Marquette opts not to return to old nickname

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University will not return to its old
Warriors nickname but instead will change to the Gold, instead of
Golden Eagles.

Marquette President Robert Wild announced the decision after the
Board of Trustees held a meeting Wednesday on the nickname issue.

The board had spent months considering opinions of the thousands
of students, alumni, faculty and staff who took part in focus
groups and an online survey on the issue.

Some alumni have pushed for years to restore the Warriors
nickname that was in place from 1954 through 1993. The name change
was made in 1994.

In September, the board decided to continue the discussion about
the nickname but passed a resolution barring any nickname using
American Indian references, imagery or symbolism.