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Aggies with fifth-straight win over Battle of I-25 rival UNM

Aggies with fifth-straight win over Battle of I-25 rival UNM

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

March 26, 2019

New Mexico State baseball and the University of New Mexico met for the 250th time for the Battle of I-25, with the Aggies handily defeating the Lobos 13-5 in front of an energetic crowd at Presley Askew Field.  First baseman Tristan Peterson (.461 season batting average) continued is offe...

Atkinson: “When you face a Goliath, everybody has a David in them”

Atkinson: “When you face a Goliath, everybody has a David in them”

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

AMES, Iowa – The New Mexico State women’s basketball team certainly does not lack confidence despite being a heavy underdog on the eve of their NCAA tournament first round game against No. 3 Iowa State Cyclones and for good reason. After all, the Aggies are on a program record-tying 17-game winning...

Heartbreaking loss eliminates New Mexico State from NCAA Tournament

Heartbreaking loss eliminates New Mexico State from NCAA Tournament

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

New Mexico State’s historic season came to a dramatic end Thursday afternoon, with the No. 5 seeded Auburn Tigers edging out Chris Jans’ Aggies 78-77 in their NCAA Tournament Round of 64 matchup. After jumping out in front early, NM State struggled to get anything going on the offensive end in ...

Observations from NM State football’s spring game

Observations from NM State football’s spring game

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

It was the defensively constructed White Team that won New Mexico State football’s Crimson and White game Wednesday evening, earning a much advertised steak and ribs dinner as the Aggies’ spring practice period comes to a close. Several important players like starting quarterback Josh Adkins, No. 1 running b...

Win or lose Thursday, Chris Jans has secured spot amongst greatest Aggie coaches ever

Win or lose Thursday, Chris Jans has secured spot amongst greatest Aggie coaches ever

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019

It was not that long ago that an emotional Chris Jans sat in front of media members and a small group of New Mexico State men’s basketball supporters in the Barbara Hubbard room of the Pan American Center in a press conference announcing his hiring as the Aggies’ next coach. Strangers to each...

Salas to cap off illustrious career with one final trip to the Big Dance

Salas to cap off illustrious career with one final trip to the Big Dance

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

March 19, 2019

Brooke Salas has completely rewrote the New Mexico State women's basketball record books. Salas, who was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, also took home the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award – becoming the first player in WAC history to win both prestigious awa...

NM State women’s basketball to face Iowa State in NCAA Tournament

NM State women’s basketball to face Iowa State in NCAA Tournament

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

March 18, 2019

Following its fourth WAC tournament title in the last five years, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team will face Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Ames, Iowa on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (MT) and will be shown on ESPN 2.   "For us it doesn't really matter, we're excited, we're ready to play whoever, that's kind of how this group has been," NM State head coach Brooke ...

NM State men’s basketball to face Auburn in NCAA Tournament

NM State men’s basketball to face Auburn in NCAA Tournament

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

March 17, 2019

March Madness is officially here.   The New Mexico State men’s basketball team will be heading to Salt Lake City, Utah, where they will face the Southeastern Conference tournament champions, the Auburn Tigers – the Aggies were placed in the Midwest region, while the matchup will t...

Aggies obliterate GCU, earn spot in Big Dance with historic WAC Tournament victory

Aggies obliterate GCU, earn spot in Big Dance with historic WAC Tournament victory

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 16, 2019

The Aggies are goin’ dancing. New Mexico State put together their best performance of the season Saturday night inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, completely destroying Grand Canyon 89-57 to bring home a third-straight WAC Tournament title and and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 24th tim...

Opinion: GCU need a win to have any chance at rivalry with NM State

Opinion: GCU need a win to have any chance at rivalry with NM State

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 16, 2019

The day has come — the regular-season conference champion New Mexico State has a chance to take home their third-straight WAC Tournament title against a bitter conference-rival in No. 3 Grand Canyon. But if we think about it — are the Lopes even a rival? Sure Phoenix is geographically pretty c...

New Mexico State women win 2019 WAC Tournament title in double-overtime classic

New Mexico State women win 2019 WAC Tournament title in double-overtime classic

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS—Winning in March is rarely easy. To advance in win-or-go-home situations, it takes grit and a refusal to lose, digging deep down until nothing is left against a team that is trying to do the same. The New Mexico State Aggies were not going to return to the NIT, not again. Not that consolation...

Survive and advance: New Mexico State advances to title game after gritty win over UTRGV

Survive and advance: New Mexico State advances to title game after gritty win over UTRGV

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 15, 2019

The New Mexico State men’s basketball team endured a scare from UT Rio Grande Valley in their WAC Tournament semifinal matchup, holding off a furious second half run by the Vaqueros to win 79-72 and earn their spot in the Championship game tomorrow night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. A back-an...

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