The Daily Aggie :: 10/14/10

The Aggie volleyball team is back in action tonight as they kick off three matches in four days with a battle against Boise State. The Aggies can put some separation between themselves and the rest of the WAC who are chasing the Aggies and Wahine at just past the quarter point of the conference season. The Broncos are 16-5 overall and 3-3 in league play. In their six matches, they've had four five-set matches and two four-set matches. They're 0-2 in those four-set matches but 3-1 in the five set matches with their only loss coming at Fresno State.

The Broncos are led by their middles Alisha Young who is averaging 3.40 kills per set and is hitting .352 on the year and Sadie Maughan who is averaging 2.80 kills per set and hitting .377.

Defensively they're led by Amanda Remy who is averaging 3.31 digs per set and both Young and Maughan are averaging just over a block per set as the Broncos as a team are averaging 2.51 blocks per set.

At the beginning of the season, junior libero Amanda Remy took dead aim at the Aggies telling Justin Dalme of the Arbiter (Boise State's student paper), "We can beat New Mexico State. Last year that was not a big expectation, this year it is. We should definitely be third or second in the conference."

We'll find out tonight whether the Broncos are up to the task or if the Aggies will score their 13th victory in a row over the Broncos.

Don't forget to check out this week's interview with Aggie head volleyball coach Mike Jordan for more on this match as well as the two other matches this week.

First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MT and the match can be seen on AggieVision with streaming video available via

The Aggie women's golf team won their home tournament, the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate, by five strokes. The win was the first for the Aggies in the home tournament since 2006.

Be sure to check out our photos from yesterday's action.

The Aggie men's and women's cross country teams are headed to Terre Haute, IN for the Pre-Nationals where they'll be competing against some of the top teams in the country on both the men's and women's side.

We spoke with cross country coach Paul Harkins for this week's interview and he and his wife have high hopes for both teams in this weekend's meet as they're shooting for a Top 15 finish on both sides.

The Aggies have this meet and then head to Moscow, ID for the WAC Championships at the end of this month where the women are the defending champions and the men look to earn their first ever conference title.

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
Daniel Lyght of the Fresno Bee talks about Aggie linebacker Frank Padilla's return to Bulldog Stadium where he played one season for Fresno State.

Aggie Volleyball
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News writes that the Aggies are hoping to continue their successful play.

Ann Miller of the Honolulu Star Advertiser talks about Hawai'i middle blocker Brittany Hewitt, who nearly came to New Mexico State before Hawai'i came calling.

Aggie Men's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News continues his Top 10 countdown.

Jason Groves also gives five keys to the 2010-2011 season.

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