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Date Posted: 14:26:28 11/18/15 Wed
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Subject: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname

North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname

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[> Re: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname -- charles arey, 20:51:02 11/19/15 Thu (69.40.3.69)

>North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname

A rather uninspired choice, in my opinion, but it was chosen by a vote of students and alumni, if I understand correctly. The other options were "Roughriders", "Nodaks", "Sundogs", and "North Stars", any of which would have been more original than another "Hawks" name.

Off the top of my head I can recall the following schools which switched to some variation of "Hawks" in recent years:

Louisiana-Monroe
Southeast Missouri State
Miami (OH)
Lehigh
McMurry (TX)
IUP (PA)
Northeastern State (OK)
Montclair State (NJ)

For some reason that seems to be the go-to nickname when American colleges make a switch.

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[> [> Re: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname -- No name, 10:42:54 11/21/15 Sat (97.127.62.102)

>>North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname
>
>A rather uninspired choice, in my opinion, but it was
>chosen by a vote of students and alumni, if I
>understand correctly. The other options were
>"Roughriders", "Nodaks", "Sundogs", and "North Stars",
>any of which would have been more original than
>another "Hawks" name.
>
>Off the top of my head I can recall the following
>schools which switched to some variation of "Hawks" in
>recent years:
>
>Louisiana-Monroe
>Southeast Missouri State
>Miami (OH)
>Lehigh
>McMurry (TX)
>IUP (PA)
>Northeastern State (OK)
>Montclair State (NJ)
>
>For some reason that seems to be the go-to nickname
>when American colleges make a switch.

you are correct and the school waited 3 years before coming up with a new name. I thought the reason for that was to prevent them from picking a generic name like "Hawks"

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[> Re: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname -- No name, 16:27:19 11/30/15 Mon (69.22.124.224)

I wonder if the students were given the right to vote first to keep their 'Fighting Sioux' nickname, and second, if the 'Fighting Sioux' was a choice in the new vote. If I remember, the Sioux had no problem with North Dakota's nickname to begin with.

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[> [> Re: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname -- No name, 20:03:29 11/30/15 Mon (97.127.71.159)

>I wonder if the students were given the right to vote
>first to keep their 'Fighting Sioux' nickname, and
>second, if the 'Fighting Sioux' was a choice in the
>new vote. If I remember, the Sioux had no problem with
>North Dakota's nickname to begin with.


There are two Sioux tribes in North Dakota the school had to get the approval of both tribes to keep the name via the NCAA. They got the approval of one tribe. the other tribe's council would not allow a vote by its members.

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