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Aggie Football Season Ticket Plans Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletic department released the season and single-game price’s for the 2014 football season and have announced an exciting new initiative for children. Season tickets go on sale on May 26.

In order to make NM State home football games better for the whole family, season tickets for kids 12 and under will be just $50 for virtually any seat in the stadium. Only seats in sections G and GG are excluded from this special price. In addition, game day tickets for kids 12 and under will be just $5 in general admission or east side seats.

“We want to make NM State home football games the place to be for the whole community,” said NM State athletic director McKinley Boston. “With our new kid pricing, family-oriented promotions, running on the field after the game and pre-game Kids Zone, we hope to create the most family-friendly entertainment option in the region.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Symington Named NM State Offensive Line Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Friday that Chris Symington has been hired as the Aggies’ new offensive line coach.

“I’m absolutely fired up about coming to New Mexico State as the offensive line coach,” Symington said. “I can’t wait to get to Las Cruces and get to work. This is a great opportunity. I knew Coach Martin when he was at Kent State and Coach Brandon when he was at Bowling Green from my days at Eastern Michigan. I’ve been at Colorado State-Pueblo for five seasons and during that time we had three undefeated seasons, so I’m accustomed to winning and I can’t wait to start doing the same at New Mexico State.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Marshall Accepts Position With Green Bay Packers

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin Announced Thursday that offensive line coach Steve Marshall has accepted a coaching position with the Green Bay Packers as their new assistant offensive line coach. Marshall was hired at NM State back in mid-January.

“Obviously we hate to lose coach Marshall to Green Bay but I understand what a great opportunity this is for him and his family,” Martin said. “We wish him the best of luck.”

Martin will begin a search for Marshall’s replacement immediately.

Calling All Aggies :: Support Aggie Football In 2014

Written By: Steve Macy, Associate Athletic Director

The 2014 New Mexico State football schedule has been released and folks on campus have been busy creating fun events built around the home portion of the schedule. After one year as an independent, NM State joins the Sun Belt in football and will welcome four Sun Belt schools during the season. Two non-conference games round out the six home game-schedule.

The season gets off to a start with a Thursday night game against Cal Poly on August 28. It will be Ag Day and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be partnering with its members to create a fun tailgating atmosphere complete with pony rides, exhibitions, demonstrations, sampling and more. You really want to be part of this fun and festive opening game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

First Annual Pervis Atkins Spirit Award To Be Presented Thursday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - At halftime of the final home men’s basketball game of the 2013-14 season, Thursday night against Grand Canyon, head football coach Doug Martin will present the first annual Pervis Atkins Spirit Award to a member of the NM State Football Program. The award was created to honor former NM State great and College Football Hall of Famer Pervis Atkins.

“I would like every single Aggie to know that Pervis Atkins and his family feel honored to know that there are athletes who continue the tradition of dedication, teamwork and good character in this current day,” Christine Atkins Carmel, Atkins’ daughter said. “Thank you for remembering to honor the qualities in athletes that make them more than just a statistic, that they too can share in a legacy that will inspire those to come in future generations.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Announce 2014 Football Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department announced Saturday morning the 2014 football schedule, which features six home games and six away contests. The Aggies begin their first season as members of the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

“We are thrilled with being in the Sun Belt Conference beginning in 2014,” head coach Doug Martin said. “We are looking forward to building some rivalries in conference. With the marquee game at LSU, it should be an exciting season for our fans.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Larry Coyer Hired As NM State Defensive Coordinator

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Wednesday that Larry Coyer named the Aggies’ new defensive coordinator. Coyer brings nearly five decades of combined collegiate and professional coaching experience to his credit.

“I worked with coach Coyer at East Carolina and you can see the professional and collegiate teams he has been involved with over the years and I don’t know if many teams in the country and even the Sun Belt will have as qualified a defensive coordinator then us,” Martin said. “This is a huge hire for us at New Mexico State and I feel it really makes a statement on the direction this program is heading.”

“This is an exciting time for New Mexico State football and I’m happy to be a part of it,” Coyer said. “I look forward to working again with my longtime friend coach Martin.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Steve Marshall Hired As Offensive Line Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin has named Steve Marshall the Aggies’ new offensive line coach. Marshall has over 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and professional ranks.

“The opportunity to hire an offensive line coach with the experience that coach Marshall has is a big plus for our program,” Martin said. “The fact that coach Marshall and our offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon have worked together before is another plus. I think this is just another step forward for this program in hiring the best coaches we can.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Alum Kerry Locklin Joins Football Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Monday that former Aggie football player and NM State alum, Kerry Locklin, has been hired as the team’s defensive line coach.

“It was really important to bring a New Mexico State alum back to the program and hire somebody that wants to be here and has a lot of strong feelings about this university and the football program,” Martin said. “Coupled with Kerry’s experience at places like Fresno State will help us build this program in the right direction and it’s something we really look forward to.”

Locklin was a tight end at NM State for four years, where he was named an All-America honorable mention by both the Associated Press and the United Press International. He was also named a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection and two-time academic all-conference honoree in his time with the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Five Aggies Named To All-Independent Football Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2013 FBS All-Independent Team has been named by the nationwide media panel responsible for the FBS Independent Player of the Week awards, as five NM State football student-athletes earned recognition.

Senior safety Davis Cazares was named to the All-Independent Defensive team, while offensive linemen sophomore Andy Cunningham and senior Davonte Wallace, along with junior wide receiver Austin Franklin and senior linebacker Trashaun Nixon all earned honorable mention honors.

Cazares (Monrovia, Calif.) led the Aggies in tackles for the second straight season with 109, ranking him in the top-10 in the country in total tackles. Cazares also led the team with two interceptions. He ended his career in Crimson & White with 245 total tackles, six tackles for a loss, six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick.  Continue Reading This Post >>