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The Line: UNM Athletics Back in the News

1308 Line UNM Club Sports

August 23, 2019 – Two interesting announcements about New Mexico’s flagship university came in the news this week. A grand jury indicted former UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs on seven felony counts in connection with a 2015 golf trip to Scotland, paid for in part with public money. And an article in the Daily Lobo announced the return of men’s soccer and men’s and women’s ski teams to UNM – but only as club sports. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel tackle both issues concerning athletics at UNM.

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Men’s soccer and other clubs receive UNM fundingDaily Lobo

Former UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs indictedAlbuquerque Journal

 

Former UNM President Abdallah Moves On To Georgia Tech

Chouki Abdallah

August 3, 2018 – Former UNM president Chaouki Abdallah has served in a range of leadership roles at the university over the past thirty years. He led the university during a contentious time when financial mismanagement in the Athletics Department was in the headlines. Abdallah says he has enjoyed his time in New Mexico and at UNM but he was offered a unique opportunity at Georgia Tech. Host Gene Grant sat down with Abdallah to talk about his career at UNM and how he thinks the university can continue to improve access to higher education for students from all backgrounds.