Lobos denied the Dance

NCAA Tournament dreams dashed by Trey Kell, streaking Aztecs LAS VEGAS, Nev -- So close. Seven minutes from slipping on Cinderella’s slipper. And yet so far. The San Diego State Aztecs denied the University of New Mexico Lobos their bid to the Big Dance with an 82-75 victory on Saturday in the Mountain West championship at the Thomas & Mack Center. With the win, the Aztecs ...
Via Mountain West Connection
5 days ago

Mountain West Tournament Final Preview: San Diego State v. New Mexico

With Nevada’s loss in the semi-finals, the Mountain West has suddenly become a two-bid league (again). After #2 seed Boise State bowed out in the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals to #7 seed Utah State on Thursday night, the league found itself sitting at a crossroads. Expected to be a two-bid conference (Nevada and Boise State) in the NCAA Tournament, the Broncos’ hopes to...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Lobos advance to semis

UNM ended a three-year drought in the MWC Tournament with a hard-fought win over the Cowboys LAS VEGAS -- One down. Two to go. The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team pulled away late to sweep past the Wyoming Cowboys, 85-75, in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament on Thursday. The victory, amid the wild cheers of Lobos fans scattered throughout the stands...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Hope Floats for Lobos

UNM squandered all of a 14-point second-half lead but prevailed in overtime The University of New Mexico‘s Senior Night appeared it was going to end like the scary sequel to “Fright Night: The Boise Incident.” You remember that movie, right? A team of surging Lobos about to snatch an unexpected victory but instead fades in the final minutes as the bad dudes from Boise State break...
Via Mountain West Connection
12 days ago

2018 Recruiting Breakdown: New Mexico

Which JUCO players will have the biggest impact right away for the Lobos? New Mexico, like Air Force, recruits for their triple-option scheme, so it’s important to pay attention to mobile quarterbacks, running backs, and o-line players. Unlike Air Force, and most other teams in the conference, the Lobos also recruit a large number of JUCO college players. While this can handicap...
Via Mountain West Connection
16 days ago

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

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
August 08, 2016  |  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

New Mexico downs UNLV 87-83 behind Williams' 29 points

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Tim Williams scored 12 straight points down the stretch and New Mexico beat UNLV 87-83 on Tuesday night. Williams, who finished with 29 points, began his streak with the game tied at 70 with 6:41 to play and his muscle-in basket with just under a minute left put New Mexico (14-8, 7-2 Mountain West) ahead to stay. Elijah Brown added 26 points for the Lobos...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 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. “This...
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

Koulechov's free throw lifts Rice over New Mexico 90-89

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Rice's Egor Koulechov hit a technical free throw with 0.1 seconds left to beat New Mexico 90-89, capping the Owls' comeback from a 16-point, second-half deficit Saturday night. With the game tied at 89-89, New Mexico's Tim Williams called a timeout with none remaining after a scramble for the ball under the basket, resulting in a technical foul. Koulechov...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 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 Rodriguez...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl Matchup

Arizona (6-6, Pac-12) vs. New Mexico (7-5 Mountain West), Dec. 19, 2 p.m. EST. LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico TOP PLAYERS Arizona: QB Anu Solomon, at the controls of coach Rich Rodriguez's read option offense, has passed for 2,338 yards and 18 touchdowns with just four interceptions. New Mexico: RB Jhurell Pressley rushed for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is one of three...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico forward Williams collapses on court in team's win

LAS CRUCES, N.M.Elijah Brown scored 31 points to help New Mexico beat New Mexico State 83-74 on Sunday night in a game marred by Lobos forward Devon Williams' collapse midway through the second half.Williams was taken to a hospital, and New Mexico coach Craig Neal said the player has a neck injury.The Lobos (2-0) have won nine straight on their rival's home court and 14 of the last...
Via Associated Press
November 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

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

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...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Faces of March: Cameron Bairstow

This is the final installment of our Faces of March series, in which we profile five players currently under the national radar who could become breakout stars of the NCAA tournament. Previous profiles include: Grant Gibbs, Creighton Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin Zach LaVine, UCLA Ryan Harrow, Georgia State NCAA tournament games are often about matchups, or a collision of styles between...
Via The Sports Post
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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