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ENMU to air online


February 24, 2019

PORTALES — Can’t make it to Canyon, Texas on Tuesday? You may be able to find Greyhound basketball on a smart device near you.

The Eastern New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball games against West Texas A&M have been chosen for live broadcast on ESPN3, starting at 4:35 p.m. MST, as part of the streaming network’s Division II Basketball Showcase.

ESPN3 is accessible through the ESPN app across smart TVs and mobile apps.

Track athletes honored — Five ENMU athletes received all-conference honors for the indoor track and field season following the Lone Star Conference’s championship meet.

Seniors Mercy Rotich and Danee Bustos were first-team selections, which requires an athlete either win an event or score at least 14 points at the LSC meet, held Saturday and Sunday in Lubbock. Rotich won the 3,000-meter and scored 16 points, while Bustos notched 15.75 points in four events.

Swanson was a second-team selection, scoring 8.75 points with a second-place finish in the 800 and as part of the 4-by-400 relay team. Second-team selections must score between 8 and 15.99 points.

Maijah Mathis and Ivar Moinat received third-team honors (6.00-7.99 points). Mathis finished fifth in the 60-meter and sixth in the 200-meter, while Moinat was third in the 800-meter and raced on the fifth-place men’s 4-by-400 relay team.

Bustos and Moinat have provisional qualifying marks, and are hoping on Tuesday to get an invite to the national meet set for March 8-9 at Pittsburg State.

LSC, GNAC agree — The Lone Star Conference has agreed to a non-conference football alliance with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The agreement will call for LSC and GNAC teams to meet 13 times each season.

For Eastern New Mexico University, it means a pair of games against Azusa Pacific (home Nov. 7, 2020; road Nov. 6, 2021) and a Sept. 4, 2021 home game with Central Washington.

The Lone Star Conference will continue to play an eight-game conference schedule with its nine football schools playing a round-robin format. The LSC is adding eight schools this fall, but none participate in football.

The GNAC includes four teams — Azusa Pacific, Central Washington, Simon Fraser and Western Oregon — and plays a six-game conference season with a home-and-home series for all teams.


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