AP NEWS
ADVERTISEMENT

New Mexico to practice in Nevada due to public health order

October 30, 2020 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico football team will be moving its practices to Las Vegas, Nevada, as it prepares for an upcoming game.

UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nunez says the Lobos are relocating because training is currently restricted to groups of five at a time due the prevalence of COVID-19 in Albuquerque and mandates spelled out by a state public health order.

The team left Friday to play a season opener at San Jose State. They plan to return to Albuquerque over the weekend and then travel by bus to Las Vegas on Monday. The team could end up staying through November as New Mexico is dealing with a surge of cases, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Mexico’s Nov. 14 game against Nevada is scheduled to be played in Albuquerque, but the Lobos could relocate that game to Reno, Nevada, as they did against San Jose State.

According to the team, there have been no positive coronavirus tests among players and coaches this past week.