V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Crib Notes: Sept. 11, 2014
From UNM athletics to t-shirts that didn’t jibe with TEDxABQ, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
Sports to enjoy right now
With slim pickings in the sports department, late summer is a good time to check out the games that get crowded out at other times of year.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
NBA Finals Rematch Set
Two-time defending champions Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA finals.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
Coming Out in the NCAA
The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians
A former Division I NCAA athlete recounts her difficult journey through college sports and fundamentalism as a gay woman.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
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V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
University of Connecticut Women's Team Destroys Notre Dame in NCAA Final
But does basketball matter if few people watch?
Are you tired of UConn yet? Too bad, because they keep kicking ass.
V.23 No.14 |
2014 NCAA Final Four Set
When UNM was tossed from the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance didn't stop. Last weekend, the tourney was whittled down to the Final Four. The University of Florida Gators, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies are the the last four teams left in Division I college basketball. Of these last four teams, there is only one number one seed left: the top team overall, Billy Donovan's crew.
Kentucky has proved the pre-season hype to be justified, defying the odds of an 8 seed. Coach Calipari has coaxed the most out of his powerful, notably Aaron Harrison. Harrison knocked in a 3 ball with 2.3 second left to upset 2-seed Michigan on Sunday night. The Wildcats entered the season with hefty expectations but failed to live up on them for the majority of the slog. With 10 losses, the season could have been seen as a letdown; until March Madness began. After knocking out previously unbeaten Wichita State and intrastate rival Louisville, the team seems to be playing their best ball at the perfect time.
The Connecticut Huskies, on the other hand, may have also been ranked for much of the beginning of the season, but never had the expectations of Big Blue foisted upon them. UConn, content to fly under the radar for much of the season, dominated trendy pre-Tourney pick, Michigan State on Sunday. While the final margin was only six points, UConn seemed to be in control of their destiny for the majority of the game. This has been the case since they needed overtime o take out St. Joe's in the first round of the Tournament. Shabazz Napier, the senior guard from Storrs, has put the team on his back, and his free throws seemed to clinch the game.
The aforementioned, overall number one seed Florida cruised past the previous upset-minded Dayton Flyers. This is nothing new for the Gators, who won it all in 2007 and have been to the Elite Eight for the last three years in a row. Florida's coach, Billy Donovan, has been here before and seems poised – at least mathematically – for a run to the championship.
However, the team that the majority of the nation has rallied around by far is Wisconsin. The Badgers have shown tremendous tenacity and the play of Frank Kaminsky is a big part of their overtime victory against the West Region 1 seed Arizona Wildcats. Although Wisconsin entered the post-season as a 2 seed, most pundits overlooked the team in their predictions of who would be left standing at this time of the year.
The semifinal matches will be played on Saturday night, with both games televised on TBS. The final matchup, for the national championship, will take place on Monday, April 7. If your bracket is busted, take comfort in the knowledge that so is everyone else's and enjoy some quality basketball.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Lobos Win 2014 Mountain West Conference Tournament
Back-to-back-to-back victory earns 7 seed in NCAA tournament
Lobos win the Mountain West Conference and earn a 7 seed in the NCAA tournament—wait, what?
V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
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Lobos Keep Winning, Winding Down Regular Season
Win streak now stands at five
The University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team has had a great month. February, aside from one minor aberration, was a good time for Coach Neal and his squad.
V.23 No.9 |
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
V.22 No.26 |
The Daily Word in Zimmerman case, NBA draft, banned baby names
Witness testimonies begin to pour in on Zimmerman case.
I spy a new James Bond plot: Senior Vatican accountant accused of plotting to sneak $26 million in bags of cash into Italy by stashing them away on a private jet, with the help of a former Italian spy.
UK takes step towards controversial 'three-parent baby' fertilization process.
Don't drink the San Juan water.
This list of banned baby names across the globe is surprisingly interesting.
A curious bear broke into a Tennessee zoo.
Woman scares off would-be home intruder with a fake gun.
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