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CMU preparing to appeal decision on 'Chippewas'

Officials at Central Michigan University say they are confident the "Chippewas" nickname will be approved by the NCAA.

CMU was considering a lawsuit to challenge the NCAA's policy banning Indian mascots at post-season tournaments. But the school says it will appeal, citing the NCAA's recent decision to allow the Florida State University "Seminoles" mascot

The NCAA says it will allow Indian mascots if supported by the "namesake" tribe. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe supports the "Chippewas" name.

Get the Story:
CMU won' sue NCAA (Central Michigan Life 8/25)
North Dakota, Utah to appeal NCAA ruling (The Daily Illini 8/25)

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

Relevant Links:
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe -
Central Michigan University -
NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee -

National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media -

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