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The FSU-Seminole relationship received increased attention in the mid-2000s during a national conversation about Native American imagery in sports. Journalists often to refer back to the FSU and Seminoles when a controversial use of Native American imagery garners national attention, as when the professional football team in Washington D.C. stopped using a pejorative term in 2020 and were renamed the Commanders in 2022.
Weiberg, S. (2005, June 23). Indian nicknames face NCAA scrutiny. USA Today.