Monday, January 4, 2010

Leach, Mumme and more

It's been a little more than 50 days since I've blogged last. So, a New Year's Resolution should be to keep this thing a little more updated. So here goes ...

Unless you've been sleeping under a rock, you know that Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach was fired under extremely controversial circumstances last week. If you are a McMurry fan, you also know the connection between Leach and McMurry head football coach Hal Mumme (Click here for a previous blog post with audio from Leach | Click here to view an article on

The Abilene sports media was able to take a very local angle on the Red Raiders' personnel. The Abilene Reporter News' sports editor, Greg Jaklewicz wrote an article on Mumme's view of the Leach situation, view that here (and have fun with the extremely "intelligent" user comments at the bottom of the article). Then, KTAB and KRBC got Mumme's take on the situation, click here to view the video.

In other Mumme news, the Iowa Hawkeye, a newspaper from Burlington, Iowa, caught up with the former Iowa Wesleyan head coach and talked about the "Air Raid" Offense and Mumme's battle with cancer a little over a year ago. Check the article written by Matt Levins here.


On to basketball ...

• McMurry men's basketball player Robert Moreno (Sr., Brownsville, Texas) was named to the list of finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which honors the best point guards at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels. Moreno, led the American Southwest Conference in assists last season, and so far in 2009-2010 he leads the ASC in assists per game and assists-to-turnover ratio. He is one of nine finalists for the NCAA Division III Award, for the complete list, click here.

The Abilene Reporter News' former McMurry beat writer, Marc David, writes a weekly college notebook despite living in Chandler, Ariz. He's done a particulary good job this year of keeping up with former college athletes from Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, Howard Payne, Tarleton State and McMurry. His latest article featured former McMurry women's basketball player and all-American Symbri Tuttle. Click here to read Mark's article.


I hope that this post gives McMurry fans a more inside look at the athletics program in some respects, please continue to check back for more updates.

Stay tuned ...

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