Veteran coach exits with win

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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, trying to savor the moment. Elliott’s 48-year coaching career, the last 11 as ENMU’s head coach — came to an end Saturday as the […]

Ellliott era ending at Eastern

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — 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. ENMU’s football coach for the past 11 seasons, the 72-year-old Elliott will retire after Saturday’s 1 p.m. season […]

Elliott, Annie

Annie Elliott Services: Have been held. Mrs. Annie M. Elliott, 94, of House and Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in Williamsburg Village Nursing Facility in DeSoto, Texas. She was born on March 16, 1910, in Blanco County, Texas, to William M. and Annie Josephene Kuykendall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph […]

Elliott, Mary

Mary Elliott Services: Have been held. Mary Elliott, 77, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1927, in Newport, Pa., to Robert and Mary Catherine Leinaweaver. Family members said she worked in food preparation for many years and was known for being a great […]

Hounds hope to end MSU’s playoff hopes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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) […]

Cardiac Hounds host powerhouse Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

College football: Hounds looking to keep pace in LSC South

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Buoyed by three consecutive come-from-behind wins, Eastern New Mexico University is smack in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look too far ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 p.m. (MDT) […]

Hounds wary of West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With consecutive wins under their collective belt, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott believes the Greyhounds are starting to hit their stride. But as they found out last year, rival West Texas A&M is perfectly capable of throwing up a major roadblock. The Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Hounds seek cure for road blues

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ENMU quarterback Steven Hinson tries to escape an Abilene Christian defender. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jerry Vandergriff has done a lot of winning in his 23 seasons as head coach at the Angelo State. Right now, though, the Rams are going through some tough times. Angelo State takes an 0-5 […]

Hounds join search effort for wife of former Texico coach

By Dave Wagner: freedom Newspapers PORTALES — 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 has been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. […]

Hounds face confident ‘Cats

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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 week’s matchup in Stephenville, Texas, including all four since Gaines had been at the school. But ACU ended the […]

East Central relies on defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University and East Central Oklahoma 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 […]

ENMU’s Elliott earns 200th win — finally

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Greyhound defensive back Corey White trips up Southwestern Oklahoma State wide receiver Danny Howard in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — If you’re going to get a milestone win, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott’s 200th […]

Eastern’s inability to stop first two opponents has coaching staff puzzled

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has displayed a potent offense while Southwestern Oklahoma has relied on its defense two games into the season. But both teams are off to 0-2 starts, and veteran coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Paul Sharp of Southwestern are looking for the other side of the ball […]

Hounds defense face another tough test

By Dave Wagner For the second week in a row, Eastern New Mexico University’s defense is facing a top-notch quarterback. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Drew Beard, a Harlon Hill finalist last season as one of the top players in NCAA Division II football, leads the Savages into their season opener Saturday against ENMU in a Lone Star […]

Hounds draw stiff test in opener

By dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Portales — Clint Conque feels good about his Central Arkansas football team as it gets ready for the 2004 campaign, but says he’s not much different than most football coaches. “Every coach in America is optimistic at this point in the season,” said Conque, whose Bears face Eastern New Mexico […]

Hounds loaded with experience

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A starting quarterback returning punts and kickoffs isn’t exactly commonplace, but Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Hinson welcomes the opportunity. After all, he was a capable return man during his first two seasons while serving as the backup QB to Heath Ridenour. “Whatever helps the team, I’m ready to do […]

Veteran Hounds coach calling it quits at end of season

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Citing health concerns, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott plans to retire at the end of the season, bringing to an end a 37-year college career. Elliott, who will be 73 in December, said he told his team of the decision during the first week of fall practice. […]

Seasoned Hounds start practice today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers sports writer PORTALES — Bud Elliott has had considerable success in his 10 seasons as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, but one thing he hasn’t been able to do is lead the Greyhounds into the NCAA Division II playoffs. This could be the season, the veteran coach said as […]

Portales High grad dies in wreck

By Mike Linn: CNJ Staff Writer A former Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University football player died early Sunday morning in a car accident in Las Vegas, Nev. Calvin Griffin, 19, played for Portales Rams football coach Glenn Johnson and graduated from Portales High in 2003. He had recently moved to Las Vegas […]