UNM investigates alleged hazing

The University of New Mexico says campus officials are investigating a potential hazing incident that allegedly occurred this past Sunday involving the women's soccer team.

"We currently have someone outside of the athletics program investigating the incident and interviewing members of the team," athletic department spokesman Frank Mercogliano said in a statement Tuesday. "This is a situation that we take very seriously, and will do everything in our power to get answers to what occurred."

New Mexico Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced Tuesday that the team's opening game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, scheduled Friday was canceled.

Officials say neither Texas Tech nor New Mexico will have their season record affected.

Krebs says officials are still interviewing student-athletes and gathering details.

The Lobos now will open their season on Sept. 5 against Marquette in the Colorado College Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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