First, I can say, not everyone is going to be happy. For a nickname that received a lot of votes, there are still a lot of unhappy people.
Also, I am not sure why we had to wait for two more days after the vote was over
But I digress.
Finally, After not having a nickname for three years, and after three nickname votes...In my humble opinion, the last one was unnecessary. After having a bunch of nickname meetings and committees, UND has a new nickname. I think this was the best choice of five bad nickname choices. I think eventually we will just be the Hawks.
Total votes: 27,378
- Fighting Hawks: 15,670 votes (57.24 percent)
- Roughriders: 11,708 votes (42.76 percent)
No because I was honored and I'm still honored to be a part of the tradition. Give your head a shake dumby https://t.co/VqaCZ8CAlm— Drake Caggiula (@drakecaggiula) November 18, 2015
Look, I'm just happy to have something other than 'UND' to write on a second reference.— Matthew Semisch (@matthewsemisch) November 18, 2015
Hakstol said the nickname change at ND ... "Should have left it as North Dakota"— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) November 18, 2015