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Wise senator wants to save NMSU football
07-07-2013 04:43 AM
They still play football at Cumberland University, a school that lost to Georgia Tech in 1916 by the record-breaking score of 222-0. Cumberland, with an enrollment of 1,400, has a schedule this fall that includes Faulkner University and Bluefield College. Playing mighty Georgia Tech is only a bad memory.
None of Cumberland’s games this fall will generate much publicity, but they will still consume the players and provide a diversion for the student body. Cumberland administrators learned long ago that their school in central Tennessee could not be a football powerhouse, so they scaled back the program.
New Mexico State Sen. Howie Morales envisions a similar change on the border.
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