The University of New Mexico baseball program started in 1899 and Jim Kremmel was their first player to make it to the Major League level.
On September 20, 1920, sophomore George S. Bryan, who was a student manager of the football team, suggested the nickname Lobos and it stuck. The U.N.M. Weekly, of which he edited, wrote, "The Lobo is respected for his cunning, feared for his prowess, and is the leader of the pack."
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