In yesterday’s column, I noted that a lot of Internet searching had not turned up a picture of the Land Grant Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of each year’s game between Michigan State and Penn State. Now, I have one.
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With the Lions enjoying the weekend off, it’s a slow news week. The Turkey, however, is not taking the week off. Correction—my liver is taking the weekend off from the usual game related overindulgence, but my mightier than the sword pen is not. Before I move on to the Land Grant Trophy game with Michigan State coming up next weekend, I want to toss in some spurious editorial comments.
The NCAA had some good news and some bad news for the University of Illinois today. The good news is that the university will be allowed to use its existing nicknames, “Illini” and “Fighting Illini,” which were deemed to be connected to the name of the state and thereby, not offensive. The bad news is that Chief Illiniwek, the mascot, must go. The penalty for keeping the big chief will be a prohibition on playing in post-season tournaments.