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Diego Cocca was selected by the Mexican Soccer Federation to manage the Mexican National Soccer Team. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Mexico hires its new Manager

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

It was announced earlier this month that Argentinian, Diego Cocca, was selected by the Mexican Soccer Federation to manage the Mexican National Soccer Team. This is following the departure of Gerardo “El Tata” Martino after a disappointing World Cup...

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The Women’s National Basketball Association is currently investigating the 2022 WNBA champions, the Las Vegas Aces, for allegations regarding under-the-table payments to players.  Photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull

WNBA to look into Las Vegas Aces cap

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor March 1, 2023

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is currently investigating the 2022 WNBA champions, the Las Vegas Aces, for allegations regarding under-the-table payments to players.   According to an article by The Next, the Aces are accused of...

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Forward Elina Arike shoots the ball during a game against FIU on Feb. 23.

Women’s basketball continues to dominate at home

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor March 1, 2023

Editor’s note: This is a recap of Thursday night’s game against the Florida International Panthers Feb. 23.  UTEP women’s basketball (18-8, 11-6 Conference USA) hosted the Florida International University Panthers (12-14, 7-10 C-USA) at the...

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The UTEP Beach Volleyball team headed to the University of Arizona to take part in the Cactus Classic for opening weekend, Feb. 24-25. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Beach volleyball struggles in opener

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

In the team’s inaugural season, the UTEP beach volleyball team (0-4) headed to the University of Arizona to take part in the Cactus Classic for opening weekend, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The Miners tried their best to defeat the Pacific-12 Conference foes,...

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Softball closes UTEP Invitational with loss to No. 4 Oklahoma State

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 1, 2023

Following a frustrating end to the Dr. Diana Natalicio Tournament over a week ago, the UTEP softball team found some success at the UTEP Invitational Tournament. UTEP hosted the Cal State-Bakersfield Roadrunners (3-12), University of Missouri at Kansas...

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UTEP’s Jakub Belik headlined the first day, claiming the men’s high jump title during the 2023 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field championships in Birmingham, Ala., at the Birmingham CrossPlex Saturday. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

UTEP at track and field indoor C-USA championships

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 24, 2023

UTEP traveled to Birmingham, Alabama Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, to compete in the 2023 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Charlotte took first overall at the meet, with the men earning 159 points and women earning 129.5. UTEP competed well,...

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UTEP hosted their 15th annual cheer championship on Sunday, Feb. 19.

UTEP Spirit hosts local cheer championship

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor February 21, 2023

UTEP Cheerleading hosted dozens of cheer squads from all over El Paso to compete in the fifteenth annual UTEP Cheerleading Championship Sunday Feb. 19 at the Don Haskins Center. The event was managed by Director of Spirit Operations Head Cheerleading...

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UTEP Miners hosted the Buffalo University Bulls, New Mexico University Lobos, Santa Clara University Broncos and Texas Tech University Red Raiders Thursday Feb. 16 through 19. This tournament was dedicated to former UTEP President Diana Natalicio, Ph.D.

Women’s softball strikes out

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor February 21, 2023

The UTEP Miners hosted the Buffalo University Bulls, New Mexico University Lobos, Santa Clara University Broncos and Texas Tech University Red Raiders for the first ever Dr. Diana Natalicio Memorial Tournament Thursday Feb. 16 through Sunday Feb. 19.  The...

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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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Training for the El Paso Half Marathon

Training for the El Paso Half Marathon

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 17, 2023

The El Paso Marathon has been one of El Paso’s biggest events for the past 17 years, as it is a qualifier for major U.S. and World Marathons, including the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon and the London Marathon.   Some veteran runners take...

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Guard Soleil Montrose dribbles the ball during a game against Western New Mexico.

Love and basketball in the 915

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 15, 2023

As the middle of February approaches, college basketball season rages on across the country including here on campus at UTEP. Love is fluttering around as well for Valentine’s Day, and many might know the feeling all too well. Someone feeling the love...

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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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