North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname retired

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April 9, 2010

BISMARK, North Dakota: After years of debate and proposals for a ballot measure, a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling and a Board of Higher Education decision retired the University of North Dakota's nickname. The state court ruled that the university board had the authority to drop the name.[1] On April 8 a motion to reconsider retiring the nickname died after the measure was not seconded.[2] The board had originally voted in May 2009 to retire the name, causing lawsuits and heated debate.[3]

A timeline on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname can be found here.

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