One Aggies fan, @abqaggie49 has spearheaded an effort to get a White Out going on Saturday against UTEP. They raised money for at least 600 free tee shirts to try to get students involved. It's an independent effort from the university since NMSU already has its own promotions for the game. Here is an email from abqaggie.....
There's going to be a limited number of FREE white "Panamaniacs" logo shirts available for the whiteout vs. UTEP this weekend for NMSU students. GET THERE EARLY!!!!!
These shirts were funded by donations from many of YOU and from other supporters of NMSU over the past couple of weeks. The response was incredible. From top to bottom, we had so much help. Thank all of you that donated money, time and resources to make this happen.
The shirts are a small gift of thanks from all of us old school Panamaniacs that have noticed the growing amount of support our current student body has been showing throughout the season, in hopes that they continue to display their enthusiasm and bring more students to the games.
As you know, all it takes is one game at the Pan Am to get you hooked for life. That's what we're trying to do here. NMSU and the Pan American Center are rich in tradition. Let's keep it going strong!
Please show your support for NMSU students by wearing WHITE to Saturday's game. This is a student-driven whiteout, initiated by current Panamaniac Joey "Wigboy" Fullbright...a great kid truly bleeds crimson. I'm sure you've seen him in the stands and on television. Spread the news of the "whiteout" to anyone and everyone, and let students know that we've got something for them if they show up early. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Thanks for your support of this little project. I can't tell you how appreciative I am of all the love it's gotten.
It's great to be an NMSU Aggie. See you on Saturday. In white....and who knows? Maybe we'll get to do a little Harlem Shake as well! ;)
There is no proof the white outs or any other color helps a team to win.The home team has the advantage even if the venue is empty.
This is the first I've heard of a white out for the Miner game. Has it been advertised?
Glad to see the "Panamaniacs" trying to the fans up for the jutep game!!
Can these students come close to the "Panamaniacs" of the 1990's?!
The energy of the 1990's far surpasses today's small/ laid back crowds.
Also, the 1990's NMSU teams took the rivalries WAAAY more serious than Menzies teams.
Today's teams just don't care about the rivalries. UNM & Utep teams take the rivalries way more serious than NMSU. Very sad.
I agree with anon 10:01.
NMSU BB players/ Menzies don't take the rivalry seriously.
Utep & Unm really get up for the rivalry games.
So when is NMSU Athletic's going to promote the white out? Saturday morning???
This is a perfect example of how serious NMSU takes the I-10 rivalry!
If you read closely, the whiteout was initiated by students in a grassroots effort. It is entirely student driven. Apparently, the students of NMSU are excited about this rivalry game. It has nothing to do with the NMSU administration, hence no announcement from them. The students seem to be taking charge. Good for them. We should support them, spread the word and wear white.
I think it's obvious that in this post, Mr. Groves was simply trying to help the students, who have no advertising revenue to push their cause, spread the word about the whiteout.
And, no, there's no proof any particular color worn by the audience helps a team to win. What a stupid idea...students trying to unify, show some solidarity and have fun at a sporting event. What an outrage! Why do they even bother? They should just play the game in the Corbett Center parking lot with no fans. Same thing right?
C'mon folks...really. I know it's not perfect, but some people really ARE trying.
I think its time to stop applauding the 90's teams. Our teams and atmostphere may not be as great as back then, but we sure wont be stripped of anything because of cheating scandals.
Ads in The Sun-News have been advertising this as a whiteout game for at least the last week or so. I was aware of it prior to Jason posting the email on this blog. Blame who you want but NMSU did advertise this. The only difference is somebody came up with some money to give away 500 T-shirts to students. I also agree with anon 2:20 that the color of the clothes people are wearing have no impact on the outcome of a game. I do think noise and energy of a home crowd does make a difference and that creates a home court advantage.
Cheezus H. Rice people! 49 is doing something positive and so are the students and all you can do is b**ch and moan and wax poetic about yesteryear. Great work 49, if only a handful of others were as dedicated as you we might be able to respark the energy the Pan Am use to bring to the program.
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