New Mexico St. joins Sun Belt Conference for 2014
New Mexico State has announced it will join the Sun Belt
Conference as a football-only member beginning in the 2014
School officials said at a campus news conference Wednesday that
the move is pending approval by the state Board of Regents.
New Mexico State played eight years in the Western Athletic
Conference and will play as an independent this fall after the WAC
gave up trying to field a football league in 2013.
The Aggies went 1-11 last season and haven’t appeared in a bowl
game since 1960.
Offensive coordinator Doug Martin took over as head football
coach in January after DeWayne Walker stepped down following four
losing seasons to take a job as an assistant with the Jacksonville
Martin was Kent State’s head coach from 2004-10.