There are a few things that we know, Sundogs and Nodaks nickname options are out. There's a good chance that someone will file a lawsuit and try to prolong the agony.
Here we go again, the UND nickname vote is going to a redundant third and final vote. Meh!... And let's drag it out even longer. Again, we have to wait till the 12th of November to vote again. I think we should start voting tomorrow or Tuesday. This nickname fiasco has become a major league gong show.
Brandi Jewett, Grand Forks Herald --- A third round of voting will take place between Fighting Hawks and Roughriders to select UND’s athletic nickname after none of the three proposed nicknames failed to garner a majority of voter support.In my opinion, the assinine thing is the fact that we're even having a third vote. I am sorry, but 45.69 - 27.95 is a statistically significant difference.
The final runoff between these two names will be held for eligible voters beginning Nov. 12 at noon Central Time and concluding at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Nov. 16.
The university announced Sunday that Fighting Hawks received 45.69 percent of voter support and Roughriders received 27.95 percent. With no option securing the majority, another vote will take place between the two frontrunners.
Nodaks received the least support with 26.36 percent of votes and is now out of the running.
After all that time and energy spent trying to find a unique nickname, UND will most likely be the 29th version of a hawk in college sports.— Brad E. Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) November 8, 2015
North Dakota had multiple chances to pick a 100% unique nickname (SunDogs, NoDaks). Now they're going to be just another school with a bird.— Jack Hittinger (@jackhitts) November 8, 2015