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Reporting Scores & Covering The Finances Of UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics

July 27, 2018 –The UNM Athletics Department has operated mostly in the red for years, and the university’s Board of Regents voted last week to cut four sports to help address financial issues. Men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s beach volleyball were all cut. Supporters of those programs argued in public comments and on social media that those sports are not the cause of financial woes in the department.

Albuquerque Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer covers the Lobos. Along with reporting scores, he’s also sought out information about what is happening behind the scenes. He sits down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus talk about transparency and why the business of sports matters as much as what happens on the field or the court.

Additional reading:

Some question why Lobo football escaped scrutiny during sports cuts

It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone

Pending appeal, foundation will continue to withhold documents

The Line: Accountability And UNM Athletics

UNM Athletics

July 27, 2018 – The UNM Board of Regents voted last week to eliminate four sports to address financial issues in the Athletics Department. The cuts included men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing and women’s beach volleyball. The Athletics Department also plans to reduce the rosters of several additional sports. 

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists discuss reactions to the cuts and the ongoing financial troubles in the Athletics Department.

Watch our interview last week with Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez

Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC

Viki Harrison, director of state operations, Common Cause

Andy Lyman, reporter, NM Political Report

Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal