Check it out, from the Grand Forks Herald:
And all of our teams need to be supported with that same passion. We look at our neighbors to the south and the success they have had in their athletic programs, and we see that we need to unite behind an identity, too.A Sundog is not a dog or a wolf. Again, look at the pictures, this is not something to use as a sports team nickname. It's also the preferred nickname replacement choice by the a UND campus group during the 1990's and early 2000's. Yeah, that's not going to cause any problems on campus.
Let's stop kicking and screaming and trying to hold on to that old security blanket, like the "Peanuts" character, Linus.
Now, the NCAA has thrown down another gauntlet. Let's take the high road and be good sports; most of us already are.
I do not know what the next name will be, but if I had to choose one, it would be Sundogs. But it would not be some cute and cuddly puppy. Instead, it would be the actual Sundog as seen in nature, with a wolf-pack silhouette.
The wolf pack stands for family and teamwork. As I said, we are a family; let's support each other, and move forward.