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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 >>

Aggies’ Radio Broadcaster/PA Announcer Lorn Brown Passes Away

Written By: N.M. State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Lorn Brown, a part time radio broadcaster and PA announcer passed away this past week. Brown was a member of the NM State Athletics family for the several years, working as the radio broadcaster for Aggie women’s basketball games and PA announcer for Aggie softball games. One of Brown’s famous lines at NM State softball games was ‘Adios Amigo’ with every homerun the Aggies hit.
 
Brown was a sports broadcaster who worked for baseball's AAA Iowa Oaks (1973-74), the Chicago White Sox (1976-1979, 1983-1988), the Milwaukee Brewers (1980-1981), and the New York Mets (1982), among other jobs.
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Forty Eight Aggie Freshmen And Transfers Earn 2009-2010 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER -- The 2009-10 academic All-WAC freshmen and transfers have been announced and NM State had 48 student-athletes honored. The Aggies' soccer team led the way with 11 honorees, swimming and diving had nine honorees, Chelsa McDonnell, Camille Schultz and Courtney Schultz earned honors for three different sports, women's cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. The softball team had seven honorees, baseball had five, men's cross country had four, volleyball, women's basketball and football each had two and the men's and women's golf teams each had one.

The following is the list of freshmen and transfer honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty Three Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Spring 2010

DENVER, CO - The 2009-10 academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 33 NM State student athletes have been honored for their work in the classroom. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

The women's track and field team led the way with nine honorees followed by baseball with seven. The softball team had five, the women's tennis team had four, the men's tennis and women's golf team had three and the men's golf team had two honorees.

The following is a list of the Aggies' spring sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Vision Nominated For Sony Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department production team ‘Aggie Vision’ has been nominated for the College Sports Media Awards (CSMA), a competition recognizing excellence in video production at all levels of college sports, announced by event sponsors the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Sports Video Group (SVG).

Aggie Vision has been nominated for the Sony Award for Best Live Game or Live Event for their production of the NM State women’s basketball game against the University of Kansas during the 2009-10 basketball season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: 2009-2010 Top 10 Moments In Aggie Athletics

Aggies Take Over First Place In WAC Commissioner's Cup Standings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Along with celebrating the men’s basketball championship and NCAA Tournament berth, NM State has also taken over first place in the WAC Commissioner Cup standings.

The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the WAC school that performs the best in each of the conference's 19 men's and women's championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport and are averaged between a team’s regular season finish (if applicable) and its WAC championship finish. Teams that do not qualify for a postseason tournament due to a smaller field, receive postseason points equal to their regular-season finish.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rank School Total XCM XCW SOC VB FB SD IM IW BKM BKW
1. New Mexico State 52.75 4.00 9.00 4.75 8.00 1.50 8.00 N/A 5.00 8.25 4.25
2. Boise State 52.50 5.00 4.00 7.75 5.75 9.00 9.00 3.00 2.00 2.75 4.25
3. Utah State 52.00 7.00 8.00 7.25 3.00 4.00 N/A 4.00 7.00 8.50 3.25
4. Nevada 49.75 N/A 7.00 7.25 4.75 8.00 6.00 N/A 3.00 7.00 6.75
5. Fresno State 43.75 6.00 5.00 4.25 5.75 7.00 2.00 N/A 1.00 4.25 8.50
6. Idaho 41.00 3.00 6.00 2.00 5.75 6.00 1.00 2.00 6.00 3.50 5.75
7. Louisiana Tech 32.75 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 4.00 N/A 1.00 8.00 6.25 8.50
8. Hawai‘i 30.75 N/A 3.00 3.00 9.00 4.00 4.00 N/A 4.00 1.00 2.75
9. San Jose State 25.75 2.00 2.00 7.75 1.00 1.50 7.00 N/A N/A 3.50 1.00

Sanchez Galaz, Egan Noble and Cuellar To Be Inducted Into 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 Monday, January 4, that former women’s basketball standout Mari Sanchez Galaz, women’s golfer Jane Egan Noble and track & field/cross country great Rachael Cuellar 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, Saturday, February 27 against Boise State in Las Cruces. The NMSU Hall of Fame, which is located in the Pan American Center, honors outstanding student-athletes, coaches, teams and benefactors from Aggie past.

When Aggie fans hear the name Mari Sanchez, images of a prolific shooter from behind the three-point arc come to mind. Now married to Las Cruces native Adrian Galaz, Sanchez Galaz is just as accomplished off the court as she was on the hardwood.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2009 Volleyball And Football Banquet Photos