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UND to cut ties with "Fighting Sioux"

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a law that will allow the university to drop the "Fighting Sioux" moniker. The NCAA told the school to drop the name or face sanctions.
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North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a law that will allow the university to drop the "Fighting Sioux" moniker. The NCAA told the school to drop the name or face sanctions.

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