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North Dakota taking NCAA to court over nickname
AP ^ | October 6, 2006

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fightingsioux; lawsuit; legal; ncaa; nicknames; northdakota
Here we go again.
1 posted on 10/06/2006 9:48:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Cleveland State Vikings:
2 posted on 10/06/2006 9:49:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Oh, waaah. You don't see Irish people complaining about Notre Dame, do you? Whiny fools.
3 posted on 10/06/2006 9:51:14 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

They could just change the spelling to "Fighting Sue" and the NCAA couldn't do a thing about it. :-)


4 posted on 10/06/2006 9:51:56 AM PDT by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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?


5 posted on 10/06/2006 9:52:05 AM PDT by massgopguy ((I owe everything to George Bailey))
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To: TommyDale

And play Johnny Cash.


6 posted on 10/06/2006 9:52:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: TommyDale

Isn't that violating the compose of "A Boy Named Sue"?


7 posted on 10/06/2006 9:53:19 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This is bull. Go Fighting Sioux!


8 posted on 10/06/2006 9:53:40 AM PDT by Fury
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The NCAA has banned the use of some American Indian nicknames and logo in postseason tournaments, saying they are hostile to Native Americans.

Huh?

They're only "hostile" in postseason tournaments?

9 posted on 10/06/2006 9:54:25 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

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?


10 posted on 10/06/2006 9:57:11 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: TommyDale

Then you'd 80+ boys named Sue...


11 posted on 10/06/2006 9:57:47 AM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: massgopguy
Think of it. The ref signals a PAT or Field Goal and the Yell Leaders wave a white flag and "assume the position!"

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!

12 posted on 10/06/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hmmm-m-m-m, N.D. is the "Peace Garden State" right? Well, what about "The Fighting Pacifists"?


13 posted on 10/06/2006 9:59:49 AM PDT by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: tigtog

Isn't that similar to the people who had issues with the city seal of Los Angeles because it has a cross in it?


14 posted on 10/06/2006 10:01:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: meandog

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.


15 posted on 10/06/2006 10:03:04 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" Logo

Designed by American Indian Artist, Bennett Brien.

16 posted on 10/06/2006 10:03:08 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; MikefromOhio
Go Fighting Whites!!!!
17 posted on 10/06/2006 10:03:19 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Good for North Dakota!


18 posted on 10/06/2006 10:03:59 AM PDT by sauropod ("Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow." - Ben Franklin)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

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.


19 posted on 10/06/2006 10:05:48 AM PDT by rintense (Liberals stand for nothing and are against everything- unless it benefits them.)
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To: SuperSonic

20 posted on 10/06/2006 10:05:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Must be the wrong tribe. They could change to the Fighting Illini 2, maybe?


21 posted on 10/06/2006 10:06:15 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Isn't that similar to the people who had issues with the city seal of Los Angeles because it has a cross in it?

It was the Los Angles County Seal:

Before

After

22 posted on 10/06/2006 10:09:57 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: SuperSonic
City of Angels."
23 posted on 10/06/2006 10:11:05 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
City of Angels.

Since they left the triangle I guess they can call it the "County of Angles".

24 posted on 10/06/2006 10:12:59 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: TommyDale
Yabbut th NAGs would. I can hear em right now:

See, look at those patriarchists celebrating beating up women...etc.etc.

25 posted on 10/06/2006 10:13:31 AM PDT by SAJ (debunking myths about markets and prices on FR since 2001)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If they drop the Indian names then they can drop the Historically Black Colleges And Universities (HBCU).

Since we are integrated, we don't need Black Colleges.


26 posted on 10/06/2006 10:16:04 AM PDT by MrNationalist (Who Dares Wins)
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To: SuperSonic

Since the white angel, cross, and oil derricks (a liberal's horror trifecta!) are in the second picture, I presume that is actually the "before" shot? ;)


27 posted on 10/06/2006 10:16:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: SuperSonic

You have those backwards. The seal had the crucifix removed. The one you're indicating as the current seal is the old seal before the ACLU decided to wage yet another battle to have any and all references to Christianity destroyed.


28 posted on 10/06/2006 10:17:06 AM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Heh, heh. My favorite UND photo:


29 posted on 10/06/2006 10:18:36 AM PDT by labette (Clinton's legacy: Pardoning terrorists,.Killing Christians, Rising taxes, Falling trousers)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I think the NCAA's only power to make them change the name is to prohibit them from appearing in any post-season games unless they do.


30 posted on 10/06/2006 10:20:58 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: Prime Choice; Mr. Jeeves
You're both correct. I made a mistake and reversed the logos. Here they are shown correctly:

Before:

After:


31 posted on 10/06/2006 10:31:18 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: SuperSonic

Yeah, that makes more sense: indigenous people's represntative with a tray of organic granola, rainbow flag with Muslim stars, and a former church turned into an undocumented workers' hiring hall. That's today's Los Angeles. ;)


32 posted on 10/06/2006 10:37:45 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Gordongekko909
You don't see Irish people complaining about Notre Dame, do you?

You don't see the Sioux complaining about UND, either. It's a bunch of jerks, with no direct interest, who got the NCAA to make a stupid rule.

33 posted on 10/06/2006 10:51:00 AM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: 3niner

Yeah, that makes sense. Shoulda figured that a bunch of anointed leftists would jump on this without anyone actually asking them to.


34 posted on 10/06/2006 12:10:10 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: 3niner
UND is well known for its hockey program. Their rink, Englestad Arena is quite a place, and the guy who financed it, Ralph Englestad, threatened to pull funding if they changed their name.

Money Talks. I like the guy for sticking to his guns.

35 posted on 10/06/2006 12:48:07 PM PDT by wbill
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To: rintense

Have any Bengalis complained about the new mascot? West Bengal (capital: Calcutta) is part of India, while East Bengal is now called Bangladesh. Put a turban on the old Indian mascot and claim it was supposed to be an Asian Indian all along.


36 posted on 10/06/2006 1:35:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 3niner

I read an article about this controversy a couple of years ago...the American Indian activists who were complaining were not Sioux.


37 posted on 10/06/2006 1:36:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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