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Utah 'Utes' among the names on NCAA's mascot hit list

The University of Utah is still deciding what to do with its "Utes" nickname in light of the new NCAA policy on Indian mascots.

President Michael Young said the school doesn't want to change its name. He said the Ute Tribe has given its permission to use the "Utes" mascot.

Tribal leaders and tribal members in Utah agree. They say their views should have been taken into account before the NCAA issued the policy last week.

The school uses a drum and feather as its logo.

Get the Story:
Nickname no insult to Utes, says U.'s Young (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/9)
Analysis: Nickname switch just a matter of time at U. (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/7)
Ute Reaction: Tribe claims right to decide on name (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/6)

Relevant Links:
University of Utah - http://www.utah.edu
Utah Utes - http://utahutes.ocsn.com

NCAA Announcement:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee - http://www1.ncaa.org/eprise/main/

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

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