What a crazy Friday night it was surrounding the Las Cruces sports scene.
All three local high school football teams won. The NMSU volleyball season got underway. The Herb Pope situation is still in a state of flux. And, in the most vexing event of all, the Aggie football game was postponed because of Hurricane Gustav hitting the Gulf Coast, preventing Nicholls State to cancel its trip to the Southwest. If you haven't heard, here's the story...
So what now for the Aggies? They are trying to reschedule with Nicholls. Another option is to find a new opponent. One thing that also seems up in the air is a bowl berth. McKinley Boston told Felix on Saturday that six wins seems to be the benchmark for an NMSU bowl game. If they get it in 12 or 11 games, it doesn't seem to matter. Here's the article, posted on our Web site today (Saturday).
In any event, it is chaotic right now to say the least. It's also disappointing. I know we were all excited for the start of the football season and to see NMSU on Thursday night. Now, they will open at Nebraska. It's a tough pill to swallow. I sure hope things work out and a 12th game falls into place. Either way, it's a wacky way to start the year, and NMSU hasn't even taken the field yet.