And as far as names like "seminoles" and "illini", im wondering exactly HOW many people take offense to this, I would think that it is a source of honor. I think, personally, it's the same as naming a school's mascot after an animal, I mean wouldn't it be upsetting the Wolverines or the Badgers or the Gators? Everyone is so concerend over being PC that they lose sight of the big picture...ITS JUST A NAME! An instution like Marquette is even afraid to keep the name "Warriors" because some might consider it offensive...when Warriors can refer to anything! They didn't even have a a mascot depicting it back when they still had the name, yet they tried to please "everybody" by changing their name (first to GOlden Eagles, then to Gold, and back to Golden Eagles)...while the alums and fanbase were disgusted.
If we're going to be this concerned over political correctness, to the point where we're afraid to mention anything, even if it's meant as a term of grandeur or honor, we need to take a seriosu look at our lives. That's just my opinion, roast me if you want, but i think society is too sensitive these days.