Even though the
The Aggies women's basketball team opened up its series Thursday, Dec. 4, coming on the heels of Mike Jordan's squad putting the spikes on UNM just after Thanksgiving. In ole Pete's mind, the volleyball win evens the score from the football season with three more basketball games yet to be played. The nature of rivalries is the nature of sports itself. The Aggies have two of the best with the Lobos and UTEP just down the road. The national media doesn't notice them, but you'd be hard pressed to say the intensity between the three of them is any less than a PAC-10, Big 12 or ACC rivalry.
Seeing the young athletes on the Olympic sports teams talk about an upcoming tennis match or swim meet with the rivals shows Pete that caring about Crimson and White pride is alive and well no matter what sport is being contested. Men's hoops fans have to wait a little bit for their series to start as the Miners won't arrive at the Pan Am until the day after graduation, Dec. 14. The Aggies head down glory road the following Saturday. The Lobos are waiting in their lair for NMSU two days before Christmas, a week later they will be front and center on the parquet floor. Some students are naturally grumbling about the lateness of the games, but the game versus
Pete can remember a late December game with UTEP that got "snowed out," actually postponed a day, because of some heavy duty snow flakes that covered the