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UTEP rallies back to defeat Western Illinois in Sun Bowl Invitational

UTEP rallies back to defeat Western Illinois in Sun Bowl Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 28, 2013

With UTEP legend Tim Hardaway in attendance the Miners came back to defeat Western Illinois 67-64. The Miners went on a 18-6 run in the last 5:46 to advance to defeat the Leathernecks and will play Denver tomorrow for the crown of the 2013 WestStar...

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Washburn leads UTEP past Montana State 70-55

Washburn leads UTEP past Montana State 70-55

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 23, 2013

The Miners won their third straight game Monday night by defeating the Montana State Wildcats 70-55. Once again, the Miners did it with defense and holding their opponent to a low shooting percentage, 34.5 percent. Junior guard/forward Julian...

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Moore returns to boost Miners to 84-74 win over Demons

Moore returns to boost Miners to 84-74 win over Demons

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 19, 2013

After a heart-breaking loss to New Orleans this past Monday, the Miners bounced back with a 84-74 win over Northwestern State.  The Miners got off to a rough start committing 10 turnovers in the first half, but in the last four minutes of the first...

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New Orleans stuns UTEP with its first road win in two years

New Orleans stuns UTEP with its first road win in two years

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 17, 2013

The UTEP Miners, who came in tonight with a 5-4 record, were stunned by the New Orleans Privateers at the Don Haskins Center, 71-69. Junior forward Cedric Lang missed a put-back layup to send the game into overtime, after Jalen Ragland missed a...

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UTEP defeats Southeastern Louisiana State 87-65

UTEP defeats Southeastern Louisiana State 87-65

December 15, 2013

The UTEP women’s basketball team returned to the hard-court after an eight day break to defeat the Southeastern Louisiana Lions 87-65 to improve to 9-0 start on the season. The Miners had double digit scoring from four players and got 32 points from...

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McKenzie Moore was the UTEP leading scorer this season and was kicked off the team following FBI Investigation.

Miners cruise over Sacramento State

Javier Cortez December 7, 2013

  In their first game since losing to Kansas at Paradise Island, the UTEP men’s basketball team came back to defeat Sacramento State 69-51. The Miners struggled out of the gate with the Sacramento State guards, when Sacramento State guard...

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Womens basketball tops Mustangs to remain undefeated

Women’s basketball tops Mustangs to remain undefeated

Javier Cortez December 7, 2013

  The UTEP women’s basketball team has now made it eight straight wins, improving to 8-0 this season as they defeated the now 8-2 Southern Methodist Mustangs 76-71 in their narrowest win of the season. SMU came into the game with 2012-13...

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#2 Sophomore distance runner Anthony Rotich led the Miners to a conference championship and on June 8, Rotich earned the 3,000-meter steeplechase national title.

The most important moments of 2013

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor December 3, 2013

#11 Football – UTEP against New Mexico and New Mexico State Sept. 7 marked the first game of the Miners under new head coach Sean Kugler. The game turned into an exciting shootout to the delight of the 45,000-plus crowd at the Sun Bowl, but the...

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Aiming for 7-0 start against Aggies

Aiming for 7-0 start against Aggies

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

After a 6-0 start, the women’s basketball team will now travel to Las Cruces, N.M. on Dec. 3 for the rematch against their rivals, the New Mexico State Aggies. In the first outing between the Miners and the Aggies, the Miners had four players score...

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The good, the  bad and the ugly of the 2013  football season

The good, the bad and the ugly of the 2013 football season

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

  As the UTEP football team season came to an end with another loss on Nov. 30 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. against Middle Tennessee State, it would be an understatement to say that this season has been more than disappointing. Optimism probably...

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The Miners have began their 2013-14 season with six straight victories and have won those games with a 29-point margin average

Creating a new level of expectations

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

Under the tutelage of head coachKeitha Adams, the fans of El Paso have been subjected to many fast starts from the UTEP women’s basketball team. Although the season is still early, the Miners have already gone into the record books for women’s basketball. Through...

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Senior linebacker Horace Miller (right) celebrates after getting a safety against Florida International on Nov. 16

Seniors ready to continue life after football

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

When you walk around campus and see the towering athletes in sweats you might forget that they’re also students. The football team has more student-athletes than any other sport at UTEP and most of the seniors on this year’s football team will...

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