Recent polling indicates North Dakota Measure 4 will have no trouble passing in Tuesday's primary election.
Recent polling indicates North Dakota Measure 4 will have no trouble passing in Tuesday's primary election. The measure would allow the state to retire the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
A sampling of voters outside polling sites Tuesday indicated nearly all voted "yes," which would allow UND to give up the moniker.
"I'm tired hearing about it, so I voted 'yes' on it so that they can get rid of it, I'm just sick of hearing about it," said one voter.
"There is no sense beating a dead horse," said a second voter. "Really, I think it's great that they're very, very passionate about the nickname. That's fantastic, but there's a time and it's got to stop."
The measure is one of four on the ballot and one of the most contentious. The issue has made the school a target of NCAA sanctions. Several long time competitors, including the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State, will not play UND unless it gives up the current nickname and logo.
(KFGO file photo)