• Clemson Purchases Insurance for Coach Bonuses

    by Manie Robinson October 2018

    The Clemson University athletic department has committed to competing at the highest level. That demands spending at the highest level.

  • Opinion: UNM Budget Woes Put Cuts in Perspective

    by Albuquerque Journal September 2018

    With all the caterwauling and public grandstanding by politicians and some lawmakers over budget cuts in the University of New Mexico's Athletics Department that eliminate men's soccer and three other sports next year, one would think it's the most important issue facing UNM. That would be flat wrong. Granted, it was a tough call that affected the state's soccer community as a whole and dozens of student athletes.

  • Gov Candidates: UNM Should Be Accountable for Sports Cuts

    by Geoff Grammer September 2018

    Both of New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates are blasting the University of New Mexico's decision to cut four sports next school year, with one going so far as to pledge that those sports will be reinstated.

  • New Mexico Regents Seek Additional $1.5M for Athletics

    by Geoff Grammer September 2018

    The University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Tuesday to approve a proposal asking the state for an additional $1.5 million for its beleaguered Athletics Department during the next legislative session. And none of it will be used to try and reverse the recent decision to cut four sports, including men's soccer. While some state lawmakers have been vocal in recent months about the possibility of more state money being available to help reinstate those sports, Athletics Director Eddie Nuñez confirmed comments that appeared in Sunday's Journal that without the new money, additional sports could be on the chopping block soon.

  • New Mexico Cuts Divide Regents, Legislators

    by Geoff Grammer September 2018

    Eddie Nuñez says he's moving forward running University of New Mexico athletics as though they will be four sports lighter one year from now.

  • Ballpark Financing Plan Clears Committee

    by Telegram & Gazette September 2018

    The proposed deal and financing package to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city cleared its first local legislative hurdle Wednesday night, winning the approval of the City Council Economic Development Committee.

  • UNM Basketball Coach Proposes Facility Upgrades

    by Geoff Grammer September 2018

    Paul Weir has ideas. And not just about hoops. The 39-year-old Weir, entering his second season as the University of New Mexico men's basketball, approached the Board of Regents Finance and Facilities committee on Tuesday with a design plan. Actually, after sending a litany of emails to various administrators with nobody answering his questions, Weir went to the regents to essentially ask for their "blessing" to move forward with a piecemeal renovation project that, longterm, would convert 16 of the 40 suites in Dreamstyle Arena - the Pit into office and other usable work spaces for the men's and women's basketball teams.

  • UNM Funding Could Be Threatened After Sports Cuts

    by Jessica Dyer August 2018

    Several state lawmakers stepped to the podium at the University of New Mexico Board of Regents meeting Aug. 17 with a common appeal: Please don't cut any Lobo sports until the Legislature convenes in January and can help explore alternatives.

  • Washington State AD Chun Seeks Financial Stability

    by Theo Lawson August 2018

    Pat Chun's first documented success in the fundraising arena came in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State, where for a decade-and-a-half he climbed the proverbial ladder from an unpaid intern in the sports information office to an executive athletic director who drove the Buckeyes to some of their most bountiful fundraising years in school history. So, Chun will credit his alma mater for his start in athletic administration and consequently, his baptism into the business of fundraising. But the Washington State athletic director, now six months into the job, might say his persuasion skills - especially as they relate to summoning money from others - were honed at a much earlier phase in his life.

  • New Mexico AG: UNM Vote to Cut Sports Unlawful

    by Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer August 2018

    A controversial decision to ax four sports at the University of New Mexico occurred in violation of the state's open meetings law and could therefore be invalid, according to the New Mexico Attorney General's Office.