NMSU Softball Drops Series Finale With No. 17/13 Kentucky

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball fell to No. 17 Kentucky in the series finale on Sunday at the NM State Softball Complex. Despite taking an early lead in the second inning, NM State fell to the Wildcats 10-2.

"Overall, I think it was a great weekend. Having the opportunity to play a top-ranked team gave us the chance to evaluate where we are and where we want to be," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "I believe we did a lot of things right this weekend. The series gave us the opportunity to identify some things that we need to work on before we play again but I'm very proud of the overall effort from our team this weekend. "  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Upsets No. 17 Kentucky To Open 2018 Season

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team started the season on a high note when the Aggies took down No. 17 Kentucky 12-9 and 10-6 at the NM State Softball Complex to open the season.

"I really challenged to team to come out, be who we are and play hard," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We got great contributions both offensively and defensively. I liked the looks I got from the pitchers in the circle. We've got a good mix of a staff. Not only was our short game good tonight but out power hitters came out and did what we hoped they would do with the runners on base. It was a great start and we know it's back to work tomorrow."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Rallies For 74-70 Win Over Grand Canyon

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Clutch free-throws down the stretch in the final 2:26 minutes of play lifted the New Mexico State men’s basketball team past Grand Canyon Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 12,898 inside the Pan American Center, 74-70.

The over-capacity crowd played a significant role in the win Saturday night, fueling the Aggies in the final minutes of play while also disrupting the GCU offense to the tune of just 1-of-8 shooting in the final five minutes of play.

New Mexico State (23-3, 9-0 WAC), winners of 11-straight after Saturday’s thrilling victory, have been solid from the free-throw line lately and used it to its advantage. The Aggies knocked down 8-of-10 from the charity stripe in the final five minutes of action en route to their win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls 50-34 At GCU

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team closed out a three-game road swing in Phoenix, Ariz. against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon at GCU Arena on Saturday. A tough game shooting plagued the Aggies and they fell to the Lopes, 50-34.

Shooting looked to be the kryptonite of each team as the game opened. The first basket came 1:37 into the contest when Gia Pack knocked down a jumper for NM State (RECORD). Grand Canyon (RECORD) proceeded to go on a 7-2 run for the first lead change of the contest.

Through the first 10 minutes of action, the Aggies trailed the Lopes 12-8. The GCU lead came off a pair of made three-pointers, the only two of the opening quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - For an 11th-straight season, the New Mexico State women's cross country team was recognized as an NCAA Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Friday.

"The number of years in a row our women's teams have won this award is a testament to how ingrained academic success has become within the team's culture. It is something that started a long time ago and our level of academic expectation has been passed down year after year," assistant coach Joseph Rath said. "Distance running requires a lot of self-discipline and focus that I have always felt transfers over well to the classroom. These young ladies have shown once again that you can balance training, racing and school at a consistently high level."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Signs Eight To 2018 Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The ink is finally dry for the eight future Aggies that signed their National Letter of Intent to play soccer at New Mexico State on Thursday afternoon first-year head coach Rob Baarts announced.

“I am excited to add such a well-rounded class to the Aggie soccer family,” Baarts said. “We have a good mixture of technical talent, on the offensive end, along with strong athletic defenders to help shore up the back line. We are looking forward to bringing an exciting and flowing brand of soccer to the Aggie fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Races Past Bakersfield 69-43

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Balanced scoring and another 20-rebound night from Jemerrio Jones saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team overpower CSU Bakersfield Thursday night 69-43 at the Pan American Center. The win pushed Aggie win-streak to 10-straight with an overall record of 21-3 and 8-0 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.

Jones, who finished with six points and 20 rebounds for the second-consecutive game, added three assists and two steals to his line while Zach Lofton recorded a game-high 14 points.

The last and only time an Aggie tallied 20 rebounds in back-to-back games was Sam Lacey during the Final Four year (1969-70). The 6-10 center did so against Montana State (2/9/70) and Air Force (2/14/70).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Bakersfield 62-52

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took on CSU Bakersfield in a battle of No. 1 versus No. 2 in Western Athletic Conference play at the Icardo center on Thursday night. Despite leading late into the third quarter

NM State (12-10, 6-2 WAC) allowed CSU Bakersfield (13-10, 7-2 WAC) to open the game on a 5-0 run, but the Aggies quickly answered with a 7-0 run of their own to grab their first lead just 6:39 in. A scoring drought of 2:17 highlighted stout defense for each side before NM State closed out with the final three baskets of the first quarter to lead Bakersfield 16-11.

The beginning of the second quarter featured aggressive defensive play from each side prior to Gia Pack knocking down a three-pointer to open up the scoring at the 8:34 mark. The teams began to trade baskets before a media stoppage in which NM State led Bakersfield 24-20 with 4:39 remaining in the first half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Adds Eight To 2018 Recruiting Class

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin inked 10 players for the 2018 season on National Signing Day. Martin added eight Aggies out of high school and two JUCO transfers.

“I would like to congratulate our outstanding coaching staff on putting together an incredible class of Aggie Football players,” said head football coach Doug Martin. “We were able to ride the wave of enthusiasm and excitement from the Arizona Bowl win and wins over rivals UTEP and UNM to attract this group of players that will help NM State football continue its success. This is the beginning of a great story! Go Aggies!”

Mike Edwards
6-3 | 230 | Freshman | DE
Muskogee HS | Muskogee, Okla.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Picked To Finish Second In WAC, Fishback And Bradish Named Preseason Player And Pitcher Of The Year

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DENVER, CO – The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2018 baseball preseason honors on Wednesday morning. New Mexico State’s Mason Fishback and Kyle Bradish were selected as WAC Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. In total four Aggies were selected for the 2018 Preseason All-WAC Team, which led the conference.

Fishback was named a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Second Team All-American and earned First Team All-WAC honors in 2017. The catcher became just the second player in program history to earn Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-American honors. In 53 starts the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native boasted a .365 batting average to go along with 16 doubles, eight home runs and 52 runs batted in.  Continue Reading This Post >>