Remember my post about attendance standards for D-1 football? Well, it looks like New Mexico State is being put on double secret probation by the WAC for falling short on putting butts in the seats. For what that’s worth:
… If the school falls beneath the 15,000 mark in the 2008 season, it would receive a warning notice from the NCAA, putting the program in a probation stage. Another two-year rolling period will be put into place, allowing the Aggies a window to hit the 15,000 average. If the school fails to meet the requirement, sanctions will be put into place and 1A eligibility will be put on hold.
If NMSU reached the attendance benchmark in the subsequent seasons, the hold would be taken off.
Not exactly time to start sweating bullets at dear old NMS.
The WAC has two other schools in the same boat. Sounds like a good stiff wind might knock the conference over…