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NCAA golf regional: Pair of Lobos, 12 talented teams to tee it up Monday

Two Lobos begin NCAA Regional play for the second straight year, this time at the Albuquerque Region ... → Read More

Lobo football: Gonzales encouraged by team's gains in strength

When it comes to weight training and preparing for the college football season, University of New Me ... → Read More

Numbers are down for Sunday's Run for the Zoo

Event returns to in-person racing after 2-year hiatus → Read More

Lobo DB Duece Jones has season tickets for a lucky fan

Duece Jones, a defensive back for the University of New Mexico football team, wants Lobo fans to come to the games this upcoming season and he got creative with that thought on Twitter. He purchased one set of UNM football season tickets and says he’s going to gift them to one lucky fan after a […] → Read More

Former Lobo Rafael Hidalgo dies at age 26

Rafael Hidalgo, a former University of New Mexico wide receiver from 2016 to 2018, died on Sunday at the age of 26. Hidalgo, who played quarterback at Hudson Valley Junior College in Troy, New York, went from walk-on at UNM to earning a scholarship in 2018. He was part of the Lobos’ 2016 New Mexico […] → Read More

Lobos' homegrown coach, Jake Rothschiller

As a graduate assistant for the University of New Mexico, Jake Rothschiller felt as if he were in limbo when then-coach Bob Davie was fired before the final week of the season in 2019. A crossroads moment arose when, a month later, Danny Gonzales was hired as the head coach of the Lobos. Gonzales, a […] → Read More

UNM's Champions Training Center project: 'Let's do it right'

When Eddie Nuñez arrived as the athletic director at the University of New Mexico in 2017, he ... → Read More

All UNM football assistants — including Long — on one-year deals

After the college football season ended, University of New Mexico coach Danny Gonzales assured everyone asking about Rocky Long that the esteemed defensive coordinator would be returning even though his two-year contract had ended. Yes, Long is back. The former UNM quarterback and head coach recently finalized his contract along with nine other assistants. They’re […] → Read More

Ty Murray: Whitehorse rocks; PBR, UNM agree for four more years

The sold-out crowd at the Pit came alive when Keyshawn Whitehorse completed his ride on the bull Redwood Original during the second round of the Ty Murray Invitational on Saturday night. ... → Read More

Ty Murray PBR: Louis grateful his son, Hayze, watches him ride bulls

The Pit will always be a special place for Dakota Louis, who made his Professional Bul ... → Read More

Ty Murray bull riding makes long awaited Pit return this weekend

'There's no better place to watch bull riding than the Pit. It's phenomenal.' → Read More

Atkins excited to be Gladiators' new QB

Ramone Atkins, a former quarterback for New Mexico Highlands University, received a phone call from Duke City Gladiators coach Sherman Carter on Sunday that basically changed his life. Atkins has never played indoor football before, but that is expected to change on Saturday night, when the Gladiators play in their home opener against the Frisco […] → Read More

Cleveland High's Evan Wysong verbally commits to play football at UNM

Cleveland High standout Evan Wysong, the 2021 MaxPreps New Mexico High School Football Player of the Year, has verbally committed to play in 2023 at the University of New Mexico, where he will join his older brother Luke, the younger Wysong announced on Twitter on Monday. Evan Wysong, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound quarterback for the Storm, […] → Read More

Eldorado grad Johnston thrives as GM of Sentosa Golf Club

Each morning, Andy Johnston will take his routine lap around Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, where he is the general manager and director of agronomy. Johnston, 59, an Eldorado High alumnus and Albuquerque native, also walks onto Sentosa’s “Rolex Green,” the putting green that features a large replica Rolex watch. “The morning is the most […] → Read More

(Now ex-)Lobo decides culinary school, not football, is what's cooking

There are plenty of new faces, and there also is more size on the University of New Mexico's offensi ... → Read More

Former All-Southern Conference lineman says he's transferring to UNM

The University of New Mexico is set to add yet another offensive linemen for the 2022 season, Marshall Gill, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior who started four ye... → Read More

Bell brings NFL credentials back to alma mater UNM

Just as the first spring practice ended for the University of New Mexico football team on Tuesday, g ... → Read More

College Football: Run game key to Lobo offense

When spring football begins for the University of New Mexico on Tuesday, the Lobos will begin working to improve an offense that finished 130th and dead-last... → Read More

UNM student to compete at 2022 Olympics

Yeaton, 30, will ski for Australia in five cross-country events in Beijing → Read More

The football transfer portal door opens at UNM also

Coach Danny Gonzales and the University of New Mexico Lobos are playing the transfer p ... → Read More