MBB Update: Sept. 6, 2018

Head coach Paul Weir scheduled a press conference for Sept. 6 to give updates on the program.
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University of New Mexico head coach Paul Weir held a press conference on Thursday to give a few updates about the men’s basketball schedule and the program. Much of what he talked about was what he had already told the media and public during Tuesday’s schedule release party. However, a few new updates came out: Continue reading “MBB Update: Sept. 6, 2018”

Lobos hang with ranked opponents

The first five opponents on the Lobos’s schedule have been ranked at least once this season. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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When head coach Jeremy Fishbein says he is not afraid to be challenged, he means it. The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team has played four games this season, and all four of those opponents have been ranked at some point.

“Our goal as a program is to compete for a national championship…. that’s why we schedule like we schedule,” Fishbein said. “We want to play the best team’s in the country day in and day out.” Continue reading “Lobos hang with ranked opponents”

Men’s basketball hosts schedule release party – kind of

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team has 28 games in the calendar so far but the official schedule is yet to be released. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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Don’t get your hopes up just yet because the official men’s basketball schedule is still in the works as University of New Mexico head coach Paul Weir continues to iron out a few more details. This, however, didn’t stop him from hosting a schedule release party for some Lobo fans on Tuesday evening. A few new details were released, but overall it was an event meant to be open and communicate with those who have been anxiously waiting for some news. Continue reading “Men’s basketball hosts schedule release party – kind of”

TLL Interview with Nike McClure

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With so many new players on the WBB roster this season it was a challenge to figure out who to interview in what order. The last interview with Ahlise was an easy option: she was the only one in Albuquerque at the time. This interview with Nike was also easy—as I was watching workouts she came up, introduced herself, and started talking. I immediately thought, “This will be someone interesting (and easy) to interview!”, and I was right.
As with Bill Ferrara, I could have put the mic in front of Nike and wandered off—she would have done a fine job even if I was not there.

Her smile and personality grabs your attention, and you don’t notice how big she is until you see here rise a half inch taller than Jaisa. Or how fast she moves until you see her run sprints up and down the court—she is not Bryce Owens, but for a post she moves well. She will be a big part of the transformation of the 2017-18 Lobos into what they eventually become in 2018-19. Continue reading “TLL Interview with Nike McClure”

Lobo offense explodes for a 62-30 win in season opener

The University of New Mexico football team opened the season with a win for the fourth year straight. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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Head coach Bob Davie said he wanted this season to be about injecting momentum back into the University of New Mexico athletic department. Saturday night was a good start.

The UNM football team downed the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals 62-30 in front of 18,213 fans during the season opener. This is the fourth year in a row the Lobos manage to start 1-0. Continue reading “Lobo offense explodes for a 62-30 win in season opener”

Feature: Vance Jackson, ready to play

Vance Jackson, a UConn transfer, sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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Watching from the bench for an entire season wasn’t easy for Vance Jackson, but the wait is almost over.

“I’m really excited,” he said. “Sitting last year watching the games and seeing how the fans in New Mexico engage and go crazy, I just can’t wait to play in front of them.” Continue reading “Feature: Vance Jackson, ready to play”

New Mexico football prepares to host UIW for season opener

The University of New Mexico football team will open its 2018 season by hosting the University of Incarnate Word on Sept. 1. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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For those who looked at the UNM football schedule and saw the season opener with disinterest, Bob Davie has one thing to say:

“It’s a whole new era in Incarnate Word. That’s why they’re dangerous.” Continue reading “New Mexico football prepares to host UIW for season opener”

Lobos fall to No. 24 Washington

New Mexico fell 2-0 to No. 24 Washington on Aug. 27, this broke a six-game streak of not losing at home. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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A tough Washington defense resulted in a 2-0 result against the University of New Mexico men’s soccer team on Monday night.

While the Lobos were able to upset the No. 22 Seattle Redhawks on Friday, the No.24 Huskies gave New Mexico less real chances to score. A total of 19 shots were recorded, nine belonging to the Lobos, but none of those were on target. Continue reading “Lobos fall to No. 24 Washington”

Tevaka Tuioti competes for the starting QB spot

Tevaka Tuioti is humble but competitive when it comes to getting the starting quarterback job. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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The University of New Mexico doesn’t have a starting quarterback yet, but head coach Bob Davie is deciding soon. It looks like the decision will be made between redshirt sophomore Tevaka Tuioti and redshirt senior Coltin Gerhart. Not long ago, there were three quarterbacks in the running but Sheriron Jones is now dealing with a hamstring injury.

Tevaka Tuioti redshirted as an incoming freshman in 2016. The following year he made eight appearances, including one start. This year could be his year to shine, but he is very humble about it. Continue reading “Tevaka Tuioti competes for the starting QB spot”