WAC surrenders New Mexico St
New Mexico State’s 6 remaining games have been considered forfeits in the wake of the males’s basketball program canceling the rest of its season, the Western Athletic Conference stated Monday.An authorities report that mentioned three players for false imprisonment, harassment and counts of criminal sexual contact against a teammate caused New Mexico State’s choice Sunday and the WAC’s ruling Monday.The Aggies’schedule consisted of games at California Baptist( Feb. 11), home and away vs. Abilene Christian(Feb. 15 and March 1), house vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Feb. 18), home vs. Grand Canyon (Feb. 22)and at Tarleton(March 6). Each challenger will be provided a conference win in the WAC standings; however, the NCAA will not recognize the forfeited games as part of the teams’general record.Editor’s Picks”While there is no ideal solution to this regrettable scenario,
I think we landed in the best place,”WAC commissioner Brian Thornton stated in a statement.” I applaud our Athletic Directors for working collaboratively with our personnel to reach this choice.”We remain in the middle of the best analytical season in the WAC
‘s history, and we wished to create the most equitable option that did not unfairly advantage or drawback institutions that lost chances to improve their standing. Ultimately, every institution will keep the ability to manage their fate based upon the outcomes of their remaining conference contests. “The school cops report, acquired by several outlets, consisting of ESPN, redacted the names of the players included. The report detailed the victim informing investigators that Feb. 6, 3 members of the team held the victim down, “eliminated his clothing exposing his buttocks and began to’slap his [butts] ‘”He went on to state that they likewise touched his scrotum.The victim informed police he had no choice but to let this happen”
because it’s a 3-on-1 kind of scenario.”The victim stated other occurrences had been taking place considering that last July or August, which unsuitable physical and sexual touching by his teammates had actually been taking place in the locker room and on road trips.The report stated that Friday, the victim went to school cops to report a possible attack but did
not wish to push criminal charges for the time being.New Mexico State was 9-15 and 2-10 in the WAC under first-year coach Greg Heiar.