The Daily Aggie :: 08/16/10

Coming later this week we'll have previews of the 2010 volleyball and soccer teams. We've talked to both Coach Jordan from volleyball and Coach Needham from the soccer team and both are excited and have high hopes for the upcoming season.

The Aggie soccer team held their first Crimson and White scrimmage on Friday night and we got Coach Needham's thoughts on the event:

"It went well, it went real well. The game was very even and the kids were all competing. We're still trying to figure out what's going to be the right combination of players and the right group for playing UTEP on Friday. It was a good runout and it was a good chance to see the kids in a game environment."

"Even though it was against ourselves I felt that it was pretty competitive. The pressure could have been a little bit better. There wasn't quite as much defensive pressure as I would have liked in terms of preparing us to play a rivalry game next Friday. At the same time you're playing against your teammates and you play a little bit differently anyway. All in all it was good. We got through it healthy which is the most important part. We had a some great performances from a lot of kids and got exactly what we wanted out of it."

We'll have more posted from our interview with Coach Needham shortly and look for our Aggie soccer team preview later in the week.

One quick football note, today's afternoon practice has been moved from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Also, our 2010 Aggie Football Desktop Wallpapers are available to download.

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
The Mountain West Connection previews the Aggie football team.

Miner Rush previews the Battle of I-10.

The NM State athletic website has a practice report from the first day in full pads.

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