New Mexico college sports clear to resume under new COVID-19 guidelines

New Mexico's college sports teams can finally return to the state.

The office of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday the state has amended COVID-19 guidelines to allow intercollegiate athletics to resume practicing.

The ruling is contingent upon strict testing procedures.

New Mexico's football team temporarily relocated to Las Vegas to play its 2020 season due to strict coronavirus measures in its home state. The men's and women's basketball programs have been practicing and playing in Texas.

New Mexico State's men's and women's basketball teams have spent most of their seasons in Arizona.

The Aggies' men's basketball team has played three games, none since Dec. 1, due to COVID-19 postponements and cancellations.