The mascot debate

I agree, primarily because (IMHO) the people behind these alternatives are really using this to backdoor the real objective...eliminating the name "Fighting Illini". They were never going to settle for the half win of eliminating Chief Illiniwek, they're compelled to burn the whole thing down.
Absolutely. You give these bugs an inch then the 3-1 is next, then the nickname, etc til we are generic midwest orange create a team.