While the Miners are undergoing a seemingly normal 12-game football schedule this fall, outside conferences that previously elected to forgo the fall slate to play in the spring are reconsidering their initial decision.
It's been a while since the University of New Mexico has capitalized on recruiting El Paso football talent but in 2020, the Lobos secured commitments from arguably the city's top offensive and defensive prospects.
Earlier this week, the Mountain West released the league model for the upcoming season, featuring an eight conference schedule plus two non-conference opponents and a start date set for Sept. 26. This complicates things for the college football season in the area.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to the leadership of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University to "postpone collegiate athletics in this moment of escalating danger," specifically fall contact sports such as football and soccer.