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Billings to ENMU

Posted: December 26th, 2019, 6:43 am
by Alan
Eastern New Mexico has a new athletic director, with Matt Billings leaving the Pacific Northwest to join the Greyhounds: https://www.abqjournal.com/1404209/port ... ew-ad.html

Re: Billings to ENMU

Posted: December 28th, 2019, 6:33 am
by Alan
More on Billings move to Eastern New Mexico: https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/a ... 935599.php

Re: Billings to ENMU

Posted: December 28th, 2019, 9:42 pm
by Pounder
From the Albuquerque article...
When reached at his Portland office Monday, Billings said he and his wife liked the change in pace Portales would give them and a change to a location where the university was the community’s focal point.
I’ll leave aside the “unquoted quote” from the newspaper (and let’s be honest... we have a crop of lazy sports journalists regardless of location). A bit of ouch there.

Re: Billings to ENMU

Posted: December 30th, 2019, 8:28 am
by bigskyconf
If you ever want to go somewhere where the university is the town's focal point, you could certainly go to Corvallis. Or Pullman. Or Cedar City (aka "Whoville").

I spent almost 20 years of my life in small Montana towns where the school was the focal point of their existence. When I moved to Portland, I was ecstatic about leaving all of it behind me. Each person's perspective, I guess.