New Mexico State suspends operations of men’s basketball program


New Mexico State announced Friday night that it has shut down its men’s basketball program until further notice while investigating unspecified “potential violations of university policy.”

The school said in a statement that its next game against California Baptist on Saturday will not be played as scheduled and its men’s basketball coaching staff, including first-year head coach Greg Heiar, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

“New Mexico State University is suspending operations for the men’s basketball program until further notice,” the school said in its statement, provided by university spokesperson Justin Bannister.

“NMSU personnel were recently informed of new allegations, separate from the events that took place in Albuquerque late last year, involving potential violations of university policy.”