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Guard Malik Zachery dribbles the ball while being closely defended.

Miners lose against Charlotte’s 49ers

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 10, 2023

The UTEP Miners men’s basketball team (11-13, C-USA 4-9) took a tough loss against the Charlotte 49ers (5-8, C-USA 14-10) during the game Feb. 10. The Miners gave Charlotte a run for its money, as the Miners held up to a six-point lead against Charlotte...

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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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Sixteen NFL stadiums have grass while fourteen use artificial turf. Photo courtesy of Ed Schipul/Flickr

Battle of the grass

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor February 8, 2023

For the longest time, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and the players have asked for the National Football League (NFL) to consider changing the turf in the stadiums to natural grass due to the injuries that occur during games...

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Junior guard Jazion Jackson builds up to shoot a three pointer on the court against No. 21 Middle Tennessee.

Women’s basketball beat No. 21 Middle Tennessee

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 5, 2023

Editor's Note: This is a recap of Thursday night's game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Feb. 2, 2023. It was “Folklorico Night” Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Don Haskins for the UTEP women’s basketball game against the Middle Tennessee (MT)...

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Pam Oliver is a senior correspondent and NFL reporter for FOX Sports and has worked on over 500 NFL games. Photo courtesy of Elvis Kennedy/ Flickr.

Highlighting Black sports journalists

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor February 1, 2023

Sports is a place known for bringing people together, the rivalries and friendships built are never forgotten. Sports journalists have the power to deliver every aspect of sports that fans love, however when looking at the leader in the sports journalism...

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Senior Eve Daniels and sophomore Carlotta Mencagila give each other a fist pump during a break in play of a match against UTSA.

UTEP women’s tennis lose to UTSA

Nicholas Maes, Contributor January 31, 2023

UTEP’s Conference-USA opener against the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners at the El Paso Tennis Club resulted in a 4-3 overall loss. The Miners gave a strong effort, winning three of six singles matches. UTEP took losses in both...

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Junior guard Erin Wilson is fouled as she attempts a shot.

UTEP’s effort not enough against the Mean Green

Gianluca Cuevas, Contributor January 31, 2023

The UTEP women’s basketball team (13-6, 6-4 C-USA) faced the University of North Texas (UNT) (8-13, 5-6 C-USA) at the Don Haskins Center, Saturday, Jan 28. The Miners entered this game with an overtime win on the road.    Senior guard Jazion Jackson...

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Rifle falls to TCU in spring opener

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor January 31, 2023

The University of Texas at El Paso women’s rifle hosted No. 1 Texas Christian University (TCU) early Saturday morning Jan. 28 at the University of Texas at El Paso Rifle Range located in the Military Science Building.  To end the fall stretch, UTEP...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Track and field continue strong start at MLK meet

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor January 25, 2023

The UTEP Men’s and Women’s track and field team had a stellar showing at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, several athletes managed to outperform not just other competitors but also their personal...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially parted ways with pitcher Trevor Bauer after holding the longest active player suspension for domestic violence allegations. Photo courtesy of Erik Drost/Flickr

Los Angeles Dodgers cut ties with Trevor Bauer

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor January 24, 2023

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they have officially parted ways with pitcher Trevor Bauer after being reinstated. Bauer is a former Cy Young award recipient who signed a three-year $102 million deal with the Dodgers.  Bauer was suspended in...

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Guard Mario McKinney Jr dribbles the ball along the baseline during the game against FAU.

Miners lose at home to No. 24 FAU

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor January 23, 2023

UTEP men’s basketball team (11-9, 4-5 Conference USA) was defeated by No. 24 Florida Atlantic Owls at the Don Haskins Center Saturday, Jan. 21, with a final score of 67-59.   FAU got off to a fast start in the first half by going on a 10-0 run...

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Guard Tae Hardy tries to make a basket against Florida Internation University player.

Another Miner win against FIU Panthers

Nicholas Maes, Contributor January 20, 2023

The UTEP Miners (11-8, C-USA 4-4) have done it again with their win against Florida International University (FIU) (8-11, C-USA 2-6), Jan. 19. This win brings the UTEP men’s basketball team to a 4-4 conference standing and its second consecutive conference...

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