Heading into Paul Weir’s second season in charge the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team, the Lobos have been slated to finish third in the Mountain West for the upcoming season, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Nevada, who’s expected to have a national ranking this season, was picked to win the conference title.

San Diego State, who defeated the Lobos last season in the Mountain West Tournament championship, was picked to finish second.

The University of New Mexico men's soccer team found out last week that their upcoming spring season was no longer — or maybe never was — in the plans after it was informed by the athletic department of the decision.

In August, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to eliminate men's soccer — as well as beach volleyball and both men's and women's skiing. The programs were supposed to continue through July 1, 2019, when they are scheduled to be discontinued.

Things are often better the second time around.

That was the case for the University of New Mexico cross country team after seeing Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisconsin for a second time in three weeks when it competed in the 2018 Wisconsin Pre-Nationals.

The UNM men turned in a 12th place performance — 14 spots better than its showing on Sept. 28 — and the women's team took first place, improving on their third place finish a couple of weekends ago.

The University of New Mexico Lobo hockey team delivered a dominating two-game performance over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the Outpost Ice Arena, outscoring its opponent 30-3 over the weekend.

New Mexico improved to 5-2-1 overall on the season after a 19-2 victory on Friday night — a game in which the Lobos scored more goals than its opponent had shots attempted. And on Saturday, the team continued to put on a scoring clinic

The Lobos needed just 33 seconds to light the lamp, as team captain Nate Taglialegami skated through defenders and beat the goalie for a quick 1-0 lead.

Football: Lobos lose nail-biter to Colorado State

FORT COLLINS, CO — An opportunity to spoil Homecoming and break an eight-game losing streak, squandered.

The University of New Mexico (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West) had an 18-17 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the game, but the two minute offense and a second chance for field goal kicker Wyatt Bryan gave the Colorado State Rams (3-4, 1-1 MW) a 20-18 victory on Saturday.

“I think we have a chance to have a good team, because there’s a bunch of hurting people in that locker room and because of that we have a chance to try to continue to get better,” head coach Bob Davie said.

Cross Country: New Mexico returns to Wisconsin for Pre-National meet

The University of New Mexico cross country team traveled to Wisconsin just two weeks ago, but will make a return trip to compete again in Madison at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals on Friday.

Zimmer Championship Course was kind to the New Mexico women, who placed three runners in the top-10 en route to a third-place finish overall. Sophomore runner Weini Kelati was the top finisher for the Lobos and was rewarded with Mountain West Athlete of the Week recognition for her efforts.

Football: UNM heads to Fort Collins to take on Colorado State

Developing off a dominant performance at UNLV last weekend, the University of New Mexico Lobos will hit the road again to take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday afternoon.

UNM, however, has not defeated CSU since 2009.

The Lobos (3-2, 1-0 Mountain West), behind a stellar performance from junior QB Sheriron Jones and their defense, blew out the Rebels, 50-14, in what was the conference opener for both teams.

Volleyball: Lobos prepare for Cali roadtrip

Coming off back-to-back victories over the University of Nevada and San José State, the UNM volleyball team takes on San Diego State in California on Thursday.

The team is currently first in the Mountain West Conference, standing with a 5-1 conference record. Lauren Twitty, an outside hitter for the Lobos, is currently in the top five for kills in the MWC with 252 kills in 72 sets for the season and 3.50 k/s.

San Diego is seventh in the conference standings with a 3-3 record. With both teams currently holding a winning streak under their belts, the Lobos come into the match with strong statistics backing them.

Women's Soccer: Lobos score three unanswered in second half to stun Utah State

Things weren't looking very promising.

The University of New Mexico women's soccer team trailed 2-0 to the Utah State Aggies on Sunday afternoon at the UNM Soccer Complex, despite outshooting its opponent in the opening 45 minutes.

Two goals allowed and just one save on the UNM side, while Utah State's keeper saved both of the rare attempts on goal on the other.

But after halftime, the Lobos' fortune quickly flipped and the team rode the wave and overcame the odds to earn a 3-2 win over the Aggies and pick up an important Mountain Conference victory.

UNM head coach Heather Dyche said the win was obviously important in the standings and the halftime message focused on the women having faith in themselves and their abilities. She said they really played for each other, which makes it fun to be around.

Men's Soccer: Lobos lose to UAB in four-game skid

The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team (3-9-0, 1-3-0 C-USA) lost its fourth straight game on Saturday against the UAB Blazers (3-6-2, 1-3-1 C-USA), 4-0.

The Blazers opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Aidan O’Hara drilled a ball past Lobo goalkeeper Ford Parker thanks to a through ball from Tarnue Tyler. It was the first of three shots that the Blazers would put on the goal in the half.

The Lobos had their only shot on goal of the match at the end of the half, as a Nick Barreiro free kick nearly deflected off a player and into the net before a save from UAB keeper James

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