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Seminoles? Illini? Utes? The NCAA's recent mandate might force schools to change nicknames and mascots. Page 2 has some suggestions.

Updated: August 11, 2005, 12:27 PM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2

The NCAA's announcement Friday that all nicknames, mascots and imagery offensive to Native American culture would be banned from NCAA championship events was met with mixed reactions.

The reaction from Florida State, however, was crystal clear: Whaaaaa?!

Between threats of litigation in Tallahassee and a hindsight decision by the NCAA to offer an appeals process, schools that have a problem with the rule won't lack ways to get around it.

But there's an easier way: FSU can simply ...

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