V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013
Lobos Continue to Rise in National Rankings
Alford’s pups aim for Mountain West Conference perfection
The University of New Mexico Lobos basketball team has continued to climb in the national rankings, rising to number 12 this week in the AP top 25. With only two games left in their regular season, now is the right time for the Lobos to be making that climb. On Wednesday, UNM plays at Nevada. While no team should ever be overlooked, nor any game looked past, the Wolf Pack currently sit in the basement of the Mountain West Conference rankings and have only won 12 games all season. If the Lobos can get past Nevada, the Air Force Falcons wait in Colorado Springs on Saturday night for the conference finale. If both of those games fall in the W category, things will look pretty good come Monday, when the next rankings are released, and it would be reasonable to expect a little bump before the MWC Tournament begins in Las Vegas on March 12.
The focus in the team's locker room, of course, will remain solidly committed to the sports cliché of “one game at a time” and never looking past any opponent. But that's not something that we have to pretend to indulge in, so let’s let the speculation run rampant! If UNM does what they should and wins out in Nevada and Colorado Springs, they'll have a clear path to a 1 seed in the MWC Tournament—not to mention the early rumblings of their deserving a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. If they can manage to run the gamut of the MWC, they'll earn the automatic berth into the Big Dance, and Selection Sunday will be an interesting day to say the least.
V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
The Daily Word in The Harlem Shake, The Lobos and the chicken church.
In the news: Elections in Kenya, Angel Fire plane crash victims, Harlem Shake, hit with a red sticker, hit-and-run, The Lobos are MWC champions!, demolished, This Florida church looks like a chicken
V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013
The Daily Word in a supportive Rihanna, Lobos on top, hard-core toe biting
In the news: Ex-LAPD officer, Rihanna accompanied Chris Brown to court, Lobos sail past Air Force 81-58, texting and driving ban, cover up, Patrick Leach, biting his girlfriend’s toe, This cat
V.22 No.3 |
The Daily Word in Charlie Brown arrest, tipsy parenting, what's the bird?
In the news: Griego family, shooting at a community college in Houston, Manti Te'o chats, CSU Rams, Mystery bird, Charlie Brown, stuck in her son's high chair, Iron Man 3
V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
UNM climbs the polls early
With the Lobos' victory over the Valparaiso Cruisaders last weekend, they improved to 10-0, their best start since going 12-0 back in 2009. Fans are extremely happy because there is a high chance that they can at least match that opening record this season.
V.21 No.49 |
The Daily Word in twin mistresses, crazy lunch lady, Ikea monkey
In the news: Winter, senior Al Qaeda leader, 3 small children, Chinese police chief, Lobos achieve a 10-0 record, attempting to rob a Wells Fargo, Australian DJs, Jenni Rivera, before and after cell phones, dangerous, Registered sex offender Santa Claus, frozen meat, Canadian lunch lady, Ikea Monkey
V.21 No.47 |
The Daily Word in Obamacare challenge, LiLo's new movie, Gangnam Christmas
Happy Cyber Monday!
In the news: Save money, be safe, Obamacare, 69-54 win over Portland, Lindsay Lohan's new movie, Real ID Act, riding a manatee, A clown collapsed and died, A Black Friday shopper died, a median off of Academy, a full year aboard the ISS, SpaceX founder, Gangnam style, Sandy Island, LANL security force, cats and dogs, Pinterest fails
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
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Lobo Football Wins Again
UNM overhauls Texas State 35-14
Last weekend, Lobo football defeated Texas State for their third victory of the year, matching the total wins of their last three seasons combined. When Bob Davie took over the cherry and silver head coaching duties, not even the most jaded Lobo fan could have imagined such a convincing change of course.
Lobo Soccer Continues to Win
UNM looks impressive despite weather delay
The No. 4 University of New Mexico Lobos looked a bit sloppy against the Houston Baptist University Huskies on Sunday, allowing a goal in the 16th minute. However, they managed to put two in the back of the net to come out on top in Houston.
The Lobos continue their march forward in the wake of last year's undefeated season—a remarkable season that, due to the odd rules of soccer, concluded in the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a match that sent the Lobos home, but did not count as a loss.
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
Hangover Sports Roundup
Lobos crash back to reality, 49ers bully Packers
When the University of New Mexico defeated the Southern Jaguars 66-21 their opening weekend, it was the fresh start the football program desperately needed. For the first time in three years every part of the team worked in sync, showing some potential for Lobo Football to be successful again. The only only damper on the victory was the fact they beat a poor team from a weak conference. Southern offered little opposition and little opportunity for UNM to show their stuff beyond a spectacular halftime show. So when the Lobos squared off against the No.15 Texas Longhorns, fans and critics were given an accurate depiction of New Mexico's football program.
V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
Photo by Ross William Hamilton
Lobo Tournament curse continues, Sweet Sixteen preview
The Daily Word in NCAA, Clooney and portrait gourds
In the news: Lobos victorious, Casanova con man, Rutgers student, George Clooney, 50 Native American foster kids, $4 million, Rodarte's fall fashion collection, Skip the TSA security lines, accused of embezzlement, kill President Obama, Patriot Act, music industry works, portrait gourd, Radiohead, Fruit flies
V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012
The Daily Word in Afghanistan fallout, March Madness, Jocko the Bull
In the news: back off, cancels proposed peace talks, last-minute bracket tips, copy President Obama’s, Lobos tip off at 2:10 on cable, Aggies at 7:45 on regular TV, Flasher at the Santa Fe Hobby Lobby, dealing with DWIs, Jocko the Bull, Wilt Chamberlain, Tim Tebow, Ex Illinois guv heads to federal lockup, “patent trolling”, Trouser snakes, (not quite) on a plane, slams company, NY Times op-ed, turns on the paparazzi
Photo by Sam Morris for the Las Vegas Sun
Hangover Sports Roundup
Lobos win conference tournament and get the No. 5 seed, March Madness apps
The Daily Word in Afghanistan massacre, Lobo madness, drunken Amish joyride
In the news: killing spree, Taliban says it will strike back, mass murders in Syria, Lobos get the No. 5 seed, Here’s the full bracket, say they believe President Obama is Muslim, officer-involved shooting, burning down 14th century castle, crashed a buggy into a police car, Bigoted priest put on leave, Donald Draper to Kim Kardashian, Sofa King, not cool, Dickensian film re-discovered, perfect pint of Guinness, Banksy's rant on advertising was plagiarized, a DNA sample from your dog?
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