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N. Dakota ready to drop Fighting Sioux

Updated: August 12, 2011, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The University of North Dakota took its fight over the school's nickname straight to NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday.

And still lost.

After meeting for more than an hour, Emmert told a group of state legislators and school officials he would not compromise on a court-imposed settlement to change the school nickname from Fighting Sioux by Monday's deadline. The school now faces a ban from hosting NCAA tournaments and will not be allowed to use the nickname or logo ...

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