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ST. JOHN’S CHANGING NICKNAME

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St. John's University will change its nickname from Redmen to the Red Storm, The Associated Press has learned.

The new nickname will be unveiled at a news conference Thursday.Sources with the university on Tuesday said Red Storm would replace Redmen, the school's nickname for more than 70 years. The school made the change in response to criticism of offensive stereotyping of Native Americans.