UND Votes for Nickname

ND students show their preference for Nodaks Saturday night in Grand Rapids

After a flurry of lawsuits and campaigning, the University of North Dakota nickname voting started yesterday, Monday, and will continue until Friday the 23rd. Alumni, staff and ticket holders are voting. Participants will vote for one of the following options:
  • Fighting Hawks
  • Nodaks
  • North Stars
  • Roughriders
  • Sundogs
The winner will be announced the following week. If none of the options receive 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off vote between the top two vote-getters.

At last Saturday night's hockey game, the student section showed their support for Nodaks by flying a Nodak flag, a desecrated version of the American flag, and were supported in a tweet from the hockey coach, Brad Berry. The ND hockey blog, Goons World, made a furious effort in the final days to stop surging Sundogs nickname as an option.

70% of students preferred the option to have 'North Dakota' added as an option but it was turned down by the school president. Nodaks is apparently the next best thing. LetsGoDU looked earlier at what the Nodak graphics might look like:

Source: Goons World

1 comment:

miller said...

Sundogs, you can't be serious. Grand Forks hasn't seen the sun in 20 plus years!