'It's over,' Ed Schafer says of UND nickname fight
Published 06/30/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Former governor doubts NCAA willing to budge
Former Gov. Ed Schafer said Thursday that North Dakotans should have expressed themselves on the Fighting Sioux nickname through a statewide vote, which might have carried more weight with the NCAA than the legislation putting the name into state law. But he also added his voice to those suggesting it’s time to retire UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname.