Nuñez wants to 'achieve excellence' across all Lobo sports | KOB 4

Nuñez wants to 'achieve excellence' across all Lobo sports

Lee Faria
June 21, 2019 09:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Lobos excelled in the Mountain West Conference in sports like women's track and cross country, men's golf and tennis – but the big-dollar sports have struggled.


Lobo football has been 3-9 two years in a row and the men's basketball team hasn't won 20 games since the 2013-2014 season. The last season they were under 500.

Ray Birmingham's baseball team missed the Mountain West Conference. 

KOB 4 sat down with Eddie Nuñez, UNM's director of athletics. 

"From my perspective, first and foremost, showing them the support. We're here, we're all going to do this together," Nuñez said. "It's not the basketball team on its own, it's not the baseball team on its own, it's not the football team. It's all of us together building it, together, we're building this program so we have a sustainable program that achieves excellence in every sport." 

Next fall the UNM football team will play one big money game when they travel to Notre Dame, but the real problem for Bob Davie's team is the conference. The Lobos have won two conference games the last two years. 

The Lobos will open the conference with San Jose State but finish with Boise State and Utah State... both teams beat the Lobos last season with a combined score of 106-33. 


Lee Faria

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