Press Release: ENMU adopting rescued greyhounds

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is adopting two rescued former racing Greyhound dogs, from the New Mexico Greyhound Connection, as its official animal mascots.

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Sophomore Handler adds size, depth to Hounds’ receiving corp

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern quarterback J.J. Harp leads all of college football in total offense at 518 yards per game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Homecoming time is upon Eastern New Mexico University, as those with Greyhound ties come back and feel at one with the football team. It’s almost that way […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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Andrew Helton will be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday […]

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. Wagner […]

Feb. 14 ENMU basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenMidwestern State (17-6, 6-2) at ENMU (4-19, 0-8)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: The Mustangs, tied for the South lead with Texas A&M-Kingsville, have won 14 of 16 after beating West Texas A&M 85-75 on Wednesday in Wichita Falls, […]

Greyhound rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Gerald Brown tries to shoot over Texas A&M University-Kingville Robert Williams but his shot is blocked Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: CNJ Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

Former Greyhound recalls Olympic competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Former ENMU Greyhound distance runner Rex Maddaford looks through photo albums containing images of his participation in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City at his home near Tucumcari. Maddaford helped ENMU win the National Championship. By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing […]

Cottage needs repair

Portales historian Joe Blair is looking to focus attention on a caretaker’s cottage near Greyhound Stadium that’s in need of repair.

Hot-shooting Wildcats dominate Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Marquis Ruffin puts up a shot against Abilene Christian defender Stephen Musa Wednesday. ACU won 84-60. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Abilene Christian was hot. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were not. The result was the Greyhounds’ eighth straight loss. ACU shot […]

Feb. 13, 2008 ENMU capsules

Men What: Abilene Christian (15-6, 2-4) at ENMU (6-16, 0-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. Where: Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: While ENMU has dropped seven in a row, the Wildcats come in on a four-game losing streak which has dropped them out […]

Javelinas shut down Hounds

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CNJ courtesy photo: John Vestal ENMU’s Chad Johnson goes up for a short jumper over Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Clyde Johnson during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game at Greyhound Arena. The cold-shooting Hounds absorbed a 61-47 loss from the Javelinas. CNJ staff PORTALES — Chad Johnson put Eastern New Mexico University’s men in front […]

ENMU holding homecoming

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast. The 1957 Greyhounds football […]

Small-town guard leading Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at […]

Former ENMU football coach dies at 73

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Elliott had a 37-year career as a college head coach, beginning in 1964 at Southwestern College in Kansas. His overall record was 205-179-9. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family […]

Falcon captured at ENMU stadium

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Biologist Tony Gennaro tries to calm an American Kestrel Falcon after catching the bird in the press room of Greyhound Arena on Wednesday. The bird had been trapped in the arena since Thursday of last week. Freedom Newspapers: Mike Linn. By Mike Linn PORTALES — A small falcon trapped in the press box at Greyhound […]

’84 game has unlikely end

By Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A […]

Replace mascot with one that moos

By Bob Huber It’s Christmas time again, and I’ve found a unique gift for my favorite college student. I’m providing her with a new mascot for her university. I’ll bet your favorite students are tired of jokes about their mascot too. You see, my student’s athletic teams are the “Greyhounds,” a bony, bald canine suitable […]