Here is the latest relevation in regards to the Fighting Sioux nickname fight. Apparently the NCAA didn’t want to come to North Dakota because of the open meeting. I also think such a meeting would have fallen under the North Dakota’s open records and open meetings laws… Something to think about as the NCAA and the UND delegation goes to the NCAA headquarters in Indiana to discuss the Fighting Sioux logo and nickname with the NCAA officials.
GRAND FORKS, ND – Top NCAA executives did not want to participate in a meeting that would have been open to the public; that’s “plain and simple,” according to State Board of Higher Education member Grant Shaft.
Appearing on the Scott Hennen Show yesterday, Shaft was disappointed that the NCAA cancelled its scheduled April 22nd meeting with state and school officials, but was hopeful that another conference could still be arranged.