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Photo Courtesy of Gino Gigliotti/X. Gino Gigliotti is brought on board as UTEP football’s Director of Player Personnel.

Splash hire signals big changes ahead for UTEP Football

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 18, 2024

UTEP Football has once again taken a significant step towards a brighter future in the Sun City.   UTEP Football Head Coach, Scotty Walden, announced on June 7 that Gino Gigliotti had been hired as the Miner's new Director of Player Personnel after...

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McIver-Brown found his passion in occupational therapy as he enjoys helping people in need.

Dresden McIver-Brown: Gridiron to graduation

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

From the field to the classroom, life as a student athlete can be busy. Balancing practice, games, homework, and a social life can be overwhelming to some student athletes. However, with dedication and support systems, student athletes can juggle their...

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The Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers will travel to Brazil to face each other for their season opener on Friday, September 6, 2024. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

The NFL heads to Brazil

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

For the first time in National Football League (NFL) history, two teams will face off in the southern hemisphere. The game will be played in Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 6.  The trailblazing event will be between the Philadelphia...

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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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