Tonight I watched the Southern Arkansas vs. Arkansas Tech game (after “mulegating” by the Welcome Center)….My first SAU football game. It was a close game, with the momentum swinging back and forth several times during the game…But, alas, SAU lost 36-29 in the last minutes of the final quarter.
Of the original 1909 Arkansas schools we have the Southern Arkansas Muleriders, Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys, the University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils and Arkansas State Indians…O.K. Indians may be a liability politically, but it is not really an unusual mascot…maybe that’s why they have moved on to the Sunbelt Conference.
But back here in the GSC we also have the Henderson State “Reddies” (roughly “meaning those who wear red”)…I doubt that this mascot name is a reference to communist sympathies…but I wonder if anybody would get it if I started calling them the “HSU Pinkos.”