Rams hand Hounds second straight loss

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — For a long time, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University was in trouble Saturday against Angelo State. Then it looked like the Greyhounds were poised to win. In the end, though, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said the Hounds got what they deserved in a 28-21 […]

Hounds take on Angelo State

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo doesn’t think people should put much stock in records heading into the Greyhounds’ homecoming game today against Lone Star Conference South Division rival Angelo State. The Hounds (4-1, 0-1 South) will be out to rebound from their first setback of the […]

Hounds host East Central

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but now may face a bigger challenge against East Central in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover game today at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore […]

Greyhounds home opener tonight

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeremy “J.T.” Thompson doesn’t mind his backup role, for the time being. Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Sweetwater, Texas, and starting quarterback Michael Benton provided quite a 1-2 punch in a season-opening 63-20 win over Bacone on Aug. 25 in Muskogee, Okla. Benton rushed nine times […]

Hounds get final tuneup

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Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team will have its final dress rehearsal today with a 9:30 a.m. intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds, who open the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., are having their third intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. Coach Mark Ribaudo said the […]

New ENMU place-kicker making early impression

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jordan Walker has some pretty big shoes to fill this season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. The freshman from North Richland, Texas, near Fort Worth, is being asked to replace four-year place-kicker Lee Price, who converted 34-of-59 field goals and missed on only six of 120 extra […]

Greyhounds begin practice Monday

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at Muskogee, […]

Greyhound grid coach adds locals to mix

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers In their second wave of recruting, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has added local flavor. The third-year Greyhounds coach said around 52 freshmen are expected to report for practice Aug. 5. All told, about 130 players will be on hand for the start of drills. Among the […]

Current Greyhounds defeat alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico Greyhound gridders survived a scare at the hands of Greyhound alumni players 28-20 in the first annual ENMU alumni game at Greyhound Stadium. “It was a little closer than I expected,” ENMU head coach Mark Ribaudo said. […]

ENMU football wraps spring practice

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With most of the evaluating process behind them, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping the Greyhounds can cap their spring workouts in style with Saturday’s 3 p.m. scrimmage against an alumni squad at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said he’s hoping about 45 players are able to play […]

Greyhound gridders begin spring practice

Freedom Newspapers There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts with the […]

Hounds announce recruits

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Nathan Uland brings some impressive credentials to the Eastern New Mexico University football program. Uland, one of 20 high school seniors — all from Texas — signed by ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his staff on national signing day Wednesday, was the state’s Class 4A Division I defensive player of […]

Hounds look forward to football signings

Freedom Newspapers If everything falls into place next week on national signing day, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says he’ll be one happy man. The third-year coach said Tuesday the Greyhounds have 16 verbal commitments from high school prospects for next season, and he’s hoping to add more in the next few […]

Struggling Hounds, Javelinas clash

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Richard Cundiff is about to end a 22-year run as a coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the last seven as the head coach. This season hasn’t gone the way he’d hoped, but he certainly has company in Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo. Kingsville, which won four consecutive Lone Star […]

Wagon Wheel rivalry game Saturday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are set to face the West Texas Buffaloes Saturday evening at Greyhound Stadium in the 20th annual Wagon Wheel rivalry game, an exclamation point to a day full of music and meat. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is hosting a pre-game show, […]

Hounds regroup after home loss

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — After Saturday’s 21-0 Lone Star Conference South Division-opening victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, the Abilene Christian football team is heading for relatively new territory. For ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his squad, it’s back to the drawing board. At 4-0, the Wildcats, who […]

ENMU gridders preparing for UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Sure, the Eastern New Mexico University football team was happy with its 24-15 win over East Central on Saturday at Ada, Okla. But as far as the Greyhounds are concerned, it’s all in a day’s work. “At practice (Monday) there was a good attitude, but you still have to focus […]

Hounds take on improved East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Advertisement East Central bounced back from a tough opener with a solid win last week at Angelo State. Now it’s Eastern New Mexico University’s turn to see if it can accomplish the same feat. Drubbed by Northeastern State 42-7 on Sept. 7, the Greyhounds face East Central today in Ada, […]

Hounds open season on road today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If Northeastern State has an advantage against Eastern New Mexico University in tonight’s 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game in Tahlequah, Okla., it’s that the Redmen have already played this season. While ENMU opens its campaign with a rare Thursday night, Northeastern lost at Arkansas Tech 33-32 […]

Hounds hoping to shock LSC

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football team will punch holes in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll which placed the Greyhounds last out of seven teams. Second-year coach Mark Ribaudo doesn’t even want to talk about the […]