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FSU defends use of 'Seminole' mascot in NCAA letter

Florida State University has submitted a three-page letter to the NCAA's Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee that defends the school's "Seminole" name and Chief Osceola and Renegade mascots.

The letter says the Seminole Tribe endorses the name and mascots. "Under the principles of tribal sovereignty, the Seminole Tribe of Florida's elected leadership has determined that it supports our activities and use of the Seminole name," FSU President T.K. Wetherell wrote, The Tallahassee Democrat reported.

The NCAA will be reviewing the submission and 29 others to determine whether the Indian mascots are appropriate.

Get the Story:
What's in a name? (The Tallahassee Democrat 5/17)

Relevant Links:
Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee -

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