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Letter to the Editor: SEMO Swampers has nice ring, and it's unique

Sunday, December 21, 2003

To the editor:

I sent a letter to Southeast Missouri State University about a month ago suggesting that the name of the teams be changed to the Southeast Missouri State Swampers.

I think that is a name that characterizes this area.

As most of you many know, before Southeast Missouri was drained most of it was swampland.

I think this idea doesn't offend anyone, and I am certain students can dream up all sorts of wonderful costumes around a swamp monster.

Besides, I think the name SEMO Swampers sounds good. I am also quite sure no other university uses that name.


Cape Girardeau