Written By: Steve Macy, NMSU Associate A.D.
Yes, you might be thinking that I am talking only football here, but Saturday, September 27th is rivalry day for the Aggies. First our fine volleyball team takes on its nemesis from the Islands, #7 Hawaii at 3 P.M. at the Pan Am. Then, the NMSU football squad welcomes the Lobos at 6 P.M. at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Fans have a tough choice…. Tailgate or go see the volleyball team against a Top 10 opponent. We are sweetening the pot a bit to encourage you to attend the volleyball match by making tickets just $1 if you show your football ticket. As always, kids 12 and under are free to all home volleyball matches. Yes, the schedule of our biggest home football and volleyball games on the same day stinks, but we cannot control that. We still ask that you give up a little bit of your tailgate time to come and support the volleyball team….they will need all the rowdy fans they can get.
As for the football game, tickets are flying. If you have not purchased yours yet, I can only suggest you get them today. Great seats are still available, but they are going fast. Over 2,500 seats were sold just yesterday. You can get tickets at the Pan American Center ticket office (575-646-1420), TicketMaster, or any of the 14 Las Cruces area Pic Quik stores. The show on Saturday will not just be the game, as we plan on fireworks after the game, a celebration of the 1978 Missouri Valley Conference championship team, the induction of three Aggie gridiron greats into the wall of honor, and $1 ice cream for the first 3,000 fans at the concession stands.
A win will go a long ways towards our publicly-stated goal of bowl eligibility. Home teams win games because of their fans. We need the Crimson and White to be in force to help the Aggies go 2-0 versus our rivals.
Please join us Saturday for an incredible day of Aggie athletics.