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Sports Speak Up!

SHAME ON NM Senator Mark Moores. He supported eliminating our nationally recognized men’s soccer program to keep 85 UNM football players on scholarship and waste even more to keep 20 in uniform. Now he wants to follow in the footsteps of those in misguided California and allow UNM athletes to make money from endorsement deals and sponsorships. Players already get free schooling, room and board and medical with their scholarships-unlike most ordinary students who go in debt to go to UNM. Get a reality check Mark!

— Silvio Dell’Angela-guard/LB 1956-59 Rutgers U. No. 20th in nation in 1958 & Lobo Club member

RE. SEN MOORES’ grandstanding bill — it isn’t llegal to pay student athletes, but if you do they run afoul of NCAA rules and NCAA is not subject to your law. If you really want to help athletes use your “clout” by joining others in pushing NCAA for changes.

— Bryan C.

NOW IN THE third season of 500 pound tire flipping and regurgitating, hopefully these Lobo basketball players can make it all worthwhile with maybe 25 wins, a sweep of the Aggies, a conference championship and a post-season NCAA bid?

— JJ

SCOTT OSTLER is a sports reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He worked for the LA Times during the Korean Summer Olympics three decades ago. Now that the South Koreans are trying to give up eating dog meat, Scott’s article about eating dog meat during the Korean Olympics is priceless!

— Larry the VOL

BOB DAVIE has been critical of the UNM Athletic Department for their lack of marketing regarding Lobo football. He also stated at a recent press conference that there was a delay for some reason in announcing that the UNM football team had the highest GPA (2.97) for a semester in school history, so he was going to announce it himself. There appears to be a rift between him and Eddie Nuñez. Controversies aside, the Lobos need to win the next two games vs. San Jose State and Colorado State to have a chance at a respectable season.

— Larry the VOL

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