Tuesday morning briefing: Western tunes, basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

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 […]

Faith was more inspiring than talent

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist He was basketball’s original “Showtime” in a time when taking center stage and showcasing a talented player wasn’t done. When the legendary “Pistol” Pete Maravich began playing basketball someone with his talent and need to have the ball in his hands as much as possible was seen as a ball […]

June 5 Cannon Community

Basketball tournament —

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

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NBA.com Larry Riley was named general manager of the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. Riley is a former coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball coach Larry Riley was promoted on Monday to vice president of basketball operations with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Riley, […]

University introduces new basketball coach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Andrew Helton, 38, has his first press conference as men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights […]

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 […]

ENMU introduces new men’s basketball coach

PORTALES–Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, has announced the selection of Andrew Helton as the new ENMU men’s basketball coach. With his selection, he becomes the 11th coach in the 73-year history of the program. Helton will be introduced at a press conference at 9 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, April 28, in Greyhound […]

Public reception for ENMU basketball coaching candidate on Thursday

There will be a public reception for Richard Davis, candidate for head men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Laguna Room of the Campus Union Building.

March 25, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. March 9 an officer was called to a school n the 100 block of Commerce Way for a subject with a warrant. An off duty officer attending a basketball game said he had seen a man at the game […]

NM House and Senate to face off in basketball game, House to consider bill on school sports equity

As members of the House and Senate get ready to face off in their annual basketball game, they will also be voting on a bill about athletics equity in New Mexico’s public

ENMU basketball capsules

MenWest Texas A&M (14-7, 4-2) at ENMU (4-17, 0-6)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Canyon, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: ENMU had two early leads (3-0 and 5-4) in Wednesday’s 69-47 loss to the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, but finished with 35 percent shooting from […]

Weekly LSC basketball update

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Jan. 20, 2008 Lone Star Conference basketball update

Standings All times MST Men South Division

ENMU basketball teams set to begin practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Based on the Lone Star Conference South Division polls, not much is expected of Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams this season — both were picked for last place in the seven-team circuits. With practice starting Wednesday afternoon, men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese […]

Competition always inspires

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It has become a pattern in our house, though I am the only one who is interested in keeping the pattern going. The alarm goes off, the coffeepot goes on, and the Tour de France, channel 47 live coverage, emerges on the television set. Though I do not build my […]

OKC team should reflect something local

Now that Oklahoma City has a pro basketball team, what should they call it?

First person: Life coach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Earl Diddle, 58, began his basketball coaching career at age 23. Earl Diddle loves traveling, unless it happens on the basketball court. Diddle began his lifelong career in basketball before he can remember. He took his first coaching job as head coach in his hometown of East Liverpool, Ohio, at […]

Baskett bringing Eagle teammates to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]