You knew it would not take that long. When world boxing champion Holly Holm announced she was leaving the sweet science to focus on mixed martial arts, she became very attractive to the sport. Fresquez Productions has negotiated a four fight deal for Holm with Legacy Fighting Championship. The deal does include time on the tube for Holm. You can find out all of the information by watching KRQE News 13 at 5:30 and 10pm.
From the time he injured his knee in the Chicago Bears last game of the 2011 season, you could see it coming. Brian Urlacher’s days on a football field were numbered. After 13 NFL seasons, the 8 time Pro Bowl linebacker has decided to shut it down. Through his twitter account Urlacher said he was retiring because he didn’t feel like he could play up to his standards. He also hinted that his passion wasn’t at the level it needed to be. Since coming into the league and snagging rookie of the year honors in 2000, Urlacher has been the anchor of a very successful Bears defense. He leaves the game as the Bears all time leader in tackles with 1,779. The 2005 Defensive Player of the Year also recorded 41 and a half sacks and 22 interceptions. Before the Bears, he was Brian Urlacher the All American Lobo who lead the nation in tackles. He also scored on both sides of the football. With lightning speed, Urlacher returned his share of punts for a touchdown wearing Lobos cherry and silver. Scoring on both sides of the ball was just a habit he carried over from Lovington High School. Maybe I should consider myself blessed because I got to watch Urlacher dominate a game on both sides of the football while leading Lovington to a state title his senior year. He was unbelievable as a receiver. I don’t know how many people know but, he was equally dominate as a basketball player. Yes…I am telling you he could have had just as much success as a basketball player. I will miss all of his athletic skills. The kids attending his football camps each year will miss getting to play with Urlacher . He became one of them at those camps. One big kid. Thanks Urlacher for all of the memories.
He came to Menaul School 12 years ago. Kelvin Scarborough gave the school 10 winning seasons, winning Metro single A coach of the year 3 of the last 5 seasons. Tuesday Menaul and Scarborough parted ways. The former Lobo was told the school simply wanted to go in a new direction. If there is more to this story, no one is really saying. This a pairing that lasted over a decade. In that time Scarborough, helped many of his players to continue competing and find a college home. Not only his players but, many from other schools. He is one coach who truly tried to help New Mexico players get placed on the next level. He would never tell you about the free basketball camps he held for kids numerous times. You might not know about all of his work with Native American youth on reservations throughout New Mexico. He want tell you but, I just did. As long as Scar is out of the game, there will kids somewhere suffering an opportunity defeat. Let’s hope this is just halftime with Scar returning to the court when the clock winds down.
Even though Lobo basketball coach Steve Alford has gone to UCLA, UNM hoops is still getting a lot of respect around the country.
Five out of seven different preseason basketball rankings have UNM in the top 25.
Sports Illustrated has them at 15, USA Today and ESPN have them at 16.
They mentioned that new coach Craig Neal was a big reason for theLobos’ success during Alford’s tenure and that the core of the team is back, minus Tony Snell.
Saddle up for rodeo events, performances and the clown of the year this weekend at New Mexico State University.
The NMSU men’s and women’s rodeo teams and contestants from at least 10 other colleges from New Mexico and Arizona will be participating from Friday through Sunday.
Also joining in will be Justin Rumford, the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association 2012 Clown of the Year.
Main performances held east of Aggie Memorial Stadium begin at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday with general-admission tickets going for $5.
Additional information is available for the NMSU News Center website.