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The Prospector

A slow transition under Kugler

A slow transition under Kugler

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 22, 2013

Every season starts with certain expectations, optimism, dreams and goals, but as the season progresses some of those expectations change. Optimism may turn into pessimism, dreams into nightmares and goals are unmet. After a 1-5 start to their 2013...

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An underwhelming performance for the Miners

An underwhelming performance for the Miners

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 22, 2013

With the first half of the football season in the books, the Miners are 1-5 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Knowing UTEP’s football history, how much of a surprise can that be? If you had told me that this would be the case six weeks ago, I would...

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#7 Jameill Showers committed to UTEP on Feb. 26.

Miners go on the road to face Rice

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor October 22, 2013

After having a week off, the Miners are now focused on their next rival the Rice Owls, who are leading the west division of the conference alongside Tulane. Rice will host UTEP Oct. 26 in Houston. “It was a very productive week for us. We got a lot...

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Cross country gears up for biggest test

Cross country gears up for biggest test

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor October 15, 2013

The UTEP cross country team is preparing for their toughest challenge of the current season, when they go into action Oct. 19 at the 2013 NCAA pre-nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. The Miners competed in the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 4, where...

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

Jones making the most of his opportunity

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: Aaron Jones suffered a shouder injury during the third quarter of the  game against Tulsa on Oct. 12. No announcement has been made about the severity of the injury or when he will be ready to play. There haven’t been many distinguishing...

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Tulsa holds onto early lead to top Miners

Tulsa holds onto early lead to top Miners

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 13, 2013

For the sixth consecutive game, the Miners defense gave up a touchdown on the opening drive that led to a 34-20 loss to the Conference USA defending champions–the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The inability to stop the run, and a struggling offense, just...

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Sarah Dilling late saves help Miners hold a 2-2 draw against Charlotte

Sarah Dilling late saves help Miners hold a 2-2 draw against Charlotte

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor October 12, 2013

With two back-to-back goals from defender Dakota Olson, the Charlotte 49ers rallied back from a two-goal deficit to tie 2-2 with the Miners. Sarah Dilling, UTEP’s junior goalkeeper, had two crucial saves in overtime which saved the Miners from defeat. “UTEP...

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UTEP Soccer ready to take on the 49ers

UTEP Soccer ready to take on the 49ers

Ellisia Shafer, Staff Reporter October 11, 2013

The UTEP women’s soccer team returns home after two games on the road. The Miners tied with Alabama Birmingham, 1-1, and defeated Florida Atlantic University, 2-1, in overtime. “It was great being able to split on the road, we got a little bit...

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Miners and Golden Hurricane seeking first conference win

Miners and Golden Hurricane seeking first conference win

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2013

The defending Conference USA champions, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and the UTEP Miners will face each other in a battle of 1-4 teams on Oct. 12 at the Sun Bowl. Both teams are coming to the game after suffering heart-breaking losses at home. Last...

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Senior middle blocker Xitlali Herrera forced 10 kills against the Florida International Golden Panthers Oct. 6 at Memorial Gym.

Miners pick up two conference wins at home

Ellisia Shafer, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

The UTEP volleyball team came away with two victories in their opening Conference USA home stand as they defeated both Florida Atlantic and Florida International. The Miners opened their conference slate on Oct. 4 against the Florida Atlantic Owls....

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The UTEP tennis team is preparing for their toughest challenge so far this season at the University of Arizona tournament in Tucson.

UTEP tennis set for Arizona test

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

The UTEP women’s tennis team will go to Tucson to compete in the University of Arizona Tournament Oct. 11-13. The Miners are looking forward to the competition ahead as they get ready for their second tournament of the year. “Were excited to get...

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Bulldogs wide receiver Andrew Guillot stretches to reach the endzone on a 5-yard touchdown run to tie the game in the first quarter.

Homecoming wraps up with no happy ending

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

Editor’s note: Make sure to check for the Tulsa vs. UTEP game preview at theprospectordaily.com later this week As homecoming came to a close, the Miners fell to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 38-35. UTEP fell short of a near comeback after falling...

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