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NCAA committee swayed by tribal support of mascot

The NCAA Minority Opportunity and Interests Committee has made a number of confidential recommendations about the use of Indian imagery but a ban is not among them.

The committee reviewed reports submitted by more than 30 schools that use Indian mascots, nicknames and other imagery. A final decision on a policy rests with the NCAA Executive Committee.

The committee was swayed by the Seminole Tribe's strong support of the Florida State University "Seminoles" mascot, according to news reports. The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma opposes the mascot, though.

Get the Story:
Tribe's vote convinces NCAA (The Tallahassee 6/28)

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