Sayanythingblog.com --- According to the anti-nickname activists who have driven this controversy from years now, these NCAA sanctions are a death-knell for UND athletics. Except, now that UND is living with the sanctions, they’re proving to be no such thing.
They’re irritating, yes, but if anything the modifications to tournament programs and the special uniforms do more to make the NCAA’s policies look petty and foolish than diminish the reputation of UND. Fans see the uniforms, and they see the programs, and they see the support for the logo/nickname from actual Sioux Indians and they wonder why the NCAA is making such a fuss.
They’ve also got to be wondering why North Dakota’s anti-nickname university officials have been making such a fuss about the sanctions. They’re here. We’re living with them. They’re really not a big deal.