting S_u_x”. Shouldn’t cost more than 30 bucks.
Some new names for them to consider:
The Terriffic Twinkies
The Mighty Muffins
The Sweet Honey Buns [that might have ‘other’ implications]
The Cheerful Cup Cakes
Would they be happier with the “Surrendering, Gay Sioux”?
Sale of the reservations ~ that’s where it always ends.
Very, very funny!
As for me, I demand that any school mascot who references a Scottsman be renamed.
Perhaps with the oil boom going on in ND, UND should be called, the UND “Frackers”.
When Miami University in Ohio was pressured to change its nickname from the Redskins, I suggested that they just change the university’s name too so that the Miami tribe would be forgotten completely. Odd, that plan wasn’t appreciated. My other suggestion was that the name be changed from the Redskins to the Drunken Frat Boys because you are far more likely to run into those on a weekend that any Indians.
Englestad saw this coming so he had the logo built into the infrastructure every 10 feet.
Are members of the various Lakota tribes offended or is this just the concern of the politically correct crowd? I expect that soon this idiocy will expand with groups like PETA demanding an end to sports teams named Lions, Tigers, Bears etc.?
We can rename them all after famous communists. Maoville. Stalinville, Checrossing.
What’s sad here is that it is entirely the work of political busy-bodies and uber-Libs at the NCAA. The portrayal of a Fighting Sioux in the UND logo is actually flattering and noble, and most Sioux seem to actually support the nickname.
If they had a right to be upset about anything it would be that hideous Chief Wahoo logo used by the Cleveland Indians.
Here’s the solution -
they set up a fund with a goal of the $750,000.
Those who are “concerned” may contribute to this fund,
and when it reaches the goal, the renaming can begin.
Sioux City is SUX...
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