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UND nickname: Judge tosses Spirit Lake suit against NCAA

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson has granted the NCAA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, a major setback to American Indians trying to preserve UND's Fighting Sioux nickname.

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Erickson filed his order late Tuesday in Fargo, where lawyers for the two sides had presented oral arguments on April 19.

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