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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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The Miners would go onto win their first game ever in Florida, 27-14, Wednesday, Oct. 11 against Florida International. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics.

Strong start grants Miners football much needed ‘electric’ win against FIU Panthers

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 13, 2023

After a lackluster start to the season, UTEP football team (2-5, 1-2 C-USA) found a key win against Conference USA (C-USA) opponent the Florida International (FIU) Panthers (3-4, C-USA 0-4) on the road Wednesday, Oct.11.  Coming off a gut-wrenching...

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Pressure mounts on Dana Dimel as UTEP football drops fourth straight game to LA Tech

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (1-5, C-USA 0-2) returned to the Sun Bowl to resume conference play versus the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (LA TECH) (3-3, C-USA 2-0).   With losses against Northwestern, Arizona and UNLV, the Miners were desperate for a...

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UTEP football head coach Dana Dimel looks down at his play sheet during a game against UNLV Sept. 23.

Paving a path to gridiron greatness in the Dimel era

Katrina Villarreal, Guest Contributor September 27, 2023

Editor’s note: This article was written prior to the start of the 2023 football season.  UTEP football coach Dana Dimel is entering his sixth season as head coach and Dimel is ready for the upcoming season.  Dimel is also excited to see the players...

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Running back Torrance Burgess Jr. carries the ball amongst several defenders from UNLV.

UNLV defeats UTEP football

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 25, 2023

UTEP football (1-4, C-USA 0-1) faced The University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels (3-1) in an engaging game for the Miners second home game.   Fans of all ages cheered on UTEP as they entered their fourth game at the Sun Bowl.  What started...

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Arizona Wildcats beat UTEP 31-10 in Arizona Sep. 16. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

UTEP football faces disappointing loss on the road

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 20, 2023

With football season underway, UTEP took another heavy hit Saturday, this time to the Arizona Wildcats. The 31-10 final score was another example of the struggles that UTEP has taken on early in the season.  The game at Arizona marked UTEP’s second...

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Northwestern beat UTEP 38-7 during the football game at Ryan Field Sept. 9. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics.

UTEP football suffers heavy loss to Northwestern

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 12, 2023

UTEP football (1-2) took a heavy hit early in the season, losing 38-7 against Northwestern University Sept. 9. The Miners’ season is already looking bleak, having two losses in its three-game season. However, all hope isn’t lost as it is just the...

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The New Orleans Saints recently signed quarterback Derek Carr from the Las Vegas Raiders who was let go earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Here is what you should expect following an eventful 2023 NFL preseason

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor September 5, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year is back. It is time to bust out the jerseys and enjoy the classic all-American game of football. The 2023 NFL season is deemed to be full of opportunity, high hopes and drive for players on the field.    In the...

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UTEP football players headed back to the sidelines mid celebration after scoring a touchdown.

Football finds ‘Miner Magic’ in win over Incarnate Word Cardinals

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 4, 2023

“Miner Magic” ignited a throwback spirit throughout the Sun Bowl Stadium Saturday night. As the Miners looked to embody the unstoppable 1988 era for UTEP football, the team’s optimism allowed them to win the first home game of the season. To...

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