|New Mexico Lobos|
|University||University of New Mexico|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||Eddie Nunez|
|Location||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Football stadium||University Stadium|
|Basketball arena||The Pit|
|Baseball stadium||Santa Ana Star Field|
|Softball stadium||Lobo Softball Field|
|Soccer stadium||Albuquerque Convention Center|
Great Friends of UNM Track Stadium/UNM Soccer Complex
|Other venues||Johnson Gymnasium|
|Mascot||Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy|
|Fight song||Hail, New Mexico|
|Colors||Cherry and silver|
The New Mexico Lobos are the athletic teams that represent the University of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque. The university participates in the NCAA Division I in the Mountain West Conference (MW) since 1999, after leaving the Western Athletic Conference. The university's athletic program fields teams in 16 varsity sports.
UNM teams have won three national championships. The women's cross-country won the NCAA championship in 2015 and 2017 and the Division I Skiing championship in 2004.
The Lobos name began in 1920. A UNM Weekly student newspaper editor, George S. Bryan, came up with the teams' name, the "Lobos", which is the Spanish word for wolf. Previously the University's teams were referred to as the "University Boys" or "Varsities".
In the early years of the university, the school colors were black and gold. Tradition holds that in the 1890s, a faculty member suggested the school adopt colors more representative of New Mexico. Crimson and silver were initially suggested based on, respectively, the crimson evening glow of the Sandia Mountains and the description of the Rio Grande as a "silver ribbon winding through the valley" as seen by students and professors taking picnics in the Sandias. Crimson was later changed to the cherry color which is the color of the Sandia sunset. Cherry and Silver became the official colors in 1897. The school also used turquoise as an official color from 1973 to 1979.
In 1930, the UNM fight song was created. Dean Lena Clauve, a music education professor, wrote the music. Dr. George St. Clair, an English professor, wrote the lyrics.
Main article: Lobo (New Mexico mascot)
The University mascots are anthropomorphized wolves or "Lobos" named Louie and Lucy, they appear at every sporting and social event. Lobo Louie was created in the early 1960s and Lobo Lucy was created in the early 1980s.
For a brief period in the 1920s, a live wolf pup appeared at every football game. Jim Young, a government trapper, caught a wolf in the western part of the state. A child teased the wolf at a game and was bitten, which forced officials of the school to get rid of the wolf.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Tennis||Swimming and diving|
|Track and field*||Tennis|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
The University of New Mexico sponsors teams in 7 men's and 9 women's NCAA sanctioned sports, competing in the Mountain West Conference.
Main article: New Mexico Lobos baseball
Current Head Coach: Tod Brown
Pitching Coach: Michael Lopez
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coach: Nate Causey 
The Lobo baseball program began in 1899. Its current head coach is Tod Brown.
In recent years the Lobo Baseball Program has seen much success, the team competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament. Prior to 2010 the Lobos hadn't made an appearance in the tournament since 1962. In 2012 the Lobos captured both the Mountain West Regular Season and Conference Tournament titles. The Lobos have not made a College World Series appearance in its program's history.
UNM's baseball team plays at Santa Ana Star Field on the university's campus. They averaged 1,294 fans for the 2011 season and ranked 43rd in the NCAA per game.
Main article: New Mexico Lobos men's basketball
Current Head Coach: Richard Pitino
Assistant Coach: Andy Hill
Assistant Coach: Isaac Chew
Assistant Coach: Eric Brown 
The Lobo basketball programs were established in 1899, but began its first competitive teams in 1903 and 1906, respectively. In 1920 a head coach would be hired, Roy W. Johnson. The current head coach is Richard Pitino
Both men's and women's teams play in The Pit, formally known as Dreamstyle Arena, built in 1966. The Pit seats 15,411 spectators and ranks nationally in attendance for both men's and women's programs. Previously the Lobos played in Johnson Gymnasium and Carlisle Gymnasium, which both still exist on the main campus.
The Lobo men's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 14 times and have reached the second round seven times. UNM's most successful coaches in terms of wins are Dave Bliss, Bob King, Roy Johnson, and Steve Alford.
Main article: New Mexico Lobos women's basketball
The Lobo women's basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 8 times. Former head coach Don Flanagan (1999–2011) is the most successful coach in terms of wins.
Main article: New Mexico Lobos women's cross country
Current Head Coach: Joe Franklin
Assistant Coach: James Butler
Assistant Coach: Dr. Richard Ceronie
Assistant Coach: Laura Bowerman 
The women's cross-country team at the University of New Mexico, known as the New Mexico Lobos, won the NCAA championship in 2015. In 2015, head coach Joe Franklin was named NCAA women's coach of the year for the NCAA Mountain Region and the NCAA nationally.
In 2017, UNM won the women's national team title, and Lobo Ednah Kurgat won the individual title. The Lobo women were second place nationally in 2018.
|New Mexico women's XC|
Main article: New Mexico Lobos football
The Lobo football program began in 1892, but compiled its first competitive team in 1894.
The Lobos were previously coached by Mike Locksley from 2009-2011. He was fired in late 2011 after a dismal 2–26 coaching record in 2+1⁄2 years at New Mexico. Locksley took the place of Rocky Long (1998–2008), who was the winningest coach in the school's history.
The Lobo football program has appeared in 12 bowl games since 1939. The Lobos have captured four wins in bowl games, including the 1946 Sun Bowl, the 1961 Aviation Bowl, and the 2007 and 2016 New Mexico Bowl.
UNM usually plays two large rivalry games each year with non-conference opponents, the Arizona Wildcats and the New Mexico State Aggies. The Rivalry with the Aggies is referred to as the "Rio Grande Rivalry", the rivalry first began in 1894. The Lobos have led the series since the 1940s; it stands at 66–31–5 in favor of the Lobos. The Rivalry with the Wildcats is referred to as the "Kit Carson Rifle"; the rivalry began in the early 1920s. The Wildcats of Arizona have led the series. The last meeting with the teams was in 2008. The Lobos defeated the Wildcats 36–28.
Current Head Coach: Glen Millican
Assistant Coach: Gustavo Morantes
Volunteer Coach: Sean Carlon
Dir of Player Personnel: Wright Zimmerly 
The men's golf team has won 24 conference championships:
Many Lobo golfers have gone on to play and win on the PGA Tour including: Tommy Armour III (four wins), Charlie Beljan (one), Brad Bryant (one), Curt Byrum (one), Tom Byrum (one), and Tim Herron (four).
Current Head Coach: Jill Trujillo
Associate Head Coach: Britney Choy 
Head Softball Coach: Nicole Dickson
Assistant Coach: Morgan Spearman
The Lobos softball team has appeared in two Women's College World Series in 1980 and 1981.
Current Head Coach: Joe Franklin
Joe Franklin is quoted as saying "We have to keep it fun"  Coach Franklin was at Purdue from 1986-1991. This upcoming year will be coach Franklin's fourteenth year as the Track and Field's head coach.
Franklin has led his team to 12 straight women's Mountain West titles.
New Mexico has won 3 NCAA team national championships.