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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

The UTEP tennis team is now 4-12 on the season and 0-3 in C-USA play.

UTEP Tennis serves 7-0 loss to junior college, falls to C-USA rival

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contrbutor/Writer April 4, 2024

The UTEP women’s tennis team hosted two teams Easter weekend in hopes of bouncing back from a series of losses. The team is currently 4-12 and winless in conference play following the Friday and Saturday matchups at the El Paso Tennis Club.  Friday’s...

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UTEP track and field competed in three matches from Thursday through Saturday. One taking place in Austin, Texas, the other in San Marcos, Texas and one in Stanford, California. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP Track and Field strike gold in multiple out of town meets

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer April 4, 2024

The UTEP Track and Field team recently competed in three meets: one at the Texas Relays meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, one at The Stanford Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, California, and at the Texas State Track...

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Shoei Ohtani found himself in a scandal when his interpreter and friend, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers for his connections with sports betting. Ohtani denies ever willingly taking part in the matter. Photo courtesy of the MLB.

Dodgers’ Ohtani embroiled in gambling controversy

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

Almost a week has passed since Shohei Ohtani addressed rumors and speculation that he was involved in gambling, which some say is baseball's greatest sin, after his interpreter and friend, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers for his connections to...

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Outfielder Idalis Mendez looks to hit the ball during a game, Mar. 30.

UTEP softball plays hard against Jax State in Easter weekend games

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor April 2, 2024

UTEP Softball played three games at home in the Helen of Troy Softball Complex March 28-30 against Jax State, ultimately incurring a win and two losses against the Gamecocks ahead of Easter Sunday. The Gamecocks flipped the script on the Miners as UTEP...

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UTEP Softballs Battle of I-10 happened on March 22. and 23. in the New Mexico State University Softball Complex. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP Softball gives their all in Battle of 1-10 series

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer March 28, 2024

The Battle of 1-10 is a phenomenon for sports in the El Paso and New Mexico areas, and UTEP softball got its chance to swing at bat this past weekend on March 22 and 23. UTEP battled to the very end in all three games but lost to the New Mexico State...

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The past two weekends marked the official start of the Formula 1 season with the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Lights out and away goes the F1 season

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 22, 2024

The past two weekends marked the official start of the Formula 1 season with the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix. Fans of the sport have already begun making their predictions as the season continues and comparing the current season...

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Beach Volleyball pair freshman Mila Popovic and junior Ema Uskokvic celebrate after scoring. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP Beach Volleyball bring the roar in Bear Down Beach

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer March 21, 2024

The sunscreen, foldable lawn chairs, and sandals were all packed as UTEP Beach Volleyball headed out of El Paso to Bear Down Beach in Tuscon, Ariz., and Gene Autry Park in Mesa, Ariz. The Miners secured wins all around, with their record at 5-6 boosting...

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UTEP volleyball libero and mathematics major, Alyssa Sianez, who hopes to teach middle school math, was chosen to be the GoTeach Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway program recipient.

Alyssa Sianez: On the court and in the classroom

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor March 21, 2024

The UTEP volleyball team took home a second-place title in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship in December, gaining more recognition in the world of athletics at UTEP. In February, the team was presented to UTEP fans at a basketball game....

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Freshman Adriana Oporto jumps high in the air and attempts to hit the ball.

UTEP beach volleyball shines in historical first home match

Joel Molina, Photo Editor March 20, 2024

The cheers of fans, the sound of volleyballs being spiked, and the smooth movement of sand were heard at the sand volleyball courts behind the student recreation center March 9. A monumental day for UTEP and its beach volleyball team as they hosted the...

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Junior forward Kevin Kalu jumps up in attempt to lay the ball over the defense of Liberty, Mar. 14. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

C-USA title eludes UTEP as Miners fall to Western Kentucky

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 19, 2024

For two days, the Miners wrote a Cinderella story that had them punching their ticket to the big dance, the NCAA tournament, for the first time since 2010. That fairytale ended March 16, as UTEP suffered a gut-wrenching loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers...

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The run consisted of two events, a 5K run or a 1-mile walk.

Corazón De Niños: Saving children’s lives one race at a time

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer March 14, 2024

As the busy sounds of running shoes grazing the pavement and friendly conversations filled downtown El Paso, as participants geared up for the Corazón De Niños 5k and one mile walk in the spirit of charity.   The Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso...

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UTEP football will kick off the Scotty Walden era and its season on the road, Aug. 31, against Nebraska. They will play their first of five home games the following week, Sept. 7, against Southern Utah. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

‘Focus on the now’ UTEP football coach Scotty Walden on upcoming season

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor/Writer March 13, 2024

A brand-new staff, a historic recruiting class and new blood at the helm faces the new era of UTEP football. To open the offseason, new Head Coach Scotty Walden had a simple message for his team.  “Don’t forget, what’s in the past is in the...

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