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NCAA rejects appeals of Illinois, North Dakota to keep Indian nicknames

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    INDIANAPOLIS - Despite a letter from one tribal leader in support of the Fighting Sioux nickname, North Dakota lost its appeal to the NCAA on Friday while Illinois and Indiana University of Pennsylvania didn’t fare any better.
    The governing body’s executive committee rejected appeals from all three schools that would have allowed them to use Indian nicknames or images without penalty. Bradley, the fourth school with an appeal, became the nation’s first to appear on a five-year watch list.
    The NCAA’s message was clear: It would not retreat from its policy banning the use of “hostile” and “abusive” Indian nicknames, mascots and imagery at championship events.

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    Thats so retarded. If some big time chief says it's ok then why not let them use the name. Why is it that everyone has to be so politically correct just so some whiner doesn't get their panties in a wad.
     
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    Ridiculous. I mean, it's not like they're the "Heathens" or "Savages", it's "Warriors", "Braves" etc. Names that glamorize and honor the fighting history of native americans. It's not at all an insult, it's a tribute of sorts.
     
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    I went to Indiania University Of Pennsylvania. Thier nickname is the Indians. Witch thet are called because the school is in Indiana Pa its mascot is even a bear. I don't understand how they have to change thier name and Flordia State can keep its name.
     
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    Drunken posting, eh? :haha:
     

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