Tuesday, August 23, 2005

NCAA an Indian-Giver on Nickname Ban?

By Mitchell

It looks as if a threat is still a good way to deal with the NCAA. After Gov. Bush and Florida State University threatened legal action over the NCAA's proposed ban on Indian nicknames, the NCAA has backed down, at least in FSU's case. Of course, this is only the beginning, as other schools apply for exceptions based on the good relationship they have with their namesake tribes. It will be interesting to see if, at the end of the day, any schools still fall under the ban.

Peter Wood has a good article at NRO today on the sheer idiocy of the whole thing. I'd call it recommended reading for the NCAA - that is, if I thought those panjandrums could read...

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