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Illinois' Chief Illiniwek performs last dance

Updated: February 22, 2007, 1:20 AM ET
Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The student who had just performed Chief Illiniwek's last dance stood in a tunnel just off the basketball court, still in costume and grimacing to fight back tears.

After 20 years of pressure from activists who found the University of Illinois mascot offensive, the school did away with Illiniwek and his antics. Dan Maloney, a graduate student who portrays the controversial American Indian mascot, performed for the final time in front of students and fans at ...

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