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UTEP volleyball faces first loss at Borderland Invitational Tournament

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor September 7, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team (4-1) finally made its way back to the Memorial Gym this past weekend for the annual Borderland Invitational Tournament, which ran from Thursday, Aug. 31 to Saturday, Sept 2.  The event hosted the Miners, the University of...

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Lady miners all go to hug Mina Rodriguez after her goal.

UTEP soccer finds its footing versus the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 6, 2023

Both the sun and the smiles of UTEP soccer fans shined brighter than ever this past Sunday as the Miners claimed a victory against The University of Incarnate Word (3-1) (UIW).   The match ended with a 1-0 score and was a special moment for the...

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The New Orleans Saints recently signed quarterback Derek Carr from the Las Vegas Raiders who was let go earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Here is what you should expect following an eventful 2023 NFL preseason

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor September 5, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year is back. It is time to bust out the jerseys and enjoy the classic all-American game of football. The 2023 NFL season is deemed to be full of opportunity, high hopes and drive for players on the field.    In the...

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UTEP football players headed back to the sidelines mid celebration after scoring a touchdown.

Football finds ‘Miner Magic’ in win over Incarnate Word Cardinals

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 4, 2023

“Miner Magic” ignited a throwback spirit throughout the Sun Bowl Stadium Saturday night. As the Miners looked to embody the unstoppable 1988 era for UTEP football, the team’s optimism allowed them to win the first home game of the season. To...

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The Locomotive’s hope to carry its momentum back to El Paso Saturday, Sept. 2 to face off against Monterey Bay FC at Southwest University Park. Photo courtesy of the Prospector archive

‘We need the best from everyone.’ Navarro, others optimistic despite El Paso Locomotive slump

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor September 1, 2023

The beginning of the summer presented many promises for the El Paso Locomotive FC (9-10-5). Now the team has grinded to a screeching halt having not won a game since June 14.    The Locos consistently graced the top of the USL Championship rankings,...

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The season will start off with the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament with the Miners facing Washington University for their first game.  Photo courtesy of The Prospector archive

With UTEP volleyball’s season underway, new faces emerge under veteran wings

Gianluca Cuevas, Photographer September 1, 2023

After reaching the semifinals but falling short at the C-USA Finals in 2022 to Rice University, UTEP Volleyball kicked off the start of their 2023 season with a 4-set sweep exhibition game against Grand Canyon University, Aug. 19. The Miners were...

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The UTEP volleyball team competed in three out-of-state games between Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.  Photo courtesy of Samuel Conners/ SELA athletics

Striking gold at Southeastern Showdown games

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter September 1, 2023

The UTEP volleyball team got off to a busy start as the team competed in three out-of-state games between Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.    The first day featured a double header between the Washington Huskies and the Grambling State Tigers.   During...

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Street filled with bright lights from southwest university park.

El Paso Chihuahuas set new hit record during series loss to Albuquerque Isotopes

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter August 30, 2023

The El Paso Chihuahuas have been a hit throughout the summer, particularly during the month of August. Although temperatures are still in the triple digits, that’s not stopping El Pasoans from supporting their minor league home team.    When it...

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UTEP now heads back to the Sun Bowl to the team’s home opener against the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

UTEP football faulters on the road versus C-USA newcomer Jax State

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor August 29, 2023

The much anticipated 2023-2024 football season is under way for the UTEP Miners (0-1, C-USA 0-1). Unfortunately, the team started on the wrong foot.   The Miners were favored traveling into Jacksonville, Alabama to play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks...

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Sophomore Mina Rodriguez, fighting possession against Arizona defense to score Aug. 27.

UTEP Soccer has a shakey but promising start

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter August 29, 2023

The UTEP Miners’ soccer team battled it out against Arizona State University (ASU) in a tense match ending in a 2-0 loss for UTEP. Attendance and spirits were high, with a packed audience in the stands. Excitement and curiosity surrounded the field...

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New UTEP head soccer coach Gibbs Keeton starts off season with their first game Aug. 9 against New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque.  Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics

New soccer coach Gibbs Keeton prepares Miners for new season

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor August 8, 2023

UTEP soccer is starting off the upcoming season with a new head coach. Gibbs Keeton was hired as head coach in Dec. 2022.   Keeton has played soccer his whole life, while also playing collegiate soccer at Texas Tech. He was a soccer coach for over...

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Attendee poses with Paydirt Pete at the annual football luncheon, July 26.

UTEP football luncheon kicks up season hype

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor July 28, 2023

The UTEP football community came together July 26, for its annual football luncheon to showcase the program to the public and introduce the new retro alternate uniforms.  Former UTEP quarterback Pat Hegarty headlined the event, along with performances...

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