Here is a story from Mike Jacobs of In-Forum.
UND's effort to brand its athletic programs as "a force to be reckoned with" has run into another force boosters of a city upriver.Fargo's new hockey team, it turns out, will be called "The Fargo Force."The Fargo name clearly is derivative. UND began using "Force of the North" to describe its football teams two years ago. More recently, it's been used for all athletic programs.
"Force of the North" has been the primary identifier of these programs lately, the school's official nickname, "Fighting Sioux," having taken a subsidiary place in promotions. This has led to speculation that UND was trying out "Force of the North" as a replacement for its current nickname and mascot.
There is a Grand Forks blog out there that has a discussion going on as well.
It will definitely be interesting to see the reaction from the Fargo group.
A quick story I want to pass along about Cedar Rapids forward Tyler Thompson.