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NCAA BANS OFFENSIVE INJUN MASCOTS FROM POSTSEASON

In a rather strange decision, the NCAA has banned Native American based mascots from being seen at post season NCAA events. Mascots or logos deemed "hostile or abusive" will not be permitted on uniforms (of course we have no idea what constitutes "hostile and abusive"). Further teams with offensive Native American based mascots will not be permitted to host post season events. Schools are free to offend, however, during the regular season. The question we have here is will mascots approved by Native American tribes like the Illini and Seminoles be treated the same as the obviously offensive ones like say... the Redskins (or for a college perspective, the old Red Men of St. Johns)?

Are Chief Osceola's Days Numbered?