I have to say, I'm excited about the basketball schedule on tap for the Aggies this year.
I have to give Menzies credit here. Away games at Kansas and USC? That's great stuff. I also love the game at Long Beach and hosting Pepperdine. Those are some scrapiron programs which I'm all about.
The only thing I wish was that some more marketable teams came to Las Cruces. I'm tired of watching the Aggies beat up on the Prairie View A&M's of the world. But NMSU wants to get its name out there to a national audience. No better way than to play the national champs and a team like USC. Hopefully, NMSU is competitive in these games. That will only help. Last year's Duke game was fun, but the Aggies got beaten badly.
Tough to look this far ahead, but going to Hawaii to finish the season right before the WAC tourney is tough. They also go to La. Tech on Feb. 26. Those are two hard travel days right at the end of the season. And lets not forget, WAC tourney is in Reno this season. Totally different ballgame.
Excited for the football season and hoops isn't as far away as it may appear. Good time right around the corner.