Hounds win regional meet, qualify for NCAA Division II nationals

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is headed for the NCAA Division II nationals for the first time. The Greyhounds punched their ticket to the Nov. 19 event in Spokane, Wash., edging out East Central 53-59 for team honors in Saturday’s South Central Region meet, […]

No. 7 RiverHawks turn back Zias

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Clarence Plank Northeastern State, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II in the USA Today ESPN poll, used its stingy defense to turn back Eastern New Mexico University 55-45 on Saturday in a women’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. The RiverHawks (8-0), holding teams to 47 points and 33 percent shooting coming in, […]

Press release: Poku invited to NCAA Division II Cactus Bowl

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University football team received great news this week, as career touchdown reception leader Jessie Poku (Sr., WR, Murphy, Texas/Richardson HS) has been invited to participate in the 2011 Cactus Bowl, which will be played on Friday, January 7, at 6 p.m. MST, at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. Poku […]

ENMU men’s soccer ranked 17th in NCAA Division II poll

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PORTALES — For the first time in the history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Hendrickcars.com NCAA Division II poll. ENMU (7-1), currently on a school-record five-match winning streak, moved into the rankings in a tie for 17th place with Gannon […]

ENMU’s Mitchell preseason All-America choice

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected an NCAA Division II preseason All-American by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., will be a senior at ENMU this fall. He was one of two Lone Star Conference players chosen for Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports preseason […]

ENMU junior qualifies for NCAA meet

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper was accepted as one of 16 participants in the javelin throw during the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. It is the second-straight time, and third in four years, that the ENMU men’s team has sent a participant to the championships. This year’s events […]

Hounds’ Draper earns provisional NCAA qualification

Freedom New Mexico TEMPE, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II track championship in javelin in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Open on Saturday, placing second in the event with a throw of 199 feet, 4 inches. ENMU sophomore Bill Squire, meantime, improved on […]

ENMU’s Squire earns provisional qualification for NCAA Division II track

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Bill Squire earned a provisional qualification for the NCAA Division II track and field championships in the hammer throw on Saturday, tossing it 180 feet, 8 inches for second place in the Texas Tech Invitational. Squire also placed fourth in shot put (51-8 1/2), seventh […]

Hounds football recruit profiles

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you […]

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The old football adage goes that three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad. So when Eastern New Mexico University sophomore J.J. Harp threw for an NCAA-record 78 attempts in Saturday’s opener at Colorado State-Pueblo, first-year Southwestern Oklahoma coach Dan Cocconauer wasn’t […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from […]

Lelei leads Hounds in Div. II Regional cross country meet

Freedom New Mexico JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and […]

NCAA violated rights of ejected reporter

Editorial The National Collegiate Athletic Association is applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century news events, tossing the constitutional right of a free press as it tossed a reporter from the press box at a college baseball tournament. The offense? Blogging. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported one of its sports reporters, Brian Bennett, was ejected by […]

Hounds set for NCAA track nationals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Zach Gerleve has always been close to earning a berth in the NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships. In each of his four years at Eastern New Mexico University, the senior from Truth or Consequences has reached the “provisional” qualifying distance in javelin, meaning he’s thrown far […]

Everybody in the pool! It’s time for March Madness

Staff and wire reports Every year about this time, Eddie Gontram’s architecture firm becomes one of the most popular in the country. Hundreds of people he doesn’t know — and probably will never meet — check out his Web site, eagerly awaiting the latest news. And we’re not talking about blueprints for that new day […]

Ribaudo: Wagon Wheel game a classic

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers MARK RIBAUDO HAS seen quite a few Wagon Wheel games between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M — from both sides, as a WT assistant in the mid-1990s and as an assistant and, now, head coach at ENMU. Nothing tops Saturday’s 52-51 overtime battle at Canyon, Texas, even […]

Greyhounds looking to restore confidence

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By Dave Wagner After having a 4-0 start spoiled by Abilene Christian for the fourth time in five years, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott wonders if confidence is a problem for his team. ENMU returns to Blackwater Draw for Saturday’s 2 p.m. Homecoming game against Angelo State still ranked at No. 23 […]