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Old 10-04-2010, 11:09 PM  
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Chief Illiniwek

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:49 PM  
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Agreed. I still don't understand what they were thinking getting rid of such an awesome mascot.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:57 PM  
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+1 million........
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:45 AM  
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Agreed. I still don't understand what they were thinking getting rid of such an awesome mascot.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:22 PM  
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Its sad the NCAA was able to force them to remove the mascot.... I was at the school when they removed him as mascot; games just arnt the same without the halftime dance
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:06 PM  
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Embarrassed politically correct white people who would rather wipe the memory of these tribes out completely so they don't have to be reminded continually about our history of neglect and persecution. I have concluded that this is really what this issue comes down to. People who claim to be intellectual but cannot separate the issues or determine any sort of compromise to use it for future benefit of native peoples issues.

Having gone to UofI I find the whole thing embarassing and as a sports fan, I find the NCAA's selective enforcement to be even more hypocricy on top of the usual overdose.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:10 PM  
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I went to school there and watched the Chief perform authentic dance in authentic dress. There was no way that this could be confused as a mockery.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:54 AM  
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The tribe in South Dakota that supplied the Chief's costume enthusiastically and wholeheartedly supported the tradition. The idea that all Native Americans were opposed to this was nonsense. The idea that it was the NCAA alone that forced this is nonsense.

The anti-Chief movment went on for years on the U of I campus, and killing off Chief Illiniwek is only the tip of a very large iceberg, where small but continually vocal minorities can badger public bodies into doing their bidding. My son attended UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and was a reporter for the Daily Illini (the school paper). He always told us that most campus demonstrations were a very small group of people that the media "cut to fit" so that they took up the entire frame in the camera, and everyone was allowed to assume that a very large crowd was doing the protesting. Not true. Another case of a tiny fringe group having the media as willing collaborators.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:20 PM  
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I agree! The football games aren't the same w/o him!
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:47 PM  
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As a Bradley Univ. alum I know how you feel as we are no longer technically supposed to be able to use the Brave as our mascot. The whole thing is a load of crap.
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