Skip to comments.North Dakota taking NCAA to court over nickname
Posted on 10/06/2006 9:48:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
FARGO, N.D. -- State officials filed a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA to challenge its restrictions on the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the lawsuit, filed in Northeast Central District Court in Grand Forks, alleges a breach of contract by the NCAA, a breach of good faith and illegal restraint of trade.
Stenehjem said the lawsuit seeks to allow the University of North Dakota to use the nickname throughout the school year without being sanctioned in possible postseason play, along with unspecified money damages.
The NCAA has banned the use of some American Indian nicknames and logo in postseason tournaments, saying they are hostile to Native Americans.
Stenehjem said the NCAA overstepped its bounds with the ban.
The NCAA has 20 days to respond after it is served with the lawsuit, Stenehjem said.
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They could just change the spelling to "Fighting Sue" and the NCAA couldn't do a thing about it. :-)
And how can a school founded by French Monks call themselves the Fighting Irish? Is it because The Fighting French would be laughable? Are they signaling for a touchdown or are they surrendering?
And play Johnny Cash.
Isn't that violating the compose of "A Boy Named Sue"?
This is bull. Go Fighting Sioux!
They're only "hostile" in postseason tournaments?
Don't you find it a little funny that the NCAA based in Indiappolis, Indianna, has a problem with indian names? I wish they would enforce minimum academic standards among the players and not worry about BS like the names of teams. Who elected them king?
Then you'd 80+ boys named Sue...
Its Texas OU Weekend here in Dallas.Wee Hah!
Since the Sooners "broke the law by crossing the line before the time of the official stampede, might they be considered Illegal Immigrants?"
Boomer Sooner! Hook 'em Horns!"
NCAA. Go to your Room!
Hmmm-m-m-m, N.D. is the "Peace Garden State" right? Well, what about "The Fighting Pacifists"?
Isn't that similar to the people who had issues with the city seal of Los Angeles because it has a cross in it?
I remember reading the Cincinnati Reds changed their nickname for a few years because they didn't want to be affiliated with the Communist Red Menace at the time.
The University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" Logo
Designed by American Indian Artist, Bennett Brien.
Good for North Dakota!
My high school changed the mascot from an Indian to a Bengal. What crap! We were called Indians to honor the Native American population that tribed where the school now stands.