Illinois' Chief Illiniwek performs last dance
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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