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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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The UTEP Miners football team will face the Florida Atlantic Owls at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22 at the Sun Bowl.

Miners looking to fly past the Owls

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela , Sports Editor October 21, 2022

The UTEP Miners (3-4, C-USA 1-2) return home to face off against the FAU Owls (3-4, C-USA 2-1) Oct. 22. The Miners are set to play the Owls after a disappointing loss to the LA Tech Bulldogs with a final score of 41-31.  FAU has struggled to find...

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This year, the Cincinnati Bengals will face the Cleveland Browns for Monday Night Football Oct. 31. Photo courtesy of RMTip21/Openverse.

Spook-tacular history of NFL Halloween games

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter October 18, 2022

Football is no stranger to Halloween matchups with the earliest game dating back to the beginning of the National Football League. Halloween games are the place where players show up and show out. For this year's Halloween matchup, we have the Cincinnati...

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Changes to consider for the upcoming Fantasy Football month

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter October 11, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on Fantasy Football.  We are now entering week six of the National Football League (NFL) season, it has gone by so fast! Here is your monthly update on which players to consider for your fantasy...

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The UTEP Miners lost to the LA Tech Bulldogs Saturday, Oct. 8 in Ruston, Louisiana 41-31, losing their two-game win streak. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

Bulldogs pounce on the Miners in away loss

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 9, 2022

The UTEP Miners (3-4, Conference USA 1-2) faced the LA Tech Bulldogs (2-3, Conference USA 1-0) Saturday afternoon in Ruston, Louisiana. The Miners entered the match with a two-game win streak that ended after losing to the Bulldogs 41-31.  First Half  The...

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UTEP Miners football will face Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Ruston, Louisiana Oct. 8.

Miners looking to battle against the Bulldogs

Roman P. Carr, Contributor October 7, 2022

After an important victory against the Charlotte 49ers (1-4, 0-1 C- USA), the UTEP Miners (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) continue to build momentum after a tough start to the season.   Now entering another game against the LA Tech Bulldogs (1-3, 0-0 C-USA), who...

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The UTEP Miners football team defeats the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 41-35 Oct. 1.  Photo courtesy UTEP Strategic Communications.

Miners continue to build momentum in win against Charlotte

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 2, 2022

Following their massive win over Boise State, UTEP (3-3, Conference USA 1-1) trekked to North Carolina to face Charlotte (1-5, Conference USA 0-2). In their previous two matchups, UTEP fell to the 49ers 38-28 and 28-21. This matchup presented a different...

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