February 13th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Saturday’s sellout crowd of 12,989, which saw the Aggies come back from double digits to beat Grand Canyon 74-70, gave Jans his own story to tell. The win notwithstanding, the game was also a success from a revenue standpoint. Officials said it was the highest revenue game in the past 18 years for NMSU (not including season tickets). According to NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia, Saturday’s game brought in $73,285, which shattered the old record of $59,723.87 from the 2011-12 New Mexico-NMSU game. NMSU did not keep single-game revenue records prior to 2000. “There were 23 businesses who purchased 100 tickets or more,” Moccia said. “We must have had more than 100 business buy 20 or more tickets.” NMSU budgeted $22,000 for the GCU-NMSU game. Including the $50,000-plus bump from Saturday, Moccia said NMSU is ahead of individual ticket projections by $108,000 for the seven sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball and women’s soccer) that charge admission. -Mark Rudi, Las Cruces Sun-News, Read More

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