UND Backs Aways From Nickname

(GRAND FORKS, ND) – The North Dakota Board of Higher Education adopted a resolution directing UND officials to retire the Sioux nickname and logo.  UND has announced a detailed plan to transition away from the nickname and logo.  Therefore, UND has been removed from the list of schools subject to the policy regarding Native American nicknames and imagery at NCAA championship events.  No member institution should use the policy and its prior application to UND as a factor in scheduling regular season competition.  Regular season competition should be scheduled in accordance with each individual institution’s own internal policies and practices.


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