ESPN captions UNM player with wrong team

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – We all know the rivalry between the UNM Lobos and the NMSU Aggies is pretty intense, and ESPN isn’t helping.

Facebook and Twitter are blowing up after ESPN posted a picture of Lobo freshman guard Cullen Neal with the caption “Number 25 New Mexico State.”

As you can imagine, UNM fans are not happy.

Even UNM athletic director Paul Krebs tweeted out, “Can’t believe ESPN doesn’t know the difference.”

Students aren’t too happy either.

“Especially how, you know, we don’t like New Mexico State. You know, how we’re like enemies and stuff, makes me a little mad,” said UNM student Jonathan Bardet.

Carlos Yomontano, another UNM student, said, “I just find it very stupid they think there is only one college in the state. It clearly says Lobos in the picture.”

The new rankings out Monday have the UNM Lobos ranked 21st in the AP poll. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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