Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Roberts, O'Neill To Call Lobos' Games.(Sports)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

It will be the rookie and the veteran forming the radio broadcast team for University of New Mexico men's basketball this season.

Joe O'Neill, 37, will join Mike Roberts as the color man for the 2000-01 campaign on KKOB-AM. This will be O'Neill's initial stint as an analyst while Roberts is in his 35th year of doing UNM play-by-play.

O'Neill said he will call all home games and selected road games.

"I'm really excited to be a part of the broadcast," says O'Neill, who played high school basketball at Cibola (1981 graduate) and collegiately at Phillips University in Enid, Okla., for a year. "I've been listening to Mike Roberts for more than 25 years, and getting to sit next to him will be a real learning experience. …

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