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September 30, 2012
Minot Daily News

SIOUX LOGOS Who said the NCAA?can't be flexible? The NCAA has agreed to let the University of North Dakota keep some Fighting Sioux logos in the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center after negotiating with state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The university will still have to remove Sioux signs on the outside of the arenas, but the concern was over the thousands of Fighting Sioux logos inside the hockey arena. The logo is literally everywhere, with medallions on seats and a massive logo in the granite floor of the arena's entryway. The NCAA said the university can "reduce the nickname and Native American mascot imagery" and still be eligible to hosts NCAA championship events at the arena. It's good news for UND, obviously, because removing many of the logos would have been all but impossible. How does one exactly remove a gigantic logo from a granite floor? The agreement hopefully helps end the years of conflict between supporters and opponents of the divisive nickname.



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