Oh No, tell me it can't be?
Just read in the Chicago Tribune this morning that the NCAA has banned the U of I's
mascot, Chief Illiniwek from dancing at its sporting events.
Its almost as the Earth came to a standstill to me.
As Illini fans will gladly attest to, while the football team was routinely getting the snot kicked out of it every fall Saturday (mainly by the Buckeyes), they could always look forwards to the Chief's little jig to cheer them up for 5 minutes while they dreamed about the beers awaiting them after the game.
What now? A new mascot you ask (a kitten perhaps)? Or how about penguin races?
Long live Chief Illiniwek. Although gone, he lasts in our hearts forever.