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Home court advantage has UTEP aiming for NCAA tournament bid

Home court advantage has UTEP aiming for NCAA tournament bid

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor March 4, 2014

After a season plagued by injuries in 2013, the UTEP women’s basketball team is hoping to close 2014 on a much better note. The regular season title is out of reach for the Miners, as Middle Tennessee State has secured the No. 1 spot in the conference...

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Miners began Spring practice on March 3.

Miners begin spring season workout

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 4, 2014

After a ghastly first season under head coach Sean Kugler. The Miners are back to work. The football team conducted their first practice on March 3, and already in day one defensive coordinator Scott Stoker said he sees a vast improvement. “It’s...

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Senior forward Jon Bohannon averages 11.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

Bohannon wants to make most of final season

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 4, 2014

The biggest difference between a freshman and a senior is the level of maturity. That sums up John Bohannon’s four years at UTEP. Finishing his last year in style, Bohannon is having his best season as a Miner. His growth off the court is the main...

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Tulsa hands UTEP second straight loss

Tulsa hands UTEP second straight loss

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 27, 2014

It was a bitter ending tonight in the regular season home finale for the UTEP seniors, forward John Bohannon and Tyler Tafoya. The Miners tried but too many turnovers in the game resulted in a 60-65 game to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. It’s the...

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Miners close home schedule with win over UTSA

Miners close home schedule with win over UTSA

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 26, 2014

In an emotional senior night, the UTEP women’s basketball team defeated the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners 78-65 at the Don Haskins Center. Tonight’s game was the last regular season home game for seniors, forward Kayla Thornton, center Kristine Vitola...

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UTEP to rematch UTSA on senior night

UTEP to rematch UTSA on senior night

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor February 25, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team will have its final regular season home game on Feb. 26 when it faces the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners for the second time in the season. The game will be the last regular season home game that seniors Kayla Thornton,...

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UTEP, ranked No. 12 nationally is the overwhelming favorite to win the Conference USA indoor track and field championships.

Conference championship in sight

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

Finishing second in the Conference USA Championships is not a goal for the UTEP men’s track and field team, they want to win it all. This week the Miners are heading to Birmingham, Ala. to compete in the conference indoor championships on Feb. 28 and...

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

Women’s track and field aiming for solid performance

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

While the UTEP men are heavily favored to win the conference championship. The women’s track and field team is in a very competitive field of schools and individual opponents. With defending indoor champion Central Florida gone, the winner’s circle...

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Senior Rebecca Calvillo hits a back-hand slice against Southern Mississippi on Feb. 23

Victories give tennis team a boost before road games

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

This past weekend the UTEP tennis team went 2-1 in their last home stand until late March. The Miners came up short on Feb. 22 against the Abilene Christian Wildcats, losing 5-2, but bounced back on Feb. 23 against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles...

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Freshman pitcher Taylor Grohmann strikes out a career high six batters against Incarnate Word on Feb. 23.

Challenging week ahead for Miners

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor February 25, 2014

The UTEP softball team will have a challenging week, as they will take on nationally ranked Arizona and Washington, in addition to Pacific, San Jose State and Cal State Bakersfield. After a rough 1-9 start to their season, UTEP claimed five-straight...

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UTEP downs East Carolina 81-74

UTEP downs East Carolina 81-74

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 22, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team defeated the East Carolina Pirates 81-74 and climbed to second place in Conference USA only behind Middle Tennessee State. Sophomore guard Jenzel Nash called it the most physical game of the year. In their bout versus...

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UTEP rifle takes down No. 17 Nevada

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor February 21, 2014

The No. 20 UTEP rifle team defeated 17th-ranked Nevada, 4528-4526, to kick off its six-day stay for NCAA Qualifying in Fairbanks, Alaska on Feb. 20. Freshman Rachael Schoenrock led the way for the Miners with an aggregate of 1144 (567-577). That...

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