This week in New Mexico State athletics
Las Cruces, NM — NM State soccer concludes the regular season with a pair of home games. The Aggies welcome Utah Valley on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. and then wraps up the season on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the NM State Soccer Complex.
The New Mexico State volleyball team heads out on the road next week taking on Idaho, Thursday, Oct. 31 in Moscow, Idaho and Seattle U, Saturday, Nov. 2 in Seattle, Wash. Saturday’s match against the Redhawks is scheduled to air on the radio at KSNM AM 570.
The New Mexico State men’s basketball team hosts Western New Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. (MT), in the only exhibition game of the 2013-14 season at the Pan American Center. The game is free to the public with doors opening one hour prior to tip-off.
The New Mexico State cross country team travels to Seattle, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 2, for the Western Athletic Conference Championships. The Aggies had a week off from competition after running in the Santa Clara Invitational (Oct. 19), where the women earned a 15th-place finish and the men finished 16th in team competition.
The New Mexico State University women’s golf heads to the islands of Hawai’i to compete in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational hosted by the University of Hawai’i. The three-round tournament begins on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and runs through Thursday, Oct. 31.
Swimming & Diving
The New Mexico State University women’s swimming and diving team begins its home schedule by hosting Northern Colorado in a dual meet on Saturday, Nov. 2. The meet is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. start at the NM State Natatorium.
The New Mexico State football team (1-7) travels to Lafayette, La., to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (5-2, 3-0), Saturday, Nov. 2. Kick off between these two former and future Sun Belt Conference opponents is scheduled for 3 p.m. (MT) You can listen to all the action with the ‘Voice of the Aggies’ Jack Nixon and color analyst Preston Williams beginning at 5 p.m. on KGRT 104 FM. Also catch the action in Spanish with Bob Sherman and Sal Betancourt on Vista 98.7 FM. The game will be brought back to the local area via Aggie Vision. All the action will be brought to you by Jeff Palermo (PxP), Scott Brazda (Color Analyst) and Erin Cofiell (Sideline). NM State and Louisiana were once conference members in the Sun Belt from 2001-04. The first meeting between the two schools came in 1975, as Louisiana won 31-7. This year will mark the sixth time in the series that that game has been played in Lafayette. The two schools have met twice in Las Cruces (2002 & 2004). The series favors Louisiana, 4-3, but five of the seven games have been decided by three points or less, including the last four contests. NM State holds a 3-1 record in those games.
The NM State equestrian team travels to Dover, Del., this weekend to face Delaware State on Friday, Nov. 1 and Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Aggies are currently ranked No. 8 by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.