NEW MEXICO LOBOS NEWS

That 70's Show

Lobos' breakneck pace brings back nostalgic memories in road breakthrough The turquoise-clad, run-and-gun Lobos looked and played the part of University of New Mexico men’s basketball teams from the glory days in the late 70’s. For at least one night. Those throwback turquoise uniforms reminiscent of the Ellenburger Era, and frenzied pace at both ends of the court, made for a record...
Via Mountain West Connection
1 day ago

Pretty In Pink

Lobos wear special jerseys in their Valentine's Day victory Sometimes second dates turn out better than first ones. That’s especially true when the first one was like going on a blind dinner date without enough money to pay the bill. The Lobos brought all 10 scholarship players for their second date this season with Utah State, and it proved to be the difference. The Lobos’ depth...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Lobos look to rebound

UNM searching for their mojo after latest loss to Falcons No Joe meant no go for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. Despite finishing with six players scoring in double figures, the defenseless Lobos, minus starting center Joe Furstinger, dropped a road game to the high-flying Air Force Falcons 100-92 on Saturday night in Clune Arena. The 6-foot-9 Furstinger, the...
Via Mountain West Connection
10 days ago

Let’s Talk about Last Night’s Lobo Game

A look at the game, as well as the heated aftermath. The University of New Mexico lost a game it controlled until the final minute. Then the Lobos lost their poise that cost them more than a victory. The heartbreaking 73-71 loss to the visiting Boise State Broncos on Tuesday night was further marred by a postgame shoving match involving UNM forward Joe Furstinger, who shoved Boise...
Via Mountain West Connection
15 days ago

Spartan Basketball: Ataque de Los Lobos

So close, yet so far. Ataque de los lobos = Attack of the wolves This is one that the Spartans shoulda, coulda and woulda won over the New Mexico State Lobos at the Event Center Arena in San Jose: Even though they had 25 turnovers, which led to 30 Lobo points Even though they were comatose for the first few minutes; only taking three shots and turning the ball over nine times...
Via Mountain West Connection
19 days ago

The Recruiting Road So Far: New Mexico

The Lobos have a good starter kit, but lots of work to do. Welcome to the first piece of our twelve-part series as recruiting season officially kicks off, although many teams in the conference got started last week. The aim of these articles is to provide a detailed look at what each team has done thus far on the recruiting trail, what to expect come December 20th, and what work...
Via Mountain West Connection
December 04, 2017

New Mexico AD Paul Krebs to retire at end of June

Krebs leaves UNM after 11 years Earlier Friday morning Paul Krebs announced his departure with the University of New Mexico. Krebs sent out a message to acting UNM President Chaouki Abdallah announcing that his retirement will be effective on June 30th. Until then, Krebs will be using some of his annual leave for the remaining time. In his statement to Abdallah, Krebs says: “I have...
Via Mountain West Connection
June 02, 2017

New Mexico Lobos athletic department spends thousands of public dollars on golf trip

$64,949 of public dollars blown away for a holiday golf trip in Scotland. In 2015, University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs organized an extremely pricey golf trip to Scotland. People were allowed to openly sign up for the trip back in June of 2015, with the price tag of $8,189 per person. During the trip, participants stayed in very high-end hotels and played golf...
Via Mountain West Connection
May 24, 2017

New Mexico Receives a new sponsorship for football, basketball arenas

Lobo athletics go through another name change The home of New Mexico Lobos basketball will no longer be known as “Wise Pies Arena.” Last week, the University of New Mexico made it official stating that Wise Pies owner Steve Chavez and Paul Krebs came to an agreement to let go of the sponsorship the company gave to the arena in 2014. The deal was originally worth five million dollars...
Via Mountain West Connection
May 04, 2017

Akron grad transfer Antino Jackson commits to New Mexico

The Lobos add a quality mid-major transfer. Akron grad transfer Antino Jackson has committed to New Mexico, according to his Twitter page Wednesday afternoon. Jackson, who spent his first three seasons with Akron before graduating, averaged 8.8 points per game last year. He shot 40.8% from the field and converted on 49 three-point attempts. The Houston native, standing at 5-11,...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 26, 2017

2017 NFL Draft profile: New Mexico LB Dakota Cox

How does the former Lobo compare at the NFL level? With the NFL Draft, upcoming on Thursday April 27th, players like New Mexico Linebacker Dakota Cox look for a chance to make a 53-man roster. Height: 6’0 Weight: 231 40-yard dash time: 4.72 Dakota Cox made immediate impact at UNM, ultimately leading the Lobos in tackles all four years at the program. Cox had a break out season his...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 25, 2017

New Mexico inks Paul Weir to a six-year deal

This deal is less than what Craig Neal was earning. The New Mexico Lobos made it official by hiring Paul Weir away from New Mexico State, and the new Lobos head coach signed a six-year deal that will escalate in base pay with the first year starting at $625,000 and the sixth year base pay will be $825,000 annually. That amount is less than Craig Neal and even less than what the Lobos...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 11, 2017

Report: New Mexico contacts Spurs assistant about job

New Mexico is dipping into the ranks of the NBA as they search for their next head basketball coach.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports Wednesday that the Lobos have contacted San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego to gauge his interest in their head coaching vacancy, noting that Borrego grew up in New Mexico. Borrego joined the Spurs staff in 2003 and was on their championship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

PODCAST: Who will be the next New Mexico head coach

The Lobos parted ways with Craig Neal, who will be his replacement. The New Mexico Lobos let go of Craig Neal late on March 31 and now are in search of a new head coach. Athletic director Paul Krebs has moved quickly and is meeting with coaches at the Final Four, and interviewing at least former Lobo assistant Joe Dooley. The financials from New Mexico are not good and they may have...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 03, 2017

Joe Dooley to interview for the New Mexico job, per report

New Mexico is moving fast in their pursuit of a new head coach. There is never really a good time to fire a head coach, but the timing of the New Mexico job opening is actually working to their benefit. Athletic director Paul Krebs is in Glendale, Arizona, at the Final Four and that is allowing him to interview potential candidates this weekend as nearly every Division I coach is...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 02, 2017

New Mexico coaching search: Multiple Lobos players considering staying with program

Geoff Grammar reports a few Lobo players could change their minds. The New Mexico Lobos have lost four players to transfer, but that could change now that Craig Neal is no longer the head coach. It all depends on who the next coach will be. This would be great news if any of the New Mexico transfers decided to stay in Albuquerque and not jettison to another program. Geoff Grammer...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 01, 2017

New Mexico fires Craig Neal

The New Mexico Lobos are in need of a new head coach. The New Mexico Lobos are in need of a new head coach after Craig Neal has been reportedly been let go per multiple reports, and it is now official. "The University of New Mexico is grateful for the service and dedication that Coach Neal gave to Lobo basketball," New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs wrote in an email. "He...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 01, 2017

New Mexico basketball coaching search: Early look at potential candidates

Who will the Lobos target to replace Craig Neal? Late Friday night, the New Mexico Lobos parted ways with head coach Craig Neal and now it is time to take a look at what coaches could be a fit to replace Neal. First off, we need to start with the amount of money that the Lobos could offer. Neal was earning $300,000 annually in base pay but overall he was earning $950,000 per year...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 01, 2017

New Mexico has relieved Craig Neal of his coaching duties, per multiple reports

The New Mexico Lobos are in need of a new head coach. The New Mexico Lobos are in need of a new head coach after Craig Neal has been reportedly been let go per multiple reports. This news comes after just three weeks that Lobos athletics director Paul Krebs said Neal’s job was safe. “In order to end speculation, I’m announcing that Craig Neal will return and coach the men’s basketball...
Via Mountain West Connection
April 01, 2017

New Mexico wing Sam Logwood will transfer, continuing roster depletion

A third Lobo will transfer this offseason. New Mexico wing Sam Logwood announced his intentions to transfer from the university Monday afternoon, per his Twitter account. Logwood was a focal point to the Lobos in the 2016-17 season. The junior from Indianapolis scored a career-high 7.3 points per game while shooting 44.9% from the field, finishing third on the team in scoring. The...
Via Mountain West Connection
March 27, 2017

New Mexico’s Elijah Brown announces intention to transfer

The Lobos star will not be playing his final season in the Mountain West. New Mexico guard Elijah Brown announced Monday afternoon of his intent to transfer from the University of New Mexico, posting a goodbye message to the Lobo fanbase on his Twitter account. The Orange County, California native signed to play for the Butler Bulldogs in January of 2013, months before he played...
Via Mountain West Connection
March 20, 2017

Fresno State edges New Mexico in MWC tourney 65-60

LAS VEGAS (AP) Deshon Taylor gave Fresno State the lead with a 3-pointer and finished with 21 points to lead defending Mountain West Conference Tournament champion Fresno State to a 65-60 victory over New Mexico on Thursday. Taylor's 3-pointer started a 7-0 run for a 60-54 lead with 1 1/2 minutes to go before Elijah Brown cut it to three with a trey. Fresno State Jahmel Taylor...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Can Tim Williams’ return spark New Mexico?

The Lobo forward is nearing a return to the court. With one game remaining in the regular season for the New Mexico Lobos, coach Craig Neal received some uplifting news about the status of his senior forward. Tim Williams, who was averaging 17.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in 20 appearances this year, has dealt with a nagging foot injury that sidelined him indefinitely after...
Via Mountain West Connection
March 02, 2017

Brown helps New Mexico hold off Boise State's late rally

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Elijah Brown scored 25 points, including 14 of New Mexico's final 16 points, to send the Lobos to a 78-73 victory over Boise State on Tuesday night. New Mexico (16-10, 9-5 Mountain West) gained control late in the first half on the strength of an 11-0 run during which the Broncos went scoreless for nearly seven minutes. With 19.6 seconds left in the game...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Oliver leads Nevada past New Mexico 82-65

RENO, Nev. (AP) Cameron Oliver scored 26 points and Jordan Caroline finished with 20 as Nevada beat New Mexico 82-65 on Saturday to stay atop the Mountain West Conference standings. Marcus Marshall made back-to-back 3s for the Wolf Pack, giving them a 73-58 lead with 4:15 to play. Marshall finished with 13 points and distributed eight assists. Nevada led 37-31 at halftime and...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss
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