ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In this edition of the “Sports Desk”, we start with a return to Lobo Football. The UNM will host what they call “Lobo Rewind” on Saturday April 18 at 1 p.m., showing the 2007 New Mexico bowling game, where they beat Nevada 23-0. The victory was the first UNM victory in 46 years, and fans can watch a 90-minute replay on Saturday on UNM’s Facebook and YouTube channels. However, UNM is further enhancing this experience, as UNM head coach Danny Gonzales will be live on the show with Rocky Long, and will be talking about the game and answering questions from fans.
“Giving directors cut comments on the New Mexico Bowl 2007 will be great. It’s like I found DeLorean from Mart McFly and I and Coach Long are going back in time. What a great day it was, we were playing the 5th ranked offense in the country, they averaged well over 30 points per game, quarterback Colin Kaepernick. I mean, they had ball carrier Luke Lippincott, I mean they had a lot of attack success that season, and it was a great job for this game. I think it’s exciting for the city of Albuquerque to have something to do this Saturday, to go back and relive a great day, December 22, 2007. A remarkable day in the history of Lobo ”, said UNM head coach Danny Gonzales.
No more football now, because Sandia High School Junior Sam Carrell pledged to play college football at Baylor University on Thursday evening. “The reason I decided to join the University of Baylor is because my grandmother lives in Texas, and I’ve always been there since I was a kid and the coaches also seemed to have a lot of self-confidence and it just means so much and I’m so happy to go there. I can’t wait to go out after my last year. Come on bears, “said Sam Carrell.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on sports, and spring athletes are feeling the greatest impact at the moment. Sports like baseball, softball and athletics have had their seasons canceled due to this pandemic. KRQE Sports spoke with Joe Franklin, UNM athletics head coach, about the cancellation of his season and his inability to host the 2020 NCAA National Indoor Championships.
“It is difficult, especially when you, when the children have so few opportunities to compete at home at the national level. It was a hard pill to swallow, but it was in the best interest of people’s health and well-being and it was a decision that had to be made. For our children, it was just difficult, because you had one who was an elder that it was her last chance and that she had worked very hard to get to this point. Then, Weini in the relays, so you had a lot of women who were lucky to run at home. Now we only hope to play college football, ”said Joe Franklin.
UNM male golfer Sam Choi heard more good news on Friday. Choi was named to the prestigious 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup team last week, but on Friday he was also named to the 2020 PING All-West region team. Choi had a round score of 66 in his career three times last season, matching the fastest lap for a Lobo in 2019-20.