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Maybe The NCAA Should Sanction Universities For Rioting Fans

Maybe The NCAA Should Sanction Universities For Rioting Fans

Fans of the University of North Dakota are still smarting after the NCAA forced the removal of the “Fighting Sioux” logo and nickname, calling it hostile and abusive. But while the NCAA is quick to act on something as silly as that (keep in mind, many Sioux Indians here in North Dakota very much like

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NCAA Asks North Dakota Politicos To Take Down Fighting Sioux Banner At Frozen Four

It’s been a bad week for banners supporting the University of North Dakota’s former Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. First a sorority at UND was forced to apologize, and will be taking sensitivity training, for hanging a banner on their house that mentioned the logo controversy. Now a leader of the North Dakota Republican Party

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Shocker: College Athletes Aren’t So Great At Academics

I’ve written recently of the need to get big-time sports out of college. The imbalance in the allocation of resources is one reason. Many institutions – including North Dakota’s two largest universities – prioritize athletics over academics when it comes to spending. At a time when the cost of college is soaring, and students are

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It’s Time To Get Sports Out Of College

I’ve been a critic (a far too bitter one, according to certain football fans in North Dakota) of collegiate sports for some time now. The popular perception of collegiate sports – especially the most high-profile sports and programs – is that they’re moneymakers for the campuses they operate at. But that’s simply not true. As USA

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CBS Columnist: Indians Who Like The Washington “Redskins” Nickname Are Uncle Toms

Here in North Dakota a years-long battle over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname ended with a whimper when the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe lost a federal appeal in their lawsuit against the NCAA. Yes, that’s right, at the end of that fight the people fighting hardest to keep the Sioux nickname at

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NCAA Still Using Controversial UND Fighting Sioux Logo

A reader sends in this picture of the NCAA Regional Hockey Tournament program, which not only gets the university name wrong (it’s University of North Dakota) it also features the controversial Fighting Sioux logo: After sanctimoniously declaring the logo “hostile and abusive” and pushing the State of North Dakota into a protracted legal and political

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Poll: People Like Obama, But Not So Much His Policies

“People (still) really like President Obama,” reports the The Washington Post today pointing to a new WaPo/ABC News poll showing just that. “Fifty-seven percent of people view Obama favorably in the new Post-ABC survey while 41 percent regard him unfavorably,” reports the Post. “Those numbers are remarkably similar to the 60 percent favorable/37 percent unfavorable

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President Gets His March Madness Bracket In On Time, But Budget Will Be Two Month Late

Priorities: President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN for the fifth straight year. On the women’s side, he selected Baylor, California, UConn and Notre Dame to advance to New Orleans. ESPN will reveal his full men’s and

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North Dakota’s University System Could Learn Something From Purdue And Mitch Daniels

Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is taking over as the president at Purdue University, and he’s already making some waves. Via Inside Higher Ed, Daniels sent an open letter to university employees criticizing the status quo in higher education. Here’s a list of quotes from Daniels’ letter. See how many of them apply, perfectly, to

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Something Is Wrong With Our Priorities When University Sports Coaches Make More Than Governors

Earlier today I wrote about proposed increases in pay for North Dakota’s executive branch elected officials. Per Governor Jack Dalrymple’s proposed budget, the officials (including the governor himself) would get an 11.4% increase in pay by 2015 over their 2012 levels. People tend to get pretty wound up about how much public officials make, but

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