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NEW MEXICO RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Mexico makes Craig Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West

The New Mexico Lobos are very confident in head basketball coach Craig Neal. Monday morning the school announced a six-year deal that bumps Neal's salary to $950,000 per year, $200,000, more than he earned in his first year. This new deal makes Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West, and with incentives he could earn over $1 million annually. In his first year after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State Sun Devils at New Mexico Lobos: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday. No. 17 Arizona State (1-0) will take on New Mexico (0-1) coverage of which will air on CBS Sports Network beginning at 7:00 pm ET from University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM. The Odds: The Arizona State Sun Devils are a 25 point favorite against the New Mexico Lobos. The over/under for this contest is...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Mexico Lobos Football Players React To Brand New Weight Room

I think it’s safe to say that these guys are excited. It may not be on Alabama’s level, but it’s a hell of an upgrade and the football team loves it. [YouTube] The post New Mexico Lobos Football Players React To Brand New Weight Room appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

With rape charges dismissed, pair of Lobos return to team

The long road back for two New Mexico football players is complete. Tuesday, UNM’s athletic director, Paul Krebs, confirmed that running back Crusoe Gongbay and cornerback SaQwan Edwards have been reinstated to the Lobos football team. Gongbay was originally charged with two counts each of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count for kidnapping. Gongbay turned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games this past season, averaging 6.5 minutes per game with a season high three points at UNLV...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bairstow, New Mexico upsets No. 6 SDSU

Cameron Bairstow scored 26 points, including 10 during a second-half run that led New Mexico to a 58-44 victory over No. 6 San Diego State on Saturday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Cameron Bairstow

Name:   Cameron Bairstow        Age:   23   School: New Mexico Height: 6’9         Weight: 250   Projected Position:  PF       2013-14 Stats (as of 1/25/14): 20.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 bpg, 1.8 tpg (31.8 minutes per game) 56.3 FG%, 74.4 FT%, 61.9 TS%, 56.3 eFG% 28.9 USG%, 8.7 ORB%, 15.3 DREB%, 12.2 TRB%   ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico Discovers Raised Rim In Game At Wyoming

Wyoming basketball has been excellent at its home arena this year, posting an 8-1 record heading into last night’s game against New Mexico.  The Lobos may have discovered the reason for the Cowboys’ home court advantage: NO WAY!!!! The Lobos said something about the rim for the 2nd half…and they wee right…it was high. They just adjusted it #GoLobos #MWBB — UNMHoops (...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Kansas hopes to stop the bleeding against New Mexico

After a stretch of uneven performances, Andrew Wiggins is starting to look like the can't-miss prospect he was touted as going into college. For Kansas to turn things around, though, the freshman phenom will need some help. The 13th-ranked Jayhawks look for just their second win in five games Saturday night, when they'll face New Mexico in Kansas City in the schools'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

#23 New Mexico Lobos: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lobos guard Tony Snell enters NBA draft

New Mexico guard Tony Snell will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft. The 21-year-old Snell made the announcement at a Monday news conference on the school's Albuquerque campus. The 6-foot-7 Snell says ''in my heart, I feel like it's a good decision to leave now.'' Newly hired Lobos coach Craig Neal was at Snell's side when he announced his...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Craig Neal named New Mexico head coach

Craig Neal, associate head for the New Mexico Lobos under former head coach Steve Alford for the past six years, has accepted the head coaching position at UNM the school announced by a brief press release later Tuesday afternoon.Alford's abrupt departure Saturday, when he was announced as the new head coach of the UCLA Bruins - replacing Ben Howland at the Los Angeles-based school.
Via newmexico.scout.com
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

New Mexico Beat Writer Quits Job Via Column After Lobos Loss to Harvard Thursday

There’s a big difference between a journalist and your run-of-the-mill blogger — objectivity. While journalists (generally) abide by an ethical code that’s maintained to keep the integrity of their work, bloggers tend to get emotionally involved with their subject. Case in point is Dennis Latta, a New Mexico Lobos beat writer for Loboland.com. According to Latta, he’s been...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2013  |  1 Comment

UNM takes UNLV, 2nd straight MWC Tourney

The No. 14 New Mexico Lobos became the first Mountain West Conference 1-seed to win the MWC Tournament since 2006 Saturday, beating UNLV 63-56 before a record-breaking MWC Tourney audience on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev. With the win, the Lobos secured the MWC’s automatic bid to next week’s NCAA Tournament, a second consecutive tournament title and the sixth MWC championship in...
Via newmexico.scout.com
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

UNM shoots past SDSU 60-50 in MWC Semifinals

The top-seeded New Mexico Lobos will play in a second consecutive Mountain West Tournament championship game after defeating San Diego St. Aztecs 60-50 Saturday night in the MWC semifinals before a sold out – and pro-UNM crowd – in Las Vegas, Nev. The Lobos, ranked 14th in the Coaches poll plays UNLV in the title game at 4 p.m. MT Saturday . The game will be televised nationally on CBS-TV.
Via newmexico.scout.com
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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