After an eight-year tenure as the head coach of the University of New Mexico football team, Bob Davie and Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez "mutually agreed to part ways" on Nov. 25.

Davie will leave more than fresh memories of a woeful 2-10 season behind — he’ll also head out the door with a $825,000 severance check.

The Board of Regents approved a contract buyout on Tuesday, Dec. 10 that will burn a nearly million dollar-sized hole in the University’s pocket over the course of 30 months. Nuñez confirmed the buyout to reporters following a closed-door session with the Regents


The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (9-2, 2-0 MWC) traveled to Laramie on Saturday afternoon to face the University of Wyoming (3-7, 0-2 MWC), recording a 79-65 victory and preserving their undefeated record in conference play. 

The Lobos dominated around the rim Saturday, outscoring Wyoming 44-24 in the paint and out-rebounding the Cowboys 47-29. Thanks in part to senior forward Carlton Bragg’s early foul trouble, Corey Manigault recorded nine first-half points to go with four rebounds.

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team (6-2) met their match in a tight game against Boise State (5-4) last night, losing 82-83 in overtime. 

During Thanksgiving weekend, the Lobos played in a small tournament in Cancun, Mexico. UNM beat Missouri 71-68 but ended up losing to #23 West Virginia 60-73. Coming out of that loss, the New Mexico women traveled to Idaho to play the mountain west opponents. 

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (8-2, 1-0 MWC) triumphed 80-78 Wednesday night against Boise State (4-3, 0-1 MWC), now having recorded a victory in their conference opener for the ninth consecutive season.

Boise State got off to a hot start from the field, shooting 9-for-11 in the game’s opening minutes, including an opening 8-0 run. For much of the first half, UNM played catch-up, managing just 24 seconds with the lead in the first half.


Holm hosts IncredAble workout

Local celebrity and UFC fighter Holly Holm hosted a workout training for her Albuquerque community on Nov. 23, benefiting IncredAble Adaptive MMA at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy.

According to IncredAble’s website, their mission is to "empower and provide youth and teens, who experience a variety of environmental, physical and cognitive challenges with the skills and benefits of Mixed Martial Arts." The class cost $40 to attend, and all of the proceeds went toward funding the program.

Davie's last game delivers ninth consecutive loss for Lobos

The University of New Mexico’s football team lost it's final game of the Bob Davie era, falling to Utah State, 38-25. The loss extended the Lobo losing streak to nine consecutive games, finishing off their 2019 season.

Before the game began, the 21 seniors leaving the program were honored with a ceremony. This included a brief moment of silence in memory of Nahje Flowers, the Lobo defenseman who took his own life in November.

Bragg carries Lobos to win at home against Montana

A huge 20-point, 14-rebound double-double from senior forward Carlton Bragg proved to be the difference in the University of New Mexico men’s basketball (7-2) team’s 72-63 triumph over the University of Montana Grizzlies (3-5) on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, UNM improved to 7-2 and maintained their perfect record at home going into the start of conference play later this week.

UNM’s shooting struggles continued Sunday as the Lobos shot just 43.1% (22-for-51) from the field and 62.9% from the line (22-for-35), including a nine-minute stretch in the first half where UNM failed to record a good field goal.

Lobo basketball finishes third in Roman Legends Classic

For the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (6-2, 0-0 MWC), this week’s Roman Legends Classic told a tale of redemption. 

After getting routed by the 18th-ranked Auburn Tigers 84-59 Monday night, the Lobos bounced back Tuesday and locked down the Wisconsin Badgers 59-50 while securing their first win over a Power 5 conference team since 2012.

Davie's out

The University of New Mexico Athletic Director Eddie Nunez announced on Monday that head coach Bob Davie will be “parting ways” from the UNM football team at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

"After meeting with Coach Davie this morning, we both agree that the time has come for a new direction for our football program," Nuñez said in a press release issued on Monday afternoon. "I'm appreciative of the work that coach Davie has done at UNM."

The parting of ways comes after another unsuccessful season for the football program. The Lobos overall record is 2-9 with a losing streak of eight of those games after Saturday’s loss against Air Force (44-22).

Women's basketball undefeated through five games

On Tuesday, the University of New Mexico (5-0) played its fifth game at the University of Texas at El Paso (3-1). After a heated first quarter, the Lobos broke ahead and kept their distance to win the game 93-78 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso. 

The win continued the Lobo’s undefeated title after the UNM women brought down New Mexico 

State University over the weekend. The team defeated their Aggie rivals 86-67 with Jaedyn De La Cerda dominating in shooting for the Lobos. De La Cerda sunk 26 points and left the court with the most assists of anyone in the game.

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