Hounds add local flavor in recruiting

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer 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 […]

ENMU football signs two

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of two incoming freshmen to national letters of intent — safety Adrian Dorsey of R.L. Turner High School in Irving, Texas, and linebacker Tim Roy of Copperas Cove (Texas) High School. Dorsey and Roy bring to nine the total […]

Area players could help ENMU this fall

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Their numbers are relatively small overall, but several area athletes could make noteworthy contributions to Eastern New Mexico University football next fall. First-team All-Lone Star Conference linebacker Jeff Howard of Portales and defensive end Larry Roybal of Fort Sumner, both of whom will be seniors, are already proven commodities. But veteran […]

Clovis LB a quick study

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Senior Jeff Epps leads the Wildcats in tackles in his first season at linebacker. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Night after night, Jeff Epps watches film, trying to cram years of learning to play linebacker into one season. In charge of getting the Clovis Wildcats aligned correctly, he first checks the offensive formation. […]

Nigerian-born linebacker big hit with Hounds

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Courage Idemudia is a three-year starter for the Hounds. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Nigerian-born Courage Idemudia knows his first name must have a special meaning. He’s just not sure what it is. “I never asked my parents about it,” the Eastern New Mexico University junior said. “I just know I try […]