NMSU Round Up

The Aggie men's basketball team will practice at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa for at least the next five weeks. (Photo courtesy of the Resort)

New Mexico State men’s basketball temporarily relocates to Phoenix

Mia Tontodonati and James Martin November 17, 2020

After 32 days of no practice and blocked proposals, the New Mexico State men's basketball team finalized their plan to flee state borders and settle in Phoenix as their new home to start the 2020-2021...

After Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham made it clear there would be no exceptions or amendment to New Mexican public health orders, it looks that the only way Aggie basketball can go on this year is a move to a different state happens.

NM State basketball programs plan on relocation for COVID-altered season

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer November 13, 2020

After almost a month of not being authorized to practice when initially planned, the New Mexico State basketball programs are actively looking for a new home for the 2020-2021 season as they prepare to...

New Mexico State athletics garners institutional support to resume activity, but still face uphill battle with worsening COVID numbers and governor response.

Board of Regents approve Return to Play plan for NM State Basketball; Governor’s office releases disapproving statement

Luis Rios, Political Writer November 12, 2020

In a unanimous 5-0 vote on Nov. 10, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a Return to Play plan that was presented by NM State Athletics and would allow the men and women's basketball...

Student-athletes from five New Mexico universities unify in one letter penned to Michelle Lujan Grisham.

New Mexico college athletes ask Governor for more flexibility

Trent Nickell and James Martin November 12, 2020

College athletes from around the state of New Mexico made their desire to return to the field or court clear Monday Nov. 9, urging governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to amend restrictions that are currently...

With the regular season start date for Division I basketball less than three weeks away, NM State is still unable to fully practice.

New Mexico sports look for clarity, route to play in upcoming regents meeting

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer November 9, 2020

Like countless other universities, New Mexico State has had some setbacks due to COVID-19, one of the most prominent being the halt of Aggie sports.  Under ordinary circumstances, football, soccer...

Junior guard Jabari Rice is selected as the 2020-2021 Preseason WAC Player of the Year to headline a bevy of awards for both the men's and women's basketball programs heading into the season.

Aggie basketball gets WAC schedule, dominates preseason awards

James Martin, Sports Editor October 29, 2020

With a lot still up in the air as far as athletics in the state of New Mexico and COVID is concerned, the New Mexico State basketball programs can at the very least look forward to what is as of right...

Governor Lujan Grisham elects to postpone fall sports for New Mexico high schools until the spring in response to the recent increase in COVID cases statewide. (Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Activities Association)

COVID surge pushes high school sports back to spring semester

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer October 21, 2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her decision on Oct. 8 to not permit youth sports to compete this fall.  "I am very sorry for that disappointment, but I do want to take us back to, to protect...

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham details new state-wide restrictions for New Mexico in Thursday's COVID-update livestream.

Record positives, new public health regulations pose potential problems for college athletics in New Mexico

James Martin, Sports Editor October 16, 2020

A continued hike in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, which has featured consecutive days of record positives, has prompted Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to tighten state-wide restrictions, posing added...

NM State continues to encourage its athletes and fans to get involved in joining the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Aggies athletics ALL IN to vote with election around the corner

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer October 7, 2020

As the 2020 election nears, the New Mexico State Athletic Department, in conjunction with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, is working to educate Aggies about the voting process to encourage voter...

Aggie marketing and media relations continue to crank out quality content despite the university's smaller following.

NM State ups their social media game to engage fans despite no live games

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer September 28, 2020

More than ever, social media is playing an integral role in connecting people with one another, and the New Mexico State Athletic Department is trying to utilize just that to stay connected with Aggie...

Teams will be allowed to play no more than 27 games during the 2020-2021 season and may begin official practice Oct. 14.

NCAA chooses Nov. 25 as new college basketball start date

James Martin, Sports Editor September 17, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council has set Nov. 25 as the official start date for the 2020-2021 college basketball season after a vote on Wednesday evening. Despite many fall sports postponing competition in...

A growingly unfamiliar sight -- fans pack Aggie Memorial at a 2019 football matchup against San Diego State.

Moccia, Aggies continue to adjust to COVID-influenced scheduling

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer September 15, 2020

While there is still a tremendous amount of uncertainty with the ongoing pandemic and many questions still needing answers, New Mexico State and its athletic department are working out multiple scenarios...

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