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AggieVision :: 2010-2011 Sounds Of The Season

Tough Enough To Wear Pink Endowment Announcement Photos

The 2011 Tough Enough To Wear Pink football game will be held on Saturday, October 15th versus Idaho. Click here to read the press release.

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Baker, Dunn And Witt Enter First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall Of Fame

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department together with First Community Bank announced Friday, January 28, that former softball standout Danny Dunn, Aggie football star J.W. Witt and longtime team physician Dr. William T. Baker, D.O., P.A. will be inducted into the First Community Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set to take place at halftime of the men's basketball game, March 5 against Nevada in Las Cruces. The NM State Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.   Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 01/25/11 :: WAC Members Intact For Now

The Mountain West Conference has opted against expanding their conference to 12 teams at least for the time being according to a statement issued on the Mountain West's website.

"Over the past two days, the Board of Directors has engaged in a very thorough discussion of several key topics pertinent to the future of the Mountain West Conference. This has included, but not been limited to, issues related to television, the Bowl Championship Series and membership. The Board feels strongly the membership configuration already established going forward creates outstanding prospects for future success. In addition, we are continuing with our strategic initiatives related to our television partnerships and the MWC's efforts to effect change in the BCS structure. The Board is excited about what is undoubtedly a bright future for the Conference."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Athletics Looks to Continue Success It Had In The Fall

Written By: Kyle Purcell, For NM State Media Relations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics thrived in both competition and the classroom during the 2010 fall semester with awards won, good grades and records broken.

Women's Golf was quite possibly the most successful in both areas. It posted the highest grade point average among all athletic teams with a 3.59 team GPA. Along with its high GPA, the women's golf team also won the 2010 Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. to close the fall season. Freshman Demi Mak led the way for the Aggies as she finished second on the individual leaderboard. Men's Golf was also very good on the course this past semester. Senior Ross Prachar won the Cactus Thaw in Silver Cityn N.M. and junior Joon Lee earned WAC player of the month for October.

"We are all proud of the accomplishments our student-athletes have achieved,"NM State President, Dr. Barbara Couture said. "With the men's basketball team improving in academics and the women's golf team having the highest GPA of all teams, it shows that our student-athletes are making progress on the academic side as well as in their athletic endeavors. The student-athletes are also learning time management techniques and other skills that will prepare them for life after graduation."  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: Top 10 Fall Sports Moments

WAC Adds Denver, UT-San Antonio And Texas State

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference today announced that invitations for membership have been issued to and accepted by the University of Denver, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas State University to join the conference effective July 1, 2012.
The announcement was made by the chair of the WAC Board of Directors and Utah State University President Stan Albrecht and WAC Commissioner Karl Benson after the Board unanimously voted to issue the invitations earlier this week.

"The Board of Directors is extremely dedicated to the long-term stability and growth of the Western Athletic Conference," said Albrecht. "The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University and the University of Denver are three very strong institutions, both in their commitment to building athletic excellence and in their commitment to academics. We believe that all three will help us in our quest to make the WAC one of the outstanding athletic conferences in the country."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Vision General Manager Joe Brackman Wins Emmy

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - Aggie Vision general manager Joe Brackman claimed an Emmy® Award from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Oct. 9.

Brackman earned the award for Interview/Discussion-Program/Special or Series with a program titled "Conversations in Black History." The piece included interviews with NM State Athletic Director McKinley Boston, football head coach DeWayne Walker; track and field head coach Orin Richburg; and men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies. Each interview highlighted the unique role each of these African-American men and their impact on intercollegiate athletics at New Mexico State.

Originally produced for use in the coaches' show, NM State Sports Weekly, as well as Aggie Vision games last February as part of Black History Month; the series was repackaged into a half-hour program for use on NewsMakers on NM State's KRWG-TV. The full program aired in March and was nominated during the summer.

Although Brackman could not attend the ceremony last weekend because he was managing the Aggie Vision coverage of the NM State football victory over rival New Mexico, he was appreciative of the recognition.

"It was an honor to receive the award," Brackman said. "It's great recognition for the work we're doing at Aggie Vision and KRWG. I'm very appreciative to all of the people who helped make the show come to life, and especially grateful to Dr. Boston and the three coaches who were willing to be interviewed."

Brackman's piece was a series of interviews done in honor of Black History Month, bringing light to the subject of how few black head coaches there are in the college and professional sports landscape.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Interview With WAC Commissioner Karl Benson

bleedCrimson.net: What are you, the University Presidents and ADs looking for in a university when looking at expansion, what are the core criteria, for example enrollment size, public or private institution, academic status (as we've seen with the Pac 10 and Big 10), and athletically are there certain sports do they need to field beyond the minimum requirement for Division I status?
Karl Benson: Conference affiliation is always going to be based on a combination of academic and athletic fit and I don't know if you can put more priority on one over the other. I think you also have to factor in geography and as we go through this next phase of identifying potential members of the WAC, we'll take into consideration all of those, the academics, the athletics, the geography, the demographics, the media value. All of those will be factored in.

bc.net: Are there any minimum requirements in any or all of those areas?
KB: The only current sports sponsorship requirements are men's and women's basketball, football and women's volleyball.  Continue Reading This Post >>