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Why Is ULM Called The Warhawks?


Why Is ULM Called The Warhawks?

On August 27, 1999, the university officially changed its name to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, and on June 26, 2006, ULM officially changed its athletic mascot from “Indians” to “Warhawks.”

On January 30, 2006, university president James Cofer announced officially that ULM would be retiring the 75-year-old “Indians” mascot in light of new NCAA restrictions against American Indian-themed mascots, which the NCAA considers “hostile and abusive” to Native Americans, despite issuing an appeal to the NCAA

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