Chief Illiniwek's Last Dance

Chief Illiniwek's Last Dance


Chief Illiniwek received an emotionally-charged send-off from the Assembly Hall sellout crowd Wednesday night on Senior Night. An excellent retrospective video was shown on the video board prior to the dance. The Chief performed amid a constant flicker of flash bulbs, and caused many tears to flow during an unexpected encore, when he came back out to salute the crowd for the final time. Video. Video. Video. Discuss the Chief in the General Sports Talk Forum.

36 pictures of the Chief's Last Dance after the jump!

For the Michigan vs. Illinois article, including over 30 game photos: Illini Defense Stops Michigan.

Photos in this article by Cary Frye courtesy of fryeimages, and Dan O'Brien.


Orange Krush
Orange Krush members waiting outside the Assembly Hall.

Chief Illiniwek


Scenes from the Chief retrospective video:
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The encore:

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The "Black Out":

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Little Chief
A member of the Orange Krush carried a child dressed as Chief Illiniwek down from B section to sit courtside with the student section.

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