Three in one might just have it's star back

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Three in one might just have it's star back

Postby aunt betty » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:44 am

As a graduate of the University of Illinois and a life-long resident of Champaign...it broke my heart in Feb. 2007 when the NCAA forced/tricked the university into retiring it's 80-year-old mascot. The choice the university was given was to either retire it's mascot or it would not be allowed to HOST NCAA championship events...since Feb. 2007 there has been ONE or possibly two. For sure there was an NCCA Championship for Tennis played at Champaign-Urbana. That's it? We gave up the oldest mascot in the NCAA...predating others by more than 20 years...for a tennis tournament? I hope they made a lot of money off that. It's all they'll ever get. Sold out for a tennis tournament??? The football stadium is too small for a championship and so is the basketball venue. There will be no NCAA tourney ever at The University of Illinois unless it's at the United Center in Chicago.


Recently the university's student body voted overwhelmingly that they did not want any other mascot than Chief Illiniwek. The majority of them...78%. I'm excited about that and would really like to see a return of the chief. They still have one...he's just not allowed to perform at NCAA events.
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Re: Three in one might just have it's star back

Postby berganser » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:10 am

I here ya there. Total BS!
Bring the Chief back :thumbsup:
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Re: Three in one might just have it's star back

Postby MM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:12 am

Agree 100%
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Re: Three in one might just have it's star back

Postby luie b » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:28 am

What chief? My mascot ol' Herky's doin fine! Go Hawkeyes!!!
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Re: Three in one might just have it's star back

Postby berganser » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:55 am

luie b wrote:What chief? My mascot ol' Herky's doin fine! Go Hawkeyes!!!


Yeah, Herky Jerky :lol3:
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