New Mexico Fans Have Raised The $2,000 A Rival Fan Should've Won

Last week we brought you the smh-worthy tale of the cosmic nut-punt that went down at a New Mexico State football game. Tired of empty stands, university honchos had whipped up some cash awards to entice students to witness the (winless) Aggies, with a $2,000 prize reserved for a randomly selected student, to be… » 10/09/13 8:25pm 10/09/13 8:25pm

Meet Steve Alford, UCLA's Future Former Basketball Coach

Few people have perfected the art of professional escape like Steve Alford, the newly former New Mexico coach who is now the future former coach of UCLA. Nine days after getting drummed out of the NCAA tournament by Haaarvaaard and two days before his 10-year, $20 million contract with the Lobos was to kick in—along… » 4/02/13 2:20pm 4/02/13 2:20pm

UCLA Has Its First New Basketball Coach In 11 Years: The Architect Of…

Steve Alford, a well-known name in basketball since he was a coach's favorite on the Hoosiers teams of the mid-80s, has signed on to replace Ben Howland at UCLA. As pointed out in Andy Katz's report, Alford's new contract with UCLA means breaking an almost equally new contract with New Mexico, where Alford had been… » 3/30/13 1:45pm 3/30/13 1:45pm

Cincinnati And UConn Said To Ponder Starting Yet Another Geographically…

With the Big East in full meltdown mode, two of the traditional basketball powers are considering a move to the ACC—or, barring that, UConn and Cincinnati will take their ball and go start their own conference, according to The Sporting News. The only flaw in this plan is that the new conference would blanket the… » 12/15/12 8:49pm 12/15/12 8:49pm

Football-Recruit Impersonator Gets Arrested For DWI In Real Coach's Car

"A teenager claimed to be a University of New Mexico Lobo football recruit as police arrested him for DWI in head coach Mike Locksley's vehicle. Joshua Butts, 19 was pulled over in a dark blue SUV near University Stadium moments before Saturday's kickoff. The vehicle is registered to Locksley and his wife. Locksley… » 9/25/11 10:45am 9/25/11 10:45am

By The Time You Read This, Steve Alford May Already Be A Lobo

So to recap, Bobby Knight now in Lubbock, Steve Alford in Albuquerque. We all new that Knight was "going to the hot place," one day, but Alford? ESPN is reporting (and we know how that can turn out) that Alford is leaving Iowa and will become New Mexico's new head basketball coach, possibly by Friday. » 3/22/07 11:30am 3/22/07 11:30am