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Opinion: University must eventually eliminate Ute nickname

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Writer says the University of Utah will eventually drop its "Ute" nickname despite support from the Ute Tribe:
The University of Utah can sign contracts with the tribe until it runs out of ink, but it can’t stop others from making calls that affect it, which they will as more protocols and protests appear. Somebody will refuse to schedule games. Other schools will change their nicknames. The NCAA might change its mind.

Utah should change its nickname, too, so this doesn’t keep coming up, even if the tribe is fine with it. No sense delaying the inevitable.

You can put that in writing too.

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Brad Rock: Utes nickname won't stay forever (The Deseret News 4/17)

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