A new exhibit in Zimmerman Library tells the story of how University of New Mexico sports have developed, from the highs and lows of the earliest days to the present day.  The exhibit, which runs Tuesday, Sept. 5, through March 31, 2018, encompasses the variety of sports at UNM and explores the development of Lobo Athletics over time.

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Many events – local, national and international – helped shape how UNM Athletics looks today.  Some of the fun things people can learn include how UNM school colors developed and where The University nickname and mascot came from. The exhibit also spotlights well-known UNM athletes and coaches.

The exhibit is presented by the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections and University Archives. It was curated by a team of staff and students, led by University Archivist Portia Vescio. She was assisted by students and fellows Jennifer Eggleston, Barbara Korbal, Amy Padilla and Marnina Patrick.

Extensive records and archives of UNM athletics can be found in the Rocky Mountain Online Archive at or visit the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections located in Zimmerman Library.