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Question of the Week: 6/14-6/20/21

It’s been a while since we’ve visited this fun question… In your opinion, who had the best nickname during the Civil War?

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Joe and the Illini: The Unclear Origins of Two “Fighting” Nicknames

Every few years my alma mater, the University of Illinois, renews the discussion of renaming its sports teams and creating a new mascot. In 2007 the school retired Chief Illiniwek and the trademarked Chief logo in an attempt to distance … Continue reading

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