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NCAA Seminoles decision encourages N. Dakota

Updated: August 24, 2005, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- University of North Dakota officials are encouraged by the NCAA's decision to allow Florida State to use its Seminoles nickname in postseason play.

"It appears they've set a precedent that we feel pretty good about," said Phil Harmeson, a senior associate to UND President Charles Kupchella.

The NCAA removed Florida State from a list of 18 colleges with American Indian nicknames that it had restricted earlier this month. Based on the NCAA ruling, teams on ...

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