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V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016

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The Daily Word in a "graffiti mass" at San Felipe de Neri, WisePies pays up and Jim Bakker says God says Donald Trump will be President

The Daily Word

Albuquerque woman believes she has a rare condition called Stendhal Syndrome which causes her to experience nausea, panic and confusion when looking at beautiful works of art.

Troubled local restaurant chain WisePies Pizza and Salad made a payment to UNM this week and says they will honor the agreement that renamed The Pit "WisePies Arena".

Old Town's historic San Felipe de Neri church was tagged by vandals during mass this morning.

Illustrating the meaning of irony for a generation of school kids, Melania Trump announced that her signature issue as First Lady would be the fight against cyber bullying.

God told Jim Bakker and his team of evangelicals that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

President Vladmir Putin has granted actor Steven Seagal Russian citizenship.

The rarest pasta in the world is made by just a few women in the ancient town of Nuoro, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Two Chris Christie aides face steep sentences after being convicted on all counts in the New Jersey "Bridgegate" case.

A recall was announced for another exploding Samsung product.

A never-marketed, synthetic opioid invented by American company Upjohn—and illegally manufactured in China for the black market—is being blamed for the deaths of two Utah teens.

V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015
preparing food
Eric Williams

Restaurant Review

But What About the Pizza?

Looking past the controversies at WisePies Pizza and Salad

Everybody has an opinion on WisePies’ purchase of The Pit’s naming rights. But have you actually tried their food?
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

sports

Rio Grande Rivalry Resumes

Lobos win and the Pit gets a new name

Challenges on the heels of a win for Lobo men’s basketball, plus the Pit’s renaming brouhaha.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
2012 Miss Indian World talent competition
Derek Mathews

Art Preview

Powwow Power

Gathering reps Native culture

Celebrate 30 years of Indian tacos, competitive dancing and paying tribute to tradition this year at Albuquerque’s own Gathering of Nations. The Gathering is North America’s most prominent powwow, and it will host tens of thousands of guests and representatives from more than 700 Native and Aboriginal tribes throughout the United States, Canada and all over to honor Indigenous cultures and traditions through dance, music, food and the crowning of the next Miss Indian World

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V.22 No.11 |

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The Daily Word in Gay Marriage, Goat-splosions and Snotwinkles

The Daily Word

Hey, guess what? We can all stop arguing about same-sex marriage in New Mexico, because it turns out that it's totally protected by the state constitution! Shwew. So glad that we finally settled that one.

The area around the Pit won't be the pits anymore.

Remember how everyone always thought Michelle Shocked was gay? Well, she just came out! As a huge asshole!

Speaking of assholes, Sandy Hook truthers are still insisting that those kids never got killed. Won't their parents be relieved.

The Westboro "God Hates Fags" Baptist Church is really warming up to the new rainbow colored house across the street.

Why are goat populations exploding? Global warming.

And finally: Who wants snotwinkles?!?

V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013

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The Daily Word in hoarder problems, Colorado shooting and The Pit

The Daily Word

Michael J. Fox hopes that Taylor Swift never gets the chance to write a song about his son.

Local farmers are supporting a bill to keep home grown food in New Mexico schools.

Theater in Aurora Colorado reopens with remembrance ceremony and screening of “The Hobbit” for victims.

What did we learn from last nights interview with Lance Armstrong? Oprah is the most intense interviewer ever.

The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association responds to the gun control debate.

A man that was trapped for two days in his own hoarded items may require amputation.

The Pit landed itself on ESPN’s list of top 10 home court advantage.

V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012

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The Daily Word in a female president, Japan gun laws, APS suspensions

The Daily Word

South Korea elects first female president, conservative Park Geun-hye.

The sky (of The Pit) is falling!

Penn State scandal voted top sports story of the year (again).

APD officer arrested and accused of theft.

Tebow’s sad, sad story.

American pastor imprisoned in Iran while visiting family.

Rumors of school violence lead to 7 suspensions at Manzano High School.

Those darn foxes getting their heads stuck in everything.

A menagerie of adorable things that happened in 2012.

Viral videos.

How gun control works for Japan.

V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011
Courtesy of Gathering of Nations

Feature

Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule

Friday, April 29

A reference guide to all the happenings at the Gathering of Nations.

V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
Justin Goodrum

sports

The New Pit

Complete with video games!

I've been watching buzzer beaters and great moments happen in The Pit since the fourth grade. I've been through every phase of Lobo diehard from a youngster to a proud member of Section 26. So when hearing the news about The Pit’s massive renovation, I questioned if dealing the cold weather to use the bathroom or buy popcorn would really be worth it. But when I finally viewed the finished product, I felt rewarded for my inconvenience with a top-notch facility. Lobo faithful will feel the same way.

The old Pit had a unique look but seemed a relic compared to Isotopes Park and University Stadium just across the stereo. Just by looking at the expanded concourse, The Pit rivals any professional arena. Hassles like parking and purchasing tickets have disappeared as the renovation expanded the parking lot and moved the ticket office inside the building. A Lobo novice will get schooled on the history of the Lobo basketball just by looking at any wall. Six interactive video screens allow fans to view pictures and videos of legendary players and coaches—a feature that allows memories from The old Pit to still linger within the halls.

Perhaps the coolest addition to The Pit are two video screens at the opposite sides of the arena. From the NBA style player introductions to the instant replays, each game has a slick presentation. But the new technology hasn't gotten in the way of the signature crowd noise The Pit is known for. Fans will still be rewarded with slight hearing loss after screaming for victory.

Athletes have also benefited from the face lift with new locker rooms equipped with video games, a lounge area and a new workout facility. Men's Head Coach Steve Alford can now use the arena as a recruiting tool to attract top prospects.

There's not a bad seat anywhere in the arena and that's a tribute to hard work that was put into the renovation. The Pit already attracts bull riding and the Gathering of Nations, hopefully musical acts and other major events make their way to the new arena.

Before the redesign, The Pit was a special place. Now this Lobo basketball sanctuary of can last for new generation of Lobo fans.

V.20 No.2 |

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The Daily Word 1.13.11: Guv vs. CNM, Target in the air, Tom Hanks' rapper son

The Daily Word

Obama says America should be as good as 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green imagined it to be. Here's the full text.

What Gov. Martinez has to say about being sued by environmentalists.

The guv is also suggesting the state bleed CNM for cash.

Officials are moving a sex-offender registration location away from a bus stop.

Target wants to build a Target in the air Uptown.

Someone pulled a fire alarm at The Pit, forcing evacuation with one second left in the first half.

These people will name their baby after you if you find their dog.

Romanian birds died of the drink.

NPR photo essay: Then and now, a year after the quake in Haiti.

Landslides kill hundreds in Brazil.

Twin sisters turn 100.

Hard cider is back.

Don't have sex with your mister or mistress in the marital bed.

Tom Hanks' son, Chet, is a rapper who likes to smoke fancy weed in fancy places.

How about a nuclear car?

V.19 No.47 | 11/25/2010

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I’m on “New Mexico in Focus” tonight

Tune in to KNME at 7 p.m. We debated net neutrality, the loss of the New Mexico Independent, beer at The Pit and medical marijuana in Arizona, among other things. If you don’t catch it tonight, you can always find it online (full video here).