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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

Rick Eckstein: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports

June 15, 2018 – Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein recently visited New Mexico and sat down with our correspondent Khalil Ekulona to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls' Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline