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Fighting Sioux loses final mascot battle

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MAYVILLE, N.D. - In the end, the decision came with a shrug and a sigh.

The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, cherished symbols of athletic teams for nearly 80 years, must be consigned to history, the State Board of Higher Education ruled here Thursday.


The board directed Chancellor Bill Goetz to immediately advise UND President Robert Kelley by letter that the university should begin its transition away from the logo and nickname.

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