Friday morning briefing: Beautiful weather today, parent-teacher conferences coming

Welcome to Friday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Today’s going to be sunny, with weather.com reporting no chance of precipitation and a high of 79. Golfing for Greyhounds The Third Annual Greyhound Football Golf Scramble for Eastern New Mexico University is set to begin at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. […]

Greyhounds add special teamer to roster

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has added punter/placekicker Michael Cottingham of Hutto, Texas, for the 2010 football season. Cottingham punted 23 times an average of 33.5 yards last season for the Hippos, and also kicked 25 extra points and three field goals. He was voted second-team All-District 25 4-A last fall. The Greyhounds open […]

Greyhounds end season with win over Javelinas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern guard Victor Reid guards Texas A&M-Kingsville forward Flavio Milam during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — There were a few rarities in Saturday’s season finale at Greyhound Arena. Division wins for the Greyhounds are no longer one of […]

Greyhounds reschedule weekend series

Freedom New Mexico Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This four-game set replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

Record-breaking Greyhounds QB dismissed from team

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.J. Harp passed for 4,367 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, both school records. CNJ staff PORTALES — Record-breaking sophomore quarterback Eastern New Mexico University J.J. Harp has been dismissed from the football team, according to Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo declined to discuss the reason Harp was dismissed. He […]

Press Release: ENMU greyhounds will live on campus

PORTALES — The two Greyhound dogs being adopted by Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are expected to arrive on campus in early December, and will live in a campus apartment with two student roommates. The roommates, as well as other student “Hound Handlers,” will walk and play with them frequently.

Greyhounds ready to make some strides

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Andrew Helton knows he has a big job, but he’s ready to get to work. Coming off back-to-back 0-12 seasons in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Helton has taken over the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program. The Greyhounds (4-23 in 2008-09) open their campaign […]

Student group question greyhound acquisition

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Not everyone is thrilled with the prospect of a pair of live greyhounds serving as mascots at Eastern New Mexico University. One group on campus is questioning the expense of caring for the dogs, potential liability and the psychological adjustment the dogs must make. But university President Steve Gamble […]

ENMU adopting retired racing dogs as mascots

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Morrow By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is going to the dogs, and not in a bad way. The school is getting a pair of retired racing greyhounds to serve as official mascots. The greyhounds will begin appearing at university and community events starting early next year. A committee of student […]

Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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File photo Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp has completed 293 passes of 481passes for 3,245 yards and 22 touchdowns for the 2-5 Greyhounds. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and […]