Back in 2007, the ncaa threatened Illinois with no postseason hosting and other things if they didn't get rid of Chief Illiniwek because it was too controversial. So Illinois got rid of the symbols, logos, the Chief, his dance, everything.
Five years later, I came across NCAA football's web store and low and behold, the NCAA is selling Chief Illiniwek stuff on their site.
Just to see if I could, I tried to order a Chief Illinwek ball cap and lo and behold, I soon got a happy email from the ncaa telling me my hat was on its way!
So Illinois had to get rid of the Chief or face the consequences, but the ncaa has no problem selling Chief stuff on it site?
There is something seriously seriously wrong with this picture.
NCAA and Indian Imagery