UNM hosts Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico clinic

Isabel Gonzalez
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Carlton Bragg recorded double-digits in assists while JaQuan Lyle worked on outrunning his opponents. Jerome Robinson was proud, but this had nothing to do with basketball training.

The assistant coach smiled as he described Lyle playing tag and other interactions he saw between the New Mexico men’s basketball players and the kids participating in the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico clinic. The men’s basketball team paired up with the spirit program to host the event on Monday at The Pit. Both groups of athletes taught the children a couple skills, but mostly tried to make it a fun day for everyone.

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Lobos fall 66-14 to Notre Dame on the road

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The Notre Dame Irish handed the New Mexico Lobos a 66-14 road loss on Saturday afternoon. While the home team went into a 2-0 record, the Lobos dropped to 1-1. The Irish scored the most points they have in a home opener since 1932.

“Our team kind of found itself a little bit today. We had been looking to go into a second week here and put the pieces together. I think they started to fall together for us today,” said Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelley. “You saw a number of players on the offensive side of the ball have significant roles on what we did offensively. That’s what we were expecting to happen today and it came to fruition.” Continue reading “Lobos fall 66-14 to Notre Dame on the road”

Lobos will host clinic for Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico

Isabel Gonzalez
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There are things more important in life than basketball, and that’s what the University of New Mexico men’s basketball staff is trying to show their players and the community. On Monday, the Lobos are putting on a clinic for patients and former patients of the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico. The UNM dance team will also be a part of it.

The day will begin with the children watching the Lobos practice for about an hour. The clinic following the practice will include games and a meal with the team. Assistant coach Jerome Robinson’s wife volunteered to help organize the event, as the family feels close to the cause. Continue reading “Lobos will host clinic for Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico”

MBB: Lobos release 2019-20 schedule, getting ready for the season

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The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team released the 2019-20 schedule on Thursday afternoon. Head coach Paul Weir said he’s challenging his players more this year and expects the team to figure out a lot of stuff before the season even begins.

“Going into this year, we expect our team to be very competitive,” said Weir regarding his approach to scheduling. “We went into it saying we want to have as competitive a schedule as we possibly can because we have a team that can probably withstand that. That can fluctuate a little bit from year to year based on how you feel about your team and where it’s going.”

Click here to see the full 2019-20 Lobo Men’s Basketball schedule. Continue reading “MBB: Lobos release 2019-20 schedule, getting ready for the season”

Tuitele and the Lobos prepare for Notre Dame experience

Isabel Gonzalez
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The odds are not in New Mexico’s favor as the Lobos head to South Bend, Indiana this weekend, but the second game of the 2018 season should provide a lot of experience and insight to a team that head coach Bob Davie described as one of the youngest ones he’s had.

While this is the first time ever the two schools face each other, Notre Dame is a school that Davie is quite familiar with. He was the interim head coach for a couple games there in 1995. Davie eventually went from defensive coordinator to full-time head coach in 1997 (after Lou Holtz stepped down) staying with the Irish until 2001. However, Davie won’t be making the trip as he continues to recover from a medical condition. Offensive line coach Saga Tuitele will be leading the Lobos as the acting head coach this weekend.

“We can’t be over our heads on anything… we can’t be too much in awe,” said Tuitele when he talked about playing against a high profile school. Continue reading “Tuitele and the Lobos prepare for Notre Dame experience”