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Opinion: Changing mascots is a waste of time


"You know there's been a lot of stink over the nickname thing in recent months.

You had two guys putting up $1 million each if Marquette would go back to the Warriors instead of the goofy-sounding 'Golden Eagles'. Then they changed it to the Marquette Gold, which no one liked either, and then after an extensive vote they went with: the Marquette Golden Eagles. Same name...no change.

Boy, there was a waste of time!

Now, some are up in arms over Florida State's use of Seminoles again, even though the nearby Seminole Tribe has given them full approval. Florida State's use of the 'Seminoles' has great tradition, and is only deragotory to those who choose to randomly stir things up."

Get the Story:
Scott Springer: Changing Names, A Waste of Time (Fox23 7/14)

Relevant Links:
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee - http://www1.ncaa.org/eprise/main/
membership/governance/assoc-wide/moic/index.html

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media - http://www.aimovement.org/ncrsm

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