Greyhound hoops squad set to begin

Freedom Newspapers

Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are scheduled to begin practice at 7 p.m. today, the earliest starting time possible, at Greyhound Arena.

Shawn Scanlan begins his sixth season as the men’s head coach while women’s coach Dan Buzard, who sat out last year with a cancerous brain tumor, returns for what will be his third season as the Zias’ head coach.

The official first day of practice is Saturday, but the NCAA has made a one-year exception to allow Friday night starts, primarily for programs who would otherwise have a “Midnight Madness” first practice.