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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

The “X-treme” Football League, the XFL, kicked off its season Saturday, Feb. 18 and will include 40 regular-season games, two semifinals and a title game. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Are you ready for some more football?

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor March 9, 2023

The National Football League (NFL) season has ended and now Sundays are left vacant. Despite the great ending to an insane NFL season, some fans still want more football. Fortunately for football fans everywhere, there is more football on the horizon...

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott might be in the hotseat soon despite being one of the highest paid players in his position due to his inconsistent play. Photo courtesy of All-Pro Reels

Riding the 2023 NFL quarterback carousel

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor February 17, 2023

The 2022-2023 NFL season was one full of ups and downs for fans across the league. The record-breaking season culminated in a historic Super Bowl where two Black quarterbacks faced off for the first time since the NFL’s inception.   Not all quarterbacks...

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds up their Super Bowl LVII trophy after their win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo courtesy of FOX Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs comeback in Super Bowl

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor February 14, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs won its third Super Bowl against the Philidelphia Eagles Sunday, Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The Chiefs came back from a 10-point deficit at the half but pulled away with an exciting final score of 38-35.  This...

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Confetti sprinkles the air as the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo courtesy of Anthony Quintano/Flickr

Are Super Bowls all that super for the cities hosting them?

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor February 9, 2023

Some people may consider a city hosting the Super Bowl to be an economic gain, a tourist attraction and a fairly patriotic act since football is the number one sport in the nation. However, professionals, sports-lovers and city residents alike have questioned...

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Pitt senior quarterback Nick Patti calls audible against the UCLA defense at the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Dec. 30, 2022.

Pittsburgh pounces back at the 2022 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter December 31, 2022

The Sun Bowl Stadium hosted No. 18 University of California-Los Angeles Bruins (9-4, 6-3 Pacific-12 Conference) and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers (9-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) for the 89th annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game Friday, Dec....

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James Tupou is a fullback who received his bachelors in kinesiology and is working on his master’s in leadership studies.

Senior Spotlight: James Tupou

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter December 2, 2022

Football player paves their success with the Miners UTEP fullback James Tupou has received his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and is on his way to completing his graduate degree in leadership studies. Once he graduates, Tupou is looking to become...

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Top NFL Fantasy Football picks for the final stretch

Top NFL Fantasy Football picks for the final stretch

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 29, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on Fantasy Football. As we enter week 13 of Fantasy Football, here are my final suggestions on who to put on your team. Quarterback  Kicking it off for the top fantasy options is the Buffalo...

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Miners lose bowl eligibility after game against UTSA, 34-31, Nov. 26 at the Alamodome. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

Football season ends in dramatic fashion

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 27, 2022

Fans, players and students all awaited the matchup between the UTEP Miners (5-7, 3-5 Conference USA) and the No. 25 University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners (10-2, 8-0 Conference USA). For the Miners, a win would have pushed the team over into bowl...

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Sophomore safety Kobe Hylton, with the help of his teammate, tackles the ball carrier during a game against FIU, Nov. 19.

Miners keep bowl game hope alive

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 20, 2022

UTEP football (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) welcomed Florida International University (4-7, 2-5 C-USA) to the Sun Bowl stadium for senior day Saturday, Nov. 19. The Miners beat FIU 40-6 and are now one win away from being bowl eligible.   The Miners received...

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Playoff contenders and draft pick defenders

Playoff contenders and draft pick defenders

Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series on the NFL standings. As we are just past the halfway point of the National Football League season, it is time to provide a mid-season analysis and see which teams are looking like playoff...

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UTEP football (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA) lost to Rice University (5-4, 3-2 C-USA), 37-30, Thursday Nov. 3. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

Miners unable to complete win against Rice

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 4, 2022

UTEP football (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA) traveled to Houston to meet Rice University (5-4, 3-2 C-USA) Thursday, Nov. 3. The Miners lost to Rice 37-30 in a last-minute comeback by the Rice Owls.  The Miners lost the coin toss but were able to get on...

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Kicker Gavin Baechle celebrates with his team after kicking the game winning field goal. Baechle set a UTEP record for 51 consecutive field goals made.

Miners win controversial nailbiter against Owls

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 22, 2022

UTEP (4-4, 2-2 Conference USA) faced Florida Atlantic University (FAU) (3-5, 2-2 Conference USA) Oct. 22 after a week off. The Miners are coming off a difficult loss versus LA Tech. FAU led the series 2-1 prior to Saturday, having only played at the Sun...

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