Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens

Player Profile

Position: Senior Writer

1st Year

alma mater:
New Mexico '73 - B.A.


Lobos & Albuquerque Lose A Friend With The Passing of Roger Cox

Cox was an exceptional Lobo on the football field & on the track and continued that success as a community leader


Stevens: Expect Arizona & Nevada To Be Offensive in Gildan New Mexico Bowl

The Wildcats of the Pac-12 and the Wolf Pack of The Mountain combined to average more than 1,000 yards per game


Stevens: Lobo Pride Pass Gives A Bang For Your Bucks

The events & teams available on Lobo Pride Pass make entry fee under $1 per event


Stevens: 12 Lobo Moments: UNM Scores Big With Student-Athletes

New Mexico has four Academic All-Americans and 97 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes


Stevens: Top 12 Moments: Gordon Has Monster Year Under The Glass

Lobo senior snaps UNM's single-season rebounding record that held up since 1961

Veteran Albuquerque sports journalist Richard Stevens has joined the University of New Mexico athletics department as a senior writer for, the official website of Lobo athletics. Stevens, a 1973 graduate of the UNM School of Journalism, will cover all of the Lobos' 21 intercollegiate sports programs, writing features, essays and game recaps.

"Richard is an outstanding writer whose work is very familiar to all Lobo fans," said UNM Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs. "We are delighted to have Richard as part of our family. His writing skills, story telling and wit will enhance our website and make it a must read for Lobo fans."

Stevens was a sports writer and sports columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune for 35 years, from 1973-2008. He also served as the Tribune's Associate Sports Editor from 2003-08.

Stevens won more than 20 national and state journalism awards from Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), E.H. Shaffer Awards presented by the New Mexico Press Association, and the Albuquerque Press Club.

"A lot of people may be thinking that I'm changing teams - kind of like Brett Favre," said Stevens. "But, my first team was actually the Lobos. When I went to UNM my two favorite athletes were Rocky Long (former quarterback and currently UNM's head football coach) and Petie Gibson (men's basketball, 1969-71). I'm back on that team and look forward to the challenge of being a Lobo again."