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No action taken on 'Chief Illiniwek' in Illinois


The board of trustees for the University of Illinois took no action on the controversial "Chief Illiniwek" mascot at a meeting on Thursday.

News reports have suggested the school is ready to retire the mascot. But a spokesperson said no decisions have been made.

The NCAA places UI on its list of schools with hostile and abusive mascots. The policy bars the school from using Indian imagery in post-season games and from hosting playoffs.

Get the Story:
At 80, is Chief Illiniwek ready to retire? (AP 11/10)
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NCAA Update:
Status of Indian Mascot Policy (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Executive Committee Decision:
Native American Mascot Appeals Decisions (April 28, 2006)

NCAA Policy on Indian Mascots:
NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events (August 5, 2005)

Relevant Links:
Chief Illiniwek, University of Illinois - http://www.uiuc.edu/dialogue/index.html
Retire the Chief - http://www.retirethechief.org

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