A blustery wind and ominous-looking thunderstorm weren’t enough to scare off a bevy of women, who came out in strong numbers for the 24th Annual Lobo Football Women’s Clinic on Friday.

The storm ultimately missed Dreamstyle Stadium, offering just a few sprinkles and allowing the event to go off without a hitch. The parking lot continued to fill up as women continued to check-in and fill up the tents near the south end zone.

Ashley Bowen, a former UNM student, and Michaela Holler, a current nursing major at UNM, attended the clinic for the first time.


Shortly after the conclusion of the 2016-17 Lobo basketball season, a mass exodus of players started to follow. Despite a coaching change that saw some players have a change of heart, the team still lost six players who played significant minutes leave the program.

Former Lobo point guard Jordan Hunter was the last and most recent of the six to find a new home. Hunter announced that he will be sitting out a year and intends to play out his eligibility at Lamar via Twitter.

With all six former players finding new landing spots, some might argue that the UNM team last year had plenty of talent and the ability to be much better than its 17-14 record.

But other than former shooting guard Elijah Brown, no player came close to averaging double figures. Regardless of whether the players, the coaches, injuries (or a combination of all three) deserve the blame, none of them seemed to play up to their potential.

The Lobos recruited Down Under for their latest signee to the University of New Mexico's men’s basketball program for the 2017-18 basketball season.

That signee is 6-foot-5 wing guard/forward Makuach Maluach, who hails from Australia but was born in Sudan.

Maluach,19, brings a healthy dose of basketball background with him, as he was a member of the Australian junior national team, where he competed in the FIBA U18 Oceania Championships—there, he averaged 7.2 ppg amd five rebounds in 2016. He also played prep ball at Newington College in Stanmore, NSW, Australia under head coach Rex Nottage.

Awards seem to be a frequent sight for the University of New Mexico’s student athletes.

This time, Josh Kerr, distance runner and incoming sophomore, managed to pick up one of the highest honors given to a student-athlete — he was named Mountain West Male Athlete of the Year.

Last season, Kerr also picked up two individual NCAA titles during the 2017 track season for the mile run and the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships.

“It’s a great honor for Josh and the University of New Mexico to be honored with the highest athletic award that the Mountain West can give. To be a two-time NCAA champion at such a young age is a testament to his dedication and talent,” Track and Field head coach Joe Franklin said in a press release.


Hundreds of thousands in uncollected "Pit" suite fees place cloud over UNM athletics

It was only a few months ago that UNM was under fire for the Scotland golf trip scandal — the athletic director at the time, Paul Krebs, allegedly used public funds from UNM to finance a golf trip for himself, coworkers and business friends.

Now, the focus has shifted to a new scandal involving perhaps the university’s most recognizable venue, “The Pit," recently renamed Dreamstyle Arena.

Many reports have suggested there are uncollected skybox ticket revenues that date back as far as 2010 and total $432,000.

The Lobo Club, the branch of UNM athletics charged with independent fundraising as well as financial management of the luxury suites, has come under heavy scrutiny for what appears to be errant and disorganized managing practices.

Football: Lobos looking forward to upcoming annual women's clinic

The 24th Annual Lobo Football Women’s Clinic is scheduled to begin on July 20 at Dreamstyle Stadium, giving women a firsthand look at the program.

Head Coach Bob Davie seemed to be looking forward to hosting the upcoming clinic and generating some excitement, while also potentially picking up some new fans.

“The Lobo Football Women’s Clinic has become a great tradition here at UNM,” he said in a release. "Every year we look forward to the opportunity to give the women of New Mexico an inside look of what Lobo football is all about."

Men's Basketball: Lobos lose member of coaching staff to Western Kentucky

Marc Hsu, who came along for the ride with new Lobo head coach Paul Weir to assist in coaching duties at New Mexico, is back on the road again.

Hsu has left the program to continue his coaching career at Western Kentucky University, where he will take on the role of assistant coach.

Before Hsu followed Weir to the University of New Mexico men’s basketball program, he made stops as an assistant coach at Barton County Community College (2005-06), Laurinburg Prep (2006-07), Chipola Junior College (2007), Oregon State (2007-08), Binghamton (2008-10), Texas Southern (2010-12), CSU Bakersfield (2013-16) and New Mexico State (2016-17).

Football: Lobos viewed as one of most entertaining teams in the country

Lobo football fans already had plenty of reason to be excited — coming off a nine-win season, earning a share of the division crown and capping things off with a victory in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

The team showed a penchant for rattling off big plays and lighting up the scoreboard. At one point in the season, UNM running back Teriyon Gipson, as an individual, had as many plays of 50 yards or more as any other team in the nation.

Now others are starting to take note of UNM’s potential and exciting style of play. Matt Brown of sportsonearth.com recently referred to the Lobos as “one of the most entertaining teams to watch” in college football, a release said.

Men's Basketball: 2017-18 non-conference schedule released

With the season a little over four months away, the University of New Mexico men's basketball team finalized its non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season.

The schedule of non-conference opponents features 13 games in total — eight at home in the newly named Dreamstyle Arena, five on the road.

The home games include a matchup with Arizona – the team’s first time at The Pit in nearly 20 years – and a Dec. 9 Rio Grande Rivalry matchup with new Lobo head coach Paul Weir’s former team, New Mexico State. Other notable home matchups include: Tennessee Tech, Rice and Nebraska-Omaha.

Nebraska-Omaha and Tennessee Tech’s visit to Dreamstyle Arena rounds out the first two games of the Emerald Coast Classic before the Lobos travel to Destin, Fla. to play TCU and either St. Bonaventure of Maryland in the very same tournament. From there, UNM will host Evansville on Nov. 29 in the 2017 Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge.

Women’s Soccer: Lobos set academic program record, 2017 schedule announced

If any team has demonstrated the ability to balance both academics and athletics, it has been UNM women’s soccer.

The latest semester marked the fourteenth consecutive semester in which Lobo women’s soccer maintained a collective 3.4 GPA or higher.

Additionally, the team set a program record in the 2017 spring semester by achieving a 3.77 GPA. While several student-athletes outperformed that benchmark, all 27 scored higher than the 3.5 plateau.

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