Joe Muench is a retired editorial writer and columnist. He has spent over 40 years as a sports writer and columnist for the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun News. Joe also has a guest spot one Monday each month on Sportstalk.
To many, when one’s favorite team gets into a bowl game it’s the “my team” chest pounding, et al the boola boolas and the let’s par-tee chant! To the university’s athletic department it’s some peacock preening for boosters – and money from new boosters. To the team’s coaching staff it’s a chance to be on the campus practice field an extra week or two – or three.
Lawsuit settled. But New Mexico State University should have backed down long before. It should have admitted it ripped off Oklahoma State’s mascot “image” … many years ago.
Here’s the settlement: NMSU will pay OSU $10 a year – forever – and OSU will drop its lawsuit over: “You Stinkin’ Aggies Stole Our Image” logo
If one looks back in history, UTEP is limping into October. Sometimes, as with this 2014 season, it’s because the Miners have shot themselves in the foot. Ouch! Limp! Two problems for the football program here:
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