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Friday, September 29, 2006

Mad About Mascot

Fox News

The University of Illinois has yet to retire "Chief Illiniwek" a year after the NCAA ripped the school for continuing to employ an Indian mascot. Now, one group of professors upset over the lack of progress is hitting the athletic department where it hurts, mailing current football and basketball recruits urging them not to attend Illinois because of its "hostile and abusive" use of Native American imagery.

The professors say potential student athletes should know that the school "refuses to commit to equality for all races and places more value on an outdated and divisive mascot than on a winning program."


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