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.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Miami vs. N.C. State Pick Can No. 25 Miami go on the road and pick up a victory against N.C. State when the two meet today in ACC action at Noon ET?
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Rutgers Pick Can No. 23 Michigan pick up a lopsided win at home when the Wolverines take on Rutgers today at Noon ET?
Thumbnail Arizona State vs. Cal Prediction Will the Arizona State Sun Devils cover the spread as a double-digit road favorite when they take on the Cal Golden Bears at 10:30 p.m. ET...
Thumbnail Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara Prediction Will the over cash when the Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the Santa Clara Broncos tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Florida vs. Kentucky Pick Can No. 18 Kentucky dispatch its SEC rival when the Wildcats host Florida tonight at 8:15PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages