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Changing the mind of NCAA officials won’t be easy. Mr. Franklin’s letter states that the law will have an effect on the mascot policy or the state’s 2007 agreement.

The state “didn’t obtain necessary support from the identified Sioux tribes,” Mr. Franklin said in his letter.

University spokesman Peter Johnson said UND officials were hoping for some sort of resolution or clarification. The university president will also attend the meeting.

“It’s more of a meeting between the state political leaders and the NCAA to see if there’s any room there,” said Mr. Johnson. “What we hope would come out of it is some degree of clarity.”