4 Interesting Facts
- It was the official mascot for the University of Illinois
- He preformed during Football, Basketball, and volleyball games.
- He retired in 2007 because he was too hostile and abusive according to the NCAA.
- He is not based on a real American Indian chief.
"In order to ensure highest level of student/community safety, half time performance of The Chief is cancelled. Thanks for continued support."
The mascot was used for 81 years.