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Turner & Margaret Branch Field University Stadium is the home for New Mexico Lobos football program. The venue was built in 1960 as a replacement of previous statement when the campus was expanding.
The venue that is located over 1500 meters above sea level can currently hold over 39000 fans but the record of sold New Mexico Lobos tickets was 44760 in 2005 during a fierce rivalry game against New Mexico State.
For basketball action, all the fans of the Lobos go to “The Pit” as the WisePies Arena is also known as. The venue opened in 1966 and had undergone a major renovation in 2009 that improved the overall experience of fans when visiting one of the loudest, and recognised as one of top venues in college, arenas. The pit can welcome over 15000 fans.
About New Mexico Lobos
Football began its existence at the a University of New Mexico in 1892 and basketball was added in 1899 although it didn’t start to compete until 1920 when the athletic department was established at the university.
The colours of the University New Mexico are cherry and silver; the representing mascots are costumed wolves that go by the names of Lobo Lucy and Lobo Louie.
The Lobos are currently members of Mountain West Conference, NCAA Division I and their main rivals are New Mexico State Aggies and Arizona Wildcats.
Football programs at the university struggled through most of their history with generating success, their best years were in the sixties where the Lobos captured 3 out of 4 conference championships. They have an all- time record of 451-536-31 and one divisional title won in 1997. The Lobos appeared in 12 Bowl games starting from Sun Bowl’s loss to Utah in 1939 and finishing to date with a loss to Arizona at New Mexico Bowl in 2015. Their overall record from bowl games stands at 3-8-1.
Due to lack of overall success the Lobos lacked producing big names at NFL levels but it’s not like there were any Lobos in NFL.
One of the most accomplished players from the university to play at NFL level is Brian Urlacher, a linebacker who spent all his 13 seasons playing for the Bears where he was voted to 8 Pro Bowls, he was named AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year as well as AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and he’s the Bears career tackle leader with 1353 tackles to his name.Basketball programs had a bit more success in comparison to football with 15 NCAA tournament appearances, reaching Round of 32 nine times. The lobos were conference tournament champions 6 times and have 11 conference regular season titles to their name.
There were 18 players from the university that tasted either ABA or NBA level of playing field including players such as Danny Granger who’s been in NBA since 2005 and who was voted to NBA All- Star game as well as NBA most improved player and a gold medallist from 2010 World Championship in Turkey.
University of New Mexico might not be the most popular destination producing great amount of big names in pro leagues but it is a university that still is a talked about school among the colleges ranks.