Utah files appeal asking to continue using Utes name

Updated: September 1, 2005, 6:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has filed an appeal with the NCAA, asking the organization that governs college sports to let the university continue using the Utes nickname for its athletic teams.

The university's president, Michael K. Young, sent the seven-page appeal on Wednesday, seeking removal from a list of 18 schools with American Indian nicknames, mascots or images.

On Aug. 4, the NCAA announced that it would ban the use of American Indian images and nicknames by school representatives ...

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