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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

World Cup Recap: Mexico vs. Netherlands

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 29, 2014

For more than 85 minutes Mexico flirted and with the chance of achieving a historical World Cup result. Unfortunatley for Mexico, the Netherlands came back in thrilling fashion to score twice in a span of five minutes, in their round of 16 match in Fortaleza. Mexico,...

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World Cup Recap: Colombia vs. Uruguay

Chris Zacherl, Staff Reporter June 28, 2014

As expected, a Suarez-less Uruguay faced many problems against a tough Colombian squad. Uruguay was not the same team we saw in the group stage. It was obviously a strong blow for the Uruguayan squad as Suarez was just recently suspended for 9 months...

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Chihuahuas win in walk-off fashion

Chihuahuas win in walk-off fashion

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 28, 2014

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Tacoma Rainiers on a hot summer midday by a score of 7-6. Jeff Francoeur hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Good player execution and managerial strategy helped win this game. This game was originally...

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World Cup Recap: Brazil vs. Chile

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 28, 2014

There are not enough adjectives to describe what took place in Bello Horizonte as the knockout stages of Brazil 2014 got under way.  90 minutes were not enough, 30 extra minutes were not enough and we were provided with the first penalty shootout of...

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World Cup Recap: Groups G & H

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 26, 2014

Today’s matches finalized the group stage and provided the final four participants in the round of 16. Group G Belgium began the day already qualified and with the task of facing South Korea who still had hopes of advancing. They met in Sao Paolo,...

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World Cup Recap: Group E & F Results

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 25, 2014

South American countries have thrived in the group stage so far in Brazil, with all participants up to date having qualified for the round of 16. Today’s results from Groups E and F provided the first country from the host continent to be eliminated...

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Marqywell Jackson shows off his vertical.

Getting to know: Mar’qywell Jackson

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor June 24, 2014

His name is hard to pronounce but his talent is easy to see. Standing at 6-foot-5, Mar’qywell Jackson is a shooting guard from Detroit, Michigan. Jackson is rated as three to four star recruit depending on the source. Before signing with the Miners...

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World Cup Recap: Group D results

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Since the World Cup Draw took place Group D was for many the most complicated off all groups because it was composed of three former World Cup champions-Uruguay, England, and Italy. No one would have predicted that going into the third match of group...

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World Cup invites all types of life

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor June 24, 2014

Soccer does not see race, gender, social class or language. Anyone can try to play it and everyone can certainly watch it. Charlie Gibbens, director of housing at UTEP, has been trying to create that sense of inclusion over the past two weeks. The timing...

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Basketball is one of the more popular sports at the rec center. The facility has two regulation sized basketball courts in all.

Rec center still a success in the summer

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Since it re-opened in the fall of 2011, UTEP’s $32-million recreation center is the place for students to exercise.  During the fall and spring semesters, the Student Recreation Center parking lot is usually crowded and the tri-level building is filled...

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Mexico can dream again

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

It came down to one game where the result meant everything. Whatever had been done prior, wouldn’t matter. It would be undone if the result at the end of 90 minutes was not favorable. The Mexican national team made sure it all still mattered when all...

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Junior All-American Anthony Rotich is one of the most decorated Track and Field athletes in the program’s history after three years

The man, the myth, the legend—Anthony Rotich

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Coming from humble beginnings in Nairobi, Kenya, junior distance runner Anthony Rotich has risen to stardom in his three years at UTEP, and his path to greatness started long before his arrival to El Paso. Growing up, in order to get to school, Rotich...

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