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    UL Football NMSU got kicked out of the Sun Belt. Will the Aggies have something to prove?

    They are no longer a member of the Sun Belt Conference, but the New Mexico State Aggies might have the league on their minds as they face Louisiana.

    The Ragin' Cajuns host the Aggies for homecoming at 4 p.m. Saturday at Cajun Field and for the first time in five years the meeting won't have an impact on the Sun Belt standings. NMSU, after a four-year run in its second stint in the Sun Belt, had its football-only membership terminated by a conference vote two seasons ago and played its final Sun Belt campaign last fall.



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    I went to NMSU last time we played them. It's a great trip. I love the El Paso area. It's too bad we couldn't get them as a full conference member along with UTEP. Both schools would add so much value to basketball.


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    Default Re: NMSU got kicked out of the Sun Belt. Will the Aggies have something to prove?

    I understood the Idaho deficiencies and travel hurdles but NMSU seemed like a good fit for the western side of the conference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    I understood the Idaho deficiencies and travel hurdles but NMSU seemed like a good fit for the western side of the conference.
    Really? Lafayette is closer to Statesboro, GA than Las Cruces, NM.

    It's still a 9+ hour trip from San Marcos to Las Cruces.

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    Yea, 2 hour bus ride after a flight to el paso, no thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxCajuns View Post
    Yea, 2 hour bus ride after a flight to el paso, no thanks
    Nah. It was less than an hour to Las Cruces

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    My dad and I drove there for the game in 2014. We left Thursday at lunch drove to San Antonio. Woke up and played la cantera, then drove Friday afternoon to las cruces. Got there around 10pm. Played red hawk in las cruces Saturday morning, the best visual golf course I've played. Then drank a few at a local bar and grill. Watched the Cajuns win 44-16. We were so fired up after we drove back about 4 hours. Then drove about another 12 home on Sunday. We decided to go on Wednesday night at about 10pm. Great trip. Dad got remarried soon after, needless to say that was our last crazy bro trip. We had a few but that was the craziest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    Really? Lafayette is closer to Statesboro, GA than Las Cruces, NM.

    It's still a 9+ hour trip from San Marcos to Las Cruces.
    And yet does anyone drive to either? I drove to Savannah last year and passed the exit to Statesboro off the interstate, which I think was about 27 miles from campus. I have no interest ever driving that distance for any sport, nor to Las Cruces. Both are fly trips for athletics and for fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    And yet does anyone drive to either? I drove to Savannah last year and passed the exit to Statesboro off the interstate, which I think was about 27 miles from campus. I have no interest ever driving that distance for any sport, nor to Las Cruces. Both are fly trips for athletics and for fans.
    Guess you don't like golf. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob81 View Post
    Guess you don't like golf. Haha
    Not my sport, but I wouldn't drive to see a major across country either. I've been to the New Orleans Classic several times and Houston for major events. If I was lucky enough to have tickets to the Masters, I would fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    And yet does anyone drive to either? I drove to Savannah last year and passed the exit to Statesboro off the interstate, which I think was about 27 miles from campus. I have no interest ever driving that distance for any sport, nor to Las Cruces. Both are fly trips for athletics and for fans.
    Exactly my point. Turbine wants to think that NMSU is a good fit for western SBC schools. It's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Not my sport, but I wouldn't drive to see a major across country either. I've been to the New Orleans Classic several times and Houston for major events. If I was lucky enough to have tickets to the Masters, I would fly.
    My point was, we drove and were able to play a few rounds of golf, and saw some country I otherwise wouldn't have. But honestly, I'd rather a 10 hour drive than the airport hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    Exactly my point. Turbine wants to think that NMSU is a good fit for western SBC schools. It's not.
    We've had that discussion many times, I like New Mexico State over Georgia Southern any day because they bring more to the SBC than football. Now, the cost would be more for spring sports on our program for certain. But let me say this, if you enjoy driving around the rolling hills and peach orchards of Union Parish, then you will fall in love with Stateboro, Ga. Las Cruces is way more scenic than Ruston 2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob81 View Post
    My point was, we drove and were able to play a few rounds of golf, and saw some country I otherwise wouldn't have. But honestly, I'd rather a 10 hour drive than the airport hassle.
    Well then you would love the rolling hills and peach orchards of Union Parish, because Statesboro, Ga. is Ruston 2.0. And you must be single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Well then you would love the rolling hills and peach orchards of Union Parish, because Statesboro, Ga. is Ruston 2.0. And you must be single.
    I'm married. But after my mom passed away, using the" needing to spend time with dad" card worked great. Till like I said. He remarried. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob81 View Post
    I'm married. But after my mom passed away, using the" needing to spend time with dad" card worked great. Till like I said. He remarried. Haha.
    That's a cool story! Most of my trips are with family or work. So I attend MLB games, minor league games, a few NFL games and mostly events that I can do with family. My father passed as well, he loved to fish.

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    Yeah, I'm only comparing New Mexico to Idaho and only looking at things to do, places to eat, overall quality of their sports teams.

    It's definitely a flight destination for me. Not that I can go.


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    I would drive to Las Cruces 1000 times before driving to Statesboro, Conway or. Boone. And if I am flying, it is still no contest; Las Cruces is much easier to get to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob81 View Post
    My dad and I drove there for the game in 2014. We left Thursday at lunch drove to San Antonio. Woke up and played la cantera, then drove Friday afternoon to las cruces. Got there around 10pm. Played red hawk in las cruces Saturday morning, the best visual golf course I've played. Then drank a few at a local bar and grill. Watched the Cajuns win 44-16. We were so fired up after we drove back about 4 hours. Then drove about another 12 home on Sunday. We decided to go on Wednesday night at about 10pm. Great trip. Dad got remarried soon after, needless to say that was our last crazy bro trip. We had a few but that was the craziest.
    Great and way cool story. This is the kind of life expereience that makes it worth living.

    Salute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    I would drive to Las Cruces 1000 times before driving to Statesboro, Conway or. Boone. And if I am flying, it is still no contest; Las Cruces is much easier to get to.
    This, but it's probably those eastern schools that were birching about traveling out there
    I'd much rather have NMSU as a conference mate than these FCS callups. maybe that's just me though


    i know Scott Farmer was giddy about having his alma mater (Ga southern) and all its friends in the conference

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