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Pressure mounts on Dana Dimel as UTEP football drops fourth straight game to LA Tech

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (1-5, C-USA 0-2) returned to the Sun Bowl to resume conference play versus the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (LA TECH) (3-3, C-USA 2-0).   With losses against Northwestern, Arizona and UNLV, the Miners were desperate for a...

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Middle blocker Danika Washington jumps up in the air to hit the ball during a set against Jacksonville State.

UTEP Volleyball defeats Jax State in exciting two home games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 30, 2023

With an overall record of 10-5, the UTEP women's volleyball team faced Jacksonville State University (JSU) in two intense home games. The love for the team radiated throughout Memorial Gym as both games garnered large cheering crowds. UTEP sailed through...

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Volleyball head coach Ben Wallis is entering his fifth season after leaving his position at New Mexico State. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics

Transforming UTEP volleyball with passion and precision under Ben Wallis

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor September 28, 2023

It was not too long ago when UTEP volleyball was a struggling program. From 2000 to 2019, UTEP only saw three seasons (2005, 2012 and 2013) with a winning percentage at or above .500 in conference play. This includes the Miners’ time with the Western...

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UTEP football head coach Dana Dimel looks down at his play sheet during a game against UNLV Sept. 23.

Paving a path to gridiron greatness in the Dimel era

Katrina Villarreal, Guest Contributor September 27, 2023

Editor’s note: This article was written prior to the start of the 2023 football season.  UTEP football coach Dana Dimel is entering his sixth season as head coach and Dimel is ready for the upcoming season.  Dimel is also excited to see the players...

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Forward Jayde Gone kicks the ball in the air while being closely defended by an NMSU player on Sept. 21.

UTEP soccer battles to the end in tough loss against NMSU

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 25, 2023

Editor’s note: This article recaps the match versus NMSU and was written prior to Sunday’s match up versus LA Tech.  This past Thursday, Sept. 21, UTEP soccer fans flocked to university field to witness the matchup against New Mexico State University...

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Running back Torrance Burgess Jr. carries the ball amongst several defenders from UNLV.

UNLV defeats UTEP football

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 25, 2023

UTEP football (1-4, C-USA 0-1) faced The University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels (3-1) in an engaging game for the Miners second home game.   Fans of all ages cheered on UTEP as they entered their fourth game at the Sun Bowl.  What started...

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Midfielder Sheyliene attempts to run down the ball during a match Sept. 14.

UTEP Soccer struggles in intense game against Idaho

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 20, 2023

This past Thursday, Sept. 14, UTEP women's soccer fought hard against the University of Idaho Vandals, losing 1-0.  Although the match was played throughout the night, the packed crowd and the UTEP Cheer Team helped the game shine brightly. The match...

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Arizona Wildcats beat UTEP 31-10 in Arizona Sep. 16. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

UTEP football faces disappointing loss on the road

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 20, 2023

With football season underway, UTEP took another heavy hit Saturday, this time to the Arizona Wildcats. The 31-10 final score was another example of the struggles that UTEP has taken on early in the season.  The game at Arizona marked UTEP’s second...

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Alburquerque Dukes catcher standing tall and ready behind home plate, prepared to defend their team against base runners.

Albuquerque Isotopes take home victories against the Chihuahuas in rivalry series

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

The time came for the El Paso Chihuahuas to battle it out on the field against the Albuquerque Isotopes in a five-day-long rivalry series at Southwest University Park. Starting Sept. 12 and ending Sept. 17, the two teams went head-to-head, giving it their...

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UTEP’s 1988 quarterback Pat Hegarty also hosted the football luncheon that was held at the Convention Center July 26.

UTEP football pays homage to 1988 championship team

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 15, 2023

UTEP football hosted ‘80s Night at the Sun Bowl to ring in the first home game of the football season.    ‘80s Night was a huge hit for fans and players alike, as UTEP took the win over Incarnate Word. However, some may not know the meaning behind...

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The El Paso Roller Derby comes together to pose for a photo.

El Paso Roller Derby’s fierce sport brings a community together

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 14, 2023

Though stress from a sport outweighs the enjoyment, players of the El Paso Roller Derby Team (EPRD) let the good times roll. Although the sport is fierce, players have found a family within the team. One of the redeeming qualities of the EPRD family is...

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Northwestern beat UTEP 38-7 during the football game at Ryan Field Sept. 9. Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics.

UTEP football suffers heavy loss to Northwestern

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 12, 2023

UTEP football (1-2) took a heavy hit early in the season, losing 38-7 against Northwestern University Sept. 9. The Miners’ season is already looking bleak, having two losses in its three-game season. However, all hope isn’t lost as it is just the...

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