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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Beginning in 1963, the men’s basketball team went on a run of NCAA championship appearances.

UTEP sports: Building on a legacy

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

For 55 years, UTEP has stood as the only Texas school to win a men’s basketball national championship. In 1966, legendary coach, Don Haskins, broke down basketball’s color barrier while simultaneously breaking down the University of Kentucky’s fellow...

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UTEP Recreation center has two basketball courts for students to utilize in their free time.

Climbing to new heights at UTEP Recreation Center

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

The UTEP recreation center is the recommended place for UTEP students to work out, especially with the busy lives that come along with being a college student. With the rec center being included in student fees, freshmen have free resources to stay fit...

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Senior forward Jane Asinde soars for a layup.

UTEP women’s basketball falls short to Liberty University in last home game of the season

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer March 5, 2024

UTEP women's basketball took a loss to the Liberty University Flames in the Miners' last home game. Senior forward Jane Asinde is among two other seniors on the roster, guard Mahri Petree and guard Erin Wilson. Even with the loss, Asinde led the team...

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Oakland Athletics announced that Jenny Cavnar would be the A’s full-time play by play announcer, making her the first woman to call balls and strikes for any organization in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). Photo courtesy by Flickr

Oakland Athletics hire Major League Baseball’s first female play by play announcer

Jorge Guajardo, Contributor/Writer March 1, 2024

77 years ago, baseball’s color barrier was broken by none other than Jackie Robinson. Now, baseball once again leads the way in breaking another barrier. This time, that barrier was the glass ceiling. On Feb. 13, the Oakland Athletics announced that...

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Hikers admire the view from Mammoth’s Trunk Trail.

Peak pursuits: Navigating nature’s trails safely in El Paso

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer February 28, 2024

The rugged mountains of El Paso invite hikers to uncover the hidden gems of the Chihuahuan Desert. As the weather begins to warm up El Pasoans and visitors will begin making their way to the Franklin Mountains State Park to explore the various trails...

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Guard Corey Camper Jr. dribbles the ball while being closely defended by a Sam Houston player, Feb. 24.

UTEP men’s basketball gets scratched by Sam Houston Bearkats

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 27, 2024

UTEP had a busy Saturday as they unveiled the brand-new Don Haskins "The Bear" statue to the public in an all-out pep rally. At the unveiling of the statue, multiple UTEP Men's Basketball teams throughout the decades were coached by Haskins were there....

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Junior forward Derick Hamilton attempts a layup.

UTEP men’s basketball fights to the end in tough loss against top ranked LA Tech 

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Editor’s Note: This recap is not the most recent game for the UTEP Miners Men’s Basketball.  The UTEP Miners (13-14, C-USA 4-8) faced top-ranking LA Tech (19-8, C-USA 9-3), but fought hard through the game, ending the game down by only six points...

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“The Bear” stands in bronze glory at the Don Haskins Center 

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

The 1960s served as a pivotal decade for America. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War raged on overseas. Amid all this stood what became one of the most pivotal moments...

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UTEP men’s basketball goes winless during their two-game road stretch against WKU and Middle Tennessee.

UTEP men’s basketball drops ninth-straight road loss

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor February 22, 2024

After a dominating home win versus I-10 rival New Mexico State (11-15, 5-6 C-USA), the UTEP men’s basketball team (13-13, 4-7 C-USA) hit the road for two games against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers (WKU) (19-7, C-USA) and the Middle Tennessee...

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The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue on Feb. 8, 2024. Honoring NBA legend Kobe Bryant who played for the franchise for 20 years, spanning from 1996 to 2016.

Lakers unveil first of three statues commemorating the late Kobe Bryant

Jorge Guajardo, Contributor February 19, 2024

Kobe Bryant, known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and an inspiration to many, will now watch over fans at the arena forever. The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue honoring the late Hall of Fame player, Feb. 9. The...

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Forward Jane Asinde takes a jump-shot over the defense of a Middle Tennessee State player, Feb. 17.

UTEP Women’s basketball tightens up their defense over Conference-USA leader

Joel Molina, Photo Editor February 19, 2024

Coming off a triumphant victory over Western Kentucky University, the UTEP Women’s basketball team (9-15, C-USA 4-7) looked to once again protect their home court against C-USA leader Middle Tennessee State University (21-4, C-USA 11-0).  This would...

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Junior guard Delma Zita looks to pass the ball.

UTEP Women’s basketball fights WKU to the end in triumphant win

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 19, 2024

In a triumphant mix of skill, determination and perseverance, UTEP Women's basketball defeated Western Kentucky University 73-68. Down 16 points at the half, UTEP rose from the ashes, earning head coach Keitha Adams her 500th win. The Miners broke a five-game...

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