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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Infielder Amaya Lee hits the ball during a game on Feb. 10.

UTEP Softball hits hard in spring opener

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 15, 2024

UTEP Softball had its season debut, playing five games over the past weekend,two against Abilene Christian University, two against Western Michigan University and one against Monmouth University. The community showed up in big crowds for the team as the...

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UTEP falls to NMSU at the Pan Am Center on Feb. 10.

Women’s basketball loses third straight game at the hands of I-10 rivals

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor February 14, 2024

The UTEP women’s basketball team (8-14, C-USA 3-6) faced its third straight loss to I-10 rival New Mexico State University Aggies (NMSU) (10-12, C-USA 4-5).   After losses to Jax State (8-12, C-USA 3-4) and Liberty University (8-13, C-USA 3-5) on...

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Junior guard Corey Camper Jr. attempts a shot against NMSU senior guard Femi Odukale.

Men’s basketball defeats NMSU Aggies in Battle of I-10 ls

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor February 13, 2024

The UTEP Miners men’s basketball team (13-11, C-USA 4-5) defeated the NMSU Aggies (11-13, C-USA 5-4) in a landslide victory Feb. 10. NMSU did not take the lead throughout the game, giving the Miners the edge in front of over ten thousand fans. The Miners...

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, to claim Super Bowl LVIII and back-to-back titles.

Kansas City Chiefs reign supreme

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor February 13, 2024

The 2024 NFL season has come to an end with fans still rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or being genuinely happy or begrudgingly happy for the 2024 Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.  It all started with Reba McEntire giving her rendition...

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UTEP player attempts to shoot with time racing against the buzzer

UTEP men’s basketball gets caught in brushfire against Liberty University

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 7, 2024

UTEP men’s basketball (12-11, C-USA 3-5) were unable to extinguish the fire from Liberty University (14-9, C-USA 3-5). With a loss of 65-67, the Miners missed six successive free throws toward the final minutes of the game. The Flames were able to gain...

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Junior guard Corey Camper attempts a shot against JAX State junior forward Caleb Johnson.

UTEP men’s basketball beats out Jax State Gamecocks in first-ever meeting

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor February 7, 2024

Editor’s Note: This recap is not the most recent game for the UTEP Miners Men’s Basketball.  The UTEP men’s basketball team (12-10, C-USA 3-4) finally returned to the Sun City after two straight back-to-back road losses versus Conference USA...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team lost their second conference game in a row against Sam Houston on Jan. 27.

UTEP men’s basketball loses a close one to conference rival Sam Houston

Joel Molina, Photo Editor February 2, 2024

Coming off a lopsided loss to the number one team in the conference, Louisiana Tech, the UTEP men’s basketball team (11-10, 2-4 CUSA) traveled to Huntsville, Texas, to take on the current second place team in the conference, Sam Houston (12-9, 5-1 CUSA)....

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Dallas Cowboys fans are one of the many sports teams fans that experience the disappointment of their team going home after a playoff loss.

When football teams crash, jerseys are trashed

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 2, 2024

A team loss is always disheartening for football fans. As the 2023-24 NFL season will soon come to an end, many teams took tough losses that prevented them from reaching Super Bowl LVIII. Although fans of the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit...

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Xavier Butler races against the competition at a track meet on Jan 26.

UTEP track breaks records at Albuquerque Invitational

Gianluca Cuevas, Phtographer February 1, 2024

The UTEP indoor track team was ready to set the standard at the New Mexico Team Open at the Albuquerque Convention Center Jan. 26, and 27. From El Paso to four hours to Albuquerque, the only time that mattered was the record times they broke on the track....

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Junior guard Delma Zita calls out a play while being guarded by Sam Houston senior guard Shanti Henry, Jan. 27 at the Don Haskins Center.

Women’s basketball edges out Bearkats in final minutes

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor January 31, 2024

After only winning two of the team’s last five matchups, the UTEP women’s basketball team (8-3, C-USA 3-3) fought for a hard-earned win over the C-USA newcomer Sam Houston University (5-13, C-USA 0-6) during “Noche Latina”.  The Sam Houston...

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