The committee working to adopt a name for the University of North Dakota has cut the master list down to seven.

There was a lot of discussion to reach this point. It seems many people seem to have an opinion on the matter and some are surprised that the name "Fighting Sioux" was dropped even though the NCAA threaten sanctions and this discussion is taking as long as it is.

UND/ North Dakota is still in the running. The other top names include-

  • Roughriders
  • Fighting Hawks
  • North Stars
  • Green Hawks
  • Nodaks
  • Sundogs

The public vote has not yet been scheduled or a date made public.

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