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UTEP storms back to defeat Golden Eagles in overtime

UTEP storms back to defeat Golden Eagles in overtime

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 22, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team used a big second half rally to complete their biggest comeback win in school history against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The Miners scored 58 points in the second half to tie the game at 76 and force...

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UTEP, along with Southern Mississippi and UTSA, are three of the seven schools with a 2-2 record in Conference USA.

Seeking to bounce back

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

After a 13-2 start this season, the UTEP women’s basketball team lost two straight contests. First, at the hands of Middle Tennessee State on the road on Jan. 15 and to Charlotte on Jan. 18 at the Don Haskins. On Jan. 15, the Miners took on preseason...

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Turning a negative into a positive

Turning a negative into a positive

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you don’t care for UTEP basketball, you have heard about the three UTEP basketball players who were kicked off the team for gambling on athletic events. At first glance, it seems like that’s the new...

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Willms started in UTEP’s wins  over MTSU and UAB. He is averaging 5.2 points per game.

Willms aims for new heights

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

You might not catch him on the court all the time, but it is hard to walk on campus and not notice a 7-foot Canadian on your way to class. Freshman Matt Willms stands 7 feet, 1 inch and when he is on the court he definitely plays like it. This particular...

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Juniors Martin Simonsen and Jacob Loya will likely make the five man squad for the Arizona Intercollegiate, which takes .place Jan. 27-28.

Arizona Intercollegiate opens spring season

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

With the second half of the season approaching, the UTEP men’s golf team is preparing for the Arizona Intercollegiate tournament to be held Jan. 27 and 28 in Tucson, Ariz. This is the first year the tournament will be held at the Sewailo Golf Club....

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Charlotte hands UTEP first home loss of the season

Charlotte hands UTEP first home loss of the season

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 18, 2014

The Charlotte 49ers handed the UTEP Miners women’s basketball their first home loss of the season, scoring 52 points in the second half, ultimately defeating the Miners 92-86. 49ers guard Hillary Sigmon led her team with 32 points. After the...

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Myriam Sopel appointed as new tennis head coach

Myriam Sopel appointed as new tennis head coach

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor January 15, 2014

Athletic Director Bob Stull named Myriam Sopel as UTEP’s women’s tennis head coach on Wednesday.  Sopel succeeds Mark Roberts, who held the position from June 2012 to December 2013. "We welcome Myriam (Sopel) to the UTEP family," Stull said.  "She...

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Miners hold off Marshalls late rally for first conference win

Miners hold off Marshall’s late rally for first conference win

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 11, 2014

Tonight the UTEP Miners sealed their first conference win of the season with a 66-56 win over Marshall, the Miners now stand at 11-6 this season and 1-1 in conference play. Tied at halftime and a Miner 18-point lead 10 minutes into the second half,...

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UTEP upends Golden Hurricane 97-66

UTEP upends Golden Hurricane 97-66

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 11, 2014

Four different Miners had double digits as the UTEP women’s basketball team cruised past the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 97-66 at the Don Haskins Center. The big story was not the romping UTEP put on Tulsa, but the 22 points and record tying 20 rebounds...

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UTEP falls to Charlotte in Conference USA opener

UTEP falls to Charlotte in Conference USA opener

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 9, 2014

In their Conference USA opener the Miners were outdone by the Charlotte 49ers 73-68 at the Don Haskins Center. The main theme to the Miners first conference loss was rebounding. The 49ers outrebounded the Miners 41-27, the 27 rebounds in the Miners...

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Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Amanda Guillen, Staff reporter January 9, 2014

Centennial year kicked off today when students took part in a birthday celebration before a basketball game against the Charlotte 49ers. An email was sent out to students regarding the Centennial kickoff celebration. Director of Marketing and...

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Running back Aaron Jones and his brother Alvin will be added to the basketball team.

Jones brothers added to basketball roster

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor January 8, 2014

After the dismissal of three players, the UTEP men’s basketball team has added twin brothers Aaron and Alvin Jones to the roster. Aaron a running back for the football team, is healthy after suffering a broken rib in the game against North Texas,...

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