January 26, 1989 |
New Mexico State's basketball team appeared to receive a major setback Jan. 17 when a team van was involved in a collision in the fog in Fresno. Three starters were injured in the accident. But the Aggies (11-6 overall, 4-3 in the Big West), have won their only game since the accident and only Jeff McCool, who suffered a concussion and a sprained neck, is listed as doubtful for tonight's game against UC Irvine (6-9, 3-3) at New Mexico State.
November 19, 1992
Elijah Maxey, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard on the Moorpark College basketball team, has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico State. Maxey, who transferred to Moorpark from Palm Beach (Fla.) College this semester, averaged 29.5 points and 7.5 rebounds a game last weekend to lead the Raiders (2-0) to the championship of the Cerro Coso tournament.
November 22, 1987 |
Junior tailback Kelly Skipper scored two touchdowns Saturday as Fresno State beat New Mexico State, 34-10, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game at Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State (2-9, 0-7) has won only two PCAA games in four seasons in the conference. Skipper scored on a five-yard run in the second quarter and put the Bulldogs (6-5, 4-3) ahead to stay, 17-10, with a two-yard run in the third quarter.
October 22, 1988 |
Cal State Fullerton, whose loss to Cal State Long Beach last week ended the 49ers' 9-game losing streak, will seek to end its own 3-game slide against New Mexico State in a Big West Conference game at 5:30 p.m., PDT, today at Aggie Memorial Stadium. New Mexico State (1-5) scored its only conference victory since joining in 1984 over Fullerton 2 years ago, when the Aggies upset the Titans here, 24-21. Fullerton won last year's game, 48-14.
January 26, 1996 |
New Mexico State officials said they expect to complete their investigation today into the origin of an anti-Semitic epithet and several alleged incidents of racism that were apparently directed at Long Beach State on Monday night in Las Cruces, N.M., and will forward their results to the Big West Conference for review.
January 12, 1998
UC Irvine played solid defense in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime, then went on to beat New Mexico State, 74-70, in a Big West Conference women's basketball game Sunday in Irvine. New Mexico State led, 61-54, with 5 minutes 10 seconds left in the second half but managed only a basket the rest of the way in regulation. Sophomore reserve guard Shannon Anders scored 17 points in 24 minutes and Megan Stafford had 14 points and seven assists for UCI (7-6, 2-0).
March 12, 2007 |
The man has star quality. But you have to wonder: Do players know who the New Mexico State coach is because he was a two-time NBA All-Star in the 1980s, or because he played Coach Bill Fuller on the NBC Saturday morning show "Hang Time" for three years in the 1990s? Reggie Theus, who starred at Inglewood High and played in the 1977 Final Four for Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada Las Vegas before a 13-season NBA career, has turned New Mexico State around in a hurry.
January 12, 1990
UC Santa Barbara ran into a hot New Mexico State team Thursday night and the Gauchos were beaten, 74-61, in a Big West Conference game at Goleta. Keith Hill scored 24 points and James Anderson added 16 points as the Aggies, coming off a victory over Nevada Las Vegas on Monday, won their 11th in a row to improve to 13-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Eric McArthur led the Gauchos with 18 points and 28 rebounds, which was was the best rebounding performance in the conference this season.