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NCAA makes steps toward allowing student-athletes to profit

The NCAA is making strides toward allowing student-athletes to profit off name, image and likeness

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer

May 20, 2020

The NCAA Board of Directors announced April 29 they support rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics.  The debate regarding whether college athletes should be compensated for their name, image and lik...

Huntley becomes latest Aggie drafted into NFL

With the 172nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Swiss army-back Jason Huntley.

James Martin, Sports Editor

April 27, 2020

The elite group of Aggie brethren to get drafted into the National Football League added a member over the weekend, with the Detroit Lions selecting do-it-all running back Jason Huntley with the 172nd pick of the fifth round of this year’s first-ever virtual NFL Draft. The selection marked the 43rd time an New Me...

NM State athletics continues to add talent despite recruiting dead period

New Mexico State adds five football signees, three volleyball signees and three women's basketball signees on April 15.

James Martin, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

The coronavirus may have put a halt to sporting events worldwide and forced the suspension of active recruiting throughout the entire NCAA, but that didn't stop New Mexico State from making some big additions on signing day. The Aggies added five signees to the football program, three to the volleyba...

NCAA grants eligibility extension to spring athletes, 39 NM State seniors affected

Student athletes for spring sport athletes have been granted the opportunity to extend their eligibility for a year following the cancellation of NCAA events.

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer

April 6, 2020

Last week the NCAA Division I Council officially made the decision to extend eligibility for spring sport athletes as a result of COVID-19 bringing an early end to the athletic year. This excludes winter sport athletes despite many not being able to finish their season, but will allow all spring sp...

Lost season for NM State baseball was on its way to being special

Nick Gonzales and company were on their way to one of the best seasons in program history before the cancellation of all NCAA events for the remainder of the athletic year cut that short.

James Martin, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

With the sports world coming to a complete halt, there’s not much more to do than reflect on what was lost, and what could have been; a prime example being the potentially historic 2020 New Mexico State baseball season. It wasn't a month ago when the Aggies walked off the field for the last time follo...

NCAA to pursue eligibility extension for spring sport athletes

The NCAA is making strides toward allowing student-athletes to profit off name, image and likeness

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer

March 20, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA announced that it will pursue granting athletes in spring sports another year of eligibility after canceling all remaining winter and spring competition, giving athletes the opportunity to not miss out on their seasons because of something entirely out of t...

WAC cancels all competition for the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic year

The athletic year for New Mexico State is over as a result of the Coronavirus.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

After what’s been hell on earth in the world of sports over the past week, the Western Athletic Conference officially declared that all sports for the remainder of the athletic year have been cancelled in response to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. “The Western Athletic Conference Board of Directors voted o...

Western Athletic Conference tournament cancelled amid COVID-19

A near empty Orleans Arena in Las Vegas after the cancellation of the WAC Basketball Tournaments.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

After much deliberation, the Western Athletic Conference Board of Directors has decided to cancel the remainder of the WAC Basketball Tournament and suspend any further spring athletics competition until further notice, per the recommendation from the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel, according to a...

Aggies kick off tournament with resounding win in Pack’s return to action

Rodrea Echols pulls up on the UTRGV defense to bury a mid-range jumper in NM State's 73-61 win.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The New Mexico State women’s basketball team managed to pull off the mini-upset in their opening round game of the WAC Tournament against UT Rio Grande Valley, downing the Vipers 73-61 to set up a repeat of the Aggies’ second round matchup from last year against UMKC Friday afternoon. After givin...

NM State women’s basketball peaking just in time for conference tournament

Gia Pack is due to make her comeback to the NM State lineup in the Aggies' opening round game of the WAC Tournament.

Mia Tontodonati and James Martin

March 9, 2020

After a, by their standards, underwhelming regular season marred with close losses and injury, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team is rounding into shape just in time to go for a fifth WAC Tournament title in the last six seasons. NM State has struggled since Brooke Salas graduated, finish u...

NM State QB Adkins to enter transfer portal after two seasons under center

Josh Adkins announced on Twitter Friday morning that he will leave New Mexico State and enter the transfer portal.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

After an offseason of clarity, the New Mexico State football program will be in search for a new starting quarterback again following Josh Adkins’s announcement on Twitter Friday morning that the Spring Branch native will enter the transfer portal. Adkins — who has been lauded for his leadership abilities s...

Aggies finish WAC play perfect 16-0 with senior night blowout over CBU

New Mexico State sealed an undefeated WAC season for the third time in conference history in tonight's 83-50 win over Cal Baptist.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

Perfect isn't a word often used in sports, but the New Mexico State basketball team managed to earn it in their 83-50 win over Cal Baptist, sending the senior class out on a historic note and finishing the regular season at 25-6, with a perfect 16-0 WAC record a week out from the start of WAC Vegas. ...

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