Type 92 10 cm cannon
The Type 92 10 cm cannon was a field gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. The Type 92 number was designated for the year the gun was accepted, 2592 in the Japanese imperial year calendar, or 1932 in the Gregorian calendar; the Type 92 cannon was intended to supersede the Type 14 10cm cannon in front-line combat service. The Type 92 10 cm cannon was developed from 1923–1924, as a long range alternative to the Imperial Japanese Army's existing 75 mm field artillery. Production was delayed due to technical issues, notably a desire by the army to reduce the weight of the weapon to a minimal level, additional requirements issued by the army in 1927 to increase the range of the yet-to-be-completed weapon to 17,500 metres. A suitable prototype was completed in 1932, after extensive testing, went into production and combat service in 1934. A total of 180 units were produced; this piece appears to have completely replaced the Type 14 10 cm cannon.
It has all the standard features of the 1930–1936 period of Japanese gun design. In traveling position the tube is locked to the cradle; the most remarkable fact about the Type 92, aside from its appearance, is the great range that it attains with a 35-pound shell in proportion to its unusually low weight. It has been reported that the weapon is fired at extreme ranges, which require the use of a supercharge, because of malfunctions in the recoil system caused thereby; some years ago troubles with the recoil system were so frequent that extra glands and packing for the recoil cylinders were carried in the firing battery, replacing them was equivalent to first-echelon maintenance in U. S. practice. Difficulties were reported when the weapon was fired at or near the limits of traverse. Whether this was due to a unique "bug" in the design of the Type 92 or was inherent in the use of spade-plate stabilization is not known; the Type 92 is stabilized by three spade plates for each trail. Both spade plates and trail blocks are demountable.
Recognized by its long slender gun barrel and split carriage trail, the Type 92 10 cm cannon was designed for long-range fire. The recoil system was hydro-pneumatic and it had a distinctive three-step interrupted thread breechblock, it fired a 35 pounds shell up to14,200 yards with standard high-explosive shells, had provisions for special long-range shells that could reach 20,000 yards 20,000 yards, as well as chemical, armor-piercing and incendiary shells. The gun barrel was long, making field transport cumbersome; the gun was tractor-drawn using its large wooden wheels with solid rubber tires, but could be pulled by a five-ton truck. Its greatest drawback was that it had spade plates on each trail leg that had to be pounded into the ground to anchor the gun in place. Despite design issues with transportability, the Type 92 10 cm cannon was successful and was used for long-range counter-battery and bombardment roles, it was first used in combat with the IJA 7th Independent Heavy Field Artillery Regiment at the Battle of Nomonhan against the Soviet Red Army.
It was used in the Battle of the Philippines in 1942 during the assaults on Bataan and Corregidor Island, it was transported to Guadalcanal and used in the bombardment of Henderson Field. A surviving gun is displayed in front of the Veterans Hall in California, it has the serial number 136, was made at the Osaka Infantry Armory. Bishop, Chris The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II. Barnes & Noble. 1998. ISBN 0-7607-1022-8 Chamberlain and Gander, Terry. Light and Medium Field Artillery. Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0-356-08215-6 Chant, Chris. Artillery of World War II, Zenith Press, 2001, ISBN 0-7603-1172-2 McLean, Donald B. Japanese Artillery. Wickenburg, Ariz.: Normount Technical Publications 1973. ISBN 0-87947-157-3. Mayer, S. L; the Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan. The Military Press ISBN 0-517-42313-8 War Department Special Series No 25 Japanese Field Artillery October 1944 US Department of War, TM 30-480, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, Louisiana State University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8071-2013-8 Felter, Bob.
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Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State University)
Pistol Pete is the athletics mascot of Oklahoma State University. The Pistol Pete mascot costume features traditional cowboy attire and a headpiece resembling Frank Eaton. Pistol Pete has been the mascot for the Oklahoma State Cowboys since 1923. From the 1890s on, Oklahoma A&M sports teams had been referred to as the Agriculturists or Aggies, the Farmers, but unpopularly, the Tigers. By 1924 Charles Saulsberry, sports editor of the Oklahoma City Times, other writers who covered college events had begun to refer to Stillwater's teams as the A&M Cowboys; the Athletic Council authorized Athletic Director Edward C. Gallagher to have 2,000 balloons printed, "Oklahoma Aggies - Ride'Em Cowboy" for sale at football games in 1926. Around 1923, when Oklahoma A&M College was searching for a new mascot to replace their tiger, a group of students saw Frank Eaton leading Stillwater's Armistice Day Parade, he was approached to see if he would be interested in being the model for the new mascot, he agreed. A likeness was drawn and began to be used on sweatshirts, etc. and a tradition was born.
That caricature was the basis for what is used today as the official Oklahoma State University mascot. For thirty-five years, the crusty old cowboy was a living symbol of OSU, representing the colorful past of the area; as such, he would attend OSU athletic events, building dedications, etc. and sign autographs, pose for photographs and reminisce about the American Old West with anyone who would listen. In more recent years, the University of Wyoming and New Mexico State University began using variations of OSU's artwork as logos for their schools. To this day, his likeness is a visible reminder of the Old West to millions of people yearly as a symbol of colleges whose mascots pay homage to the cowboy. However, it was not until 1958; the familiar caricature of "Pistol Pete" was sanctioned in 1984 by Oklahoma State University as a licensed symbol. Each year, an average of 15 Oklahoma State students audition to portray Pistol Pete. A panel of former "Petes" conduct the tryouts and select two replacements based on an interview.
Candidates are asked to exhibit themselves as they would during in-game scenarios. The two students chosen share around 650 appearances per year, which includes all OSU Cowboy and Cowgirl athletic events, though Pistol Pete has assumed a significant role as an ambassador and symbol for Oklahoma State University at large; as such, Pistol Pete is asked to make appearances in parades, community festivals, corporate functions and birthday parties. President Thep Phongparnich of Thailand's Maejo University received Oklahoma State's Distinguished International Alumni Award on November 12, 2005, following which his university adopted Pistol Pete as a mascot. Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls Pistol Pete at OSU traditions Pistol Pete Interview Series - Oklahoma Oral History Research Program Frank Eaton at OSU's Special Collections and University Archives
Goof Troop is an American animated comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series focuses on the relationship between single father Goofy and his son, Max, as well as their neighbors Pete and his family. Created by Robert Taylor and Michael Peraza Jr. the main series of 65 episodes aired in first-run syndication from 1992 to 1993 on The Disney Afternoon programming block, while an additional thirteen episodes aired on Saturday mornings on ABC. A Christmas special was produced, which aired in syndication in late 1992. Walt Disney Pictures released two films based on the television series: the theatrical A Goofy Movie, released on April 7, 1995 as well as the direct-to-video sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie, released on February 29, 2000. Goof Troop bears similarity to several early-1950s Goofy cartoon shorts which depicted Goofy as a father to a mischievous red-haired son. Goofy, a single father, moves back to his hometown of Spoonerville with Max; as it happens and Max end up moving in next door to Goofy's high school friend: Pete, a used car salesman and owner of Honest Pete's Used Cars.
J. and younger daughter Pistol. Max and P. J. become best friends and do everything together. A large portion of humor comes from the normal Max's personality contrasting with his father. Goof Troop was previewed on The Disney Channel from April 20, 1992 into July 12 of that year. Like its predecessors DuckTales, Chip'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck and its successor Bonkers, Goof Troop was previewed in syndication with a pilot TV movie, which aired as a multi-part serial during the regular run; the series aired on The Disney Afternoon block of syndicated animated series during the 1992/1993 broadcast season. Reruns of the series aired on The Disney Channel, on sister cable channel Toon Disney. Reruns were shown on Toon Disney until January 2005; the program made a return from September 2006 until August 2008, the Christmas special still aired on Christmas in the United States. Goof Troop was adapted into the feature film A Goofy Movie and its direct-to-video sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie.
Both films are spin-offs of the series and take place a few years after the series, serving as finales of sorts. The two films featured Bill Farmer, Rob Paulsen and Jim Cummings reprising their character roles from Goof Troop in these two films, with Jason Marsden providing the voice of a now-teenager Max. Dana Hill, who provided the voice of Max, died on July 15, 1996 at the age of 32, after suffering a massive stroke related to her diabetes; the Goof Troop premise was incorporated into 1999's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and its 2004 sequel, Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, the former depicting Max at a much younger age preceding Goof Troop, while the latter continues Max's age progression to a young adult age. Pete's wife Peg is a play on "Peg Leg Pete," one of Pete's names in the classic Disney shorts, his daughter Pistol is a play on another such name, "Pistol Pete." The town of Spoonerville is named after layout artist J. Michael Spooner, who designed many of the background layouts for the series.
In "Axed by Addition," Max uses the "Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard" line to distract the doctors from performing surgery on PJ. This line was from the Three Stooges short, Men in Black. G. G. "Goofy" Goof is the single father of Max Goof. In the pilot episode, he and his son move next door to the Petes from their trailer home in another city. Goofy's biggest weaknesses are his short attention span and clumsiness, he drives his neighbor Pete up the proverbial wall. Goofy is calm and turns the other cheek when Pete insults him. Though he does get angry and defensive toward Pete when the offense goes too far, but is forgiving and still considers Pete to be his best friend no matter how Pete is mean to him. Maximilian "Max" Goof", is the son and only child of Goofy, he is 11½ years old, is in the same grade as his best friend P. J. at their junior high school. While he is active and friendly, he can be cunning and/or coercive when pushed or tricked, sometimes on par with Pete, he loves his dad, is close to him, but wishes he would be a little more normal, feeling at times embarrassed by his father's clumsy and doting behavior.
His interests in the series include skateboarding, video games, rock music and outwitting bullies. Waffles is the Goofs' male pet cat, he is a victim of the various hi-jinks that go on between his owners and their neighbors, the Petes. At times, Waffles is sneaky and self-serving trying to find ways to please himself with either a little extra food or messing with the Petes' dog Chainsaw, with whom Waffles has an antagonizing relationship. Other times, he exhibits a more laid-back attitude, lazily lying about comfortably minding his own business, wanting nothing more than some peace and quiet isolated from all the surrounding craziness of the Goofs' and Petes' lives. Peter "Pete" Pete Sr. is a used-car salesman, who lives with his beautiful wife and two children, his son P. J. and his daughter Pistol. He and his family live next door to Goofy, he is dishonest, ab
Peter Press Maravich, known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. Maravich was born in Aliquippa, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, raised in the Carolinas. Maravich starred in college at Louisiana State University, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He played for three NBA teams until injuries forced his retirement in 1980, he is the all-time leading NCAA Division I scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. All of his accomplishments were achieved before the adoption of the three point line and shot clock, despite being unable to play varsity as a freshman under then-NCAA rules. One of the youngest players inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as "perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history". In an April 2010 interview, Hall of Fame player John Havlicek said that "the best ball-handler of all time was Pete Maravich". Maravich's dedication to improving his game was like no other.
Maravich would go to a dribble in the aisle as he watched the movie. Maravich struggled in his relationship with his father, his father was his demanding of his son. Maravich was said to have been worked hard by Press Maravich. Maravich died at age 40 during a pick up game in 1988 as a consequence of a undetected heart defect. Pete Maravich was born to Petar "Press" Maravich and Helen Gravor Maravich in Aliquippa, a steel town in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Maravich amazed his family and friends with his basketball abilities from an early age, he enjoyed a close but demanding father-son relationship that motivated him toward achievement and fame in the sport. Maravich's father was the son of a former professional player-turned-coach, he showed him the fundamentals starting. Obsessively, Maravich spent hours practicing ball control tricks, head fakes, long-range shots. Maravich played high school varsity ball at Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina, a year before being old enough to attend the school.
While at Daniel from 1961 to 1963, Maravich participated in the school's first-ever game against a team from an all-black school. In 1963 his father departed from his position as head basketball coach at Clemson University and joined the coaching staff at North Carolina State University; the Maravich family's subsequent move to Raleigh, North Carolina, allowed Pete to attend Needham B. Broughton High School, his high school years saw the birth of his famous moniker. From his habit of shooting the ball from his side, as if he were holding a revolver, Maravich became known as "Pistol" Pete Maravich, he graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School in 1965 and attended Edwards Military Institute, where he averaged 33 points per game. Pete never did not like Edwards Military institute, it was known that Press Maravich was protective of Maravich and would guard against any issue that may come up during his adolescence. Press threatened to shoot Pete with a 45 caliber gun if he got into trouble. Maravich was 6 feet 4 inches in high school and was getting ready to play in college when his father took a coaching position at Louisiana State University.
At that time NCAA rules prohibited first-year students from playing at varsity level, which forced Maravich to play on the freshman team. In his first game, Maravich put up 50 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists against Southeastern Louisiana College. In only three years playing on the varsity team at LSU, Maravich scored 3,667 points—1,138 of those in 1967-68, 1,148 in 1968-69, 1,381 in 1969-70—while averaging 43.8, 44.2, 44.5 points per game. For his collegiate career, the 6'5" guard averaged 44.2 points per game in 83 contests and led the NCAA in scoring for each of his three seasons. Maravich's long-standing collegiate scoring record is notable when three factors are taken into account: First, because of the NCAA rules that prohibited him from taking part in varsity competition during his first year as a student, Maravich was prevented from adding to his career record for a full quarter of his time at LSU. During this first year, Maravich scored 741 points in freshman competition. Second, Maravich played before the advent of the three-point line.
This significant difference has raised speculation regarding just how much higher his records would be, given his long-range shooting ability and how such a component might have altered his play. Writing for ESPN.com, Bob Carter stated, "Though Maravich played before the 3-point shot was established, he loved gunning from long range." It has been reported that former LSU coach Dale Brown charted every shot Maravich scored and concluded that, if his shots from three-point range had been counted as three points, Maravich's average would have totaled 57 points per game. Third, the shot clock had not yet been instituted in NCAA play during Maravich's college career. More than 40 years however, many of his NCAA and LSU records still stand. Maravich was a three-time All-American. Though he never appeared in the NCAA tournament, Maravich played a key role in turning around a lackluster program that had posted a 3–20 record in the season prior to his arrival. Pete Maravich finished his college career in the 1970 National Invitation Tournament, where LSU finished fourth.
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Frank Boardman "Pistol Pete" Eaton was a scout, Indian fighter, cowboy. Eaton was born in 1860 in Hartford, at the age of eight, he moved with his family to Twin Mound, Kansas; when Eaton was eight years old, his father, a vigilante, was shot in cold blood by six former Confederates, who during the war had served with the Quantrill Raiders. The six men, from the Campsey and the Ferber clans, rode with the southerners who after the war called themselves "Regulators". In 1868, Mose Beaman, his father's friend, said to Frank, "My boy, may an old man's curse rest upon you, if you do not try to avenge your father"; that same year, Mose taught him to handle a gun. At the age of fifteen, before setting off to avenge his father's death, Eaton said he visited Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, a cavalry fort, to learn more about how to handle a gun. Although too young to join the army, he outshot everyone at the fort and competed with the cavalry's best marksmen, beating them every time. Eaton claimed that after many competitions, the fort's commanding officer, Colonel John Joseph Coppinger, gave Frank a marksmanship badge and a new nickname, "Pistol Pete."
Like many of his tales, this may not be factual. During his teen years, Eaton wrote. From his first days as a lawman, he was said to "pack the fastest guns in the Indian Territory." By the end of his career, Eaton would have eleven notches on his gun. Eaton was said to have been given a cross by a girlfriend, which he wore around his neck and which saved his life when it deflected a bullet during a gunfight, he would write that, "I’d rather have the prayers of a good woman in a fight than half a dozen hot guns: she’s talking to Headquarters". Eaton claimed to serve as a U. S. Deputy Marshall under “hanging judge” Isaac Parker until late in life, but no documentation of this could be found by the Curator of the US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas. At twenty-nine, he joined the land rush to Oklahoma Territory, he settled southwest of Perkins, Oklahoma where he served as sheriff and became a blacksmith. He was married twice, had nine children, 31 grandchildren, lived to see three great-great-grandchildren.
He died on April 8, 1958 at the age of 97. Frank Eaton lived the life of a true cowboy, he carried a loaded.45 Colt and said "I'd rather have a pocket full of rocks than an empty gun." He was known to throw a coin in the air and shoot it before it hit the ground. The common saying in the mid-western United States, "hotter than Pete's pistol," traces back to Eaton's shooting skills, along with his legendary pursuit of his father's killers. Frank Eaton wrote two books, his first, was an autobiography titled Veteran of the Old West: Pistol Pete, which tells a tale of his life as a Deputy United States Marshal and cowboy. Much of the story of his deputization appears to be fictional, however, as there are no corroborating sources for his claims and there is no record of the Deputy US Marshal and US Judge mentioned, his second book, published thirty years after his death, is entitled Campfire Stories: Remembrances of a Cowboy Legend. Campfire Stories is a collection of yarns and recollections that Frank Eaton would tell to the many visitors that came to sit on his front porch in Perkins, Oklahoma.
He is buried in the Perkins Cemetery in Oklahoma. After seeing Eaton ride a horse in the 1923 Armistice Day parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Cowgirl "SPO" Phillips and Cowpoke "Real Deal" Rieger, a group of Oklahoma A&M College students decided that Eaton's "Pistol Pete" would be a suitable mascot for the school; the college had been known as the "Princeton of the Prairie" with a tiger mascot and colors of orange and black. Many at the school were unhappy with the "Tigers" mascot and felt "Pistol Pete," symbolic of the American Old West and Oklahoma's land run roots, better represented the college. Soon afterward, The Oklahoma Times began calling A&M's teams the "Cowboys" rather than the Aggies. "Cowboys" and "Aggies" were used interchangeably until the school became Oklahoma State in 1957, "Cowboys" became the sole nickname. However, it was not until 1958; the familiar caricature of "Pistol Pete" was sanctioned in 1984 by the university as a licensed symbol. In more recent years, the University of Wyoming and New Mexico State University began using variations of OSU's artwork as logos for their schools.
To this day, his likeness is a visible reminder of the Old West to millions of people yearly as a symbol of colleges whose mascots pay homage to the cowboy. NMSU updated their logo design, distinct from the OSU logo of Pistol Pete. On March 15, 1997, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame posthumously honored Frank Eaton with the prestigious Director's Award. Eaton's youngest daughter Elizabeth Wise, together with Oklahoma State University President James Halligan, accepted the award for Eaton Pistol Pete Frank Eaton Collection OSU Library Special Collections and University Archives Frank Eaton Historic Home Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Trust Pistol Pete Interview Series Oklahoma Oral History Research Program
Harold Patrick Reiser, nicknamed "Pistol Pete", was an outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1940s and early 1950s. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, for the Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. A native of St. Louis, Reiser signed with his hometown Cardinals, but at age 19 he was among a group of minor league players declared free agents by Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Cardinal general manager Branch Rickey—mortified at losing a player of Reiser's caliber—arranged for the Dodgers to sign Reiser, hide him in the minors trade him back to St. Louis at a date, but Reiser's stellar performances in spring training in both 1939 and 1940 forced the Dodgers to keep him. In 1941, his first season as a regular starter, Reiser helped the Dodgers win the pennant for the first time since 1920, he was a sensation that year, winning the National League batting title while leading the league in doubles, runs scored and slugging percentage. He was named a starter to the All-Star team and placed second in MVP balloting.
On July 19 of the following year, Reiser crashed face-first into the outfield wall in St. Louis, trying to catch what turned out to be a game-winning inside-the-park home run by Enos Slaughter of the rival Cardinals in the bottom of the 11th inning; the loss cut the Dodgers' lead over the Cardinals to six games. Despite missing just four games with the resulting concussion, he batted only.244 over his final 48 games that season, dropping his batting average from.350 to.310 for the year. The Dodgers ended up losing the pennant by two games to the Cardinals, who won 20 of their last 23 games and the World Series. Reiser gave great effort on every play in the field, was therefore injury-prone, he fractured his skull running into an outfield wall on one occasion, was temporarily paralyzed on another, was taken off the field on a stretcher a record 11 times. Leo Durocher, Reiser's first major league manager, reflected many years that in terms of talent and potential, there was only one other player comparable to Reiser: Willie Mays.
He said, "Pete had more power than Willie—left-handed and right-handed both. He had everything but luck."Reiser, a switch hitter who sometimes restricted himself to batting left-handed because of injury, served in the United States Army during World War II, playing baseball for Army teams. While serving, he had to learn to throw with both arms. Durocher said, "And he could throw at least as good as Willie right-handed and left-handed." When Reiser returned to the majors in 1946, he was still suffering from a shoulder injury from playing Army baseball. He said: "It wasn't as serious as the head injuries, but it did more to end my career; the shoulder kept popping out of place, more bone chips developed, there was constant pain in the arm and shoulder." He was never the same hitter he was early in his career, but was still as fast as stealing home a record seven times in 1946. In 1948, Ebbets Field became the first ballpark with padded outfield walls due to Reiser's penchant for running into them.
Reiser managed in the minors for several years, winning the 1959 Minor League Manager of the Year Award from The Sporting News. He served as a coach on Walter Alston's Los Angeles Dodger staff from 1960 to 1964. However, he was forced out in 1965 as manager of the AAA Spokane Indians as the result of a heart attack, his replacement was Duke Snider -- the man. When Leo Durocher became manager of the Chicago Cubs in 1966, he brought many of his former players to coach on his staff. Reiser was one of them, he coached for the California Angels in 1970–71. In 1981, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig included him in their book "The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time." They used what they called "Smoky Joe Wood Syndrome" to explain why a exceptional player whose career was curtailed by injury—despite not having had career statistics that would quantitatively rank him with the all-time greats—should nonetheless be included on their list. Reiser died in Palm Springs, California, of respiratory disease at 62, was buried at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
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Pistol Pete (New Mexico State University Athletics)
Since 2013, NMSU's athletics logo has been a caricature of Old West gunfighter and lawman Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, copied from that of Oklahoma State. Pistol Pete is portrayed by a NMSU student dressed in traditional cowboy attire, including a cowboy hat, a vest, chaps, armed with twirling pistols. NMSU licenses Pistol Pete from Oklahoma State University for $10/year as part of a settlement of a copyright infringement lawsuit. A proposed new statue of Pistol Pete at the enterence of NMSU was dropped in 2019 amid controversy, as some faculty opposed the statue as inappropriate. Pistol Pete was disarmed in 2005 as part of a plan to rebrand the university on the national stage. Pete's pistol was replaced with a lasso, his name was officially abbreviated to "Pete." The costumed mascot seen at games lost his six shooters and holster belt in favor of a lasso. The disarming of Pete led to a massive uproar among alumni and outsiders demanding the return of Pete's guns. Popular T-shirts worn around campus featured the old Pistol Pete logo modified to show an oversized gun in his hand, with the slogan “Who Brings a Lasso to a Gunfight?”
The decision was criticized by Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly during his "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day" segment. The most popular nickname given to the unpopular new mascot was "Lasso Larry." After one year the university revamped the cartoonish mascot in favor of a real student dressed in more traditional cowboy attire, carrying a holster belt and six shooters, wearing a black cowboy hat. The "Pistol Pete" name was restored. In 2007, NMSU modified the logo to remove the lasso and once again depict Pistol Pete carrying pistols, this is now the official athletics logo. In 2009, the Pistol Pete mascot was suspended for one game by the Western Athletic Conference for fighting with Utah State's mascot, Big Blue, during a 2009 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament game. Pistol Pete on Facebook Pistol Pete on Twitter Pistol Pete at NMStateSports.com