04/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UNorth Dakota And Native American Tribe Clash Over Nickname

The [North Dakota] State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) decided to not yet retire the Fighting Sioux nickname at its meeting at Lake Region State College last Thursday [Feb 18].

Athletic Director Brian Faison had previously expressed a sense of urgency in resolving the issue to allow UND's athletic teams to enter the Summit League next year, but at this most recent meeting, it came to light that more crucial than the impending March deadline is the June meeting of league members.

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