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 to register and vote. Consider this your reminder for the day.

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