The Mountain West Conference, which includes the University of New Mexico Lobos, has canceled fall sports, including football, because of COVID-19 concerns, and will consider playing them in the spring, the league announced Monday.
At New Mexico State University, the Aggies’ football team paused its preseason camp, after a positive COVID-19 test by an asymptomatic individual, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported Monday. The rest of the position group and coaches all tested negative, according to NMSU. And the rest of the football team and coaches were to be tested Monday and Tuesday.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last month sent a letter to leadership at universities in New Mexico urging them to shut down fall sports competition. The smaller schools, Western New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico and Highlands, have already announced they will do so.