Delivery alert

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. This alert will expire at NaN. Click here for more info.

Recover password

Sports Speak Up: About UNM’s defense and free-throw shooting

PERHAPS DR. WEIR or one of his 4 assistants could teach the Lobos that when your opponent fakes you out of your Nikes and drives by you; which happens just about every time down the floor; don’t commit a silly foul by reaching or grabbing. I have never seen such poorly coached defense. It’s going to be a long season.

— Dave


FLORIDIAN TED ST. MARTIN parlayed his outstanding free throw shooting ability into a career, traveling the country giving clinics and exhibitions. On April 28, 1996, he took a spot in the Guinness World Records book by connecting on an astounding 5,221 consecutive free throws, a record that will unlikely ever be broken. Could someone at UNM attempt to locate and send him a round trip ticket from Jacksonville to Lubbock?

— UNM BB Advisor


THE PROBLEM WITH the UNM men’s basketball team is there are too many “Head” coaches!

— jpb


GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final Four games. After Dabo’s ill-advised, condescending comments, how ironic would it be if Clemson themselves finished 11th in the final poll? Rule No. 1 in sports: NEVER give your opponent any bulletin board motivational material. Look for Saban to praise OSU like they are the ‘85 Bears.

— George Scott


NO NON D-1 FOOTBALL team has ever played in the BCS or CFP final four game. Either expand the playoff to eight teams or have two Championship games. One for the power five conferences and one for all of the D-1 conferences that are not in the power five. By making the change you would have more opportunities for players and fans to enjoy playoff football. I believe this would also keep the Bowl Games in place and less players would opt out.

— Claudie/Rio Rancho/Semper Fi


THANK YOU SO much for the sports year in review in the form of a well written poem! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

— Bernadette Bourgeois