Friday, August 29, 2008

Pope to remain an Aggie

Gary Parrish has it direct from Marvin Menzies that Herb Pope is returning to Las Cruces. We need to issue a mea culpa here as we didn't see this turn of events.

With our albeit limited understanding of how the NCAA works, it's hard to believe Pope was informed he wasn't going to be granted the opportunity to play right away at any new home -- although it has been suggested that is why Pope is heading back to NMSU.

More thoughts later.

New Mexico State gets good news: Pope to stick with Aggies
Gary Parrish
Aug. 29, 2008 Senior Writer

After asking for a release and visiting Seton Hall, Herb Pope has decided to return to New Mexico State, Aggies coach Marvin Menzies told on Friday morning.

"He was just investigating an option that would bring him closer to home because of some personal issues," Menzies said. "But that wasn't something that materialized. ... So he's more than happy to return to New Mexico State for the season..."

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