North Dakota legislative panel says U...

North Dakota legislative panel says UND must keep Fighting Sioux name

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 16, 2011, titled North Dakota legislative panel says UND must keep Fighting Sioux name. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A North Dakota House committee on Wednesday supported ordering the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, which the school wants to discard this summer to avoid a confrontation with the NCAA.

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jeff k

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 16, 2011
can't we all just get along and figure something out?
Flickertail

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 16, 2011
"We are the sovereign state of North Dakota," said Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England. "We take priority over an association. So what we decide on this issue, as a state, is what it's going to be."
The flaw in Mr. Schatz logic is that if you want to be a member of an "association" such as the NCAA, you just might have to follow their rules. You can go ahead and be a sovereign state all you want, and call yourselves whatever you want, but it doesn't necessarily mean the NCAA has to allow you in.
Enjoy your sovereignty!
Gopher

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Go fighting Sue.
charlie

Mankato, MN

#4 Feb 16, 2011
The NCAA is right in their politically-correct "you really can grab a turd by the clean end" thinking. How 'bout they call themselves the "Argumentative Indigenous"? The 'Fighting Sioux' is just toooooo icky for today's panty-wastes. I'm so sick of this crap.
XLent

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 16, 2011
Good job, Nodak! You keep up that tradition of raping the earth and dishonoring the indigenous populations. We'll be back soon to name you the Fat, Pale, White Little Dicks (TM).
Zach

Azle, TX

#6 Feb 16, 2011
I love the ruling. I was born in Grand Forks and watch the Fighting Sioux as a kid. It is similar to me how Minnesota hockey team is now called the Wild. I liked the Minnesota North Star nickname, now we are called the Wild? I think it is not a good name. What is a Wild??? I don't want the team to get a stupid name like the North Dakota Excitement or something like that. Keep the nickname. I am irish and I am not affended by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish name. I talked to a couple of friends of mine who are native americans and they don't feel affended by the name. I want to know who is offended? Its probably some person who isn't native american and just wants their name in the news.
John

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Feb 16, 2011
Good for them.

It's about time someone manned up.
XLent

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 16, 2011
Hey, Zack - let's call them the drunken incestuous mics, ok?
Zach

Azle, TX

#9 Feb 16, 2011
XLent wrote:
Hey, Zack - let's call them the drunken incestuous mics, ok?
Lets just quit worrying about affending people.
Chopper

Clearlake, CA

#10 Feb 16, 2011
I think it is great and the right thing to do .That is keep the name and logo.I think it is very good to be thought of like that.I think of the real americans as a people that fought for their Home/land.
Hay things happen,no excuses.This contary will be something else sometime.Maybe 1000 yr's ,maybe 100 yr's, but it wll happen. Do you remember the Roman Empire.
I'd say the NCAA and their lawyer should shove it.
Zach

Azle, TX

#11 Feb 16, 2011
Its not like they were called the North Dakota Wife Beaters or something like that. People grow up.
XLent

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 16, 2011
Good idea - what's your last name zackmic? i know that you won't mind telling us so we can print up t shirts and create a team named after your culture's many faults, right?
XLent

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 16, 2011
yes, zackmiclik, the abused children of the priests have indeed grown up and now speak out about these habits. but we have the sensitivity to understand that this does not reflect upon the entire population. your position is akin to have the "Irish Pederast Priests" as a team. So you're ok if we put this on the University of North Dakota hockey jerseys?!!!
Who Cares

Burnsville, MN

#15 Feb 16, 2011
Whatever the name...you will still lose when you have to play an east coast team. Drunken canadien prairie midgets.
Xlent

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 16, 2011
Touche, mon freie!
Dave Houg

South Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 16, 2011
The NCAA considers the nickname hostile and abusive to American Indians -- so as a Norwegian am I supposed to consider the VIKINGS name hostile to me?????
Dead Gopher

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 16, 2011
No more Florida Seminoles in postseason play either ? Let the state decide period. The council wont allow a vote because the vast majority support it. If not, than the tribes can vote it down but they wont. It's a very Proud name that strikes fear in the MN hockey world. 7 National Titles brings jealous anger to those outside the state.
royale

Roseau, MN

#19 Feb 17, 2011
I totaly beleave that the name does honor the Sioux and that the name should stay! I am glad someone is standing up to the NCCA.
tubaman

Lakeville, MN

#20 Feb 17, 2011
Good for ND legislature -
have an online poll or put it on the ballot to determine the amount of support for keeping the Sioux name and logo -

Don't let the PC police from the NCAA dictate how you choose to represent your state.
NUTSTOU

Tampa, FL

#21 Feb 17, 2011
And all this time, I thought, Souix City Sue ,was from Soth Dakota!

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