The Daily Aggie :: 09/09/10

Be sure to check out the latest entry in Ellen Miks' Aggie Volleyball Diary to find out what famous athlete is an Aggie volleyball fan.

The Aggie volleyball team left this morning for Baton Rouge, LA where they'll take on Rice, LSU and North Carolina tomorrow and Saturday.

Aso be sure to check out this week's interview with cross country coach Paul Harkins. The Aggies are coming off a successful weekend up in Albuquerque. The meet was unscored, however, it it had been scored the Aggie men's team would have finished in second place behind UNM and ahead of UTEP. According to Coach Harkins, it's the first time the Aggie cross country team has beaten the UTEP cross country team. This is a very impressive feat considering UTEP is a strong cross country team and is ranked 5th in the Mountain region (the Aggie men's team is ranked 12th in the Mountain region). The UNM men's team is ranked 14th nationally and the UNM and UTEP women's teams are ranked 18th and 19th nationally.

The Aggies are off this weekend but return for their home meet, the Kachina Classic, next weekend.

On to today's links...

Aggie Volleyball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News talks about freshman middle Desiree Scott.

Jason Groves also talks about Aggie recruit Nathalie Castellanos from Gadsden High School.

David Acosta of The Prospector writes that the Battle of I-10 wasn't much of a war with the Aggies sweeping both matches.

Stephanie Kraft of TigerWeekly.com takes a look at the LSU volleyball team which is 6-0 heading into this weekend's tournament.

Dave Reed of ESPN.com takes a look at national headlines in volleyball.

Aggie Football
Head coach DeWayne Walker shares his optimism for the 2010 season.

Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune talks about one of the Aztecs' big hitters.

Lucas Peerman of the Las Cruces Sun-News takes a look at Aggie tailgating.

Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News shares the depth charts for the Aggies and Aztecs on his blog.

Teddy Feinberg also takes a look at first-year Aggies looking to make an impact.

WAC Expansion
Ferd Lewis of The Honolulu Advertiser writes that Montana's decision whether to jump to the FBS level and join the WAC or stay at the FCS level and in the Big Sky will speak volumes about the WAC.

Ferd Lews also reports that UH has reached out to their senator to help them find a conference for their athletic program.

Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com talks about Larry Coker and the building job he's doing at UT-SA, one of the WAC potential prospects for expansion.

Kevin at Parsing The WAC shares an interesting rumor from the SJSU Scout.com message board.

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