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Date Posted: 20:51:02 11/19/15 Thu
Author: charles arey
Author Host/IP: 69.40.3.69
Subject: Re: North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname
In reply to: 's message, "North Dakota Fighting Hawks new nickname" on 14:26:28 11/18/15 Wed

>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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