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NCAA takes Utah off banned mascots list

Updated: September 3, 2005, 3:04 AM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- The NCAA on Friday gave Utah permission to continue using its Utes nickname, just hours before the school's nationally televised football game against Arizona.

The university sent a seven-page appeal to the college sports governing body Wednesday, asking that it be removed from a list of 18 schools subject to restrictions because they have American Indian nicknames, mascots or images.

On Friday, the NCAA approved the removal of Utah and also the Central Michigan ...

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