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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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Junior point guard C.J. Cooper has scored more than 10 points per game in eight of the last nine Miners games.

Crucial road trip for Miners

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

The Miners who are currently on a three-way tie in the lead in Conference USA, will have two crucial road games that could determine their fate   come selection sunday on March 16. Conference USA may have a chance to send two schools to the NCAA Tournament....

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Junior distance runner Anthony Rotich set the 11th fastest time on the nation at Husky Classic

Runners make progress before conference championships

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

It seems that wherever UTEP track and field goes, they find success. The men and women both had success in Seattle, Wash. at the Husky Classic and the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. on Feb. 14-15. The distance runners competed in the Husky...

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Tennis grab important pair of wins at home

Tennis grab important pair of wins at home

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

If there is one thing the UTEP women’s tennis team is good at, it is playing at home. The Miners improved their home-winning streak to eight, with a 6-1 win over Northern Arizona on Feb. 14 and a 6-1 win over Lamar on Feb. 16. With the back-to-back...

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Javier Cortez, staff reporter

Floyd needs to be recognized for his job

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

With the arrival of Tim Floyd in 2010 there were some pretty lofty expectations. None more saliva inducing than the first expectation brought on by Floyd himself in this first press conference as UTEP’s new head basketball coach. “I have not...

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Junior point guard C.J. Cooper has scored more than 10 points per game in eight of the last nine Miners games.

UTEP cruises past Florida International 84-71

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 15, 2014

After a heart breaking loss on Thursday, the Miners came back with a 84-71 win over the Florida International Golden Panthers in front of their biggest home crowd of the year at 11,176. Contrary to the game against Florida Atlantic, the Miners were...

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Bortley late three-pointer holds off Miners late rally

Bortley late three-pointer holds off Miners late rally

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 13, 2014

The wavelength of emotions went from unmitigated jubilance when junior guard C.J. Cooper hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to a shocked, collapsed feeling of heartbreak when Florida Atlantic’s freshman guard Marquan Botley hit...

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UTEP medley relay dominated at the Texas A&M Invitational en route to a seventh place finish overall.

Track earns 7th place at Texas A&M Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

Even though the UTEP men’s and women’s track and field team finished in seventh place overall, the Miners showed individually just how good they are at one of the nation’s biggest stages, the Texas A&M Invitational, which took place Feb. 8-9. After...

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