Western Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Saint Mary's 58, New Mexico State 56

    The Sports Xchange "Disappointed about being left out of the NCAA Tournament field, Saint Mary's was nearly knocked out of the NIT field in the first round. Joe Rahon broke a tie by sinking two foul shots with 1.5 seconds remaining, and the second-seeded Gaels pulled out a 58-56 win over seventh-seeded New..." March 16

  • New Mexico State 57, Cal State-Bakersfield 54

    The Sports Xchange "Dedrick Basile hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds, leading Cal State-Bakersfield past New Mexico State 57-54 on Saturday night in the WAC Tournament championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Bakersfield is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The loss..." March 13

  • Wichita State 71, New Mexico State 41

    The Sports Xchange "Wichita State earned its 37th consecutive nonconference home win, beating New Mexico State 71-41 Monday at Koch Arena. The Shockers (19-7) bounced back from a Saturday loss to Northern Iowa, a result that ended a 43-game home win streak that dated to 2013. Wichita State hasn't lost a..." February 15

  • CSU Bakersfield guard Durham eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "With a front court rotation led by all-conference big man Aly Ahmed and another postseason honors candidate in Kevin Mays, CSU Bakersfield is one of the teams entertaining hopes of challenging defending champion New Mexico State for WAC supremacy in 2015-16. Friday the school announced that it has..." October 31

  • Andre McGee resigns at UMKC, calls allegations against him 'false'

    Yahoo! Sports "The man accused of hiring strippers to dance for and have sex with Louisville players and recruits has resigned from his position as assistant basketball coach at UMKC. Ex-Louisville director of basketball operations Andre McGee also made his first public comments about the scandal in his..." October 23

  • Redshirt likely for New Mexico State guard Landry

    College Basketball Talk "After serving as a reserve in each of his first two seasons at New Mexico State, guard Travon Landry underwent microfracture surgery on his knee in the offseason. Landry has yet to return to the floor for Marvin Menzies’ team, most recently missing their Crimson and White scrimmage Saturday..." October 20

  • Former Alabama forward headed to UTPA for final season of eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "In four seasons as a member of the Alabama basketball program 6-foot-6 forward Dakota Slaughter didn’t see a lot of playing time, as he averaged 6.2 minutes per game in 2014-15 and 4.5 throughout his three seasons on the court after redshirting in 2011-12. With a season of eligibility remaining..." May 03

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • New Mexico State transfer K.C. Ross-Miller to Auburn, eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "Former New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller will transfer to Auburn, according to multiple media reports on Monday night. The 6-foot-1 guard is eligible to play immediately for head coach Bruce Pearl. Ross-Miller averaged 8.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this past season for..." May 20

  • Matej Buovac will transfer from New Mexico State

    The Las Cruces Sun-News "New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies announced on Thursday that forward Matej Bouvac will be transferring to Sacred Heart University at the end of this semester. Buovac will be entering his junior year of eligibility at the start of next season. Located in Fairfield,..." May 08

  • Menzies Signs a Two-Year Contract Extension with the Aggies

    NMStateSports.com "New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Wednesday that head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies has signed a two-year contract extension with NM State. The contract extension goes thru 2019. “I am pleased to offer Coach Menzies a two-year contract extension based..." May 07

  • Grand Canyon extends basketball coach Dan Majerle's contract

    Arizona Republic "Grand Canyon University announced Thursday that it has extended the contract of head men's basketball coach Dan Majerle through the 2017-18 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not released. Majerle led the Antelopes last season to a 15-15 overall record, including a 10-6 mark in..." May 01

  • 7'5 center Sim Bhullar will declare for NBA Draft, according to report

    SB Nation "The New Mexico State big man does not project to be a top pick, but his size alone should get him some looks. New Mexico State sophomore Sim Bhullar will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, Scout.com's John Gershon is reporting. The towering 7'5 center..." April 17

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • New Mexico gives Craig Neal two-year contract extension

    CBS Sports "After leading New Mexico to a 27-win campaign in his first season as the head coach, Craig Neal was awarded with a two-year contract extension. Neal is now under contract with the Lobos until the 2019-20 season. "We are excited about the direction of the program under Craig's leadership, and..." March 31

  • SDSU coach happy to move on, but rips NCAA

    Fox Sports "San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher had plenty to have happy about after Thursday’s 73-69 win over New Mexico State. But he took a moment to switch gears after the game. “I’m going to do something I never do: I’m going to complain about the NCAA process,” he said. Fisher went on to..." March 21

  • SDSU beats New Mexico St. 73-69, gets Cinderella next

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Spokane River cuts through downtown with some dramatic drops in elevation, and with the recent snowmelt the waterfalls are churning. San Diego State coach Steve Fisher had the bus driver stop to look as they crossed over them on the way to practice Wednesday, and he joked that he’d like to..." March 21

  • California 77, Utah Valley 64

    ProSportsDaily "David Kravish scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures as the Golden Bears rolled past the visiting Wolverines in the opening round of the NIT. Justin Cobbs and Jordan Mathews had 13 points apiece while Jabari Bird added 11 for second-seeded California (20-13), which shot 52.5..." March 20

  • Aggies' big man Bhullar stands in SDSU's way

    Fox Sports Southwest "Steve Fisher cut down the final net in the NCAA tournament 25 years ago and reached two other national championship games, so he knows about playing deep into March. He'd like to think his fourth-seeded San Diego State Aztecs can advance beyond the opening weekend this year. To have that..." March 19

  • Three thoughts: SDSU, New Mexico

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 51-48 win against New Mexico at Viejas Arena on Saturday night to claim the outright Mountain West championship: 1. Now what? The Aztecs are 27-3 and likely headed to Spokane, Wash., for the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament as, according to the latest..." March 19

  • Report: New Mexico State to travel without K.C. Ross-Miller

    College Basketball Talk "WAC champion New Mexico State will play the NCAA Tournament without junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller according to a report from Jason Groves of the Sun News. Ross-Miller has missed the last five games after being involved in a post-game altercation on the floor in the Aggies’ loss to Utah Valley..." March 18

  • NM State Wins Third Consecutive WAC Title Defeating Idaho 77-55

    NMStateSports.com "The New Mexico State men’s basketball team won the 2014 Western Athletic Conference title after defeating Idaho 77-55 in the finals of the WAC Tournament, Saturday, March 15 in the Orleans Arena to three-peat as conference champions. The Aggies are now 5-1 all-time in WAC Championship games and..." March 16

  • WAC suspends two NMSU players in wake of on-court postgame fight

    CBS Sports "The WAC announced Friday night that New Mexico State players K.C. Ross-Miller and Renaldo Dixon will be suspended. Ross-Miller will sit for two games, Dixon one, after both were involved in altercations in Thurday night's on-court skirmish that involved fans of Utah Valley. Ross-Miller, whose..." March 01

  • NMSU suspends K.C. Ross-Miller

    ESPN "New Mexico State suspended guard K.C. Ross-Miller on Friday morning, hours after he touched off a postgame brawl between the Aggies and Utah Valley. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker as time expired in the Wolverines' 66-61 overtime victory Thursday in Orem, Utah. He..." February 28

  • Fight erupts after Utah Valley men beat New Mexico State

    Salt Lake Tribune "March Madness got an early start Thursday night at the UCCU Events Center. Ben Aird scored six of his 21 points in overtime and Utah Valley took over first place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 66-61 victory over New Mexico State. The Wolverines, 17-10 overall and 11-3 in the WAC,..." February 28

  • NCAA grants waiver for teams playing more than four non-Division I opponents

    College Basketball Talk "There was a report out yesterday that the NCAA would be deciding soon on whether or not to waive an obscure rule that would force teams in smaller leagues to forfeit games. In summation: Division I teams cannot play more than four non-Division I teams in a season. Transitional Division I..." January 16

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