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The University of New Mexico men's soccer team, which has been among the most successful sports programs for UNM, was cut by the Board of Regents Thursday, along with men's and women's skiing and beach volleyball. The cuts will take effect July 1, 2019.
UNM regents approve cutting four sports

The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled athletic department to address persistent budget problems and failures to meet federal gender equity requirements under Title IX.

University President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Eddie Nunez presented recommendations to cut men's soccer, along with the men's and women's skiing and beach volleyball programs, during a special meeting.

This decision will have an impact locally on the Southwest Nordic Ski Club, which has had a relationship with the Lobo ski team since the 1980s. As the longest running Nordic ski club in the state, the Los Alamos-based group has worked closely with the athletes from UNM in the past, and the two groups have combined to run programs in the state.

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