North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Minnesota’s Rachael Bona scored with 1:09 left in the third overtime to give the Golden Gophers a 3-2 win over North Dakota in the NCAA women’s hockey quarterfinals.
St. Cloud State’s Ben Hanowski and Drew LeBlanc had a goal and two assists each as the Huskies beat Denver 5-1 Saturday to earn a share of the lead in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
A judge has thrown out a federal lawsuit by a committee of tribal members trying to save the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname, an issue that has been debated on several fronts since the NCAA in 2005 declared the moniker hostile and abusive.
The fighting Sioux from the University of North Dakota are in town for the West Regional NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament, but they’ve left the Sioux nickname and logo at home.
It will cost the University of North Dakota about $750,000 to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, President Robert Kelley says.
University of North Dakota officials say they are working out details to resume retirement of the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname, but haven’t mapped out plans for a new moniker.