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cross cheque
04-09-2010, 10:33 AM
Let's just be the goons and get it over with.

moe24
04-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Why is there a thread on this? "The Fighting Sue" was settled on years ago. :p

joecct
04-09-2010, 10:35 AM
http://www.roosevelt-media.com/Index/sandoval_money1.jpgHow true

Since the UND administration is groveling to get into the Summit League and the Summit League has repeatedly said no way no how no Sioux in the Summit League, the SBoE caved.

And don't forget a number of Big 10 schools have rules in place that they can't play hostiles in non-conference games.

I would vote for
Fighting Dakotans
Cavalry
or nothing at all.

You can change the name, but you can't change the minds. You think that during the National Anthem the word "Sioux" will continue to ring out? I do.

quiddlet
04-09-2010, 10:49 AM
I just hope all the UND fans bring giant banners and flag with the old logo on them to every game for the rest of history... (or are they banning that too?)

At least the student section should keep doing sioux cheers

adidasjerry
04-09-2010, 10:59 AM
What about fighting Irish? Drinking Irish...

Turk 77
04-09-2010, 11:00 AM
I just hope all the UND fans bring giant banners and flag with the old logo on them to every game for the rest of history... (or are they banning that too?)

At least the student section should keep doing sioux cheersThats another question what about all of the logos in the arena do they have to remove them ? I was pretty sure Uncle Ralphie had a clause in some aggreement on the arena that they couldnt play there without having the name .

adidasjerry
04-09-2010, 11:03 AM
The University should make some kind of deal with the tribe. I know the FSU Seminoles are fully backed by the tribe and even liked their special "never conquered jersey." The name is pride and recognition for an under recognized and most oppressed minority group in America

thecomicbookguy
04-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Spirit Lake Sioux or Spirit Lakers and keep the logo to honor the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe who supported UND.

I actually like the idea of "Spirit Lakers". They'd be able to keep all the logos and imagery.

joecct
04-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Thats another question what about all of the logos in the arena do they have to remove them ? I was pretty sure Uncle Ralphie had a clause in some aggreement on the arena that they couldnt play there without having the name .There is a plan to remove what can be removed by 2015. Read the GF Herald articles, they have the complete details.

ScoobyDoo
04-09-2010, 11:11 AM
I don't know if I can articulate this well enough but here goes. The NCAA came up with the stupid rule that said the tribes had to allow the nickname. One tribe does, the other drags it's feet (I guess). Is there something inherent to this issue that the tribe preferred the issue to linger as long as possible? Cause now they have basically removed themselves from the decision process. It seems to me that this is just as much their fault as the large group of PC idiots who started this in the first place.

scsutommyboy
04-09-2010, 11:22 AM
You can change the name, but you can't change the minds. You think that during the National Anthem the word "Sioux" will continue to ring out? I do.

If the school chooses a new nickname Sioux will slowly fade with time. If the school was smart they wouldn't choose a new nickname and just go by University of North Dakota. If they do that the Sioux name will live forever....

ts8801
04-09-2010, 11:23 AM
they should go with something like this http://www.northslope.net/images/halfbreed.jpg

joecct
04-09-2010, 11:29 AM
This is getting more and more interesting...

There was a presser @ UND this AM from the Athletics side of the house. highlight was the basketball coach saying he'd rather keep the nickname than play in the Summit League...

REA manager says keep your stinkin' mitts off my building.

Read it all here:
http://www.grandforksherald.com/

Skeeterman
04-09-2010, 11:29 AM
How about "Da Butthumpers'?

MarkEagleUSA
04-09-2010, 11:39 AM
If the school chooses a new nickname Sioux will slowly fade with time. If the school was smart they wouldn't choose a new nickname and just go by University of North Dakota. If they do that the Sioux name will live forever....I guess I haven't played close enough attention to this detail... who exactly gets to choose the new name? Is it UND themselves or the SBoHE?

thebrain
04-09-2010, 11:43 AM
What about fighting Irish? Drinking Irish...

Or just Drunks. It's something the whole state can relate to.

scsutommyboy
04-09-2010, 11:43 AM
I guess I haven't played close enough attention to this detail... who exactly gets to choose the new name? Is it UND themselves or the SBoHE?

They might put it to a vote with students and alumni, but i would assume at the end of the day the school admin has to approve it.

bigblue_dl
04-09-2010, 11:45 AM
I liked the comment on the Grand Forks Herald website that said Grand Forks should get an AHL team, call them the Fighting Sioux, so then the Ralph can and will forever be the home the Fighting Sioux, then they wouldn't have to change the building. :p

If the building is not owned by the University, is there really anything they can do to force REA to remove the Sioux stuff?

chickod
04-09-2010, 11:52 AM
In honor of our current communist administration how about the Comrads?

You took the words out of my mouth. By the way, I just saw on Keith Olbermann's show...he's pushing for BU change their nickname as well. PETA is complaining that "Terriers" is disrespectful to dogs. Watch out UNH, Vermont, Northeastern and Maine - you'll be next!!!

Actually, though, to be serious for a second, why aren't they telling Merrimack (Warriors) to change their nickname? They made Lowell do it...well, the state apparently did it on their own, but then again, what's the difference? Massachusetts...socialism...Massachusetts...social ism...

thebrain
04-09-2010, 11:53 AM
I actually like the idea of "Spirit Lakers". They'd be able to keep all the logos and imagery.

Yeah, I think it's a great way to keep everything and honor the tribe. Maybe Lakotas as a name would be nice.