NEW MEXICO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lobos Bring in Some Good Players for Baseball in 2017

New Mexico lost some great players after their MWC title in 2016 but that's the way it goes in college ball. The shooting stars don't last long but there are always new ones to take their place. Let's see what the coaches are bringing in. UNM Baseball Recruits For the 2017 Season I thought I should start off saying the list of players for this series of articles was released by...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Mountain West top 50: No. 13 is New Mexico linebacker Dakota Cox

The Lobos have a pretty good linebacker in Dakota Cox. The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is here and the 13th player is New Mexico linebacker Dakota Cox. He is well over a year removed from his torn ACL and that did not really slow him down. The media put him on the preseason all-conference team. Last year, Cox had 11 tackles for...
Via Mountain West Connection
10 days ago

Lobos looking for more as Davie's rebuilding takes hold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) There is no doubt that New Mexico has changed its dynamic after a 7-6 season and a close loss to Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl last season. In his fourth season, Bob Davie's reconstruction of the Lobos program bore fruit and now the team is looking to build on the strides it made a year ago. ''It's all hands on deck trying to win right now,'' he said, adding...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 50 Mountain West players: 33rd is New Mexico DE Nik D'Avanzo

Nik D'Avanzo is expected to be one of the best defenders in the conference. The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is here and the 33rd player on the list is New Mexico defensive lineman Nik D'Avanso. The Lobos defense has not been great over the past few years but they took a step last year to move out of the bottom spot in most categories...
Via Mountain West Connection
21 days ago

New Mexico enters Big 12 expansion carousel

The Big 12 will be adding at least two teams in the coming months and the expansion situation could be settled by the start of the 2016 season. There are a number of teams looking to work their way into the conference and it looks like the New Mexico Lobos have thrown their name into the hat. University president Robert Frank wrote a letter to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby touting...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Mexico TE Michael Walsh arrested on drunk-driving charge

New Mexico Lobos tight end Michael Walsh was arrested on multiple charges Saturday night, according to a report from Rick Wright of The Albuquerque Journal. Per what Wright learned from local police, Walsh was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle after it was seen not moving through several traffic light cycles. After being woken up by officers and the smell of alcohol being...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

University of New Mexico safety Markel Byrd dies in crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) University of New Mexico officials say a member of the school's football team has died in a car crash. University spokesman Frank Mercogliano confirmed Wednesday that 20-year-old Markel Byrd was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Gallup. According to officials, Byrd was driving home to San Diego for the holidays with his girlfriend Tuesday when their...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico safety Markel Byrd dies in car crash

New Mexico defensive back Markel Byrd was killed in a single-car crash on Tuesday, the school announced Wednesday morning. He was 20. According to school officials, Byrd was riding with his girlfriend on the freeway when their car blew a tire and lost control. Both were ejected from the vehicle, and Byrd suffered fatal injuries while the woman was left in critical condition. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico DB Markel Byrd killed in car crash

There is some very sad news to pass along in the college football world today. Early Wednesday morning, the official Twitter account of the New Mexico Lobos football team announced the sad news that defensive back Markel Byrd had passed away. Byrd, only 20 years old, was killed in a car crash. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce that Tuesday afternoon...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico Safety Dies In Car Accident While Driving Home

Just days after their season ended with a loss on the field in the New Mexico Bowl against Arizona, the New Mexico Lobos are dealing with an even worse loss off the field as safety Markel Byrd was killed in a single car accident while driving with his girlfriend home for the holidays. According to a release from the school, Byrd died instantly at the scene: Byrd was driving home...
Via Gamedayr
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: RichRod wins dance-off at New Mexico Bowl practice

The Arizona Wildcats are just days away from playing the New Mexico Lobos in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. It is sure to be an exciting weekend for the Wildcats, but they are trying to stay loose in anyway possible. During Tuesday night’s practice in Tucson, the team seemed to have a little fun by holding a dance-off at the end of practice. It didn’t take long for head coach Rich...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico Lobos unveil new uniforms for 2015

As the 2015 college football season draws nearer, another team in the nation has learned what they will be wearing on the field for the new year. That team is the New Mexico Lobos. On Monday, New Mexico unveiled their four new uniforms which include a new home cherry jersey, a white road jersey, anthracite alternate and white/turquoise alternate. As is always the case, the players...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona, New Mexico To Renew Long-Standing Basketball Rivalry With 2016-17 Home And Home Series

The Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos have met 125 times in the programs’ history, with Arizona holding an 83-42 edge in the series. The two haven’t played since 1999, but the former Border Conference and Western Athletic Conference rivals will renew their series with a 2016-17 home and home. Arizona made the announcement this afternoon. The men’s basketball programs at...
Via College Spun
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Governor donates $10K to UNM hoops star’s cancer charity

By Matt Hladik Breast cancer is a very personal topic for University of New Mexico basketball star Hugh Greenwood. His mother is battling the disease, and just last week, Greenwood called out a Twitter troll who made horrific jokes about his mom’s illness as the source of motivation behind a 22-point, eight-rebound performance in a win over UNLV. Greenwood’s decision to admonish...
Via College Spun
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lobos player calls out Twitter troll who mocked mom's cancer

By Steve DelVecchio New Mexico senior Hugh Greenwood had one of his best games of the season on Wednesday. His game-high 22 points led the Lobos to a 71-69 win over UNLV. Greenwood’s motivation came from an idiotic source. After the game, the Australian-born guard explained to a reporter that he had been dealing with someone on Twitter who was making jokes about his mother. More...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2015  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Elijah Brown Transfers From Butler To New Mexico

Elijah Brown has transferred from Butler to New Mexico. Brown will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out in 14-15. Brown is the son of Mike Brown. With Kendall Williams out of eligibility and Hugh Greenwood being a senior next season, the addition of Brown is an important one for New Mexico head coach Craig Neal.
Via RealGM
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

College football team suspends accused rapist!

In a move that is sure to send seismic waves across the college football landscape, the University of New Mexico suspended a player accused of rape on Tuesday. That player is Lobos running back Crusoe Gongbay, who seems like he could have gotten by in life on cool name alone. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible. Gongbay turned himself in to campus police as he and another man...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico basketball: NCAA tournament preview

The most exciting time of the college basketball season, is finally upon us. The New Mexico Lobos are slotted at the seven seed in the south region of the bracket, set to take on the Stanford Cardinal as the ten seed. The Lobos are coming into the NCAA tournament hot, winning their third straight Mountain West tournament and sporting an overall record of 27-6. Usually for Lobo fans...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did New Mexico Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the New Mexico Lobos were given a 7-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Craig Neal and hail from the Mountain West Conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Stanford in St. Louis on Friday.  Why: New Mexico finished the regular season...
Via College Spun
March 16, 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

Bairstow leads New Mexico past San Jose St 72-47

After missing the past two games with a shin injury, New Mexico post Alex Kirk showed little rust in scoring 13 points in 19 minutes Saturday against San Jose State . His return helped the Lobos to a 72-47 win over the Spartans, their 10th straight loss. ''It was great to have Alex back with the team,'' said New Mexico coach Craig Neal. ''He looked really, really, as I would say...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 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' first meeting...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas lifts No. 19 New Mexico to 97-94, 2OT win

Cleveland Thomas hit a 3-pointer with 39.5 seconds left in the second overtime to give No. 19 New Mexico the lead for good in a wild 97-94 victory over UAB at the Charleston Classic on Thursday. The Lobos (3-0) forced overtime on Kendall Williams' desperation 3 as time ran out to tie it 75-all. Then Alex Kirk hit a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in the first overtime as New Mexico...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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