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UTEP has a 37-43-1 record in homecoming games and has won their last five.

Miners host Bulldogs in battle of one-win teams

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter October 1, 2013

UTEP is set for a rematch against old WAC foes Louisiana Tech on homecoming Oct. 5. It is a must-win game for both schools in order to keep their season hopes alive. Almost halfway through the season, the Miners stand at 1-3, and in most cases any...

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The Miners split their first twp games of conference by defeating Lousiana Tech and falling to Tulane, UTEP will come back home Oct. 4 to face the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Gym.

Volleyball comes back after opening conference play on the road

Ellisia Shafer, Staff reporter October 1, 2013

The UTEP volleyball team closed their non-conference schedule with a 5-5 record before traveling to Louisiana to open their Conference USA slate. UTEP debuted in conference play with a 3-1 win over Louisiana Tech on Sep. 27, but fell two days later...

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Senior tight end Kevin Perry is in his last season with the Miners. After his college career he will try to follow his father’s footsteps in the NFL.

Perry embracing a new role

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter October 1, 2013

Being a collegiate athlete is a distinguishing mark in someone’s life, but being a two-sport athlete puts you in the upper echelon of athletes. Kevin Perry is part of that upper echelon of student athletes on this campus, being that he is a football...

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Senior midfielder Gina Soto takes on a Golden Eagles defender.

UTEP tops Southern Miss with overtime goal

Ellisia Shafer, Staff Reporter September 29, 2013

Senior forward Azia Nicholson scored her fifth goal of the season to help the Miners defeat Southern Miss 1-0 in overtime Sunday at University Field. “We practice finishing every day. Of course we want to put them away early and take some of the...

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UTEP Soccer falls 2-1 to Rice in Conference-USA opener

UTEP Soccer falls 2-1 to Rice in Conference-USA opener

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor September 28, 2013

With two goals in a space of one minute, the Rice Owls mounted a comeback to defeat the Miners. “It was a good win, UTEP is one of the toughest teams to play on the road. I’m very proud of my team, they put up a good fight,” said Rice head coach...

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Senior midfielder Tori Martyn dribbles and attempt to elude two Utah State defenders on Aug. 30 at University Field

UTEP soccer opens conference slate at home

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor September 27, 2013

The UTEP soccer team which is currently on a four-game winning streak will try to add to their streak in conference play. The Miners are set to start their 2013 campaign when they host the Rice Owls tonight at University Field . For the first time...

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Miners take on Colorado State

Miners take on Colorado State

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2013

For UTEP fans, a game against Colorado State is very uncommon but these two teams have  history against each other as Western Athletic Conference foes in the late '60s through the late '90s. Over the years, the Miners and Rams have played each other...

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Freshman running back Darrin Laufasa gets past two Aggie defensive backs to score on his first career touchdown on Sept. 14.

Laufasa making an early impression

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

Darrin Laufasa, freshman running back made his name known in his breakout game against the Aggies, rushing for 74 yards on nine carries with two touchdowns. His biggest play of the game came in the fourth quarter as he blew past New Mexico State’s...

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Valencia brings the energy to the team

Valencia brings the energy to the team

Ellisia Shafer, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

A local girl from San Elizario, Texas, senior defensive specialist Victoria Valencia is set to give her all in the final season of her collegiate career. Valencia just received All-Tournament Honors over the weekend at the UTEP invitational volleyball...

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Senior midlfielder Gina Soto dribbles her way to the UC Riverside penalty box on Sept. 6 at University Field.

Mental strength the key for success for Gina Soto

Luis Barrio, Contributor September 24, 2013

Gina Soto, senior midfielder, said that she takes after her father when it comes to spontaneity. But when it comes to soccer and her ambition to improve, she sticks to the same concepts, patience and attention to detail like her mother. Acknowledging...

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Miners fall to Roadrunners on Sun Bowl’s 50th anniversary

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 22, 2013

There were fireworks at halftime, but there was no celebrating after the game for the Miners on the day that marked the 50th anniversary of the Sun Bowl. The University of Texas, San Antonio Roadrunners outplayed the Miners in almost every facet of...

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The Sun Bowl opened its doors on Sept. 21, 1963.

Sun Bowl celebrates 50th birthday

Luis Barrio, Contributor September 20, 2013

UTEP will host the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on the 50th birthday of the Sun Bowl stadium. The stadium hosts one the nation’s longest running bowl games in college football. It’s a place that screams home-field advantage being situated in a...

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