This is not a good look, Colorado State:
Let’s play I Spy. I spy with my little eye an error that easily could have been detected with spellcheck. Or an atlas. You got it: the correct spelling of the Rocky Mountain State ends in an “o”, not multiple vowels. As it stands, Colorado State apparently sent out a number of these scholarship offers, all of which arrived on August 1, the first day that athletes in the Class of 2017 are eligible to receive a written offer.
The program apparently caught on to its own error quickly, as nearly all evidence of the error has been expunged from social media, replaced by perfectly appropriate scholarship offers that reference “Colorado State Football” rather than “Coloradao State Football”.
We have no idea how many potential Rams, if any, were turned off by the spelling error. One would imagine at least some prospective students would be troubled by an institution of higher learning misspelling its own name, from a school using academics as part of a plan to help sway the Big XII to offer it membership, at that. Still, there can’t be too many troubled athletes, as most sent out a “corrected” Tweet with a properly spelled offer later in the day.
After all, everyone makes mistakes, particularly of the spelling variety. Some, such as the ones out of Fort Collins, Colo., just seem to come at particularly inopportune times.