North Dakota is getting closer to actually having a nickname

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It’s been three years since North Dakota dropped their Fighting Sioux nickname, and they have yet to come up with a replacement in that time frame.

But it looks like that may change in the near future, as a committee at the university has unveiled a list of 15 potential nicknames — including remaining simply as North Dakota. That list was trimmed down from 1,172 potential names that were proposed during the month of April.

Here is the full list of the 15 names:

  • 1. Blaze
  • 2. Cavalry
  • 3. Explorers
  • 4. Fighting Green
  • 5. Fighting Hawks
  • 6. Force
  • 7. Green Hawks
  • 8. Nodaks
  • 9. North Dakota (no nickname)
  • 10. North Stars
  • 11. Pride
  • 12. Roughriders
  • 13. Spirit
  • 14. Sundogs
  • 15. Thunder Hawks

My top three: Nodaks, Roughriders and Sundogs.