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Mascot Monday: Chief Illiniwek

Mascot Monday is back and we are still counting down mascots we’ve yet to cover that are in Phil Steele’s Top 50 preseason poll for 2011.  We’re in the middle of media days for the college football and the pro guys finally set down their swords and are getting ready for another season as well.  This week I will skip over that hype and go straight to #39 and Illinois’ Chief Illiniwek.  I believe that this is the first time I will cover a mascot that is actually no longer spreading cheer on the sidelines.  Lot’s of controversy behind this one folks, let’s find out what happened

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Mascot Monday: Knightro

Welcome back to another Mascot Monday and the first official day of summer!  Now that the expansion feeding frenzy is behind us, it’s time to start looking toward actual football.  Guess what?  College football returns in a little over two months!  We are breaking the mascot post pattern and will reel off mascots we haven’t covered that are listed in Phil Steele’s  Top 40 preseason rankings.  Running down the list, we see our first one in the University of Central Florida.  The #36 preseason ranked UCF Knights employ the auspiciously looking mascot by the name of Knightro.  No, not the American Gladiators reject, but a giant knight.

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