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Originally built in 1996, the Recreation Center offers students a space for weightlifting, swimming, running, take fitness classes and rock climbing, among others.

Working out at the Rec Center

Nicholas Maes, Contributor April 1, 2023

UTEP students looking for a place to get in shape, stay in shape, or have a good time on campus can turn to the UTEP Student Recreation Center or the Rec. Free for students who pay a fee on their tuition, the Rec is also open to the public with both monthly...

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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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Lilliana Valdespino, obtained her bachelor of science degree in mathematical sciences in 2019. She is now a graduate student of leadership studies as well as a graduate assistant for Strategic Communications at UTEP.

Women in sports take over the world

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor March 26, 2023

Strategic communications graduate assistant, Lilliana Valdespino, was a student athlete at UTEP before working with UTEP athletics. Valdespino was on both the cross country and track and field teams at UTEP where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree...

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The Don Haskins Stadium filled with empty seats at a women’s game during the 2022-23 season.

Women in sports continue to be overlooked

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 25, 2023

In June 1972, the U.S. Congress passed the massive gender equality law Title IX, which states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination...

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A dream matchup for some baseball fans took place this past Tuesday, March 21, at a sold-out LoanDepot Park Stadium in Miami, Fl. between the US and Japan.

Team Japan reigns supreme in WBC for third title

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 24, 2023

It is the ninth inning, fans cheering, with teammates and coaches anxiously waiting across the sidelines as weeks of exciting international baseball came down to this historic final matchup between Team USA and Team Japan with Los Angeles Angels teammates...

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UTEP men’s basketball ended its season in a Conference USA Tournament first-round 73-67 loss against Western Kentucky Wednesday, March 8.

UTEP men’s basketball season recap

Nicholas Maes, Contributor March 22, 2023

UTEP men’s basketball (14-18, 7-13 C-USA) had a tough 2022-2023 season, that unfortunately ended in a Conference USA Tournament first-round 73-67 loss against Western Kentucky Wednesday, March 8. Although the Miners had a nail-biting ending, it...

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The Prospector’s Student-Athlete of the Month: Alexia Morales

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Growing up near softball stadiums, attending countless softball games and tournaments, hearing fans screaming, parents cheering and having teammates supporting each other, has been the world that revolves around UTEP junior outfielder Alexia ‘Lexi’...

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Infielder Pate Cathey attempts to throw the ball towards first base during a game against WKU.

Softball drops two to Western Kentucky

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

After closing out its three-game series with a win over the University of Texas at San Antonio (6-22, C-USA 2-4), the Miners softball team (10-16, C-USA 2-4) opened at-home conference play versus Western Kentucky University (WKU) (17-9, C-USA 2-1) Friday,...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP basketball legend passes at age 81

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

Willie Cager, a team member of the 1966 NCAA Championship team, died at the age of 81.   The news broke in the late afternoon Sunday Mar. 19 after an announcement from Cager’s family.  “My dad always stayed positive in his life,” said...

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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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With many sports such as NBA and NFL games being exclusively streamed on select platforms such as Amazon, Apple, and ESPN+, watching games has become more difficult and expensive for viewers. Photo courtesy of D.Reichardt/Openverse

Are sport leagues waging war on fans?

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

There was a day, not too long ago, when fans could enjoy major sporting events like the Superbowl, the World Series and the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals without issues. Those sporting events are now readily available as they are broadcast...

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Forward Ze’Rik Onyema dunks the ball during the second half, while the Miners maintain their lead on Middle Tennessee.

Miners win final home game

Nicholas Maes, Contributor March 8, 2023

Saturday, Mar. 4, the UTEP men’s basketball team (14-17, C-USA 7-13) played their last game of the regular season at the Don Haskins Center against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (18-13, C-USA 11-9), ultimately ending the regular season on a high...

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