A college football team has been living in a Las Vegas hotel for over a month
It has been a long, crazy year for college football teams all across the country as we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the New Mexico Lobos football team has had an even stranger season than any other football program.
During Saturday night’s 17-16 win over Wyoming, which saw the Lobos improve to 1-5 on the season, the CBS Sports broadcast noted that the Lobos are living in a Las Vegas hotel 576 miles from home:
What a story.
The New Mexico Football team have been living in a hotel in Las Vegas (576 miles away from Albuquerque) since Nov. 2.
They eat their meals in an abandoned casino and have turned the casino ballroom into a weight room. pic.twitter.com/LZLC1EziEt
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) December 6, 2020
They’re eating their meals and working out in an abandoned casino, which has to be difficult and could help explain their 0-5 record prior to Saturday night’s win.
Strict COVID-19 protocols in New Mexico led to the team’s relocation. Saturday night was only their second “home” game in Las Vegas of the season.