What logos can stay at Ralph Engelstad Arena?
GRAND FORKS - If UND had to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo and the privately-owned Ralph Engelstad Arena wanted to host NCAA post-season games, it would have to remove many of the 2,400 logos it now contains.
What would stay and what would have to go?
The legal settlement between the state and the NCAA, which opposes Indian nicknames, says "images commonly associated with Native American culture" are not allowed, except these:
- Images of historical significance: These include championship banners, photos, trophies and statues, such as the Sitting Bull statue in front.
- Images that would be cost prohibitive to remove, namely the logos in the granite floor.
- Images the arena may replace over time: These include carpeting, turf, wood flooring, medallions on the seats and railings, lighted logos outside and etched glass door. Each item has a timetable for replacement from the end of 2011 to the end of 2015.