History of the Aggies
The New Mexico State Aggies have been a staple in NCAA athletics since their inception in 1888. As one of the oldest teams in college sports, they have seen much success on and off the field. The team has won five conference championships, three bowl games and made six appearances at the NCAA Division I FBS level. They also boast many alumni who became successful professionals across various industries, such as NFL players, NBA stars, and even astronauts!
Despite all these successes over its 132 years of history, many people don’t know much about this small school from Las Cruces that continues to make waves throughout collegiate sports today. From humble beginnings as an independent football program to becoming part of two different conferences (the Western Athletic Conference from 1991-2005 & Sun Belt Conference since 2005), it’s clear that NMSU is here for a good reason!
Over time they've developed rivalries with other schools like UTEP Miners or Arizona Wildcats, which adds another layer of excitement when playing against them each year during the regular season matchups between both teams. Not only do fans get a chance to watch some great football, but it's also an opportunity for bragging rights amongst friends & family members who are loyal followers on either side!
With so many accomplishments under their belt already - including recent victories over rivals like BYU Cougars & Boise State Broncos - there's no doubt that New Mexico State Aggies will continue making strides towards greatness within the college athletics scene well into future generations too! So if you're looking for a team with deep roots and full potential ahead, consider giving them your support. Go Aggies!!
College Sports Established
Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico State University
2023 - Present / NCAA Division I
2023 - Present / C-USA Conference
Aggies - The New Mexico State Aggies have a long and storied history in college sports, dating back to the early 1900s. The team’s nickname is derived from the school mascot, an Aggie or wild Mustang. This nickname has been used since 1923, when it was first adopted by New Mexico A&M (now known as NMSU).
The origin of this name dates back even further than that, though. In 1885, a group of students at what was then known as Las Cruces College formed an athletic club called “the Aggies” after their beloved horseback riding instructor who had recently passed away – John Clementson-Smith. As time went on and athletics became more popular at the university level, so did “the Aggies” moniker for its teams representing NMSU Athletics in various sports competitions across America and beyond!
Today, the term "Aggies" serves both as a source of pride for alumni and current students alike while also being widely recognized outside of campus circles due to its affiliation with NCAA Division I teams competing in multiple conferences throughout every season, such as football (Sun Belt), basketball (Western Athletic Conference) baseball/softball (WAC), golf & tennis(Mountain West Conference) track & field/cross country(Conference USA). It's no wonder many fans take great pride in wearing their favorite colors - crimson red & white - while cheering on their beloved alma mater during each game they attend!
In addition to having one heckuva mascot name behind them, The New Mexico State University Athletics program is also home to some impressive achievements over recent years, including winning three consecutive WAC championships between 2015-2017, making two appearances in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Sweet Sixteen round since 1992; plus several individual honors earned by student-athletes like All American selections for both men's basketball programs within last five seasons alone! So if you're looking for reasons why everyone should be proud about being part Of 'Aggie Nation,' look no further than these accomplishments, which speak volumes about how much success can come from hard work and dedication combined with school spirit support day after day...Go Ags!!
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