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Posted: Thursday June 14, 2012 12:35AM ; Updated: Thursday June 14, 2012 12:51AM

NCAA sends football title banner to wrong North Dakota university

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The NCAA package was addressed to the North Dakota State athletic director

"I'll call (North Dakota State AD) Gene Taylor and tell him it's here," UND AD said

North Dakota State won the FCS championship over Sam Houston State in January

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State won the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. The rival University of North Dakota got the banner.

The package and a letter from the NCAA - addressed to Mr. Brian Faison, Athletics Director, North Dakota State University, Hyslop Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D. - arrived Wednesday, the Grand Forks Herald reported.

"I'll call (North Dakota State athletic director) Gene Taylor and tell him it's here," Faison, the North Dakota athletic director, told the newspaper.

The letter was signed by Kelly Dodds, the assistant director of the Hall of Champions and Conference Center. The banner had been displayed in the NCAA Hall of Champions.

North Dakota State won the championship in January, beating Sam Houston State 17-6 in the title game in Frisco, Texas. The Bison finished the season 14-1.

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