October 29, 2007
U. of North Dakota and NCAA Settle Lawsuit Over 'Fighting Sioux' Mascot
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University of North Dakota have settled a lawsuit over the university's use of the "Fighting Sioux" mascot, the NCAA announced Friday morning.
Under the terms of the settlement, the university will have three years to obtain approval of the mascot from the state's two prominent Sioux tribes. If the tribes approve the mascot, the university will receive a waiver from the NCAA's policy barring colleges from using American