Dozens rally to save previously cut UNM sports programs
August 16, 2018 10:15 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dozens of people rallied at the University of New Mexico, calling for the Board of Regents to save the sports programs they originally cut.
“If the regents didn't realize it at the time of the first meeting, just how important these sports were to this community, they certainly know now,” said a supporter of UNM sports programs.
Athletes from skiing, women’s beach volleyball, and diving were all in attendance.
They said they are ready to fight for a second chance.
“They're choosing to cut our sports when we had no say in that matter,” said a UNM athlete.
They all are asking the regents to listen to their concerns before making a decision.
“The worst thing the regents could do is just rubber stamp their prior vote. That would really be a slap in the face to these student-athletes and to this community,” said an organizer of the rally.
The popular UNM men’s soccer team was not at the rally because they have an out-of-state game, but organizers read a letter from the team that thanked New Mexicans for all their support.
Friday’s meeting is set for 1 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 2018 10:15 PM
Created: August 16, 2018 10:07 PM
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