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FSU wants policy changed to allow 'Seminoles'

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell said the school will ask the NCAA to amend its policy to allow the "Seminoles" nickname.

Wetherell has previously said the school will challenge the policy in court. But the NCAA said individual institutions can appeal the decision.

FSU wants the policy to recognize that the Seminole Tribe of Florida supports the name. The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, however, opposes it.

David Narcomey, general council member for the Seminole Nation, and Max Osceola, a council members for the Seminole Tribe, appeared on a radio program to discuss the policy. Narcomey said the Florida Seminoles have a "political agenda." Osceola said that some mascots, like the "Redskins," are offensive.

Get the Story:
FSU considers its options in mascot ruling (The Palm Beach Post 8/9)
FSU president: 'Noles will challenge ruling (The Pensacola News Journal 8/9)
Schools can appeal NCAA Indian rule (USA Today 8/9)

NCAA Announcement:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Florida State University -
FSU Seminoles -
Seminole Tribe of Florida -
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee -

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media -

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