UND hockey coach supports 'Fighting Sioux'
The University of North Dakota hockey coach says the school should keep its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo.

Dave Hakstol said the school should "very respectfully, very constructively" ask Sioux tribes in the state for their approval. He said the nickname and logo are positive.

“We associate a great degree of pride - we talk about history, we talk about tradition - when we talk about Fighting Sioux hockey, Fighting Sioux athletics, and the name Sioux and the logo that goes with it,” he told local reporters.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has already reaffirmed its opposition to the name and logo. UND has to give up "Fighting Sioux" within three years if tribes don't support it.

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UND ATHLETICS: Sioux coach speaks out (The Grand Forks Herald 12/6)
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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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