Edmonton CFL Franchise Changes its Team Name to Elks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton CFL franchise has changed its team name to Elks. Edmonton dropped its longtime name, Eskimos, last year following a similar decision by the NFL’s Washington team amid pressure on franchises to eliminate racist or stereotypical names. It had been called the Edmonton Football Team up until the announcement, but its logo continued to feature two Es. The Edmonton name change comes in time for the resumption of CFL play. The league has tentatively scheduled starting a 14-game 2021 season Aug. 5 after not playing in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.