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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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UTEP now heads back to the Sun Bowl to the team’s home opener against the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

UTEP football faulters on the road versus C-USA newcomer Jax State

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor August 29, 2023

The much anticipated 2023-2024 football season is under way for the UTEP Miners (0-1, C-USA 0-1). Unfortunately, the team started on the wrong foot.   The Miners were favored traveling into Jacksonville, Alabama to play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks...

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Attendee poses with Paydirt Pete at the annual football luncheon, July 26.

UTEP football luncheon kicks up season hype

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor July 28, 2023

The UTEP football community came together July 26, for its annual football luncheon to showcase the program to the public and introduce the new retro alternate uniforms.  Former UTEP quarterback Pat Hegarty headlined the event, along with performances...

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s new contract will have a base salary of $23.5 million for the 2024 season. Photos courtesy of Erik Drost/Flickr

Are subpar NFL quarterbacks overpaid?

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2023

The 2023 Free Agency season officially kicked off March 15 for the National Football League (NFL) and it has been crazy to say the least. With fresh faces in new places and new contracts being signed, some quarterbacks are earning a little more than they...

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UTEP’s home opener will see a matchup between the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Sun Bowl. Prospector Archive

Football team in hopes for a better season

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 29, 2023

After a season that came to a heartbreaking end, the UTEP Miners are looking forward to a brand-new season with a fresh roster and new conference opponents.  Hoping to start the season strong, Head Coach Dana Dimel has hyped up the team’s spring efforts...

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