August 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

University of Minnesota president to Vikings: Keep Redskins name out of stadium

Minnesota president Eric Kaler says the school will work with the Vikings to assure the Redskins name won't be displayed when the NFL teams play there this season. (LM Otero / Associated Press)

Minneapolis ó The University of Minnesota says it is working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskinsí 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 didnít immediately return a call from The Associated Press. Bagley told the Washington Post the team hasnít made any decision on the issue.