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Judge grants injunction for 'Fighting Sioux'


A judge granted a preliminary injunction against the NCAA to allow the University of North Dakota to continue using its "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo.

The decision, issued Saturday, means the school can host a playoff football game pending resolution of the lawsuit against the NCAA's mascot policy. Under the policy, schools with hostile and abusive Indian imagery cannot host post-season games.

UND filed suit last month, saying the policy is a breach of contract and violates antitrust laws. No schools are forced to eliminate their Indian mascots, but several have done since the policy was announced last August.

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NICKNAME DEBATE: UND awaits formal ruling (The Grand Forks Herald 11/13)
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UND gets reprieve on Sioux name (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 11/13)
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Relevant Links:
University of North Dakota - http://www.und.edu
The Ralph - http://www.theralph.com
Fighting Sioux - http://www.fightingsioux.com

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