Mascot issue

The Mascot Mess

NCAA crackdown on Native American team names and icons sends a message but sows confusion and conflict.

Bradley's 'Braves' Stay on NCAA's 'Hostile' List

The National Collegiate Athletic Association declared Thursday that it had rejected Bradley University’s appeal to be dropped from a list of institutions deemed to have “hostile” or “abusive” Native American nicknames or mascots, in a ruling that spells trouble for the rest of the 15 institutions that remain on the NCAA’s list. Bradley's teams are known as the Braves.

Changing Nicknames, Under NCAA Duress

NCAA drops Carthage and Midwestern State from list of colleges with "hostile" Native American imagery.

Keeping the Choctaws

NCAA says Mississippi College teams can continue to bear Native American name because local tribe approves.

Is NCAA Using the Bully Pulpit -- or Bullying?

As NCAA issues final rulings on Native American mascots, at least one unhappy college threatens legal action.

More NCAA Conflict for Alcorn State

Women’s basketball team gets 1-year postseason ban for a variety of rules violations.

Dartmouth Apologizes for Indian Incidents

College officials speak out about disruption of events, use of Native American imagery and invitation to U. of North Dakota.

Ugly Turn in Mascot Dispute

U. of Illinois Native Americans find themselves targets of online threats and racist statements.

More Than a Mascot

U. of Illinois retires chief -- and considers how bitter debate affected tolerance, diversity and institution's reputation.

Florida State's Unpleasant Vacation

For the second time in four years, Florida State University is challenging a major punishment of it by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, declaring itself to be a victim of unfair treatment by the sports group to which it belongs.

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