Breaking: New Mexico State men’s basketball program suspended indefinitely amid allegations

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On Friday evening, the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team suspended operations “until further notice,” according to a university official, due to alleged hazing allegations, not related to the shooting that took place in Albuquerque late last year.

In a statement from the university, “New Mexico State University is suspending operations for the men’s basketball program until further notice. NMSU personnel were recently informed of new allegations, separate from the events that took place late last year.”

The NMSU men’s basketball program dealt with a fatal shooting that involved player, Mike Peake and four University of New Mexico students, that took place back in November of 2022. The ongoing investigation has been looming on the back of the program for the entirety of the season.

The university said in a later statement that the entire NMSU coaching staff will be placed on paid administrative leave during the duration of the investigation.

The Aggies were scheduled to play Cal Baptist on Saturday, Feb. 11, but a university official made it clear that the game is canceled.

The Board of Regents released a statement regarding the suspension of the program. “The New Mexico State University Board of Regents were informed this evening of the suspension of operations for the men’s basketball program. The board supports the action taken by the university leaders and is confident a full and thorough investigation will be conducted.”

The Aggies are currently (9-15) overall and (2-10) in WAC play. Sources close to the university are unable to see the men’s program lacing up again at all for the remainder of the season.

Stadium’s Jeff Goodman was first to report alleged hazing within the NMSU program.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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