Their phones were busy Wednesday morning.
UNM athletic director Eddie Nuñez and NMSU athletic director Mario Moccia were getting calls and texts early from media and colleagues around the country asking the simple question: Will there be football this fall in New Mexico?
Citing COVID-19 concerns, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday sent to the leadership of both state Division I/Football Bowl Subdivision universities, as well as to the state’s other universities that field varsity sports at a Division II or lower level, asking that they not proceed with their fall contact sports.
While the question was asked more times than he could count, the official answer remained consistent throughout the day.