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UMinn President: Keep Redskins Name Out Of Our Stadium

A general view of TCF Bank Stadium before the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 26, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A general view of TCF Bank Stadium before the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 26, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — This situation is getting more dicey by the day.

The University of Minnesota says it is working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November.

University President Eric Kaler gave the assurances in a letter to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who has said use of the name would violate school policies on equity and diversity.

The Vikings are playing home games at TCF Bank Stadium the next two seasons while their new stadium is being built.

Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press. Bagley told the Washington Post the team hasn’t made any decision on the issue.

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