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This week in NMSU athletics

FOOTBALL The home opener is on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. (MT) and is being marketed as Ag Day, with over 40 New Mexico agriculture companies on display during tailgating. The Aggies will play host to Cal Poly.

UTEP coaches luncheon quotes

UTEP Football Media Luncheon Quotes August 25, 2014 Head Coach Sean Kugler (Opening statement)

NMSU softball signs local standout

New Mexico State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph announced Monday the signing of Lucy Mendoza and Nue Sivia to the Aggie softball squad. The pair begins their freshman campaign during the 2014-15 season.

UTEP football to open season at New Mexico

UTEP begins its 97th season of football with another rivalry game versus New Mexico. The Miners also opened up against the Lobos in 2013, dropping a 42-35 decision in the Sun Bowl.

The Base joins with Papa John's for after school programs

The Base, El Paso’s premiere baseball and softball indoor training facility, and El Paso Papa Johns restaurants have joined together to accept donations of gently used baseball and softball equipment.

Parkland Football not satisfied

The Matadors went 6-5 and finished in the Bi-District playoffs in 2013. But simply reaching the playoffs is not good enough.

Aggies Soccer Fall in Home Opener, 2-1

Senior Jennae Cambra scored her second goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Texas State squeaked past New Mexico State, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the Soccer Athletic Complex.

Chihuahuas Win First Game in Colorado Springs

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning Sunday to overcome a three-run deficit and beat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 9-7. Chihuahuas catcher Adam Moore went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in the win.

German’s Golden Goal Propels UTEP Past Abilene Christian

Senior Mackenzie German finished a feed from sophomore Bri Barreiro at 97:26 to send UTEP to a 1-0 road overtime win against Abilene Christian at a hot Shotwell Field Sunday afternoon.

Bears release ex-Miner QB Jordan Palmer

The Bears released former UTEP quarterback Jordan Palmer on Sunday as they got the roster down to 75 players. Palmer had the No. 2 spot on the depth chart for much of the offseason.

Dolphins rally to keep Cowboys winless in preseason

The Dallas Cowboys got to see how Tony Romo's surgically repaired back would respond to taking a hit Saturday against Miami, three times actually, and the good news is that everything seems fine.

Chihuahuas split series with OKC

Tyler Greene’s sixth inning double brought home El Paso’s only two runs Saturday in the Chihuahuas 10-2 loss to the Oklahoma City RedHawks. The Chihuahuas won two of the four games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Aggies Draw First Blood, but Fall Late at Loyola Marymount

Loyola Marymount scored twice in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and upended New Mexico State, 3-1, Friday evening in the season openers for both teams.

Troopers aim high with lofty goals

The Eastwood Troopers, mired in mediocrity for years, had eyes on a playoff spot in 2013, only to falter to Franklin (55-31) and Montwood (21-0) in their last two games, finishing 6-4, 3-4.

UTEP Battles To Scoreless Draw With Texas State

Senior goaltender Sarah Dilling posted two saves while also making several other quality plays off her line to help the UTEP soccer team forge a 0-0 tie against Texas State in its season opener at University Field Friday evening.