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UNM Lobos Sports

On July 20, 2018, it was announced that four Lobo sports teams would be cut in the 2019-20 season, men's soccer, men and women's skiing, and women's beach volleyball. Diving will be phased out from women's swimming and diving and there will be fewer participation slots in men's track and field and more participation opportunities in some women's sports.



History of UNM Lobos

The University of New Mexico participates in the NCAA Division I in the Mountain West Conference (MW). The university's athletic program fields teams in 20 varsity sports. The only varsity teams that do not compete in the MW are in sports that the conference does not sponsor—men's soccer, which plays in Conference USA (C-USA);[2] and skiing, which competes in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA). UNM teams have won three national championships. The women's cross-country won the NCAA championship in 2015 and 2017 and the Division I Skiing championship in 2004. The men's soccer team was National Runner-up in Division I Soccer losing in overtime to the University of Maryland in 2005 as the No. 2 seed, the highest ranking for a UNM soccer team in school history. The Lobos established the men's football team in 1892 (but first competed in 1894), with basketball and  baseball teams following in 1899. [Wikipedia]



Isleta New Mexico Bowl

The New Mexico Bowl, officially the Isleta New Mexico Bowl, is an NCAA-sanctioned post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually since 2006 at University Stadium on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Since its founding, the bowl has been typically scheduled before Christmas as one of the first of the season. The first game in 2006 was funded by a $2 million line of credit from ESPN, and the inaugural edition featured New Mexico against San Jose State, then of the Western Athletic Conference. SJSU defeated UNM 20-12. The game was the first Division I bowl game played in the state of New Mexico. In 2011, clothing manufacturer Gildan became the first title sponsor for the game.