09-18-2010 03:27 AM

UND receives acceptance from Athletic Association regarding logo retirement.

Big changes may soon be coming to the UND athletic program. A recent statement by the National Collegiate Athletic Association said that because UND is retiring the Fighting Sioux logo and nickname, it “has been removed from the list of schools subject to the policy regarding Native American nicknames and imagery at NCAA championship events.”

So what does this mean for our sports teams? It means that many UND teams will soon be moving from Division II to the more competitive Division I, a process that has been taking place at UND for three years now. Some UND sports like men’s and women’s hockey already play at Division I.

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