BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The NCAA says it has approved a plan that allows most American Indian imagery to remain in the privately owned athletic complex housing University of North Dakota hockey and basketball.
The state Board of Higher Education ordered the university this summer to drop its Fighting Sioux nickname to abide by a 2007 agreement with the NCAA.
That agreement had called for all Sioux logos to be removed from the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the attached Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. But the facilities have thousands of Indian-head logos, including on brass medallions on chairs and a 10-foot sketch in the hockey arena's granite floor.
The new agreement allows those to stay, though six ``Home of the Fighting Sioux'' signs must be removed.
University President Robert Kelley says it's a good resolution.
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