It wasn’t the end result the UNM women’s soccer team was looking for, but after an hour long lightning delay the start time for the match, Texas Tech wasted no time proving its dominance on its home turf in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders defeated the Lobos, 2-0, in what was the season opener for both teams

Prior to the matchup, the Lobos played an exhibition against CSU Pueblo on Aug. 14, in which they ran away with a 7-0 victory over their opposition. But Texas Tech, a team that features a plethora of talent, utilized it to its full potential.

The first shot on goal for the Red Raiders came early on with sophomore wing Kirsten Davis firing off an attempt just 2:40 into the match. She got two more looks at the goal within the first eight minutes of the match.

The UNM Lobos football team added another three games to its TV schedule this season, putting a total of 10 of its 12 games on either a “major national or regional networks,” the Mountain West and UNM announced on Tuesday.

The latest addition of televised games for the Lobos comes in the form of the televised AT&T SportsNet, with the earliest game on the network coming on Oct. 6 when the team faces UNLV on the road in Las Vegas. The Saturday after, on Oct. 13, the Lobos will also be featured on the very same network, however against Colorado State in Fort Collins.

The University of New Mexico women's soccer team looked like a well-oiled machine in its exhibition opener, pummeling the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves in a lopsided shutout win.

New Mexico outshot CSU-Pueblo 29-2 in the match, but held just a one-goal lead, after the first of three 30-minute periods, thanks to a late score by junior midfielder Jessie Hix in the waning seconds.

The Lobos exploded in the second and third periods though, blasting six shots past the goal keeper en route to a 7-0 exhibition victory.

Students, athletes, coaches and community members gathered outside of Popejoy Hall to rally against the University of New Mexico Board of Regents decision to cut four UNM sports.

On July 19, men’s soccer, skiing, beach volleyball and the women’s diving team were on the wrong end of a 6-0 vote by the regents to end the programs following the 2108-19 season. The cuts have appeared to devastate many of the student-athletes involved in the programs and sent a shockwave throughout much of the local community.

To protest against the board’s decision and show support for Lobo sports, a rally was conducted on Thursday evening to band the community together and speak out about the cuts. The rally had many speakers, including Greg Williams, local attorney and father of incoming freshman Nick Williams, UNM ski coach Joe Downing, and student-athletes from the women’s diving and beach volleyball teams.

Men's Soccer: Lobos take down West Texas A&M to open exhibition slate

The University of New Mexico men's soccer team won its exhibition opener as it took the pitch in what was likely a welcome break from potential distractions surrounding the program's future.

Men's soccer was one of four UNM Athletics programs slated to be cut following the 2018-19 season after the UNM Board of Regents rendered a unanimous vote last month — though another meeting will be held Friday after the Office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas claimed the July 19 meeting violated the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

But all of the outside factors seemed to have no effect on the team, as UNM focused in the second half, catching fire over the final 45 minutes to cruise to a 5-2 victory over the West Texas A&M Buffaloes.

Football: UNM alum Urlacher inducted into Football Hall of Fame

Former University of New Mexico football player Brian Urlacher was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday.

Urlacher was part of eight inductees that comprised the 2018 Hall of Fame class. He was a first-ballot selection after having played his entire NFL career with the Chicago Bears, joining some elite company as one of just 318 total Hall of Fame members.

But he also became the fourth Chicago Bear middle linebacker to join the ranks, rewriting the record book along the way as the team’s leading tackler — continuing the team’s impressive tradition of legendary players at that position to wreak havoc against opponents on the field.

Full Analysis: Board of Regents accept reduction in sports

Hundreds of people were packed into the ballroom at Thursday's University of New Mexico Board of Regents meetings at the Student Union Building, where the fate of several sports programs hung in the balance.

The meeting lasted nearly four hours as dozens of advocates — head coaches, current and former student-athletes, alumni and other members of the community — made statements to the regents urging them to table the issue or reject the motion to eliminate sports.

But the parade of testimonials from supporters wasn't enough to sway the minds of the board, which voted unanimously to approve the proposal submitted by NM President Garnett Stokes and Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez to eliminate four sports programs and impose roster management mandates on two others.

UNM community reacts to Athletics cuts

The final whistle will be blown for four University of New Mexico sports next July.

After an emotional four and a half hour special Board of Regents meeting, the regents voted unanimously to cut men’s soccer, beach volleyball, women’s diving from the swimming and diving team, and men’s and women’s skiing.

Soccer: France bests Croatia 4-2 in World Cup final

It may have been difficult for soccer fans to get a sense of how palpable the energy was surrounding the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals match, but the French people were apparently out in full force watching the game and celebrating as France its second-ever World Cup title by taking down Croatia in the .

Fans in the United States were some 5,500 miles away from the championship, which was held in the host country of Russia. And while French fans were much closer to the action, a University of New Mexico student and Daily Lobo sports reporter was in France during the title match and shared his experience during the clinching match.

Matthieu Cartron, who has primarily covered UNM men's tennis and women's soccer, was in France visiting family for the summer and said he things unfold in the town of La Flotte on "Île de Ré", an island off the west coast of France.

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