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Speak Ups: Readers weigh in on UNM finalizing sports cuts

THAT WAS QUITE a passionate display to the UNM regents by players and coaches of the sports that are being cut. Then again, one would expect nothing less of a Lobo. One wonders if President Garnett Stokes and Athletic Director Eddie Nunez would rather be back at Missouri and LSU, respectively, instead of being involved in this hornet’s nest? It should have been Paul Krebs, not Nuñez, in the hot seat for this meeting. With all of the angst taking place in the UNM SUB, perhaps Krebs was on a golf course in Maui, San Diego or Acapulco?

— Joseph

As long as it wasn’t Scotland — Randy, Journal

IN ORDER FOR UNM to understand the “future is not going to be like the past,” as Regent Clifford said, people involved need to leave. …

— Jeff, Las Vegas

CUT SPORTS? Then you must cut some sports administration, which is what should have been done initially, so sports didn’t need to be cut!

— Catherine Snyder, Ph.D.

UNM ATHLETICS hates excellence (Soccer)and rewards mediocrity (football). I don’t want to hear how it’s the fans fault for not buying tickets to lobo football tickets as I will continue to boycott lobo football especially after the university cut four far more deserving sports.

— Despicable! Sam

UNM WANTS TO eliminate four sports programs including the hugely popular and successful men’s soccer team. How dense. UNM is so poorly run. They have way too many campuses, way too many courses, and way way too many tenured (yet bad) teachers that should go. I’ve taken many UNM graduate courses, so I’ve seen it.

— JR

I’M SURPRISED the Journal didn’t have a cartoon today featuring the Grim Reaper with the face of Paul Krebs.

— Robert, Albuquerque

MAYBE THE OTHER sports were blindsided but soccer should not have been. Maybe if they joined the WAC conference with the other MW members that play (men’s soccer, they this would reduce the excessive travel costs that they incur. … Another option is that if the students actually care about these sports let them agree to sports fee on their tuition. If there isn’t enough support for these options then I suggest that the support isn’t really there.

— Dale Kennedy, The Alpha fan, Weirwolf

THE UNM SOCCER team is the sacrificial lamb because of a mediocre football team that is full scholarship players from somewhere else. I will not be attending any football games to show my disappointment in the regents cutting a program full of New Mexico scholarship athletes.

— B Yaz