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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

UTEP football will kick off the Scotty Walden era and its season on the road, Aug. 31, against Nebraska. They will play their first of five home games the following week, Sept. 7, against Southern Utah. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

‘Focus on the now’ UTEP football coach Scotty Walden on upcoming season

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor/Writer March 13, 2024

A brand-new staff, a historic recruiting class and new blood at the helm faces the new era of UTEP football. To open the offseason, new Head Coach Scotty Walden had a simple message for his team.  “Don’t forget, what’s in the past is in the...

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, to claim Super Bowl LVIII and back-to-back titles.

Kansas City Chiefs reign supreme

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor February 13, 2024

The 2024 NFL season has come to an end with fans still rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or being genuinely happy or begrudgingly happy for the 2024 Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.  It all started with Reba McEntire giving her rendition...

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Dallas Cowboys fans are one of the many sports teams fans that experience the disappointment of their team going home after a playoff loss.

When football teams crash, jerseys are trashed

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 2, 2024

A team loss is always disheartening for football fans. As the 2023-24 NFL season will soon come to an end, many teams took tough losses that prevented them from reaching Super Bowl LVIII. Although fans of the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit...

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Filling his basket, Nicholas Sanchez preps for the big Super Bowl weekend with eagerness and excitement.  

Unpredictable as El Paso weather: The NFL Playoffs

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 19, 2024

Beginning in September of last year, the National Football League broadcasted the fierce competition between teams trying to lock in their position for Super Bowl LVIII. The 2024 NFL season has given 32 teams a chance to either shine or wither. With the...

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Commanders on Jan. 7 to clinch the NFC East and claim the second seed in the NFC.

Dallas Cowboys secure NFC East championship

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 17, 2024

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Dallas Cowboys played against the Washington Commanders and gained another win for their season, ending the game 38-10.   The Cowboys victory makes them the NFC East Division champions, reclaiming the title they previously held...

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Fireworks erupt after Norte Dame routes Oregon State 40-8.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish earn themselves a big bowl of Frosted Flakes

Joel Molina, Staff Photographer December 30, 2023

The Sun Bowl stadium roared with excitement, packed from top to bottom, leaving no seat unoccupied. In the 90th Sun Bowl game, El Paso and Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl hosted the 19th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-3) and 21st ranked Oregon State Beavers...

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Redshirt sophomore Cade McConnell balances academics, personal life and becoming a new leader for the Miners.

Juggling stadium lights, textbooks and teachers

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

Being thrusted into the starting quarterback position in late September was not quite on redshirt sophomore Cade McConnell’s radar. After senior quarterback Gavin Hardison fell to injury during the team’s fifth game against the University of Nevada-Las...

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UTEP will welcome its newest coach Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Larry K. Durham Center Hall of Champions. Photo credit by Austin Peay Athletics

UTEP football hires young coach in Scotty Walden

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 4, 2023

Following the firing of former head football coach Dana Dimel Sunday Nov. 26, UTEP football has found its new head coach. After a week-long effort to find a new coach, UTEP has hired Austin Peay Governors head coach Scotty Walden. Walden, along...

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Head Coach Dana Dimel, speaks to the team after the conclusion of the game against FIU Nov. 19.

UTEP football parts ways with Dana Dimel after six seasons with the Miners

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (3-9, C-USA 2-6) closed its disappointing season, led by Head Coach Dana Dimel, with a final loss to No. 22 ranked and undefeated Liberty University (12-0, C-USA 8-0) Saturday afternoon.  The next day, UTEP Athletics decided...

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Running Back Torrance Burgess Jr. runs across the field after catching the ball.

UTEP homecoming spirit keeps energy high in loss against the WKU Hilltoppers

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter November 5, 2023

Events, tailgates and pep rallies hyped up UTEP’s homecoming game against West Kentucky University (WKU) Hilltoppers (5-4). Unfortunately for the Miners, this game handed the team a loss, slimming the chance to participate in a post season bowl game.  First...

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The UTEP Miners won 37-34 against Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas Wednesday, Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Victory far from home: UTEP takes win against SHU

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter November 5, 2023

Editor’s note: This sports brief was written prior to Saturday's loss to Western Kentucky University.  The UTEP football team (3-6, 2-3 C-USA) edged out the Sam Houston University Bearkats (SHU) (0-8, 0-5 C-USA) on the road Wednesday, Oct. 25. Facing...

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Quarterback Cade McConnell signals the offense prior to the snap, during a game against NMSU.

NMSU Aggies defeat UTEP football in 100th Battle of I-10 rivalry game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

UTEP Football (2-6, 1-3 C-USA) played one of the most historic and promoted games of the season against New Mexico State University (NMSU) (5-3, 3-1 C-USA). This was the 100th battle against I-10, continuing UTEP's long rivalry against the school.   Although...

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