It is time for the University of Illinois to change their name due to the history behind “Fighting Illini”?
Over the last few weeks in sports, much controversy has centered around teams whose name and logo are meant to represent Native American tribes. Professional sports franchises such as the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, and Cleveland Indians have been mentioned as three of the biggest teams that need to change their names and logos.
Here in Illinois, the Chicago Blackhawks were also questioned. The Blackhawks don’t plan on doing so any time soon, according to a statement released by the team. However, maybe it’s time to add the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to that list as well.