Monday, November 15, 2010

University of North Dakota Should Say "So Sioux Me"

The NCAA sanitation of college team names, logos, and mascots continues. This time, according to this article, they've struck at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, where the NCAA has concluded the 80-year-old Fighting Sioux nickname was hostile and abusive.

Apparently, the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe endorsed the nickname, but the Standing Rock Sioux tribe did not.

So now all the logos need to be removed, awards need to be renamed, and a new team name and mascot needs to be selected.

On the other hand, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) had to get rid of their Colonel Reb mascot, which was inspired by Blind Jim Ivy, a black man, but still are allowed to be called the Slaveholding Insurgents, er, Rebels.

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