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Old Feb 8, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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I couldn't find anywhere that specifically mentioned Chief clothing but I found a pretty sweet shirt at American Eagle.

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Old Feb 8, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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The NCAA Official Store ironically still sells Chief merchandise.

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Old Feb 9, 2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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The NCAA Official Store ironically still sells Chief merchandise.
If you can provide a link to that, I would appreciate it. I just went through all 14 pages of Illinois merchandise listed at the NCAA Official Store and didn't find a single Chief item. If I can find proof that they are, in fact, hypocritically benefitting from selling Chief items while basically banning the U of I from doing so, I will be writing a letter to several newspapers.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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I did the same and didn't see anything.
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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If you can provide a link to that, I would appreciate it. I just went through all 14 pages of Illinois merchandise listed at the NCAA Official Store and didn't find a single Chief item. If I can find proof that they are, in fact, hypocritically benefitting from selling Chief items while basically banning the U of I from doing so, I will be writing a letter to several newspapers.
http://store.ncaafootball.com/NCAA-M...earch=Illinois

Please do not write the letter. I understand your point of view and I am just as incensed but people that live out-of-state need a way to buy chief gear. This site has one of the widest variety of chief merchandise on the web.

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Old Feb 9, 2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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Nice find. Ordered me a vintage Illini shirt with the Chief.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 06:57 AM   #8
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Walmart sells these too. I wondered if they we're banned, but maybe the feather is part of the fad from last year.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:24 AM   #9
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http://www.sj-r.com/letters/x1134099...got-some-nerve

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Several years ago, the NCAA bullied the University of Illinois into dropping the use of Chief Illiniwek as an enhancement of the band’s halftime performances. In addition, the university was made to discontinue selling any merchandise with the Chief Illiniwek logo, as it was deemed hostile and offensive.

If the university hadn’t obliged, it would have faced sanctions, including, but not limited to, the loss of the right to host any postseason play in any sport.

Therefore, forgive me if I find this to be the most blatant example of hypocrisy I’ve encountered. If you go to the official NCAA football store online and do a search for “Illinois” merchandise, you will be able to purchase several items (hats, T-shirts, etc.) with the Chief Illiniwek emblem. So the very institution that stopped the university from selling Chief Illiniwek merchandise because it was supposedly harmful to Native Americans is itself benefiting from such sales.

I find that to be perfectly repugnant.

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 11:34 AM   #10
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Well said Amy.

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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I knew I shouldn't have linked to it. Look. I agree with the content of the letter 10000000%. The NCAA will continue to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, with or without chief merchandise. I know you're arguing for the principle behind it but there really are no online stores for out of state fans to buy chief gear from.

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 09:32 PM   #13
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If any local stores in cu have a website or a way to order chief gear can someone please post a link or phone number for us out of state folks.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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Chief Illiniwek petition!!

I received a msg about this petition yesterday via FB and wanted to pass it along...not sure how to put this in a seperate thread so thought I would put it here. PLEASE SIGN AND PASS IT ON!!!!



http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-back-chief-illliniwek-to-the-university-of-illinois#
Bring Back Chief Illliniwek to the University of Illinois
www.change.orgBanning the symbol from the University of Illinois not only rids the school of its prided tradition, but also denies the honor that the symbol brings...
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 06:05 AM   #15
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I knew I shouldn't have linked to it. Look. I agree with the content of the letter 10000000%. The NCAA will continue to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, with or without chief merchandise. I know you're arguing for the principle behind it but there really are no online stores for out of state fans to buy chief gear from.
Yep. I agree with this post in its entirety.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:30 PM   #16
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I couldn't find anywhere that specifically mentioned Chief clothing but I found a pretty sweet shirt at American Eagle.

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Thanks for the tip!
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Old May 30, 2012, 02:56 PM   #17
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http://digitalgravel.myshopify.com/p...-rocka-t-shirt
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Old May 30, 2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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Here's another source:

http://eimatthews.com/chiefsweatshirt/
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Old May 30, 2012, 07:42 PM   #19
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Found this link earlier - they have a couple of really sweet fitted caps:

http://www.fansedge.com/Illinois-Fig...39AL_Illiniwek
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:28 PM   #20
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not related to the conversation but since this is a merchandise thread...

Does anyone know where to buy one of the sweet orange Illini baseball jerseys?

And not the cheap a$$ t-shirt replica version on sale in the official fan store.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:03 PM   #21
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The AE Chief shirt is on clearance for $12

The only sizes left are XS, S and XXXL
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:04 PM   #22
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The AE Chief shirt is on clearance for $12
Damn I bought it full price about a month and a half ago. But I see that none of those sizes left would fit me, so probably for the best.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:07 PM   #23
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Yeah, I bought one at full price too... I'm glad I got one in my size while I could.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 06:04 PM   #24
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Saw someone walking on campus the other day with a button on her backpack, so I decided to do a search. T.I.S. bookstore still has merchandise. The buttons are only $1 and pretty cool. They also have hats, cups, and photos left.

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Old Sep 11, 2012, 06:41 PM   #25
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Saw someone walking on campus the other day with a button on her backpack, so I decided to do a search. T.I.S. bookstore still has merchandise. The buttons are only $1 and pretty cool. They also have hats, cups, and photos left.
Available online too.

http://tisbookui.com/MerchList.aspx?ID=14599

Dan, apologies if I should not have posted that link.
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