October 27, 2007

Fans can't live without their mascots

Illinois reverses course, allows chief images in paradeThe University of Illinois will allow homecoming parade floats to display Chief Illiniwek images, reversing an earlier decision to bar any likeness of the banned mascot from the event.

Illinois spokeswoman Robin Kaler says Chancellor Richard Herman decided the policy banning the chief from the parade restricted free speech.
William & Mary fans will get feathers to protest logo switchStaff members at William and Mary's student-run newspaper will distribute green and gold feathers to fans attending today's homecoming game against Massachusetts at Zable Stadium.

Nick Fitzgerald, executive editor of the Virginia Informer, said the feathers are meant to foster team pride while protesting the NCAA's decision to have them removed from the Tribe's athletics logo.

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