Hounds rout Mustangs in final game for Elliott

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott walked down the runway from the dressing room at Greyhound Stadium for the final time on Saturday afternoon, trying to savor the moment. Elliott’s 48-year coaching career — including 37 years as a college head coach, the last 11 at ENMU […]

Hounds entertain Mustangs Saturday in Elliott’s finale

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Bud Elliott, coming to the end of a coaching career this week that dates to the early 1950s, admits to mixed feelings about his impending retirement. “After 48 years, I don’t know why I wouldn’t (feel that way),” he said. “It’s been my life, and it’s hard to […]

Hounds hoping to play spoiler’s role at Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner A heartbreaking loss to second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday has all but knocked the Eastern New Mexico University football team out of contention for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Now the Greyhounds will try to do the same thing to Midwestern State when the teams clash in a noon (MDT) Lone Star […]

Kingsville puts ENMU streak to test

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By Dave Wagner Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on the brink […]

City council discusses legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors met on Tuesday an hour before the city meeting to have their legislative priorities in order for Gov. Bill Richardson. They met and agreed the top priority is street improvements, followed by the purchase of equipment. The third priority is concrete approaches’ improvements. City Manager Debi […]

ENMU ready to tackle winless Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Jerry Vandergriff has done a lot of winning in his 34 seasons in the Angelo State football program, the last 23 as head coach. Right now, though, the Rams are going through some tough times. ASU takes an 0-5 record (0-1 Lone Star Conference South) into Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) kickoff against […]

ENMU players search for missing woman

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who’s been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. She is the mother of […]

Hounds look to turn tables against ACU

By Dave Wagner Abilene Christian football coach Gary Gaines figured his team was about due against Tarleton State. After all, the Wildcats had lost six in a row against the Texans going into last Saturday’s matchup in Stephenville, Texas, including all four since Gaines had been at the school. But ACU ended the streak with […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Elliott claims 200th career win with 39-0 blowout

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If you’re going to get a milestone win, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott’s 200th career victory as a college coach couldn’t have been drawn up much better. The Greyhounds dominated Southwestern Oklahoma in every phase of the game in rolling to a 39-0 win Saturday night […]