NMSU Teams Up With Eleven Sports

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced that Aggie fans will be able to watch NM State football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as select Olympic sport games on Eleven Sports.

The multi-year agreement with Eleven Sports was made possible on the behalf of NM State Athletics by its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties.

“The New Mexico State Department of Athletics is excited to partner with Eleven Sports for the majority of sporting events produced by Aggie Vision,” Moccia said. “Eleven Sports gives our Aggie broadcast yet another national outlet for not only football and men’s basketball but select Olympic sports as well. We look forward to a long and positive partnership with Eleven Sports.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO – New Mexico State volleyball's Tatyana Battle was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the senior's first WAC honor this season and third of her career as an Aggie.

Battle averaged 3.47 points and 3.25 kills last week, helping NM State to a 4-0 record. She was named MVP of the Borderland/SpringHill Suites Invitational after playing in every set of every match including a pair of five-set victories. In the Aggies' five-set win over Montana, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. When handing Arizona its only loss this season, Battle finished the match with 14 kills and eight digs and held her composure when it mattered most, clinching match point with a kill off the Wildcat blockers. Against rival UTEP, the outside hitter led the team with 13 kills to go along with five digs, two assists, one block and a service ace.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UTEP

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EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State volleyball defeated UTEP at the Memorial Gym in the final match of the Borderland Invitational on Sunday. The Aggies swept the Miners 25-11, 25-22, 25-20, extending their winning streak to six matches.

"We were worried about a letdown after the big win yesterday, but I thought we came in with the right attitude, we were competitive. I thought we had a letdown for a few points in set two but I thought we battled back," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I'm very happy with the defensive effort, Halle Razo really stepped up for us. We set the ball pretty well and hitting .340 is pretty huge. Sweeping the rivals is great and getting a win over a team receiving votes in the coaches' poll, it's a big deal."

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NMSU Football Falls 60-13 At Utah State

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LOGAN, UT - The New Mexico State football team took on 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl opponent Utah State at Maverik Stadium on Saturday night. A highly anticipated bowl rematch featured the opposition putting a lot of points on the board, most notably from the kicker position, on the way to NM State dropping the road contest, 60-13.

“We just look dysfunctional right now and have a lot of guys hurt on defense which does not help,” said head coach Doug Martin following the loss. “On the offensive side the quarterback is struggling and the offensive line is struggling so those two things together

The scoring in the first quarter came just 6:01 into the contest. After NM State (0-3) elected to punt on its first drive, Utah State (1-1) drove down the field before hitting a 44-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Takes Down Arizona In Five Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took down Arizona at the Pan American Center as a part of the SpringHill Suites Invitational on Saturday. The Aggies stunned the Wildcats in a five-set thriller, knocking off Arizona 25-16, 17-25, 23-25, 27-25, 15-12 and handing the team its first loss of the season.

"I'm really happy for our team. We haven't been able to knock off Arizona and last year's loss was a bitter pill to swallow. It's a much better feeling this year," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I'm really proud of Ashley Anselmo and Megan Hart. They did a lot of great things whether it be attacking the ball or blocking the ball. Everyone that played contributed in one way or another We still have a lot to learn but we're making progress.

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NMSU Volleyball Defeats Montana In Five Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took on Montana at the Pan American Center to open the SpringHill Suites Invitational on Friday night. In a five-set thriller, the Aggies took home the victory, defeating the Grizzlies 25-18, 19-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-13.

"We made plays when we needed to but we were inconsistent. I was really disappointed about how we blocked the ball today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Offensively, we had some good contributions. [Halle] Razo gave us a lift we needed defensively and did a great job. Anytime you can win when you're not playing your best, you should be happy with that."

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NMSU Men's Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans unveiled the much anticipated 2018-19 schedule on Thursday that features a handful of marquee games inside the Pan American Center as well as games that’ll challenge the Aggies.

“Our upcoming schedule is very difficult and filled with many terrific programs,” Jans said. “We felt it necessary to reward our fan base with premiere matchups considering the Pan American’s 50th Anniversary. We are thrilled to host a top-25 program in Saint Mary’s and a Power 5 program in Washington State.”

The two-time defending Western Athletic Conference Tournament Champions open the season with three-straight home contests that features North Dakota State, Battle of I-10 rival UTEP and a 30-game winner in Saint Mary’s.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Grambling State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took on Grambling State in the team's home opener at the Pan American Center on Tuesday night. The Aggies swept the Tigers 25-15, 25-17, 25-13 for the home-court victory.

"I was happy we got almost everyone into the match tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's very important for young players to have success. Many people got that opportunity tonight and some capitalized on it."

How it Happened

NM State (5-2) came out hot when a four-point run put the Aggies ahead of GSU (0-7) 9-5. A seven-point swing continued to favor the New Mexico State with a service error ending the rally the expanded the advantage to 10. The Aggies scored three straight to close out the opening set and a ball-handling error by the Tigers closed out the 25-15 first set victory for New Mexico State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Nets First Win Of The Season In 3-0 Victory Over Northern Illinois

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State women's soccer team jumped ahead early and rode a dominant performance on both sides of the ball to a 3-0 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon.

The win gave head coach Rob Baarts his first career win as a Division I head coach after spending the last 14 years as an assistant, 12 with his alma mater the University of Portland and the last two at San Jose State.

"What a great performance from our girls," Baarts said. "We've been focusing all week on revamping what our lineup looks like, what our formation looks like. I think Northern Illinois is in a similar position to us with a new coach, trying to find their rhythm and we find ours a little bit sooner."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches On First Day Of Lobo Classic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took on Florida Gulf Coast at the Dreamstyle Arena on Friday morning. Despite Tatyana Battle tallying her 1,000th career kill, the Aggies fell to the Eagles 25-20, 25-12, 25-22 in the opening match of the Lobo Classic.

How it Happened

NM State (2-2) went back-and-forth with FGCU (3-1) in the first set of the contest and after back-to-back points for New Mexico State, including a kill by Savannah Davison, the Aggies led 9-7 and FGCU called a timeout. The Eagles did not go away easily and rallied to hold a 16-14 advantage, forcing the Aggies to call a timeout. The break in the action did not stop the momentum for Florida Gulf Coast and late in the set, New Mexico State trailed by six. Despite an NM State three-point rally, the deficit proved to be too much for New Mexico State to overcome and the squad fell 25-20 in the opening set.  Continue Reading This Post >>