Aggies heads north for its first test drive in Minnesota

Isaiah Washington – Graduate Assistant (WR)
Aaron Cheatwood – Graduate Assistant (Def.)

AGGIE ALUM

Tony Sanchez is entering his first season on the team with his alma mater. Former Aggie football player and undergraduate assistant, Sanchez returns to Las Cruces to take over as wide receivers coach on jerry killsthe staff.

Sanchez, the former UNLV head coach, had 741 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his two years in the crimson and white. The wide receivers coach holds a pair of degrees from NM State – A bachelor’s degree in 1998 and a master’s degree in 2003.

CRACK OPEN A COLD

New Mexico State is one of the few collegiate institutions in the United States to have an officially licensed beer.

Pistol Pete’s 1888, a collaboration between NM State and Bosque Brewing Co., launched statewide in New Mexico in the fall of 2017 before the canned version was released in August 2018. The beer is available at shopping inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

A bright, pale straw-colored ale with a slight malty sweetness and just enough late addition hops to add flavor and aromatic undertones, Pistol Pete’s 1888 was awarded a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) It was recognized in the Golden or Blonde Ale style beer category.

Bosque is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, with two locations in addition to its newest addition in the Bernalillo area. The brewery also has locations in Las Cruces.

ADD TO COLLECTION

Just before football season, NM State officially added Wobble On Water to the university’s extensive catalog of licensed products. Wobble On Water will be distributed statewide by Admiral Beverages and made its official debut on August 11.

The Aggies become one of six colleges to have officially licensed bottled water, joining Stanford, Washington State, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and Idaho.

With the addition of bottled water, NM State now offers officially licensed beer, wine, whiskey, tequila, candles, nuts and more. Fans may recognize the name of the popular stanza from NM State’s fight song – “And we’ll drink it to the Aggies till we wobble in our shoes…”

PRESENTATION OF THE VARSITY NETWORK

NM State Sports Properties and its parent company LEARFIELD, announced the creation of “THE VARSITY NETWORK”, an interactive application that offers free live game day broadcasts, original content and national college programs such as College Sports Now, College Football Biltz and the new College Football Saturday night.

Fans can download the app for iPhone or Android and will have instant access to free game day audio streams, including NM State football presented by Jack Nixon and Cory Lucas, and receive push notifications to remind them when games start or upcoming audio broadcasts.

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

NM State Broadcaster Jack Nixon returns for its 43rd year of broadcasting Aggie Athletics for the NM State Radio Network. A legend on the Aggie airwaves, Nixon has broadcast over 400 Aggie football competitions and over 1,000 Aggie men’s basketball games. An NM State Hall of Fame selection, Nixon will handle radio duties with former Aggie Cory Lucas, who joined the broadcaster ahead of the 2017 season.

For complete coverage of NM State football as the Aggies prepare for their first year under Head Coach Jerry Kill and his team, visit NMStateSports.com – the official site for NM State athletics – and follow the Aggies on Facebook (NM State Football), Twitter ( @NMStateFootball) and Instagram (@NMStateFootball).

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Lance B. Holton