The Western Athletic Conference logo in the colors of New Mexico State. Teams at New Mexico State University are known as the Aggies, a moniker drawn from the university's agricultural roots. The name "Aggie" was originally used by students and teachers at the school to refer to both students and professors.
New Mexico State University was founded in 1889 as a teacher-training school with an emphasis on agriculture. It became a full-fledged college in 1949 after merging with New Mexico A&M College which had been established two years earlier. Today, NMSU has 12 colleges offering more than 200 degrees and certificates. The main campus is in Las Cruces but there are other locations across New Mexico. Enrollment at NMSU is about 14,000 students.
NMSU uses the nickname "Aggies" throughout its sports programs. Other institutions using "Aggies" as a nickname include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball program based in Dallas, Texas; the NCAA Division II football team from Agua Fria (Wyoming); and the NAIA baseball team from Ardmore (Oklahoma).
There are several theories on how the nickname "Aggies" came about. One theory is that it was first used by students at the school to refer to both students and professors.
"Pistol Pete" is the mascot's name. The colors of New Mexico State University are red and white. This color scheme was adopted when NM State joined the Western Athletic Conference in 1951.
New Mexico State University was founded in 1889 by Thomas Jefferson Edison. It is a public research university located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. The main campus is on 200 acres (81 ha) about 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Las Cruces. The institution has five other campuses across New Mexico: Roswell, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Farmington, and Taos. Enrollment for the fall 2018 semester is about 9,000 students.
New Mexico State University teams include the football squad, known as the Aggies; the men's basketball team; the women's basketball team; the baseball team; the softball team; the tennis team; and the volleyball team. All but the volleyball team compete in the Western Athletic Conference.
The football team plays its home games at the 22,500-seat Aggie Stadium in Las Cruces. The stadium is also used for high school games during non-conference seasons. It is the largest venue in New Mexico state history until 2016 when Isotopes Park opened with 16,500 seats.
Navigate to the next page. Go to the search for The New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team is affiliated with New Mexico State University, which is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Aggies were founded in 1904 and presently compete in the Western Athletic Conference. They last competed in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2018. Their home games are played at Pan American Center, which opened in 2015.
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is a public university in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The school's athletic program, known as the NMSU Aggies, competes as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
The New Mexico State Aggies basketball team has won two regular season titles and one conference tournament title in their history. They have made the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament twice - 1998 and 2018. As of March 12, 2019, they stand at 22-12 overall and 13-3 in WAC play. Their head coach is Mark Daigneau who was hired away from San Diego State where he had been coaching since 2001.
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The New Mexico State Aggies football team competes as an independent in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) collegiate football. For other sports, New Mexico State remains a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Aggies play their home games at Bob Devaney Sports Center on the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Vegas, Nevada.
New Mexico State has fielded a team since 1898. The Aggies have made the playoffs seven times, most recently in 2017. They have won two conference titles and one division title.
NMSU has had 17 players selected in the NFL Draft; they are tied for ninth all-time among FBS schools. Three NMSU players have been selected as first-team All-Americans: quarterback Mike Pringle in 1969, linebacker Dave Alcorn in 1977, and defensive end Dennis Greening in 1983. Pringle was also named MVP of the 1969 Cotton Bowl after passing for three touchdowns and rushing for another in a 33-3 win over Arkansas. He finished his Aggie career with 3,944 yards passing and 1,837 yards rushing.
Pringle went on to have a long career in the NFL, where he passed for over 10,000 yards during a five-year period from 1970 to 1974 with the Chicago Bears.
Except for football, New Mexico State's athletic teams play at the NCAA Division I level in the Western Athletic Conference.
They are a full member of the conference.
New Mexico State has been a member of the WAC since 1991 when it joined as a basketball-only member. It added football in 1995. The football team has never won more than three games in a season and has never appeared in a bowl game. In 2007, 2008, and 2014, the baseball team made the NCAA Tournament. They have one regular season win against an RPI top 100 team (2001 - UC Irvine).
The school's other sports (women's soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball) have had less success, with no more than two seasons of competitive play in any sport. None of them have ever won a national championship. However, women's cross country has won four consecutive titles from 2006 to 2009, and field hockey has won three straight from 2011 to 2013.
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The State teams, like most colleges, have several nicknames over the years. When Mississippi A&M College formally became Mississippi State College in 1932, the moniker Maroons, for the school's uniform color, gained traction. In 1939, the name Bearcats was adopted as an alternative to Maroons.
Nowadays, MSU is known as the Bulldogs. The nickname originated with a newspaper cartoon in 1898 which depicted a dog fighting with a bear over who should be called as the university's football team. The bear was chosen as the winner due to him being the underdog, while the dog was deemed unfit to compete with.
There are two reasons why people claim that Mississippi State University's Bulldog mascot is a representation of the state bird: first, both animals are red; second, the original nickname for the school was the Red Dogs. In 1873, the board of trustees decided to change the name of the school to reflect its new location in Starkville. They selected "Bulldogs" after Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities because they believed it would be a good fit since the college was built around the same time as New York City's old Madison Square Garden. However, there were already universities using the term "bulldog" as their mascot so the board chose to use "Dogs" instead.