- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A committee facilitating the selection of a new nickname for the University of North Dakota has narrowed the list of possibilities to 7.

The group started out with nearly 1,200 potential monikers. It was whittled to about five dozen before being cut to 15 and now 7. That list could be narrowed even further before a final list is brought to the public for a vote.

State residents voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to dump UND’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname, which the NCAA considered “hostile and abusive.” The state Legislature put a moratorium on replacing the nickname until this year.

KFGO-AM reports (https://bit.ly/1BklEF2 ) the remaining names for consideration are: Fighting Hawks, Green Hawks, Nodaks, North Dakota, North Stars, Roughriders and Sundogs.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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