Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule

11:00 PM, Aug 5, 2005   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University doesn't plan to change its "Seminoles" nickname. The NCAA decided today to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events. But Florida State President T-K Wetherell says he'll sue the NCAA for its - quote - "outrageous and insulting" decision. Wetherell says - quote - "This university will forever be associated with the "unconquered" spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida." The NCAA decided to ban the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments. And nicknames or mascots deemed hostile or abusive won't be allowed on team uniforms at collegiate tournaments after February First. The Seminole Tribe of Florida has issued a resolution supporting Florida State's "Seminoles" nickname.

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