Aggie Volleyball Falls In Five Sets Against UC Santa Barbara

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LAS VEGAS, NV - After sweeping the first match of the day, New Mexico State (1-1) was unable to go 2-0 after falling in five tightly contested sets to UC Santa Barbara (1-1). UCSB claimed the match with a 30-28, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 13-15 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls At Valparaiso, 2-0

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VALPARAISO, IN - Despite stellar play from sophomore Ashley Martin, the Aggie defense couldn't fend off a persistent Valparaiso offense in the second half as the New Mexico State women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Crusaders Friday night at Brown Field.

"Valpo did a very good job making it a physical game," Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. "I was proud of our effort from beginning to end, but unfortunately we couldn't execute our game plan the way we wanted."

Valparaiso's (1-2-0) April Cronin came out of the gates firing, testing the Aggie (0-3-0) defense and Martin with a shot just 1:39 into the game. The Aggies responded well and took three-straight shots at the Crusader's keeper with two coming on goal. Audriana Chavez's second shot was a rocket towards the net, but was blocked by Valpo's defense.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Great Danes In Season Opener

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LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State volleyball open the 2016 season with a bang sweeping Albany in straight sets. The Aggies took the decision 25-22, 25-12, 25-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Larry Rose III Selected For Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State football running back Larry Rose III has been selected for the Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List, announced the Rotary Club of Houston on Thursday. Rotary Lombardi Award, in its 47th year, is given to the player that best exemplifies the discipline, virtue and wisdom that defined Vincent Lombardi's exceptional brand of leadership.

After an impressive freshman season where Rose III rushed for 1,102 yards, the Fairfield, Texas native racked up a record-breaking 1,651 rushing yards on his way to an AP All-American Third Team selection and Sun Belt Conference Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year title. By season’s end, Rose III became the first back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher for the Aggies since Denvis Manns rushed for over 1,000 yards during his four seasons in the Crimson and White.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 08/24/16 :: 2016 Season Preview The big hole to fill this season is in the middle replacing Gwen Murphy but this is something you’ve had to do before, it seems like about every three or four years you have to replace an all-world player and this is no exception.
Mike Jordan: You try to do it with balance. You don’t want to have to ask someone to do the impossible and carry the same kind of numbers that Gwen had for instance. I think at 23-all it was pretty clear that we were going to try to set Gwen. This year this team is going to be tougher to figure out for opposing teams. We’ve got four arms that are I’m pretty impressed with. I think Sasha [Thomas], Jordan [Abalos], Tatyana [Battle] and Kassie [Tohm] are all high kill percentage type players. We’re just trying to add one or two more in the 6-2 and see what they can do. They’re new players, a lot of them, that are vying for those spots. They’ve got some physical ability and some pretty good competition right now. Kassie Tohm is a player that got some playing time last year and there were some things you wanted to see her get better at. Has she gotten better at those things in the offseason and what do you expect from her this season?
MJ: She has. She played more as a freshman on that team that was really young a couple years ago and then last year with Nash moving to the right and of course having Nathalie Castellanos there, Kassie wound up on the bench, not because she wasn’t capable of putting up numbers but she just wasn’t as well rounded a player as those two were. She’s developed, she’s a better blocker, she handles the ball better, she’s a more functional player which is the word we like to use. She can do multiple things. We’re expecting her to have a good year. I think she’s got the competitiveness and the confidence is growing all the time. We should see a pretty good effort from her on a daily basis.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls At Northern Arizona 1-0

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team came up short Monday afternoon in its match against Northern Arizona on Max Spilsbury Field at Lumberjack Stadium.

Northern Arizona took an early 1-0 lead on the foot of Adrian Nixt at the 17:03 mark during the Lumberjacks’ counterattack. The Aggies had three chances to score soon after thanks to three-straight corner kicks, but couldn’t convert on either set pieces.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Drops Season Opener At UTEP, 5-0

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EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team did not get the result it wanted in its 2016 season opener Friday night at University Field, falling 5-0 to I-10 rival UTEP.

After a back-and-forth start with both attacking fronts getting good looks at the goal, the Miners were able convert on their second corner kick opportunity at the 14:30 mark on a header by Aleah Davis.

"I was proud of the way we played I the first half," Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. "In the second half, we allowed an early goal and our youth and inexperience showed through. We know what we're capable of and we're much better than what the scoreboard showed tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Inks Deal With TuneIn Radio For Streaming Audio Distribution

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DALLAS, TX - Aggie sports fans can listen to TuneIn for live streaming and on-demand radio broadcasts this season as New Mexico State Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties, announced today a multi-year partnership with the world’s largest audio network.

The new streaming agreement between Learfield and TuneIn provides Aggie fans complimentary access to a dedicated channel to find NM State game action and related sports programming. TuneIn will air live football and men’s basketball games, as well as coaches’ shows. TuneIn also will air live select women’s basketball, baseball and softball game broadcasts throughout the season.

With Bravo Mic Communications becoming NM State Athletics’ new flagship station recently, Aggie fans now have more options to stay connected on 99.5 FM KXPZ locally and abroad thanks to the new TuneIn partnership.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Picked To Win WAC In Preseason Coaches Poll

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference volleyball coaches have selected NM State to win the WAC regular-season crown in 2016. The coaches also voted on the preseason award winners and Aggie junior middle hitter Sasha-Lee Thomas was the pick for WAC Preseason Player of the Year.

NM State received six of the first-place votes and 48 total points to earn the top spot in the poll. CSU Bakersfield earned one first-place vote and 38 total points, followed by Seattle U with one first-place vote and 34 points in third place. UMKC was picked to finish fourth with 31 points, followed by Utah Valley in fifth with 27 points. UT Rio Grande Valley was picked sixth with 24 points, while Grand Canyon and Chicago State round out the poll with 15 and seven points, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Green Adds Davis To NMSU Baseball Coaching Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State baseball head coach Brian Green announced the addition of Terry Davis as an assistant coach on Tuesday. Davis comes to Las Cruces after serving as an assistant coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.  Continue Reading This Post >>