Know The Foe :: Warhawk Q&A With Warhawk Report

UL Monroe is having a down year at 3-7. The season started out well with the team going 3-1 early but six straight losses have eliminated the Warhawks from postseason contention. What has been the biggest reason for the six game slide? Aside from the losses at Arkansas State and Kentucky, all of the others have one-possession losses.
Football is often said to be a game of inches, and the Warhawks have fully experienced that this season. 18 points is the total point difference over the past four games. Some of the woes have been to injuries, while the bulk of the issues has just been lack of execution and bad offensive line play. All of last season saw the offensive line allow just 27 sacks; through 10 games, the line has surrendered 41. This has really made the offense one dimensional with 5th year senior Pete Thomas having to throw the ball an average of 44 times per game over the past four contest, compared to senior running back Centarius Donald rushing for just 47 yards per game over the same span.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Lose Shootout At Sacramento State, 93-85

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SACRAMENTO, CA - Shanice Davis scored a game-high 23 points but New Mexico State couldn’t keep up with Sacramento State and fell 93-85 Thursday evening at The Nest.

The Aggies started the game off on the right foot and midway through the first half opened up an 11-4 lead.

However, the Hornets (1-3) went on a quick 9-0 run and took a 13-11 lead. For the remainder of the first stanza both teams traded baskets and SSU went into halftime with a 36-33 advantage.

SSU, who runs a fast-break offense, opened the second stanza on an 18-8 run and led 54-41 at the 14:37 mark.

Despite keeping up with the Hornets’ high-octane offense for the majority of the game, the Aggies had a difficult time gaining traction late. In the final 10 minutes NM State cut to within six points on four separate occasions.

The Hornets won the game on the boards and outrebounded the Aggies 48-38, including 23-2 in second-chance points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

DeVoe Wins AQHA Horsemanship Challenge

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senior Lauren DeVoe won the 2014 AQHA Horsemanship Challenge Thursday evening at Jim Norick Arena .

For this collegiate competition, riders were mounted on unfamiliar horses, donated to the event by AQHA Professional Horsemen and Horsewomen.

"We were thrilled to be a part of this great event. Lauren rode with brilliance and showed each horse in each round with confidence,” NM State head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. “Her finals pattern was flawless. I am very proud of her accomplishment."

The AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge blends the styles of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and National Collegiate Equestrian Association competition, drawing the best horsemanship athletes from each organization.

Aggie Volleyball Signs Four

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball head coach Mike Jordan announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2015 season on Thursday, including two players from the state of New Mexico.

Tatyana Battle, Briana Ainsworth, Bryn Popovich and Megan Hart have all signed on to begin playing for Jordan and the Aggies beginning next season.

“It’s an athletic class filled with a lot of size, which is something we need,” Jordan said. “They all come from winning backgrounds and they’re all great young women, we’re excited to have them all.”

Battle just finished her volleyball career at Cibola High School in Albuquerque by leading the Cougars to the 6A state championship. The 6-0 outside hitter led her team to a straight-set win in the championship match over No. 1 Rio Rancho after posting a match-high 21 kills.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 11/19/14 You had your second bye of the season. What did you see development-wise from your team this week?
Doug Martin: I liked the way the guys worked and responded this week. They’re still practicing hard and they’ve got a lot of energy about them still. We worked pretty hard on the kicking game this week to try to get Max Johnson back on track for the last two games. Most of the staff was out recruiting so it was a skeleton crew here so it was a lot of work on fundamentals and just getting guys healthy. The biggest thing was recruiting this week. The last two seasons you’ve had two bye weeks, this time you had them pretty late in the season. How beneficial has that been having two bye weeks late in the season, particularly for this team because it’s a fairly young team?
DM: That’s the big key right there. With how many true freshmen we’re playing, those bye weeks were really helpful because this is the time of year where the freshmen, the season starts to get really long for them, their bodies start to break down a little bit because they haven’t had that year in the weight room yet. It came at a good time as opposed to early in the year it wouldn’t have had as much meaning for us. That was a blessing for us.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Hoops Picks Up 86-65 Victory Over Northern Colorado In Home Opener

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior guard Daniel Mullings placed his name into the New Mexico State history books Wednesday night as he led the Aggies to a home-opening 86-65 walloping of Northern Colorado at the Pan American Center.

Mullings poured in 20 points and once again led the team with eight rebounds and six assists as he ran his career total to 1,457 points to pass the late Aggie Legend Sam Lacey’s 1,448 points as 10th on the NM State career scoring list.

Mullings also snagged three steals to tie William Benjamin in second on the Aggies career steals chart with 209.

NM State (1-2) broke open a tight game eight minutes in with a 10-0 run over a two-and-a half minute stretch and the Bears (1-2) never got back in the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Four Aggies Earn All-WAC Volleyball Honors

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team picked up four individual conference awards on Wednesday as the Western Athletic Conference announced its All-WAC and All-Freshman teams along with the WAC Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year.

Aggie juniors Gwen Murphy and Nathalie Castellanos picked up All-WAC second team honors while middle blocker Sasha-Lee Thomas and outside hitter Jordan Abalos were placed on the WAC All-Freshman team.

“Well deserved congratulations to all four players,” Aggie head coach Mike Jordan said. “They’ve all worked hard and are deserving of their honors. We’re very proud of them and their work ethic.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Anthony January To Miss 2014-15 Season

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Marvin Menzies announced today that forward Anthony January will get further medical treatment for his injured ankle that will force him to miss the 2014-15 basketball season.

A 6-8 sophomore transfer from Los Angeles, Calif./Taft via Cerritos JC suffered the injury during preseason practice with the Aggies.

“Obviously not having Anthony will have a huge impact this season,” said Menzies. “But more importantly, this will allow him to get healthy as soon as possible and have a full recovery.”

NM State will seek a hardship waiver for January because of the medical condition.

January was a four-star recruit and high school all-American coming out of Los Angeles’ Taft High School. He averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds as a senior in leading his team to a 29-5 overall record.

Boise State Fights past Aggie Women's Hoops, 70-45

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BOISE, ID - Junior Shanice Davis scored a team-high nine points, however, New Mexico State struggled to find its groove and dropped a 70-45 decision to Boise State Tuesday evening at the Taco Bell Arena.

The Aggies shot 30 percent (17-of-57), while BSU hit 44 percent (27-of-61) of its shots from the field.

“We have to give them credit,” NM State associate head coach Tamera Inoue said following the game. “They executed their game plan and we struggled to find good shots.”

NM State kept it close early. At 18:30 in the opening stanza Moriah Mack forced a turnover and Brianna Freeman converted a jumper to give the Aggies a 5-2 lead.

The two teams then traded baskets and Abby Scott drilled a deep 3-pointer at 11:21 to tie it at 10-10.

However, the Broncos (2-0) went on a 14-2 run that lasted nearly five minutes and built a comfortable 24-12 lead. BSU went into halftime with a 35-17 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Hoops' Road Woes Continue With 83-71 Loss At St. Mary's

MORAGA, CA - The New Mexico State men's basketball team couldn't overcome a nearly 12 minute field goal drought that spanned the late first and early second half as they lost 83-71 to St. Mary's on Tuesday morning at the McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif.  Continue Reading This Post >>