Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a law Wednesday overturning a last-ditch attempt in March by the Legislature — which counts many UND alumni among its members — to mandate that UND keep the Fighting Sioux name. That maneuvering caused scheduling headaches for UND teams and threatened its bid to join the Big Sky Conference as it transitions from Division II to Division I sports.The NCAA is operating under the meme of "so open-minded, your brains fall out." How is a mascot at all "hurtful"? Did UND choose the Fighting Sioux to make a mockery, or because they thought it was something inspiring?
Since August, the NCAA has banned UND from hosting postseason tournaments and said the school's athletes may not wear uniforms with the nickname or logo during postseason play.
Whatever. I guess there are bigger battles in the world, but if you roll over for the little ones, how are you going to act for the big ones?