NMSU Round Up

The NM State Esports Association still plans to participate in competition this fall, but is still unable to access its new lab for gaming in Corbett Center.

COVID-19 won’t stop New Mexico State Esports Association

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer September 11, 2020

The already rapid ascension of esports got a big boost early during the pandemic, and that’s been no different at New Mexico State, with preparation for a competitive season this fall still a go.   COVID-19...

New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia details the financial struggles that the university has faced as a result of COVID-19.

NM State Athletics plans to honor all scholarships amid virus-prompted financial strain

Mia Tontodonati and James Martin September 8, 2020

The NCAA cleared up some uncertainty on Aug. 21 when they announced their decision not to charge student-athletes a year of eligibility, creating deserved both opportunity for student athletes that have...

Even though fall and winter sports' seasons are still up in the air, Aggies across all sports are still practicing with precautionary measures in place.

Practice still on for NM State athletics after postponement of fall sports

Mia Tontodonati, Sports Writer August 31, 2020

Despite the cancellation of all fall sports, New Mexico State University's athletic teams are still conducting practices following NMSU's COVID-19 response team's protocol.  On Aug. 13, the Western...

The WAC and NM State opt for not fall competition in an attempt to better protect the health and safety of its student athletes.

New Mexico State postpones all fall sports

James Martin, Sports Editor August 13, 2020

Another COVID-19 inspired doomsday week in the college sports landscape has hit close to home, with New Mexico State becoming the latest program to cancel all fall sports with the hope of playing them...

Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) image.

Student-Athlete workouts still on hold due to COVID-19 cases

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief July 7, 2020

New Mexico State University will continue to temporarily halt workouts for student-athletes as students await results for COVID-19. This comes after six student athletes and a sports performance trainer...

Cedric Wilcots celebrates a sack against Liberty.

Six student-athletes, staff member test positive for COVID-19

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2020

New Mexico State University released a statement this morning announcing the temporary suspension of activities at the Coca-Cola Weight Training Center after six student-athletes and a staff member tested...

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

NCAA makes steps toward allowing student-athletes to profit

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...

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

Huntley becomes latest Aggie drafted into NFL

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...

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

NM State athletics continues to add talent despite recruiting dead period

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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

NCAA to pursue eligibility extension for spring sport athletes

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,...

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