ACU hires Ribaudo to coach special teams

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has been named special teams coach at Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian. New Wildcats coach Ken Collums made the announcement on Saturday as he begins to build a staff. Collums, ACU’s offensive co-ordinator for the previous six years, was […]

ENMU parts ways with football coach Ribaudo

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Dave Wagner Mark Ribaudo’s 15-year run at Eastern New Mexico University is over. The school said in a release on Tuesday that it had “requested and received” Ribaudo’s resignation after seven seasons as ENMU’s head football coach. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said the school would like to have a coach in place by Dec. 1, […]

Hounds to practice at 6:30 a.m. due to heat

Freedom New Mexico Seventh-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is preparing to welcome upwards of 150 prospects to the start of practice this week. Ribaudo said Monday night that ENMU players are scheduled to check in today. Practice starts Thursday morning. “We’ve got 152 on the list,” Ribaudo said. “I’m guessing we’ll […]

ENMU’s Ribaudo expects big signing haul

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is looking forward to a big haul today on college football signing day. Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are hoping to sign up to 26 high school players. Five of them are from New Mexico, but he said the quality is high. “I think they’re […]

ENMU loss in OT tough to take

By Dave Wagner Any loss can be hard to take. Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday he’s still having trouble getting over the Greyhounds’ 43-40 Lone Star Conference North Division overtime loss to Northeastern State on Saturday at Tahlequah, Okla. The game bounced back and forth, but the Hounds (4-6, 3-3 […]

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have to play their best game of the season today to hang with the fourth-ranked Wildcats in a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover tilt at Blackwater Draw. “We […]

ENMU flat in all areas in loss at Southwestern

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo didn’t offer a complicated explanation for the Greyhounds’ surprising 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division loss to Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday at Weatherford, Okla. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North) simply outplayed ENMU, reducing the Hounds’ potent attack to one-dimensional and putting together just enough […]

Ribaudo defends Hounds’ defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s offense continued to move the ball on Saturday at Angelo State. Even though the stats don’t reflect it, Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said the defense also played well in a last-minute, 41-38 Lone Star Conference crossover loss to the Rams. “It might not […]

Hounds’ coach Mark Ribaudo’s comments on LSC media day

Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo spoke about his team July 22 during the Lone Star Conference football media day at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Click here to view the video.

Suspended players to return for ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday that four players suspended last week for “violation of university policy” will be active for Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at 14th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville. Included were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp, the NCAA Division II leader in passing yards per game […]

Hounds gear up for No. 4 WT

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about what his squad faces tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, currently on a four-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of taking on rival and fourth-ranked West Texas A&M in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Divison clash. “They’re No. 4 […]

Hounds look for improvement in home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo knew there would be some kinks going from Eastern New Mexico University’s traditional triple-option look to a spread offense. The Greyhounds hope they’ve got some of the bugs worked out this week as they prepare to host Southwestern Oklahoma in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover […]

Hounds have ‘chip on their shoulder’

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo admits he’s a little more than annoyed, and it has him fired up. The fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach said he was none too happy to see the Greyhounds picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, and said they have […]

Alumni Bowl II on tap

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo believes it’s been a successful spring season for his Eastern New Mexico University football team. Now the Greyhounds want to wrap it up with some fun in what has been dubbed “Alumni Bowl II” at 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Field. ENMU, with about 60 players participating […]

Ribaudo: Air attack is shaping up

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — So far, so good, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says. The Greyhounds’ transition from a triple-option offense to one which will rely more heavily on the passing game continued Saturday morning during a two-hour scrimmage under brisk conditions at Greyhound Stadium. “I was […]

Ribaudo: Football transition at Eastern going smoothly

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo believes the Greyhounds’ transition from a wishbone-style offense to a mainly one-back set won’t be that tough an adjustment for the team’s running backs. They figure to be prominent in the new scheme. “It’s a lot easier to run a (pass) […]

Greyhounds sign 30 prep football players

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Three quarterbacks and a handful of running backs and wide receivers were among 30 high school players signed to national letters of intent with Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday’s national signing day. The Hounds are switching to what head coach Mark Ribaudo said will be a Texas Tech-style […]

Ribaudo: New Greyhound passing offense requires new crop of recruits

Freedom New Mexico Get ready for Air Ribaudo. Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are scrapping their option offense next season, and have recruited accordingly as they prepare to make the change. National signing day for football is Wednesday, and Ribaudo said he hopes to have about 30 letters-of-intent in hand […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

Hounds test unbeaten Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo thinks this year’s West Texas A&M football team is the best he’s seen in his 16 years in the Lone Star Conference. Still, that may bode well for Ribaudo’s Eastern New Mexico University squad, which is hoping to break a two-game losing streak when it takes on […]