NCAA sends NDSU’s championship banner to rival UND

by Andrew Krammer

Perhaps the NCAA should purchase a map of North Dakota. 

The NCAA sent North Dakota State's championship football banner to Grand Forks, N.D. The only problem: NDSU is located in Fargo, N.D. 

The University of North Dakota, NDSU's main rival, mistakenly received NDSU's football championship banner for their 2011 Football Champioinship Subdivision title on Wednesday.

NDSU claimed the FCS (formerly known as Division I-AA) national title in January with a victory over Sam Houston State in Frisco, Texas. 

The package's address: "Mr. Brian Faison, Athletics Director, North Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D."

Gene Taylor, the actual NDSU athletics director, might have an issue with that. 

"I'll call Gene Taylor and tell him it's here," Faison, UND's athletics director, told the Grand Forks Herald. 

This comes a day after UND's statewide vote Tuesday that ruled to retire its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo, which the NCAA deemed "hostile and abusive."