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Fighting Sioux nickname supporters make their case in U.S. Court of Appeals

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ST. PAUL - Sioux defenders of UND's former nickname made one more push here Thursday to restore the Fighting Sioux name, asking the Eighth U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a district court order dismissing their lawsuit against the NCAA.

Attorneys representing the athletics association and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe's pro nickname Committee for Understanding and Respect each had 15 minutes to bolster orally the extensive briefs they had filed earlier.

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