ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As we speak would have been the Rio Grande Rivalry sport however in fact, neither the Lobos nor Aggies are enjoying throughout the pandemic. It wasn’t simply the sport that received canceled, the standard Rivalry Week festivities weren’t the identical, both.
It’s normally one of many greatest video games of the 12 months for Lobos and Aggies alike. A whole bunch of followers pack the tailgate tons and the stadium for the Rio Grande Rivalry. This 12 months although, like most all the things else, the large sport has been canceled, together with the entire typical festivities that associate with it. There have been no rallies this 12 months and the faculties didn’t burn one another’s mascot. “We’re undoubtedly unhappy to not be burning that enormous Aggie,” stated Andrea Marquez, the Scholar Actions Advisor.
As a substitute, each colleges labored collectively to maintain the spirit of rivalry week alive. “Our E-Sports activities groups from each UNM and NMSU performed one another in Rocket League, and in Overwatch,” stated Heath Skroch, a Junior at UNM and the Govt Director of ASUNM Lobo Spirit.
The 2 soccer groups additionally competed towards one another in a sport of Household Feud, the Lobos nevertheless got here up quick. “Meaning me and my workers are going to must take some photos carrying Aggie gear, sadly, however it’s all within the title of Rivalry Week,” stated Skroch. This 12 months would have marked the 111th rivalry sport, and it was set to be hosted by NMSU.
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