Blair Kerkhoff

October 17, 2013

In changing Indian nicknames, colleges lead the way

At one time, Native American nicknames were common in the NCAA and amateur sports. When schools didn’t act on their own to change Indian nicknames, the NCAA took action. In 2005, the organization asked schools to evaluate their nicknames, mascots and imagery. Of the 31 schools with Indian names, 19 were cited as hostile or abusive.

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