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Facebook Fan Page of the Week: Darington Hobson

The newest Husky fan page on Facebook isn’t devoted to any members of the University of Washington student body, nor any sports teams, nor anything to do with the school at all. In fact, the newest Facebook page for Dawg fans is entitled, simply, Darington Hobson.

Hobson, the star of the New Mexico basketball program, is Public Enemy No. 1 for Husky fans this week after he slandered the Washington basketball team following Saturday’s NCAA Tournament game between the two ballclubs. After the Huskies handily dispatched the Lobos, Hobson was quoted as saying that the Dawgs “played the best game of their life tonight” and “[are] not even that good.” Whoops.

Since then, Hobson’s tiny page (which had roughly 200 members on Saturday) has ballooned (relatively) to 258 fans over the past 48 hours. The page wall has turned into a Husky fan forum, with purple-and-gold faithful ripping Hobson mercilessly for his ill-fated words of regret. A few Hobson followers (around five, maybe) have attempted to defend their superstar swingman, but to no avail. This fall from grace is Tiger Woods-esque, only perhaps worse, since Hobson has no real talent to fall back on.

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Everything You Need To Know About New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is a public institution with over 27,000 students based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With the Lobo as their mascot (Spanish for “Wolf,” not to be confused with former women’s basketball player Rebecca Lobo), New Mexico is one of nine schools that call the Mountain West Conference home. They were a charter member of the MWC in 1999, and prior to that held court in three different athletic conferences: the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1931-1951), the Mountain States/Skyline Conference (1951-1962), and the Western Athletic Conference (aka the WAC, where they were a charter member in 1962, and remained until 1999).

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