It may have been a rare rainy day in Albuquerque on Tuesday, but it was just a normal training morning for the Lobo Track and Field team as it prepared for the first outdoor meet coming up this weekend.

Raindrops didn’t dampen the mood of the squad, but rather seemed to bring out encouragement for them to pass on their solid indoor performances to the outdoor season.

“It could be raining in Utah, where the conference championship is,” head coach Franklin said in an interview. “We've got to used to run in less than ideal conditions.”


College athletes from different sports teamed up Monday at the second Symposium on College Athletics to discuss ideas of equity and fairness both on and off the field.

The symposium was sponsored by the Lobo Scholars Program, which brings together the Honors College and athletics department to support students and student athletes. It featured 15 presentations on topics ranging from the challenges created by club sport structure to the societal pros and cons of football.

Ryan Swanson, a UNM professor and one of the Lobo Scholars Program directors, said that this year’s symposium was shorter than last year’s because presentations were limited to only seven minutes — but he still thought the event began good conversations.

In their previous match two weeks ago, the Lobos beat Northern Arizona 5-2 after a difficult battle. Prior to the NAU fixture, the Lobos had lost four matches in a row, a disappointing run considering that the Lobos had managed to put together a five-match winning streak beforehand.

It appears that the Lobos, thus far this season, have been heavily impacted by momentum.

The Lobos have had two weeks without matches to prepare for the Mountain West Conference, something UNM head coach Ben Dunbar believed his squad needed.

Tuesday night boded well for Lobo baseball.

UNM (16-9, 9-0 MW) managed to play an all-around game in Las Cruces on New Mexico State’s home turf, Presley Askew Field, beating the Aggies (14-12) 5-3 to win its fifth straight game and second over its in-state foe this season.

The win also brings UNM’s record to 9-2 over NMSU in the past 11 games.

But a victory, at least in the early innings, wasn't immediately eminent.

After two scoreless innings to start the game, NMSU put runs in its scoreboard first, on two separate RBI doubles to grab ahold of a quick 2-0 lead.


Men's Basketball: Three more Lobos announce intent to leave UNM

As of Tuesday evening, five players from the 2016-2017 UNM men’s basketball roster have decided to continue their college careers at a different institution.

Last week, it was announced that Elijah Brown and Anthony Mathis are leaving the team. Three more players have added themselves to the transfer list since then.

On January 21, LoboRadio — comprised of a group of Lobo fans who focus on the school’s basketball team — tweeted confirmation that junior guard/forward Sam Logwood was looking to transfer.

Baseball: Lobos and Aggies renew Rio Grande rivalry

UNM will try and make it 2-0 this year against in-state foe the New Mexico State Aggies in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The two teams previously met on March 7 of this year, where the Lobos (15-9, 9-0 MW) escaped with a 8-2 victory over the Aggies (14-11) in El Paso, Texas.

Both the Aggies and UNM have both exhibited streaky play. NMSU has boasted a 5-5 record since the last time the two teams met and are coming off of two-straight losses at UC Santa Barbara. The Lobos are on a four-game winning streak that dates back to a series split over Grand Canyon where UNM beat GCU 22-3 in Albuquerque. UNM has boasted a 7-6 record since the in-state rivals last met. The Lobos earned serie sweeps over San Jose State and UNLV.

Baseball: Lobos off to program-best start in conference play

After sweeping a three-game series against UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, the University of New Mexico baseball team accomplished a new program record with its latest win.

The Lobos (15-9) improved its Mountain West record to a perfect 9-0 start in conference play, beating UNLV (10-16, 5-7 MW) on Sunday afternoon at Wilson Stadium by a score of 7-3, as pitching proved to be the key factor in the game.

Women's Tennis: Lobos earn back-to-back wins for first time of season

New Mexico women’s tennis took advantage of home court to earn back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

The team failed to garner the point awarded for winning doubles play, though all three matches were tightly contested. Falling behind 1-0 in the team score didn’t seem to faze the Lobos though, as all six women raced out to win their first set in singles play.

Head coach Stephanie Wooten-Quijada said she saw the effort she wanted and gaining control of the matches early on was key.

Baseball: Lobos crush UNLV 29-8 in road win

The University of New Mexico got back to its hitting ways again on Friday evening at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UNM (13-9, 7-0 MW) racked up 24 hits on its way to a 29-8 victory over a veteran UNLV (10-14, 5-5 MW) squad – the most the Lobos have ever scored on the conference foe.

And though that's the most runs the Lobos have ever produced against UNLV, it was also a night for the record books, as it was the third most points UNM has ever scored and a season-high thus far. The school record for most runs in a single game is 31.

Baseball: Lobos resume conference play with three-game series against UNLV

After a 22-3 blowout win at Santa Ana Star Field on Wednesday, UNM baseball will look to get back on track in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on conference foe UNLV.

But, even facing a team whose win-loss record is below .500 23 games into the season, Lobo head coach Ray Birmingham said he realizes that a veteran team like UNLV is capable of anything.

“UNLV is an older club,” so they're playing pretty well,” Birmingham said. “UNLV beat Fullerton. They've got a good team—they can hit and they can pitch.”

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