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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Senior Elena Dibattista serves the ball to her opponents on Jan. 20.

UTEP Tennis destroys competition in spring opener

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 22, 2024

As UTEP Basketball continues to sprint its way along the season of college sports, there is one that's already making a huge racket. UTEP Tennis won its spring season opener against Western New Mexico University in a big blow-out at the El Paso Tennis...

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Guard Tae Hardy jumps into the air in attempt to dunk the ball during a game against Middle Tennessee on Jan. 18.

UTEP men’s basketball dominate Middle Tennessee

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor January 20, 2024

The UTEP Miners (10-8, C-USA 1-2) took a well-earned win over Middle Tennessee State University (6-12, C-USA 0-3), ending the game with a final score of 73-59. UTEP kept the lead through the whole game, never letting up on the Blue Raiders. The game...

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Filling his basket, Nicholas Sanchez preps for the big Super Bowl weekend with eagerness and excitement.  

Unpredictable as El Paso weather: The NFL Playoffs

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 19, 2024

Beginning in September of last year, the National Football League broadcasted the fierce competition between teams trying to lock in their position for Super Bowl LVIII. The 2024 NFL season has given 32 teams a chance to either shine or wither. With the...

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With 15 games left in the regular season, the UTEP men’s basketball team sits at 9-7 record, having played one conference game thus far.

Men’s basketball begins conference games

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor January 19, 2024

The UTEP men’s basketball team has had its fair share of ups and downs throughout the preseason, although the Miners (9-7) plan to push through to the C-USA Championships. Their most recent, and final, non-conference game against Chicago State ended...

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Commanders on Jan. 7 to clinch the NFC East and claim the second seed in the NFC.

Dallas Cowboys secure NFC East championship

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 17, 2024

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Dallas Cowboys played against the Washington Commanders and gained another win for their season, ending the game 38-10.   The Cowboys victory makes them the NFC East Division champions, reclaiming the title they previously held...

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Shakeen Hall-Smith sprints 200m.

Olympians in Sun City

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

El Paso is no stranger to great athletics, from professional teams like the Chihuahuas, the Locomotives, to UTEP sports teams. Added to that list are fourteen athletes currently training in the Sun City through the Hanany Olympic Project.   The Hanany...

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Fireworks erupt after Norte Dame routes Oregon State 40-8.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish earn themselves a big bowl of Frosted Flakes

Joel Molina, Staff Photographer December 30, 2023

The Sun Bowl stadium roared with excitement, packed from top to bottom, leaving no seat unoccupied. In the 90th Sun Bowl game, El Paso and Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl hosted the 19th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-3) and 21st ranked Oregon State Beavers...

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Redshirt sophomore Cade McConnell balances academics, personal life and becoming a new leader for the Miners.

Juggling stadium lights, textbooks and teachers

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

Being thrusted into the starting quarterback position in late September was not quite on redshirt sophomore Cade McConnell’s radar. After senior quarterback Gavin Hardison fell to injury during the team’s fifth game against the University of Nevada-Las...

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Former UTEP men’s golf head coach, Marlin “Cricket” Musch has been selected for the 2023 Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame Class. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Former UTEP Men’s Golf Head Coach recognized for 2023 GCAA Hall of Fame Class

Iziah Moreno, Contributor/Photographer December 5, 2023

Former UTEP men’s golf head coach, Marlin “Cricket” Musch has been selected for the 2023 Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame Class.   Musch was the head coach (1981-1988), where he started the UTEP varsity program.   He started...

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UTEP will welcome its newest coach Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Larry K. Durham Center Hall of Champions. Photo credit by Austin Peay Athletics

UTEP football hires young coach in Scotty Walden

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 4, 2023

Following the firing of former head football coach Dana Dimel Sunday Nov. 26, UTEP football has found its new head coach. After a week-long effort to find a new coach, UTEP has hired Austin Peay Governors head coach Scotty Walden. Walden, along...

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Volleyball setter Hande Yetis has several achievements under her belt such as making the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2022). Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Senior spotlight: Hande Yetis’ journey from Turkey

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

To professionally hit a home run out of a ballpark, shoot a three-pointer on a basketball court or even catch a pass in a football game are some activities sports lovers dream of doing. Some try everything they can to get a chance to make it in professional...

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Guard Tae Hardy attempts to dribble around the defender during a game against Texas A&M-CC on Nov. 29.

Texas A&M Islanders leave UTEP basketball stranded in Tuesday night loss

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 1, 2023

The UTEP men’s basketball team (5-3) returned to the Don Haskins Tuesday, Nov. 28 to take on the Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi Islanders (3-4).  The Miners are coming off two straight losses, one to the Bradley Braves (6-1) at the SoCal...

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