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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

NBA Finals  rematch not a sure deal

NBA Finals rematch not a sure deal

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

The 2014 NBA playoffs are now underway, and it is no surprise that the favorites to meet in the finals are the Heat and the Spurs. Even though the Heat-Spurs rematch would be very exciting, it is a safe pick. It would not be a shock if one of the two...

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Thornton invited to Washington Mystics training camp

Thornton invited to Washington Mystics training camp

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor April 15, 2014

UTEP women’s basketball senior forward Kayla Thornton has been invited to the WNBA’s Washington Mystics training camp. Thornton will be looking to follow in the footsteps of former Miner and El Paso native Natasha Lacy, who has spent four season in...

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Distance runner Anthony Rotich runs in the 1500-meters, followed by teammate Cosmas Boit. Rotich and Boit placed first and second, respectively, at the April 12 meet.

Miners get top finishes at UTEP Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

The Miners’ men’s and women’s track and field team dominated the competition from start to finish at the UTEP Invitational. The meet featured stiff competition from Louisiana Tech, Rice and North Texas. Olympians Mickael Hanany and Olympic gold...

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Sophomore running back Autrey Golden breaks a tackle from senior linebacker Anthony Puente during the Orange and Blue Game on April 11.

Defense shines in spring game

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

For some, the spring scrimmage is a teaser because it means football is back, For coaches, it’s an opportunity to evaluate players and go further into making their final roster moves. For players, it’s the joy of being able to put on the pads and...

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Sophomore forward Angela Cutaia eludes a New Mexico Highlands defender at University Field on April 13.

A strong finish to spring season

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor April 15, 2014

The UTEP soccer team concluded their spring season in a dominant fashion with four wins and a draw in five games. UTEP began with a 1-0 victory over Arizona State on March 29, and one week later they topped the Arizona Wildcats, 3-1, and had a draw...

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Junior infielder Ashley Eldridge attempts to hit the ball against Middle Tennessee.

Miners sweep Blue Raiders

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

On April 13, the UTEP softball team completed a series sweep over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with their bats and backs against the wall. Over the weekend, UTEP showed the power of its bats. They tallied 39 hits that produced 24 runs; six balls...

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Sparkle Taylor (left), Cameasha Turner (middle) and Chrishauna Parker (right) celebrate 66-63 victory over South Dakota State on April 2.

Record-setting season comes to a close

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

The 2013-2014 women’s basketball team may go down as one the greatest women’s team in the 40-year program history. The achievements of this team go beyond all the records they have broken this season. This team attracted people in droves during its...

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Cornell Horn sprints during the UTEP Springtime meet on March 22.

Getting in the groove ahead of UTEP Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

After some stiff competition on the road for the past two weeks, the UTEP men’s and women’s track and field team will be back home for the annual UTEP Invitational. In late March and early April the Miners have had strong showings at the coveted...

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Senior Rebecca Calvillo hits a backhand slice.

Calvillo enjoying best years of her life

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

Success is usually something that comes in the last two years of an college athlete’s career. They are more seasoned and the struggles of being an underclassman have taught them well. For senior tennis player Rebecca Calvillo, success has been with...

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Rutgers break UTEP hearts with 56-54 win in WNIT Final

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 5, 2014

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights claimed a 56-54 victory over UTEP in the WNIT championship game in front of a sold out crowd at the Don Haskins Center. UTEP tied the game at 54 with a loose-ball recovery by Chrishauna Parker with eight seconds remaining....

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Sophomore hurdler/jumper Bria Love practices the 60-meter dash with hurdles at Kidd Field.

Track and field team ready for Texas Tech Open

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor April 3, 2014

The UTEP track and field will take 35 athletes to compete at the Texas Tech Open on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. After a good showing in the Texas Relays last week, the top athletes from the team will get a break and will not travel to Lubbock. “The...

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UTEP defeats South Dakota State 66-63 in WNIT semifinal

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 2, 2014

Tonight the dream became a reality for UTEP head coach Keitha Adams and the women’s basketball team. Every last seat was packed in the Haskins Center, with 12,222 loud and boisterous El Pasoans, who saw the Miners defeat South Dakota State Jackrabbits...

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