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No change on Indian sports nicknames

Updated: June 17, 2011, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The NCAA won't budge on a policy that will penalize the University of North Dakota for keeping its Fighting Sioux athletics nickname, association vice president Bob Williams said Friday.

Williams' statement, made in an email to The Associated Press, and a separate statement posted on the NCAA's website on Friday raised doubts about whether it would be useful for state officials to meet with the NCAA to discuss the issue.

"A meeting is not scheduled, nor will the policy ...

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