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Aggie Spring Football Practice Dates Released

Year two of the DeWayne Walker era is in full swing as National Signing Day approaches on February 3. For the players that are already on campus the other important date is the start of spring practices. The New Mexico State athletic department has released the dates for this year's spring practices which culminate with the annual Spring Game on May 1st.

The practice times will be released at a later date but for now, mark your calendars for May 1st to come and see the Aggies at the Spring Game.

Full schedule after the jump.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Walker To Remain As NM State Football Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker released the following statement, Thursday morning, announcing that he will be the Aggies’ head coach in 2010.

“In order to put an end to wild speculation and inaccurate reporting, I am announcing that I will happily remain the head coach at New Mexico State University for the 2010 season,” Walker said.

“I am proud to be a New Mexico State Aggie and remain committed to making this program a winning one. I feel good about the direction of our program. We are going to have a great recruiting class and hire excellent coaches. We are building a program that Aggie fans can be proud of. I want to thank New Mexico State University, Southern New Mexico residents and Aggies fans for being patient during this time. I am looking forward to the challenge of the 2010 season.”

Walker Announces Mike Dunbar Has Accepted The Offensive Coordinator Position

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced Wednesday that Mike Dunbar has accepted the Aggies’ offensive coordinator position. Dunbar brings over 25 years of coaching experience to NM State, along with his high-powered style of football.

"I’m excited for the opportunity to be the next offensive coordinator at New Mexico State," Dunbar said. "I look forward to working with Coach Walker, the staff and student-athletes to continue to build this football team into a successful program."

"I think (Mike) Dunbar will bring some creativity to our offense," Walker said. "With his experience I feel confident that he will have seen almost everything opposing defenses will throw at him and I think with his experience, he will be able to adjust and put points on the board to help us be competitive in this conference."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Walker Announces Dunbar Offered Offensive Coordinator Position

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced Monday that Mike Dunbar has been offered the Aggies’ offensive coordinator position. Dunbar has over 25 years of coaching experience and is well-respected for his innovative and productive offenses.

Dunbar was recently at the University of Minnesota where he served as the Gophers’ assistant head coach/offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2008.

"Based off coach Dunbar's experience and the different things he does schematically, he has put up great numbers and scored points every place he has been," Walker said. "I feel that coach Dunbar will be a tremendous fit for the program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pervis Atkins 2009 College Football Hall Of Fame Induction Photos

Pervis Atkins 2009 College Football Hall Of Fame Induction Photos

Five Aggies Named To Phil Steele's Postseason All-WAC Football Teams

The Aggie football team garnered more postseason awards as five Aggies, including four defensive players, were named to Phil Steele's postseason All-WAC teams.

Senior linebacker Jason Scott and junior defensive back Davon House were named to the Second Team Defense, sophomore defensive linemen Donte Savage and Pierre Fils were both named to the Third Team Defense and senior wide receiver Marcus Anderson was named to the Third Team Offensive for his efforts as a punt returner this season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Davon House Named To First Team All-WAC Defensive Team

Davon HouseDENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its all-WAC teams and coach and players of the year awards as voted upon by the WAC's nine head coaches. Boise State led the league with seven first-team all-WAC honorees, while Fresno State placed six on the first team and Hawai‘i, Louisiana Tech and Nevada each placed three. All nine schools were represented on the first team. Boise State's Kellen Moore was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Nevada's Dontay Moch earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Nevada's Brandon Wimberly was named the Freshman of the Year. Boise State's Chris Petersen was voted the WAC's Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

New Mexico State junior defensive back Davon House was named to the defensive First Team after a stellar junior campaign. House recorded 68 tackles, 16 passes defended, 13 pass break ups, intercepted three passes returning one for a touchdown and recovered one fumble also returning it for a touchdown. Davon House's 58-yard interception return for a touchdown against Hawai'i on November 14th gave moved him into first place in career interception return yardage with 271 yards. House's fumble return for a touchdown came against Louisiana Tech on October 17th. House has three defensive touchdowns in his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Marcus Anderson Named WAC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Marcus AndersonDENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Marcus Anderson, a senior from Austin, Texas (Pasadena CC), returned four punts for 91 yards in New Mexico State's 20-17 win over Utah State. His biggest return came late in the fourth quarter with the teams tied at 17. Anderson fielded a punt at the New Mexico State 15-yard line and returned it 56 yards to help set up the game winning field goal as time expired.

On the season Anderson has returned 17 punts for 196 yards and holds an 11.6 yard average per punt return.

As a wide receiver Anderson has played in all six games and has 13 catches for 116 yards and caught the Aggies' game winning touchdown against in-state rival New Mexico.

Kyle Hughes Named WAC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Kyle HughesDENVER, CO - Kicker Kyle Hughes was named the WAC Special Teams Player of the Week announced by the conference office, Monday morning. This is Hughes’ first player of the week award. It’s also the first conference player of the week award by an NM State kicker since 2002, when Dario Aguiniga was named the Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week.

Hughes, a sophomore from Columbia, S.C. (Hargraves Prep), made two field goals of at least 40 yards in helping New Mexico State get its first win at New Mexico since 1999. Hughes also punted five times for a 53.4-yard average and downed two inside the 20-yard line. He nailed a 60-yarder, the second longest of his career. Hughes also kicked off five times and recorded three touchbacks.

Hughes was also named an honorable mention kick off specialist and punt specialist by College Football Performance Awards.

NMSU vs. UTEP In Severe Weather Delay

The 87th meeting between the Aggies and Miners is in a severe weather delay. UTEP leads NM State 7-0 early in the 1st quarter. The game is scheduled to restart at 9:00 p.m. MT but is subject to change depending on further lightning in the area.

UPDATE: The game will resume at 9:15 p.m. MT