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College FB: A look at UNM’s, NMSU’s game contracts for Week 1

Journal file.

Here is a quick breakdown of the highlights of the Week 1 football contracts for New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico athletic departments:

NMSU at Washington State

■ The Aggies will be paid $600,000 for Saturday’s game in Pullman.
■ NMSU received 400 game tickets.
■ Also included in the contract, the schools agreed to a home-and-home basketball series. Washington State played in Las Cruces last season and the Aggies play in Pullman this season.

Sam Houston State at UNM

■ UNM is paying the Bearkats, an FCS level program, $300,000 to play Saturday in Dreamstyle Stadium.
■ UNM provided 50 free hotel rooms to the visiting team.
■ The Bearkats receive 400 game tickets.