U of M opposed to use of Redskins name at TCF Bank Stadium

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American Indians and their supporters gather outside the Metrodome to protest the Washington Redskins' name, prior to an NFL football game between the team and the Minnesota Vikings, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis.
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The University of Minnesota will try to prevent the use of the NFL's Washington Redskins name when the team plays the Vikings this season at TCF Bank Stadium, said University President Eric Kaler.

The Vikings are playing at the school this and next season while their new stadium is built.

Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie told the Star Tribune Wednesday that "we have met many Native Americans from Minnesota who agree with our position and feel we are using the term correctly and honorably."

MPR News Reporter Brett Neely joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the decision.

Kaler's letter to Rep. Betty McCollum:

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