Fighting Sioux Nickname is Out, but Merchandise is Still In
The NCAA deemed it hostile and abusive.
So why is UND selling new merchandise with the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo?
The NCAA itself actually required the university to maintain the Fighting Sioux trademark.
So school leaders felt the only way to do that is to market the product as part of the Dacotah Heritage Collection.
UND Interim President Ed Schafer says it would be better if the school did not have to sell the old gear, especially during its transition to its new nickname, Fighting Hawks.