Farewell to another tradition


The NCAA's ruling on Indian mascots and team names in post—season play will trash tradition at many teams around the country. One of them is the Utes of the University of Utah. The fact that the Ute Tribal Council specifically approves of this use, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, apparently isn't good enough. All it takes is one person to be offended, apparently.

"Colleges and universities may adopt any mascot that they wish, as that is an institutional matter," said Walter Harrison, president at the University of Hartford and chairman of the NCAA Executive Committee that created the policy. "But . . . we believe that mascots, nicknames or images deemed hostile or abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin should not be visible at the championship events that we control." 

That means, no ''Utes.''

The PC thrall of academia continues.

Hat tip: Kenn

Thomas Lifson  8 07 05