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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
L to R: Sol FC GM Larry Espinoza, Carlos Bracamontes, Carlos Valderrama and Sol FC president Ron Patel
Michael Sanchez

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International Legends Cup Is Coming to Albuquerque

… If they can find somewhere to play

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Sol FC’s all set to bring World Cup players to Albuquerque in the International Legends Cup—just as soon as they nail down a venue.

V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

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Summer Alternatives

Sports to enjoy right now

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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.27 | 7/3/2014

Book Review

Friendship, Death and Sports

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Papers in the Wind

This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.

V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs dunks on Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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NBA Finals Rematch Set

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Two-time defending champions Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA finals.

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014

Book Review

Coming Out in the NCAA

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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.17 | 4/24/2014
UConn Huskies’ head coach Geno Auriemma

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University of Connecticut Women's Team Destroys Notre Dame in NCAA Final

But does basketball matter if few people watch?

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Are you tired of UConn yet? Too bad, because they keep kicking ass.

V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Kendall Williams hits a deep (unadvised) three that pretty much seals the game.

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Lobos Win 2014 Mountain West Conference Tournament

Back-to-back-to-back victory earns 7 seed in NCAA tournament

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Lobos win the Mountain West Conference and earn a 7 seed in the NCAA tournament—wait, what?

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014

Book Review

(Almost) Never Buy Beforehand

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Beating the NBA: Tales From a Frugal Fan

“Frugal Fan” Motez Bishara shares his tips for enjoying the best NBA seats at the best deal possible.

V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
The play that sealed the game for Seattle over San Francisco
Image via ESPN.com

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Super Bowl XLVIII Set

Broncos and Seahawks win division championship games

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The final four teams in the National Football League have been whittled down to two. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will meet on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

V.23 No.2 | 1/9/2014
Game-winning touchdown thrown by Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton
NBC via ESPN

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2014 NFL Playoffs Begin with a Bang

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A weekend full of winning visitors, almost all of the games coming down to the wire and some spectacular performances.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
courtesy of Lobo TV

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Lobos Lose in Final Four to Notre Dame

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Despite their loss to Notre Dame, the Lobos look to come back even stronger in their next season.

V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
Video still courtesy of New Mexico Athletics

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Lobos to Face Huskies in Elite Eight

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The Lobos match up in Seattle against the University of Washington Huskies, where the current head coach is a man well-known in Albuquerque for his role as a former Lobos assistant coach.

V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

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Lobos Face George Mason in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament on Sunday

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UNM plays in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in a home game on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5pm. Go Lobos!

V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Graphic courtesy of ESPN

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Boston Red Sox Hammer the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 to Win the World Series

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How it all played out.

V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Via LoboTV

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Lobos Drop High-Scoring Game Against UNLV

Despite rushing 400 yards in first half

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On Saturday, the University of New Mexico Lobos started hot. The cherry-and-silver squad scored 21 points in the first quarter, running up 217 yards in the first twelve minutes alone. However, the energy couldn’t be sustained. The Rebels of UNLV came out with almost as much steam, and the Lobos ultimately fell 56-42, scoring consecutively less per quarter in a game that had seemed an almost-certain win at many points early in the evening.

While the Lobo offense hummed in the first quarter, UNLV came right back at UNM in the second quarter. The Lobos registered another 14 points, UNLV another 21, and come halftime, the score was knotted at 35-35. The running game maintained their domination of the offense, especially for the Lobos, who gained another 183 yards. The two teams combined at half for 749 yards, but the tied score wouldn't remain that way for long.

The Rebels started to utilize the passing game and took advantage of a Lobo fumble, holding the previously unfettered running game to a mere 97 more yards in the entire second half. Two consecutive touchdowns by UNLV in the span of a mere three minutes seemed to break the Lobos’ willpower to mount any kind of comeback.

With the loss, the Lobos drop to 1-3 for the year. Coach Bob Davie said, post-game, that the first half was unbelievable but admitted that the end result depended on being able to stop the other team. Lobos' offense has proven their capabilities, especially in the first half of Saturday's action, but the defense of the cherry-and-silver needs to continue to work in order to right UNM's year.

Looking past the sting of the defeat, the night also brought about a school record of three players each rushing for more than 100 yards: Kasey Carrier, Carlos Wiggins and quarterback Cole Gautsche each accomplished the feat.


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