Zias sign eight players

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches Dustin Klafka and Dan Buzard are reshaping the Zias for the 2005-06 season. Klafka, who filled in as acting head coach last season with Buzard sidelined by a cancerous brain tumor, said most of the team’s recruits are in place […]

Zias name Buzard, Klafka basketball co-coaches

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Dan Buzard and Dustin Klafka have been named Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches for the 2005-06 school year, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday. Buzard was a longtime Zias assistant before taking over the program when Wayne Moore retired after the 2001-02 season. He coached the Zias […]

College basketball: Hounds anxious for start of practice

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It took Shawn Scanlan two years to bring the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team from a 4-22 record and the basement of the Lone Star Conference South Division to back-to-back championships. Scanlan said the Greyhounds, who begin organized practice this afternoon, have conditioned well in preseason […]

Zias start practice minus coach

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Dan Buzard knows it’ll probably be a while before he’s able to return to the sideline. The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach is in the middle of radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Albuquerque after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in late July. His team plans to […]

Zias coach scheduled for radiation treatment

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]

Zias coach out of hospital

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard was released from an Albuquerque hospital Saturday but still faces treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. Buzard, 36, had part of the eight centimeter tumor surgically removed July 25 at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Hospital. He said Monday that the surgery got about […]

Test reveals Zias’ coach has cancer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — A pathology report released on Thursday determined that a brain tumor which hospitalized Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard over the weekend is cancerous. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Thursday night that an MRI was done on the 36-year-old Buzard earlier in the day, the results of […]

ENMU coach hospitalized in Albuquerque

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Dan Buzard By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard had surgery for a brain tumor Monday in Albuquerque, where he remains hospitalized. Buzard, 36, was taken ill over the weekend while in Albuquerque. “Sunday he just got really sick at my parents’ house,” said Buzard’s wife Jennifer. “He looked really […]

Ex-Texico hoop standout sitting out at Eastern

By Rick White Elizabeth Richards, who led Texico to three straight state titles and was a driving force in Eastern New Mexico University’s dramatic turnaround last season, has decided not to play basketball this upcoming season. The Zias’ leading rebounder and second-leading scorer told ENMU coach Dan Buzard Wednesday that she plans to sit out […]