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Hey Big Ten. . . Have You Ever Heard Of The Pot Calling The Kettle Black?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Just_An_SID, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Interesting story about North Dakota finding resistance from schools in scheduling because of its nickname:


    To Quote:

    The University of Minnesota has said it will not schedule UND in sports other than men’s and women’s hockey because of the nickname. An official at the University of Iowa has expressed a similar position for that institution.

    “We have a policy that came out several years ago indicating that we would not play any university outside of the Big Ten Conference who had a Native American mascot,” says Iowa athletic director Gary Barta.

    So let me get this straight. Minnesota thinks racist nicknames are okay in hockey but not in other sports.

    Also, the Big Ten is opposed to them, except for the schools in the Big Ten that have them. North Dakota -- BAD. Illinois -- GOOD.

    What a bunch of F'tards. (You may accurately assume that I am not at a Big Ten school).
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What do you expect from the big 10? It can't count to 11.

    Do as the Big Ten says, not as the Big Ten does.
  3. What the hell is this about?
    Have a policy. Don't have a policy. I don't care. But this is nuts.
  4. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    They do have a policy. It reads, "we are going to punish other schools for having an Indian nickname, but we won't punish ourselves."

  5. JB20

    JB20 Member

    They have to play North Dakota in hockey. It's a conference game. ... As far as nonconference games go, they pick and choose and choose not to play teams with Indian nicknames. It's reall fairly simple. Not so nuts.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Throw Wisconsin into the stupid pit as well.

    Remember a few years back when the Badgers hosted West Virginia and caused a stir when they wouldn't allow the Mountaineers mascot into Camp Randall because he carried a musket?

  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And the Big Ten does not regulate hockey, In this case, it would be the WCHA...
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    The NCAA and College Sports: Where Ethics are Valued as long as they fit in with Achieving our Objectives
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    what do you expect from a conference arrogant enough to believe that people outside of the midwest want to watch an entire network of Fat10 sports?
  10. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    I've never understood the whole controversy about Indian/Native American mascots...

    It's OK to run their asses out off their own land, so long as we don't name a sports team after them 300 years later.

    Just like Ole Miss no longer uses Colonel Reb...whatever.

    The thin skin of people in this country is amazing to me.
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The problems is that most people claim they're "honoring" native Americans with these bullshit team nicknames.

    In general, it's in no way an honor and much closer to being a racist stereotype. Course then they say people who object have "thin skins."

    Until they become Native American and have those stereotypes shoved at them on a regular basis, they can shove it.
  12. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    The Carthage (Wisc.) Redmen got around the recent NCAA native American mascot ban by changing its name to the Red Men.
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