Political Correctness Run Amok
To those who have contested it since 1945, the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk has been a source of pride, a symbol of their passion for college football.
To the NCAA, though, the tomahawk is, like Chief Illiniwek, an objectionable use of an Indian symbol.
As a result, Illinois and Northwestern have agreed to bury the hatchet. After today’s game, the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk will be retired.
Regardless of the outcome, the trophy will remain in Evanston. Unlike Illinois, which was ordered to curtail the use of Indian imagery or lose the right to host postseason sports events, Northwestern is not under NCAA scrutiny for politically incorrect imagery.
The next trophy they'll do battle over will be an inanimate carbon rod painted dull gray.
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