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Around the Web in 7 Days: News on New Mexico State


Although the loss to North Dakota State in the season opener might say otherwise, this week’s matchup with winless New Mexico State could be just what the Kansas University football team needs to cure its ails.

The Jayhawks may have limped into the 2010 season but all signs seem to indicate that they should have the upper hand in this one. NMSU is coming off of back-to-back blowout losses, is still searching for chemistry on both sides of the ball and is functioning with a head coach in just his second year in town and a quarterback starting for the first time.

While those factors seem to indicate that the Aggies are down, nothing does so as clearly as the program’s continued inclusion in ESPN.com’s “Bottom Ten.”

There’s not a ton of national news on the Aggies right now outside of that, and the Albuquerque newspaper’s web site is a pay site that most of you probably wouldn’t sign up for anyway.

So this week’s version of Around the Web in 7 Days features a couple of quirky national stories followed by a heavy dose of info from the Las Cruces Sun-News, which covers the Aggies as well as anyone.

Week 4: Kansas Jayhawks (1-2) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (0-2):

First, the national news:

NMSU checks in at No. 4 on this week’s Lynyrd Skynyrd-themed version of ESPN.com’s Bottom Ten.

Here’s an interesting article from The Associated Press about NMSU coach DeWayne Walker’s decision to ban his team from using Twitter during the 2010 season. I think this gives you a good look into the kind of person and coach Walker is.

Now, the goods from the beat writer who knows more than anyone about the Aggies:

Here’s a nice feature on NMSU quarterback Matt Christian from Teddy Feinberg, of the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Feinberg, of the Las Cruces Sun-News says that Aggies fans should expect more from the NMSU running game in the near future.

A look back at last week’s loss to UTEP from The Las Cruces Sun-News.

And finally, here's a look back at the Aggies' season-opening loss to San Diego State.


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