That sound you hear is the air coming out of the UTEP basketball program’s balloon.

The Miners probably wouldn’t tell us how many season tickets holders they gained because of Isaac Hamilton and the other golden children in UTEP’s Top-10 recruiting class even if they could; but it was probably sizable or head coach Tim Floyd would never have told the El Paso Times, “People have bought season tickets based on our having Isaac."

That certainly set off the national media. Click the link below to see my column on who loses most in this deal.