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UNM reviewing if workouts at high school are compliant

J.P. Murrieta
October 12, 2017 08:19 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico men's basketball team might not be able to hold workouts at high school gyms anymore.

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Coach Paul Weir said the school received a phone call from New Mexico State with concerns over the compliance of those practices. UNM is now reviewing if they will continue.

The Lobos practiced at Rio Rancho High School on Tuesday. They were scheduled to have workouts at La Cueva High School and Albuquerque High School in the next two weeks.

Here is a statement from Eric Schultz, UNM's associate athletic director for compliance:

As Coach Weir’s statement indicates, myself and Coach Weir discussed and planned these high school practices months ago. I approved the upcoming practice schedule and after our first practice at Rio Rancho High School, NMSU contacted us asking how we were able to get to the point where we could hold multiple off-campus practices. We immediately contacted the NCAA to request clarification on the off-campus practice rule. At this point, UNM men’s basketball has not committed any NCAA violations related to these practices. We will work from here to decide the best course of action moving forward regarding the remainder of the scheduled practices.

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