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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor

Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.

 

Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.

 

Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.

 

Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.

 

All content by Adrian Broaddus
Closing time: A goodbye from a sports guy

Closing time: A goodbye from a sports guy

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor December 3, 2018

Ten straight semesters, three and a half years. Oh boy, what a ride it’s been. The first day I stepped foot into The Prospector’s office, I was an eager kid with a folder containing my resume and application to turn in. It was my first day of freshman...

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Where does UTEP football go from here?

Where does UTEP football go from here?

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor November 26, 2018

It was another rough season for the UTEP football team (1-11, 1-7 C-USA), who finished their 2018 campaign last Saturday with an abysmal 39-7 loss to Southern Miss. What started off as optimism and excitement to begin the season turned into frustration...

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UTEP football will look to win its second game in C-USA against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, Nov. 17

Miners hoping to bounce back against struggling Hilltoppers

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor November 12, 2018

The UTEP Miners football squad (1-9, 1-5) will have two cracks at winnable games in their last two weeks of the regular season as they face Western Kentucky on the road this week (Nov. 17) and host Southern Mississippi for “Senior Day” (Nov. 24)....

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Rodney Terry was named UTEPs head mens basketball coach on Monday, March 12.

The Rodney Terry Era begins with newcomers and new faces

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor November 6, 2018

It was a dreary night and the Miners had just lost a dreadful game to Lamar University (66-52) at home. Tim Floyd and the Miners had just lost their fifth straight game and looked as underwhelming as ever. Floyd took a step into the press room to...

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A win is a win for UTEP football

A win is a win for UTEP football

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor November 6, 2018

All good things must come to an end. Or in the UTEP football program’s case, all awful things must come to an end. And Saturday, the black plague of a 20-game losing streak, the most in UTEP history, came to an end, as the Miners stomped on...

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Miners head to Rice looking for first win of the season

Miners head to Rice looking for first win of the season

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 29, 2018

The winless Miners (0-8) will put their 20-game losing streak on the line against Rice (1-8) on Saturday, Nov 3. The Miners are coming off a 19-0 shutout loss to UAB, which was their second shutout loss of the season (Tennessee, 24-0). The loss extended...

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Voting numbers grow across the Sun City

Voting numbers grow across the Sun City

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 29, 2018

On Saturday, El Paso County broke the entire 2014 voter turnout with 3,766 early votes cast, bringing the total past 82,650. With almost a week left of early voting and Election Day still to come, El Paso has shattered previous numbers for early voting...

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UNT junior KhairI Muhammad 
 makes the tackle on senior tight end David Lucero.

Miners host first-place Blazers in hopes for an upset

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 23, 2018

Regrouping after a near road win upset against Louisiana Tech, the Miners (0-7, 0-3 C-USA) will return home this week to square off against top-ranked UAB (6-1, 4-0 C-USA) on Saturday, Oct. 27. And once again, the Miners will attempt to break their...

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UTEP football gears up for LA Tech on the road

UTEP football gears up for LA Tech on the road

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 15, 2018

The UTEP football team is rested and prepared coming off their bye week as they take on Louisiana Tech on the road this Saturday, Oct. 20. After the Miners’ winless start to the season (0-6), players, coaches and fans are hoping that a win is coming...

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Five of the best seasonal beers to try this fall

Five of the best seasonal beers to try this fall

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 15, 2018

As fall starts to roll through, brewing companies take this time of year the to showcase their seasonal beer selections. From Oktoberfest beers, to craft beers, fall has some of the best seasonal beers that we see in our grocery stores Below are the...

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The Hill reports record-breaking early voter turnout

Everything you need to know for Election Day

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 8, 2018

The Prospector Less than a month away, Texas voters will be able to cast their votes on statewide, legislative and congressional seats for the Nov. 6 midterm election. And to help students across campus fully understand about the election in El Paso...

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Invest now, benefit later: UTEP mens basketball continues to strike gold

Invest now, benefit later: UTEP men’s basketball continues to strike gold

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor October 2, 2018

As Miner fans have been preoccupied with the winless football team, basketball season is getting closer and closer. For the athletic program, it’s a chance to wipe the slate clean from an abysmal new era of football. They get to debut a new style...

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UTEP football head coach Dana Dimel walks his team out of the MIne Shaft before they First Light Credit Union Battle of I-10 against NMSU, on Saturday Sept. 22nd.

Miners need to find where they stand before facing UTSA

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 25, 2018

In the midst of a 16-game losing streak and an 0-4 start to the season, the UTEP football team is relying on pure desperation and faith in order to secure their first win going into conference play. UTEP joins UCLA (0-3), Nebraska (0-3) and San Jose...

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Fit Fam El Paso becomes local internet sensation

Fit Fam El Paso becomes local internet sensation

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 17, 2018

Nesting in the realms of the social media world lives one of El Paso’s prime social media destinations, Fit Fam El Paso, an Instagram account run through a local perspective with over 50,000 followers and counting.  From mind-boggling bar fights to...

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Battle of I-10: The fight between two winless programs

Battle of I-10: The fight between two winless programs

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 17, 2018

The Battle of I-10 will have a lot more at stake this year, as UTEP (0-3) hosts NMSU (0-4) in a highly anticipated rivalry matchup for the respective fan bases. The Miners gave Aggie fans bragging rights last year as they fell in Las Cruces 41-14. UTEP...

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Chihuahuas historic season comes to a close

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 11, 2018

In an underwhelming finish to the season, the Fresno Grizzlies beat out the El Paso Chihuahuas 10-1 on Sunday night to win the Pacific Conference title. Fresno took the first two games of the series at  Southwest University Park before the Chihuahuas...

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An ode to Malcolm James McCormick

An ode to Malcolm James McCormick

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 11, 2018

Remember EZ Mac? He was a 14-year-old kid out of Pittsburgh and one third of The Ill Spoken. Rap happened to be out of chance for him. He always wanted to be a singer. Malcolm James McCormick was raised  Jewish and was the self-proclaimed “coolest...

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Three things to know in the Chihuahuas playoff push

Three things to know in the Chihuahuas playoff push

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 4, 2018

As the Chihuahuas clinched their fourth Pacific Coast League Southern Division title in five seasons, El Paso continues to build upon their best record in club history. Sitting at 82-56 and 26 games over .500, marking  their best record since their...

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UTEP football attendance numbers hit new low

UTEP football attendance numbers hit new low

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 4, 2018

On Saturday, UTEP athletics debuted a new starting time for the football game—5:30-—which had mixed reactions from fans. In fact, the majority of fans didn’t pour into the stadium until about midway into the first quarter, as expected. At...

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Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration performs at day one of Never Forget Block Party A Farewell to the Lowbrow Palace on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Never Forget Block Party showcases local talent on opening night

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor September 2, 2018

In efforts to commemorate the final days of the Lowbrow Palace before it moves to a new location, Spendid Sun Productions put together a two-day concert series on Labor Day Weekend to showcase local acts and give fans one last block party on Robinson...

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New head football coach Dana Dimel prepares his team for the season opener on Saturday Sept. 2 against Northern Arizona at the Sun Bowl

A new era of UTEP football is upon us

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor August 27, 2018

UTEP went winless, 0-12 in 2017—something no other team did last year in the FBS. It hangs over the team like a forgotten friend, familiar to the team. The feeling creeps into the player’s thoughts and as much as they want to set it aside, it happened....

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UTEP football flashes new uniforms in wake of the season

UTEP football flashes new uniforms in wake of the season

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor August 15, 2018

Almost two weeks until kickoff against Northern Arizona (Sept. 1), and the Miners will sport some brand new uniforms to make the team, staff members and fans excited. The uniforms, as revealed by the UTEP equipment team, were shown in three separate...

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El Paso wins seventh straight, sweeps Round Rock at home

El Paso wins seventh straight, sweeps Round Rock at home

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor August 8, 2018

At the bottom of the ninth, Chihuahuas down a run to Round Rock, Dusty Coleman was up to bat with Javy Guerra on base and no one out. Two days before, Coleman was in a similar situation, hitting a high flying homer to left field for a walk-off two-run...

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Los Chihuahuas second basemen Luis Urias gets Los Dorados first basemen Jerry Sands out at second base and attempts a double play.

Chihuahuas jeopardize first-place spot with loss to Sacramento

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor July 21, 2018

Despite a late comeback by the home club, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell in the first game of three against Sacramento for a 6-5 loss on Friday night. Going into the bottom of the eighth inning, El Paso trailed 6-2 to Sacramento and hit four straight...

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Chico greets the fans in his 4th of July attire for the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Chihuahuas fall to Albuquerque Tuesday, but stand victorious in homestand

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor July 4, 2018

Since being the Colorado Rockies opening day pitcher in 2017, Jon Gray has been one of the league's more inconsistent pitchers in the majors. On Saturday, he was demoted to Albuquerque. On Tuesday, he made his Triple-A debut, and pitched lights out...

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Aaron Jones gets two-game suspension for violation of NFL drug policy

Aaron Jones gets two-game suspension for violation of NFL drug policy

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor July 3, 2018

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will be suspended for the first two games of the NFL 2018 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The former Miner standout was involved in a traffic stop involving a marijuana citation...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP FB fullback Winston Dimel

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP FB fullback Winston Dimel

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor July 2, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-fb-fullback-winston-dimel Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as we catch up with UTEP FB fullback Winston Dimel to talk UTEP football, talk sports around...

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Designated hitter Franmil Reyes at-bat on Monday June 25 at the Southwest University Park.

Chihuahuas bury Grizzlies for sixth-straight win

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor June 26, 2018

  Coming off their second series sweep over Sacramento, the El Paso Chihuahuas returned home to extend their winning streak to six games, outlasting the Fresno Grizzlies 7-5. In front of 5,660 fans, the Chihuahuas out-hit the Grizzlies...

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UTEP athletics announces 2018 athletics hall of fame induction class

UTEP athletics announces 2018 athletics hall of fame induction class

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor June 6, 2018

UTEP athletics announced that David Bishop (golf), Camilla Carrera (softball), Jareica Hughes (women’s basketball), Willie Worsley (men’s basketball) and Barron Wortham (football) will be inducted into UTEP's 16th annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - Emergency NBA Finals Podcast

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – Emergency NBA Finals Podcast

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 30, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-emergency-nba-finals-podcast Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast for an emergency NBA Finals Podcast, as Adrian Broaddus, Mikey Flores, Daniel Mendez and Elenie...

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President Natalicio addresses the media in accordance with the news of her retirement on Tuesday, May 22 at the Presidents Office.

UTEP students, faculty and community members react to President Natalicio’s retirement

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 22, 2018

Upon the announcement of UTEP President Diana Natalicio's retirement, students, faculty and community members of El Paso took to social media to voice their thoughts on what the university's president meant to them. She has been the university's president...

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President Dr. Diana S. Natalicio gives a speech at her home in the Hoover House on May 20th.

BREAKING NEWS: UTEP President Diana Natalicio announces retirement

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 22, 2018

After a storied 30-year tenure, UTEP President Diana Natalicio has announced her retirement on Tuesday morning, May 22, according to the university. She plans on retiring as soon as a successor is appointed and assumes the office, according to a release...

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Chihuahuas facing Salt Lake City Bees on Friday April 27 at Southwest University Park.

After a jolting start, the Chihuahuas have hit a brick wall

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 22, 2018

The El Paso Chihuahuas have a quick turnaround after their 7-2 loss to Fresno in front of their home crowd on Sunday. They will board a plane to Tacoma and Fresno for a nine-game road series.   Most teams would dread a road series, but the...

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EPIMF debuts first official local music showcase week

EPIMF debuts first official local music showcase week

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 17, 2018

Embarking on a new showcase event for local musicians, the El Paso International Music Foundation (EPIMF) will host a week-long music event, called Locals Week, which will feature 30 different music acts through the week. EPIMF is locally ran and is...

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Green Bay Packers running back, Aaron Jones during his graduation Ceremony at UTEPs Don Haskins Center on Saturday May 12.

Forty student-athletes graduate from UTEP on Saturday

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 12, 2018

Forty student athletes walked the stage in part of UTEP's graduation commencement on Saturday.   UTEP's all-time rushing leader and Green Bay Packer running back Aaron Jones was among the graduates, returning to UTEP for his bachelor's...

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Growth in El Paso continues as the second quarter of 2018 approaches

Growth in El Paso continues as the second quarter of 2018 approaches

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 30, 2018

Here are just some of the most important topics that arose in 2018: O’ROURKE VS. CRUZ: Can Texas vote blue in a sea of red? After storming through the Democratic Primary, El Paso native and Congressman Beto O’Rourke is the Texas Democratic Party’s...

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UTEP graduate Will Hernandez is projected to be the first Miner drafted in the first round of the NFL draft since 1968.

Hernandez eyes first round destination in draft

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 23, 2018

Former UTEP standout guard Will Hernandez is on pace to become a top-40 draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft. He would be UTEP’s highest draft pick since Thomas Howard was selected 38th overall to the Oakland Raiders in 2006. But if he gets drafted...

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Redix poses for a photo shoot to promote El Woah.

Redix juggles football player and hip-hop artist personas

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 23, 2018

On the field and in the classroom during the weekdays is not the only place someone can catch UTEP senior football wide receiver Warren Redix, but also in the studio on the weekends. As a man of many hats, he’s showcased his talents on the field for...

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J. Cole remains stagnant on ‘KOD’

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 23, 2018

After J. Cole released “2014 Forest Hills Drive” to end 2014, the hip-hop nation thought the world of J. Cole and his day-one loyals put him on a pedestal, along with Kendrick Lamar and Drake, for the best rappers in the hip-hop world.    It...

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Football wraps up spring training on the right track

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 16, 2018

Last Friday, UTEP football concluded its spring season, as the Orange team beat the Blue 20-13 in the annual spring game. The game was a chance for first-year head coach Dana Dimel to see where the team stands in terms of quality and readiness. “The...

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‘Fortnine’ engulfs the video game world

‘Fortnine’ engulfs the video game world

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 16, 2018

Developers have long attempted to make a video game suitable for a popular audience that can sustain novelty and become a trend-heavy game, yet be simple enough for anyone to play. “Fortnite Battle Royale” has swept the nation in becoming one of...

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Miners preview team with new offense in annual spring game

Miners preview team with new offense in annual spring game

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 14, 2018

In front of a decent crowd, the Miners debuted their new team to conclude their spring season, as the Orange beat Blue 20-13 in the Sun Bowl on Friday night. Kai Locksley led the way on offense, completing 11-of-17 passes for 119 yards, and Walter Dawn...

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Right fielder Jabari Blash high fives manager Keith Johnson on his way to home base after hitting a home-run on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

Bees swarm Chihuahuas in El Paso’s home debut

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 11, 2018

  After shutting out Las Vegas 14-0 on Monday, the Chihuahuas dropped their home opener in a huge fashion, losing 14-1 against the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday night. In front of 9,231 packed fans, the Chihuahuas fell to 4-2 overall on the...

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Photo courtesy Young Deluxe

The Prospector Neon Desert Series Episode 3: Young Deluxe

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 6, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-neon-desert-series-episode-3-young-deluxe   Join Adrian Broaddus as he sits down with Young Deluxe and his crew talking all about his upcoming shows, his recent work and what he has in store...

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Can college basketball be saved?

Can college basketball be saved?

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 2, 2018

Men’s college basketball is currently a crashing plane that’s about to burst in flames. It will be up to NCAA President Mark Emmert to save the state of college hoops as we know it, but is it too late? With the distractions of the Final Four coming...

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An experience of a lifetime

An experience of a lifetime

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 2, 2018

I had a seven-and-a-half hour drive to think about where I am in my life and what my journey to San Antonio meant. I, along with Jeremy Carranco and Mikey Flores, two seasoned student sports writers, made a special weekend trip to San Antonio for the...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - NCAA Tournament Talk

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – NCAA Tournament Talk

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Mike Flores April 2, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-ncaa-final-four-media-day-recap   Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as they recap their trip to San Antonio, as they covered the Final Four media...

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Michigan head coach John Beilein speaks to the media  during a press conference at the Final Four in San Antonio.

[Photo] Michigan’s magic finds it’s way to San Antonio

March 30, 2018

Michigan head coach John Beilein speaks to the media during a press conference at the Final Four in San Antonio.

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Jerry Harkness, 77, was the captain of the 1963 National championship team for Loyola Chicago.

Loyola Chicago relives pristine history in wake of Final Four

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 30, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Beyond Sister Jean-Dolores Schmidt creating massive buzz and the Cinderella team of Loyola-Chicago climbing its way into the Final Four rests a deep-rooted history of basketball and triumph for the program of the Ramblers. Sitting...

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Sister Jean-Dolores Schmidt smiles during the Final Four weekend in San Antonio.

[Photo] Loyola Chicago fights for all mid-major programs

March 30, 2018

Sister Jean-Dolores Schmidt smiles during the Final Four weekend in San Antonio.

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How Supreme turned into the monster it is today

How Supreme turned into the monster it is today

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 26, 2018

James Jebbia’s goal in 1994 was to open up a skater-oriented apparel store in New York City for the sole purpose of selling clothes and skateboards. A little over two decades into its existence, Jebbia’s Supreme clothing brand has emerged as the...

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Color change coming to UTEP Athletics

Color change coming to UTEP Athletics

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 26, 2018

UTEP will transition its colors in the near future to a lighter orange. Different athletic programs will undergo the phasing out of uniforms to match with the new colors coming up within the next couple years, according to Athletic Director Jim Senter....

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - Monday, March 26

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – Monday, March 26

Adrian Broaddus, Mike Flores, and Jason Green March 26, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-podcast-monday-march-26     Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast, featuring copy editor Adrian Broaddus, reporter Mikey Flores and special guest Jason Green. They talk...

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UTEP hosts first spring scrimmage at SAC

UTEP hosts first spring scrimmage at SAC

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 24, 2018

UTEP football team traveled to the east side on Friday night for a scrimmage at the SISD Student Activities Center. “This is a great night where we’ve got beautiful weather and we got a super, super turnout really,” head coach Dana Dimel said.  “This...

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The Prospector Neon Desert Series Podcast - Episode 1: Cry Baby & Stangus

The Prospector Neon Desert Series Podcast – Episode 1: Cry Baby & Stangus

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 23, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-neon-desert-series-podcast-episode-1-cry-babystangus   Join The Prospector on its newest Neon Desert podcast series featuring Stangus and Cry Baby. The Prospector will be hosting a podcast...

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Hernandez ran speed drills and vertical jump drills.

UTEP hosts NFL pro day at the Sun Bowl

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 20, 2018

  Former Miners were able to showcase their skills in front of NFL scouts on Wednesday in part of UTEP's pro day. Specifically, former UTEP lineman Will Hernandez showcased his talents, with tons of scouts watching his drills and vertical...

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Kayla Thornton leads UTEPs womens basketball in points, rebounds, doubles doubles and field goals made in program history.

Top UTEP female athletes of all time

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 19, 2018

5. Camilla Carrera—softball (2008-12) Although the UTEP softball program isn’t known for its winning history, it was home to one of the best hitters in school history with Camilla Carrera. There might never be a player quite like Carrera, who made...

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Attendees line up to get a hair cut at the Outpost Pop Up Pit Stop on Thursday, March 15.

The Outpost hosts ambitious Pit Stop ‘two-day party’ event

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 16, 2018

Nestled into central El Paso lies a hidden gem for bands and artists traveling through El Paso.   The Outpost, located at 2317 E Missouri Ave, has been a stopping point for touring musicians to mentally recharge and rest at a quaint, comprehensive...

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Metz has led a resurgent Miner offense in the last two weeks.

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP QB Ryan Metz

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Daniel Mendez March 12, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-qb-ryan-metz   Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as they talk with UTEP quarterback Ryan Metz about spring ball, the upcoming quarterback battle, his favorite...

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UTEP hires Fresno State’s Rodney Terry as their new basketball coach

UTEP hires Fresno State’s Rodney Terry as their new basketball coach

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 12, 2018

After a week filled with rumors of different names circling around for the coaching vacancy of the Miners, UTEP chose Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry to be its new head coach. UTEP confirmed the hire on Monday afternoon with this statement from...

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Miners see their season crumble to an end in first-round loss to UTSA

Miners see their season crumble to an end in first-round loss to UTSA

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 7, 2018

Forty-five seconds was the longest time the UTSA Roadrunners allowed the Miners to lead the game, as they pulled away with a dominant 71-58 victory in the first round of the C-USA Tournament, thus ending UTEP's season. With the win, UTSA (19-13) swept...

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, speaks at his primary night watch party at Brass Monkey on Tuesday, March 6.

O’Rourke plans for Senate race after winning Texas primary

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 6, 2018

Months of visiting 226 counties throughout Texas paid off for Democrat Beto O’Rourke as he was on track to easily win the party’s nomination on Tuesday night in part of the Texas primaries. Now, O’Rourke will challenge Republican Senate house...

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USL soccer has a home in El Paso

USL soccer has a home in El Paso

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 5, 2018

Last week, United Soccer League (USL) and MountainStar Sports Group (MSSG) announced that the Division II American Soccer League will find a new home in the Sun City starting in 2019. The news came as a surprise to some, but not to all. The idea of...

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Durante la corta carrera de la banda ya han podido producir dos álbumes, el primero llamado ‘Norte’ el cual fue lanzado en 2013. El segundo disco se titula ‘Río Salvaje’ el cual salió en 2016.

Artists on the Neon Desert lineup you may not have heard of

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 5, 2018

Nearly two months away from El Paso’s largest music festival, the hype around Neon Desert is at an all-time high. From indie pop to Latin rock, there are bands under the radar that will surely steal the local stage and could end up blowing up on the...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP football offensive coordinator Mike Canales

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP football offensive coordinator Mike Canales

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor March 5, 2018

  Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast featuring UTEP football offensive coordinator Mike Canales to talk about spring ball, which kicked off Monday, talk about the intense quarterback battle they are having, talk about...

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Alan Ledford, president of MountainStar Sports Group, announces a USL team coming to El Paso.

MountainStar Sports Group sets USL landing spot in El Paso

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 28, 2018

United Soccer League (USL) officials and MountainStar Sports Group owners announced today that El Paso will join the soccer league's expansion efforts starting in the 2019 season. MountainStar Sports Group, who also owns and operates the El Paso Chihuahuas,...

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Evan Gilyard led all Miners with 20 points.

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP basketball catches heat

Adrian Broaddus, Mike Flores, and Daniel Mendez February 26, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-basketball-catches-heat Join Adrian Broaddus, Curly Mendez and Mikey Flores as they breakdown the recent UTEP basketball success, the C-USA men's basketball tournament,...

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Five players to watch for in spring football

Five players to watch for in spring football

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor February 26, 2018

For three weeks, the new football coaches and players will finally be able to put on pads, run plays and schemes, and get a feel for the fall as spring ball commences. It will be the first chance for the players to get a true feel for each other and...

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Miners bury Golden Eagles for first C-USA home-sweep of the season

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 24, 2018

The Miners continued their hot streak from Thursday’s win with a monstrous 73-44 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday to conclude their home schedule for the year. The Golden Eagles shot an abysmal 30 percent from the floor (16-of-54) and 11 percent...

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J.I.D and EARTHGANG captivate sold-out show at Lowbrow

J.I.D and EARTHGANG captivate sold-out show at Lowbrow

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 23, 2018

  In front of a stuffed, sold-out venue, hip-hop artists J.I.D and EARTHGANG, along with other Dreamville acts, truly performed a phenomenal show on Thursday evening. The Dreamville team opened up with three of their up-and-coming rappers...

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Neon Desert releases 2018 lineup

Neon Desert releases 2018 lineup

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 23, 2018

The most anticipated music event is back to downtown El Paso, as Neon Desert released its 2018  lineup for  its annual music festival, which will be held May 26 and 27. DJ Martin Garrix, alternative rock band At the Drive In, rapper Gucci Mane and...

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The UTEP softball team will open their home schedule against NMSU on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Softball opens home slate after hitting stride in Vegas

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 19, 2018

After an early season rut, the Miners’ softball team (4-6) was able to bounce back midway through the Marucci Desert Classic this past weekend in Las Vegas to win their last three games. The winning spark for the team came just in time as they will...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP QB Kai Locksley

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP QB Kai Locksley

Adrian Broaddus, Mike Flores, and Jeremy Carranco February 19, 2018

Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as we talk to new UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley (@LOCKSnLOADED_3 ) to talk about his time as the JUCO Offensive Player of the Year in 2017, his recruiting journey and his time so far with UTEP. Listen and share! https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-qb-kai-locksley

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The search for solutions in the aftermath

The search for solutions in the aftermath

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 19, 2018

One day I know I’m going to have to tell my children about the Parkland, Florida, shootings. As I sat in my chair at work on Wednesday afternoon drinking my second cup of coffee, I got an alert on my watch for a school shooting. It said that there...

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Students celebrate Orange and Blue Day

Students celebrate Orange and Blue Day

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 17, 2018

High school students and parents joined UTEP student registered organizations and different booths for Orange and Blue Day on Saturday morning. The event is designed for future UTEP students who hope to attend school in the fall. Parents and students...

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The Miners have lost six straight games.

Five things men’s basketball needs to fix before breaking their losing streak

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 14, 2018

It’s been no secret that the Miners (7-17, 2-10 C-USA) have been on a downhill cycle and have been underperforming during conference play as of late. They’ve lost six straight games and lost nine of their last 10 games. If that’s not bad enough,...

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The UTEP hockey club finishes the season with an overall record of 19-11 and 17-5 in the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Men’s hockey club wraps up third season of play

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 12, 2018

The 2017-18 campaign for the UTEP men’s hockey club came to an end on Friday night, Feb. 9, as the Miners fell to North Texas 2-1 in the semi-final round of the Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship (TCHC) playoffs. Through the first and...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP mens basketball forward Tirus Smith

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP men’s basketball forward Tirus Smith

Adrian Broaddus, Daniel Mendez, and Jeremy Carranco February 12, 2018

  Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast for their newest episode featuring special guest UTEP freshman forward Tirus Smith, as he talks about his journey to becoming a Miner, his upbringing from Mississippi and what he plans to do for...

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Matt Willms finished the game with a team-high 12 points in a 63-59 loss to visiting UTSA.

UTSA hands UTEP sixth straight loss

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 10, 2018

Four Roadrunners shot in double-figures and held the Miners to shooting just 36 percent from the floor (18-50), resulting in a 63-59 win for UTSA at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night. Guard Deon Lyle, Byron Frohnen, Giovnni De Nicolao and Jhivvan...

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UTEP head football coach Dana Dimel addresses the media and attendees of UTEPs 2018 Signing Day Luncheon.

Dimel announces 2018 football signing class amid sold-out crowd

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 7, 2018

A sold-out crowd and media members were given a glimpse of the new UTEP football team, as head coach Dana Dimel announced 27 signees to the program. Just stepping foot into the Larry K. Durham Center on Wednesday afternoon, one could hear the hum of...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - National Signing Day and UTEP football RB Joshua Fields

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – National Signing Day and UTEP football RB Joshua Fields

Adrian Broaddus, Daniel Mendez, and Mike Flores February 5, 2018

On our latest episode of The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast, Copy Editor Adrian Broaddus and sports reporters Daniel "Curly" Mendez and Mike Flores join to talk about the UTEP Football 2018 Signing Class. Then, UTEP football running back Joshua Fields...

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Can UTEP’s 2018 signing class resurrect the program?

Can UTEP’s 2018 signing class resurrect the program?

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 5, 2018

For new head coach Dana Dimel, Wednesday’s signing day could be about restructuring the program for positions that need depth and new bodies to fill holes on the roster. Joining the team so late into recruiting season—late December to be exact—a...

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STRFKR illuminates an intimate setting and rocks Tricky Falls

STRFKR illuminates an intimate setting and rocks Tricky Falls

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 1, 2018

Three aliens, a nine-foot bunny and a crowd-surfing flamingo—needless to say, if you missed STRFKR on Wednesday evening, you missed a thrilling, interactive concert. It was the band's fifth time in El Paso, where they are notorious for making stops...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast: Former UTEP OL Derek Elmendorff

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast: Former UTEP OL Derek Elmendorff

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Mike Flores January 29, 2018

Former UTEP football offensive lineman Derek Elmendorff joins The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast this week to talk about his journey as a UTEP lineman, playing for former head coach Sean Kugler, detailing the feelings he felt during the 0-12 season,...

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C-USA releases UTEP football full 2018 schedule

C-USA releases UTEP football full 2018 schedule

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor January 23, 2018

About eight months away from the 2018 football season, C-USA officials released the full 2018 fall football schedule. The Miners will open up their season at home against Northern Arizona, followed by non-conference games at UNLV and Tennessee, followed...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Daniel Mendez January 22, 2018

  Editor’s note: The Prospector got a chance to sit down with new UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter and have him talk with us about all he has to bring to UTEP. Check out what he told us here and listen to the full podcast interview on The Prospector...

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El Paso athletics: where will they stand when 2018 is over?

El Paso athletics: where will they stand when 2018 is over?

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor January 15, 2018

A new year means a new opportunity for growth. For UTEP athletics, growth is necessary after a roller coaster of a year in 2017. Meanwhile the Chihuahuas have seen their programs soar to the top. Here are the top questions to ask for El Paso’s sports: UTEP...

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A look at 2018 on the border: government, construction and more

A look at 2018 on the border: government, construction and more

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor January 15, 2018

Growth and development have been no stranger to the city of El Paso in recent years. With construction expansions, political races and so much more being planned out, 2018 could be a monumental year in the city’s evolution. Here are just some of...

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