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Author Archives: Rick Wright / Journal Staff Writer

Eastman KOs East in shocker

Manuel Eastman’s stunning, first-round knockout of Cody East highlighted a professional boxing card Saturday at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino… more »

Ex-NFL player’s son commits to play for UNM

The son of a former NFL tight end and an “athlete” who’d previously committed to a Mountain West Conference rival have said they’ll attend the University of New Mexico in the fall.

Champ’s kin, wife’s second husband, in jail

Jeffrey Padilla, the half brother of the late boxing champion Johnny Tapia and the estranged husband of Tapia’s widow, Teresa, is being held without provision for bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center on a probation violation.

University of New Mexico football head coach Bob Davie said Cole Gautsche (8) will move from quarterback to tight end and could possibly redshirt for the 2015 season. Davie said Gautsche is "excited" about the position change. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Davie: Gautsche moving to tight end

Lobo football player Cole Gautsche is moving from quarterback to tight end, and the plan is to have the former Cleveland Storm star sit out the 2015 season as a redshirt.