The Daily Aggie :: 08/26/07

The Aggie volleyball team picked up their first (of hopefully many) tournament titles last night after sweeping through tournament host Northern Arizona, 3-0. The Aggies return home today to take on Texas Southern tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the squad's first home match of the season. Look for a full writeup about all this weekend's volleyball action from our volleyball expert Mel coming soon.

Speaking of volleyball, the WAC volleyball championship tournament is being held in Las Cruces this year and tickets just went on sale. The tournament will take place Nov. 15th - 17th. There's an "Early Bird" promotion happening now until September 30th and it's a steal. All session passes cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and $8 for children (8 and under). After the 30th ticket prices go up so get them early. I strongly encourage all of our readers to attend the tournament if you have the chance, there's nothing like sitting in the gym watching college sports for a few days in a row (beats the heck out of working). To purchase your tickets call 1-866-672-8524 or call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 505-646-1420.

Now for some site news, you'll notice that there is now an "Aggie Standings" section on the right-hand sidebar of the frontpage (right below the Upcoming Events). Here you'll be able to quickly find out what the Aggies' record, both overall and in conference, is for each sport and their ranking both in conference and nationally (yes, we're dreaming a little but the volleyball team broke through last year and it's only a matter of time before the rest of our sports start showing up in the polls).

Finally, the third annual College Colors Day is this Friday, August 31st, so break out the Crimson and White and wear it to work, school, wherever you're planning to be on Friday.
"College Colors Day, which coincides with both “back to school” and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics, including football, seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make the college traditions great by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day of Friday, August 31, 2007. College Colors Day strives to promote higher education in the United States through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities in the United States, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance to the United States."

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