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The Daily Aggie :: 09/13/07

Before we get started, The Daily Aggie wants to remind you to vote for Chase Holbrook in the Davey O'Brien Award fan voting. The top three quarterbacks in the fan voting are AUTOMATICALLY added to the semifinal list. Currently Chase is 11th in the voting with a paltry 43 votes. I know you all can do better than that. Remember, vote every day and tell all your Aggie friends, coworkers, classmates, wives, girlfriends, teachers, etc. to vote as well. It's really easy and takes less than two minutes each day to do.

The Aggie volleyball team opens up WAC play tonight against Fresno State. Check out Jordan Bostic's latest entry in her Aggie Volleyball diary.

I don't want to pick on anyone or their newspaper but sometimes you have to. Apparently news of UNM's win over our Aggies this past Saturday night finally made it to Cibola County and their newspaper (check out he date on the article)... I guess news doesn't really travel that fast in the wild wild west.

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/12/07

UPDATE

KansasCity.com lists their preview of Saturday's rivalry game with their predicted outcome of NMSU 41, UTEP 35. (Thanks to reader Roberto M. for the link)

Jose L. Medina of the Las Cruces Sun-News say to expect NMSU and Las Cruces to submit a bit to host the 2009 and 2010 men's and women's WAC basketball tournament. The tournament which was held in Las Cruces earlier this year, will also be held in Las Cruces in 2008.

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Before we get into today's links, we'd like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Aggie volleyball player Sarah Johnson-Kennedy. According to a report during last night's televised volleyball match between NMSU and UTEP, Sarah is in the hospital recovering from complications she had after having a tonsilectomy.

This is your daily reminder to vote for Chase Holbrook in the Davey O'Brien Award fan voting. The top three quarterbacks in the fan voting are AUTOMATICALLY added to the semifinal list. Seriously, this is your chance to get more national recognition for Chase and the Aggie football team. Remember, you need to register to vote and you can vote once per 24 hour period. So get out there and VOTE!!!!

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/11/07

Before we get into the links, we here at bleedCrimson.net would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett who suffered a life-threatening spinal cord injury on Sunday. Everett had surgery yesterday and permanent paralysis is likely. Unfortunately injuries like these remind us that the athletes who we enjoy watching put their bodies on the line each week. We wish Kevin as full a recovery as possible.

Be sure to check out our weekly Interview with Coach Mumme. He had some very interesting insights into preparing for back to back rivalry games as well as their goal for this season.

The Aggie volleyball team takes on UTEP tonight! If you're in Las Cruces get your butts out to the Pan Am and cheer on our girls.

Now, if you all recall, I mentioned last week that the Davey O'Brien Award had opened up voting to the public. Well, the results of the public vote have come out and I'm sad to say that Aggie fans have not been doing their job! As of last night, Holbrook only had 19 votes! People! The top three fan vote receivers are AUTOMATICALLY added to the semifinal list! We can do better than this. You're allowed to vote every day so do it! We have a lot of ground to make up but it's possible. The third place vote getter right now is Graham Harrell of Texas Tech with 160 votes. Tell your friends, tell your friends' friends. VOTE! Here's the link.

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/10/07

It's rivalry week... again! This time it's a double dip against UTEP. The volleyball team takes on UTEP tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. in the Pan American Center. The Aggies are coming off a second place finish in the prestigious Ameritas Players Challenge hosted by top ranked Nebraska. For a complete rundown of the Ameritas, check out our volleyball expert Mel's latest entry in her blog.

On Saturday, the Aggie football team takes on our rivals to the south, UTEP. UTEP, like UNM, had a less than spectacular first game offensively, and like UNM, seemed to find what they were looking for in their second game at Texas Tech. The Aggies will need to bring their best game if they hope to snap the three game losing streak to UTEP. The Aggies haven't beaten UTEP since 2002, a 49-14 whuppin' in Las Cruces. The Aggies didn't play the Miners in 2003 because if you recall, UTEP had backed out of the 2001 meeting because they wanted to play all of the games in El Paso and "split" the gate receipts, concessions, etc. with NMSU.

That being said, the last time the Miners came to Las Cruces, it looked more like a UTEP home game than it did an NMSU home game. Therefore, courtesy of our friends in Aggie Sports Marketing, I present you with this friendly little reminder for Saturday's game. Saturday has been designated as a "Crimson Out" game. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear CRIMSON.

One big thing to keep in mind is that Texas Tech runs basically the same offense as NMSU. This is good news and bad news. The good news is that Texas Tech's offense rang up 484 yards through the air. The bad news, UTEP isn't likely to be surprised by anything NMSU's offense does. The other good news? Chase Holbrook torched a much better UTEP defense last year for 506 yards. The bad news? We still lost. Hopefully we'll have a different outcome this year.

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/09/07

Yesterday was a tough day for the Aggies as both the volleyball team and the football team went down in defeat. I didn't have a chance to follow the volleyball team's match, however, it looks like the volleyball team held it's own for the most part. Look for a writeup for our volleyball expert Mel tomorrow. As far as the football game, it was a disappointing loss. However, it's important to remember that the season is not over, there are still eleven games left. Just think, at least we're not in as dire straits as Michigan.

Here's Nebraska's writeup on the volleyball match yesterday.

Todd Henrichs gives his writeup on yesterday's match.

Greg Archuleta of the Albuquerque Journal writes that the football game last night was more like a basketball pickup game.

Randy Harrison of the Albuquerque Journal says that despite the loss, the Aggies are gaining ground in the in-state rivalry.

Randy Harrison also writes that the play that went for a touchdown last year in Las Cruces, turned out to be the game changer in this year's game.

Tommy Trujillo of the Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Lobos scored on all five second half possessions, propelling them to their fifth straight victory over NMSU.

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/08/07

It's finally here! Gameday. Aggies vs. Lobos in the 98th meeting between the two football teams. Can the Aggies beat the Lobos for the first time since 2002? Can they win in Albuquerque for the first time since 1999? We'll find out tonight!

Before the Aggies and Lobos kick off though, the Aggie volleyballers take the court against the No. 1 team in all the land, Nebraska. The Huskers are not only No. 1 but they also have a 58 match home winning streak. Only one team out of their six opponents this season has even won a single game against them, that team was UCLA.

On to the links...

Greg Archuleta of the Albuquerque Journal writes about the attacking styles of the Aggie offense and the Lobo defense. (Registration/Subscription required, use the Trial Premium Pass, it's free).

Randy Harrison of the Journal writes that the defense could be the difference makers for the Aggies this year.

The mayors of Las Cruces and Albuquerque have placed a friendly wager on the game tonight. At stake? The loser has to fly the winning school's flag for a day.

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The Daily Aggie :: 09/07/07

The Aggie volleyball team takes on Louisville this afternoon in the Ameritas Players Challenge in Lincoln, Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. MT. Should the Aggies win and Nebraska defeat Duke later this evening, the Aggies would face the Huskers tomorrow. You can follow the action using the live stats.

The NMSU athletic website has an excellent story that illustrates perfectly the Rio Grande Rivalry. Whitney and Kelsi Phillips are sisters, twins at that. Whitney plays for NMSU and Kelsi for UNM. They met on the court this past Tuesday with Whitney gaining the upper hand on her sister.

Rick Wright of the Albuquerque Journal writes that both the Aggies and the Lobos are looking for the turning point for their programs. (Registration/Subscription required, use the Trial Premium Pass, it's free).  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 09/06/07

We're getting closer and closer to the big game on Saturday!

Make sure you check out Jordan Bostic's latest entry in her Aggie Volleyball Diary.

Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News reports on his blog that Stephon Hatchett and Chris West have both been cleared to play this weekend for the Aggie football team by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

The Aggie offense could get some help on Saturday according to Greg Archuleta and Randy Harrison. UNM outside starting linebacker Major Mosely may not play on Saturday night against the Aggies because of an injured ankle. (Registration/Subscription required, use the Trial Premium Pass, it's free).  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 09/05/07

Did you miss last night's Aggie volleyball win against a scrappy Lobo volleyball squad? Check out our volleyball expert Mel's experience at the game. Up next for the girls? A trip to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Ameritas Players Challenge hosted by the No. 1 ranked Nebraska Cornhusker volleyball team.

Tommy Trujillo of the Santa Fe New Mexican wonders if the tide has turned in the Aggie/Lobo football rivalry.

The Albuquerque Journal's Randy Harrison writes about the never ending debate over the in-state recruiting of the Aggie and Lobo football programs. (Registration/Subscription required, use the Trial Premium Pass, it's free).  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 09/04/07

The Rio Grande Rivalry kicks off tonight at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces as the Aggie volleyball team, 5-1, take on the surprising UNM Lobos, who are undefeated (7-0) under new head coach Jeff Nelson. Sam Aselstine from the Albuquerque Journal has a short write up on the meeting tonight. (Registration/Subscription required, use the Trial Premium Pass, it's free). Tonight's match is worth 1.5 points towards the Rio Grande Rivalry competition. If you have any doubt that this is a big match for both teams, think about this... UNM has not won in Las Cruces since 1989, that's 18 years of Aggie dominance.

The NMSU and UNM ROTC units will hand deliver the game ball for Saturday's football game all the way from Las Cruces to Albuquerque. It will take approximately 40 hours combined for both the ball to travel the 225 miles from Las Cruces to Albuquerque.

As I mentioned yesterday in an update, The Davey O'Brien award has opened up fan voting on their website. The fan vote will count towards 5% of the final vote. You have to be registered in order to vote and you can vote every day. This is your chance to help Chase Holbrook win the Davey O'Brien award which is awarded to the best quarterback in college football. Visit www.daveyobrien.com to register and vote. Consider this your reminder for the day.

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