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Published August 18, 2011, 01:36 PM

ND college drawing up details to dump Sioux logo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota officials say they hope to have retired their Fighting Sioux nickname and logo by the end of the year.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota officials say they hope to have retired their Fighting Sioux nickname and logo by the end of the year.

The school is re-starting transition plans that were put on hold after the Legislature passed a law requiring it to keep the name and logo. But the NCAA's refusal to back down on penalties for doing so caused legislators to change their minds.

The process of picking a new nickname and logo hadn't begun before this year's legislation put everything on hold. School spokesman Peter Johnson says President Robert Kelley is in no hurry to find a new moniker.

Some sports have already moved away from the Sioux logo. The football team is using an interlocking "ND" that has been a secondary logo for several years.

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