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Sports Speak Up! On big leaguers, UNM athletics

WITH PLAYERS not willing to accept a pay cut during the pandemic, now would be a good time for MLB ownership to break up the union. Call the season off and re-start next year with whoever wants to play under a salary cap pay structure. If the NFL can be successful with a team cap, so can MLB.— Uptown Ed

WHILE SPENDING millions to keep 95 football players on scholarship and paying out more to support 20 walk-ons, now AD Nunez hires 14 assistant football coaches costing UNM $2,547,763 more. Yet last year, he had the Regents eliminate our nationally-known men’s soccer program while claiming UNM could then satisfy Title IX requirements and it also couldn’t afford to keep soccer. If this isn’t irresponsible, I don’t know what is! AD Nunez has to go!— Lobo Boge

WHY OH WHY coach (Danny Gonzales) did you announce you had hired 14 assistants? You should know the sports fans here are either band wagon joiners or money spinsters!

— RB

I DON’T KNOW what all goes into developing nonconference college sports schedules, but from this point forward, containing travel costs must be a priority. Barring a “money” game against a Power 5 School, trips across the country shouldn’t happen. Regional competition, instead, should be encouraged. For UNM, scheduling schools like Arizona, ASU, Utah, UTEP, and BYU (former WAC schools after all), would minimize travel costs while generating tremendous fan interest. Regional FCS schools can also provide decent competition. Times have changed and college athletics must adjust. Containing travel costs is a good place to start.— Bob, UNM Area

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