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North Dakota to drop Fighting Sioux

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North Dakota to drop Fighting Sioux

The University of North Dakota will be making an identity change.

The school will begin looking for a new nickname after state voters decided to retire the Fighting Sioux moniker used by sports teams at the university. According to the Grand Forks Herald, there was a 67.35 majority vote in favor of the change.

UND's mens hockey team fought hard to keep the name, but once the NCAA began moving away from "hostile and abusive" nicknames for schools and their mascots, it seemed to be a matter of time before the Fighting Sioux would have to go. UND even faced the possibility of being eliminated from the participating in playoffs if they didn't make a change.

"We are appreciative that voters took the time to listen and to understand the issues and the importance of allowing the University to move forward," University president Robert Kelley said. "We also understand how deeply this has affected all of us.

"Tuesday's vote allows us to focus our attention on our students as we continue to build exceptional programs in all areas of the University."

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