By Mike Thayer
When the University of Iowa denied the North Dakota Fighting Sioux an invitation to an upcoming track meet, they denied student athletes an opportunity to create, achieve, experience.
U of I policy forbids the school from competing against schools using American Indian mascots unless they are "NCAA approved" and also OK'd by the respective American Indian tribes. Such policy by the U of I is politically correct nonsense.
This isn't something for the U of I to police, it's up to the NCAA and in this particular case the state of North Dakota. Butt out, Iowa.
Think about it, the result of U of I policy..... Trying to *manage* political correctness..... The only outcome has been to punish students for a matter they didn't even create. It's a denial of opportunity, a denial placed not only on U of I students, but the University of North Dakota students as well.
Get rid of the nonsense.