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San Antonio Spurs player Danny Green speaks to the media about his upcoming basketball camp at the Don Haskins Recreational Center.

Danny Green visits El Paso in anticipation of summer youth camp

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter May 26, 2016

  San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green held a press conference Wednesday, May 25, at the Don Haskins Recreational Center in West El Paso to announce his summer basketball camp. Green is holding a basketball camp for students from grades...

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Chihuahuas win fourth in a row after home run rally

Chihuahuas win fourth in a row after home run rally

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Sports Reporter May 16, 2016

  The El Paso Chihuahuas continued their home stand against the New Orleans Zephyrs where they won their fourth game in a row. The Chihuahuas took care of business in what could be considered one of the most interesting offensive games of the...

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Diego Goris lifts Chihuahuas 8-6 over Grizzlies

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter May 10, 2016

  The Chihuahuas took care of business once again at home against the Fresno Grizzlies by winning a contested game 8-6. The Chihuahuas continued their quest towards .500 as they faced off against the Grizzlies for the fourth and final game of...

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Five takeaways from the NFL Draft

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter May 3, 2016

Love or hate your team for their choice, the NFL Draft is over and rookie training camps will begin starting the week of May 12. Some are either extremely confident in their team’s draft class and anticipate a great season, while others are still upset...

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Miners women’s softball lost  4-2 against UAB on Sunday, April 24.

UAB sweeps Miners as UTEP loses first place

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 26, 2016

The Miners softball team lost their spot first-place spot in Conference USA over the weekend. The team closed out their home stand against the UAB Blazers on Sunday, April 24, but failed in a 4-2 loss. The Miners (19-28, 10-8 C-USA) are now two games...

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The Chihuahuas traded two wins and two losses with the Reno Aces. Next, the Chihuahuas will take on Tacoma on Tuesday, April 19.

Chihuahuas split series with Aces

Adrian Broaddus and Juan Carlos Navarrete April 19, 2016

  Coming home after only winning one of five games on a road trip and experiencing two rain outs, the Chihuahuas split their first home series against the Reno Aces 2-2. The series was a battle won by the superior slugger. On Friday, April...

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Running back TK Powell evades a Louisinana Tech defender. Powell rushed for 150-yards against the Bulldogs.

TK Powell emerges as key weapon for offense

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 12, 2016

Once a walk-on football player, to having a break out game with 150-yards: that is the fast-forward journey of sophomore running back TK Powell. This spring, Powell is vying for the second place spot on the depth chart behind standout running back Aaron...

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Metz is the answer

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 5, 2016

The biggest question of the spring for the UTEP football team may have been answered earlier this week. The injury to Mack Leftwich’s arm during Friday’s practice may answer the quarterback battle question. Leftwich’s injury means that Ryan Metz...

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Chihuahuas and Padres Woo Crowd

Chihuahuas and Padres Woo Crowd

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 1, 2016

[iframe id="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2fJc-35eyQw"] A sold-out Southwest University Park welcomed baseball back to the Sun City as the El Paso Chihuahuas took on the San Diego Padres March 31 in an exhibition match. The game did not go the...

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Miners search for seven

Miners search for seven

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter March 1, 2016

For years, the women’s indoor track team always came in second or third in the Conference USA championships, until they got over the hump last year and won their first league title in history. In Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 24-25, the Miners defended their...

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UTEP women;s basketball has won eight straight games and is currently undefeated in Conference USA .

UTEP keeps conference streak alive with win over UAB

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter January 11, 2016

UTEP women’s basketball continues their perfect streak in conference play as they defeated UAB 64-52 on Sunday. UTEP is now 13-1 overall this season and 4-0 in conference play. This game was a test for the home team as UAB led for 28 minutes...

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UTEP wins over UAB

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter January 11, 2016

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UTEP gets statement win over Middle Tennessee

UTEP gets statement win over Middle Tennessee

Juan Carlos Navarette, Reporter January 8, 2016

UTEP keeps their home-winning streak alive as they defeated Conference’s USA Middle Tennessee 84-73. The Miners improve to 12-1 and won their fourth conference game in a row. The Miners won this game since the first quarter when the Miners quickly...

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Unbeaten Miners soar over Falcons

Unbeaten Miners soar over Falcons

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Reporter December 14, 2015

The UTEP women’s basketball team played host to University of Texas Permian Basis, on Monday night. The Miners were able to keep UTPB in check as they won a dominating game 86-32. They are thus far perfect, rolling at 8-0. This win proved to not...

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At the end of the day injuries were too much to overcome for UTEP Football

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter December 1, 2015

The Miners’ goal this season was to repeat last year’s bowl bid and eventually win the first bowl game for the University of Texas at El Paso since 1967.  The Miners finished the year at 5-7 and without a bowl game bid for the second time in Sean...

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Senior tight end Cedrick Lang, along with 19 other seniors, will play his final home game this Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

Football team looks to end home schedule on a good note

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 17, 2015

After a tough 31-21 loss to Old Dominion on Saturday, Nov. 14, the Miners will be at home in a must-win situation against a very tough Louisiana Tech in their final home game of the season. “It was a disappointing loss for us on the road. It was a...

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The UTEP football team defeated the Rice Owls this past Saturday for the first time in five years.

Miners look to get back to .500 on the road against Old Dominion

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 10, 2015

After a 24-21 home win against the Rice Owls this past Saturday, the UTEP football team will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to take on Old Dominion on Nov. 14. The Miners and Old Dominion are both getting to the later part of the season with their bowl...

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The UTEP Football will look to win back-to-back games for the first time in four weeks.

Miners look for back-to-back wins against Southern Miss

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 27, 2015

The UTEP football team will be back on the road when they take on Southern Miss this Saturday, Oct. 31. The Miners are coming off a 27-17 win over Florida Atlantic University–their first conference win of the season.The Miners are 3-4 and 1-2 in Conference...

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Junior wide receiver Jaquan White stiff arms an FAU defender while running towards the end zone.

Miners get first conference win over FAU

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 26, 2015

The Miners got their first win in conference play tonight against FAU 27-17. The Miners struggled early on, but were able to close out the game in confident form. “I’m proud of the way the guys fought, they fought extremely hard in all phases,...

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The UTEP football team is looking for their first win in three weeks after coming off a bye week.

Miners look for first conference win after bye week

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 20, 2015

The UTEP football team will look to get their first win in three weeks this Saturday when they face the Florida Atlantic Owls at home.  The game against FAU will be the first game between these two programs in school history. “We are coming off a...

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The UTEP women’s soccer team has an 8-4-2 overall record on the season.

Miners looking to build off three game road trip

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 6, 2015

The UTEP women’s soccer team is gearing up for their final road trip of the season, where they will face UTSA, LA Tech and Southern Miss. The Miners are 8-4-2 overall, and 1-1-2 in conference. They find themselves in ninth place in Conference USA,...

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UTSA on offense versus the UTEP Miners.

[Video] Miners fall hard on Homecoming to UTSA, 25-6

Adrian Broaddus, Staff Reporter October 4, 2015

  Rain, lightning, and nearly nothing working on offense. These were all contributing factors in the Miners 25-6 loss in their Conference USA opener against the UTSA Roadrunners. The third time would not be the charm for starting quarterback Ryan...

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

Miners ready for battled tested UTSA Roadrunners

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 29, 2015

With the Miners 27-17 victory over Incarnate Word, their record now stands at 2-2. Their eyes are set on moving up in the standings in the Conference USA West division, which has three other teams in front of the Miners at 2-2. This Saturday, Oct. 3,...

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Roy Robertson-Harris led the Miners last season in tackles for loss with 9.5.

Robertson-Harris going out on top in senior year

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 22, 2015

He is often thought of as the face of the defense; a three-year starter and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be. Now that the Miners are without Aaron Jones, Roy Robertson-Harris may become the new face of the team. For Robertson-Harris, his football...

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UTEP defeats NMSU in the Battle of I-10, 50 to 47.

Miners get first win in dramatic fashion

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Sports Writer September 19, 2015

The 93rd meeting between the UTEP Miners and the NMSU Aggies kicked off on the Battle of I-10 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Miners defeated the Aggies 50-47. Both teams entered the game at 0-2 and looking for a turn around game for the season....

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Junior running back, Aaron Jones who suffered an injury in the second quarter against Texas Tech last Saturday, will not play in the Battle of I-10.

Miners and Aggies both desperate for win in Battle of I-10

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 15, 2015

The UTEP Miners will try to turn their season around on the road in the 93rd edition of the Battle of I-10 against New Mexico State in Las Cruces this Saturday, Sept. 19. For the Miners and the Aggies, the start of the season has been a rough one, both...

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Junior college transfer Lee Moore shoots at the Foster Stevens Basketball Center during his first meeting with the El Paso media.

Moore sets sights on a championship

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter July 14, 2015

UTEP men’s basketball finished last season in a disappointing fashion. After missing out on a conference championship, the NCAA tournament, losing in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament and the departure of key players, head coach...

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U.S. women ‘s soccer above the rest

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter July 7, 2015

The United States Women’s Soccer Team World Cup Championship was positive in many different aspects. It redeemed their World Cup Final loss of four years ago and put this squad of women among the rest of the U.S.’s sports greats. It also raised the...

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Jallycia Pearson finished attempts to get over the bar during the high jump portion of the heptathlon of the C-USA Conference Championships at Kidd Field.

Jallycia Pearson, more than a hometown hero

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter June 23, 2015

When asked about Jallycia Pearson, the first thing that comes to UTEP track fans’ minds is hometown and crowd favorite–but there is much more to her than that. The senior heptathlon athlete is a conference champion, has competed at nationals and leaves...

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Anthony Rotich became just the third athlete in history to win three consecutive 3000-meter steeple chase national championships.

Track and field wraps up season at NCAA Championships

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter June 16, 2015

UTEP track and field’s season has come to an end after the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Of the four Miner athletes who traveled to Eugene, Oregon, senior Anthony Rotich was the most successful. Rotich was not only looking to be the first to finish...

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Samantha Hall, Rasmus Maukonen, Anthony Rotich and Jallycia Pearson will all compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Track and field ready for nationals

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter June 9, 2015

Four members of the UTEP track and field team will be in Eugene, Ore- gon from July 10-13 to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Miners travel to Eugene with a few fresh faces in sophomore Samantha Hall and freshman Rasmus Muakonen, along...

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The Eagles played at the Don Haskins Center on Friday night.

The Eagles land in El Paso

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 23, 2015

[aesop_gallery id="11173"] As the crowd entered the arena, it quickly filled the Don Haskins Center to welcome The Eagles to the borderland. The classic rock band played for a nearly two and a half hours, covering many of their iconic songs. “The...

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UTEP mens and womens teams finish second in C-USA Championships

UTEP men’s and women’s teams finish second in C-USA Championships

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 17, 2015

The 2015 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to a close today, May 17, at Kidd Field. After four days of competition, the UTEP men’s and women’s teams both ended in second place behind UTSA and Western Kentucky, respectively. Coming...

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UTEP mens and womens teams in second place after three days of competition

UTEP men’s and women’s teams in second place after three days of competition

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 16, 2015

The Conference USA Track and Field Championships continued at Kidd Field on Saturday, May 16. After the third day of competition, both of UTEP’s men’s and women’s teams sit in second place. Western Kentucky leads both sides, leading the Miner women...

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Pearson leads Miner women in second day of Conference USA Championships

Pearson leads Miner women in second day of Conference USA Championships

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 15, 2015

The second day of the Conference USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship took place Friday at Kidd Field. The UTEP women had three events to compete in and gathered 11 points on the day and the tournament. After the tournament got started yesterday...

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UTEP Senior hurdler Anna-Kay James sprints to the finish line.

Anna-Kay James: overcoming hurdles

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 5, 2015

UTEP hurdler Anna-Kay James, senior accounting major, has had a challenging year to say the least. Riddled with injury from the start, her senior year has provided plenty of physical and metaphorical hurdles, but her will to end her career as a Miner...

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Cornell Horn sprints during the UTEP Springtime meet on March 22.

Track and field closes out regular season with Twilight Meet

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter May 1, 2015

UTEP track and field placed 10 miners the top three of their event during the Twilight Meet today at Kidd Field. It is the first time in over a decade UTEP hosts this event, which welcomed New Mexico State, the University of New Mexico and several unattached...

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The UTEP track and field team will host the Twilight track meet on Friday, May 1 at Kidd Field.

UTEP hosts track meet under the lights

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 28, 2015

With the track and field season coming to an end, UTEP will host its third track meet of the year on Friday, May 1 at Kidd Field. The Twilight Meet will be the Miners’ final competition before the Conference USA Outdoor Championships. The Miners will...

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The UTEP men’s golf team will compete at the Conference USA Championships from April 26-29 in Texarkana, Ark.

Men’s golf aims to keep season alive

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 21, 2015

The golf team will be playing in Texarkana, Ark., for the Conference USA Tournament and for a chance to keep their season going by advancing to nationals. The four-day event will take place from April 26-29 and will help choose which teams advance, first...

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UTEP track and field had 13 athletes with first-place collegiate finishes during the UTEP Invitational.

Despite wind track and field shines at UTEP Invitational

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 21, 2015

The Miners hosted their second track meet of the season at Kidd Field on Saturday, April 18. Many of the events carried on despite the wind on a day that also served to recognize UTEP’s seniors. Despite nature doing it’s best to spoil the day, 16...

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Spieth ushers in new generation for golf

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 14, 2015

The Masters is the epitome of Golf, the highest mountain to climb and the biggest trek of them all. Jordan Spieth reached that summit yesterday, when the 21-year-old became the second-youngest player to claim a green jacket. The native Texan had a chance...

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Senior Golfer Roberto Ruiz finished 10th at the Lone Star Invitational.

Senior golfer aims at finishing career strong

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 1, 2015

With the five sports that UTEP offers for men, none may offer more individual effort for the well-being of the team as golf. Among the leaders of the team, senior Roberto Ruiz has to be one of the best pillars of the team. Ruiz has been a starter since...

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Sophomore Aiyanna Stivierne has the best ranking 400m dash time in Conference USA.

Track and field solid at home in first outdoor meet

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter March 24, 2015

The UTEP track and field teams started their outdoor season on Saturday, March 21 at Kidd Field. The Springtime Invitational is seen by participating teams as more of a warm up for the rest of the season. The invitational included several different universities...

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The UTEP Springtime track and field meet will be an all day event on March 21, at Kidd Field..

Track and field opens outdoor season at home

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter March 17, 2015

The UTEP track and field team will be at home for their first outdoor competition of the year when they host the UTEP Springtime meet on March 21, at Kidd Field. After a pretty successful indoor season, in which the women won the Conference USA Championship...

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Junior guard Cameasha Turner leads the Miners in scoring, rebounding and steals.

Women’s basketball looks to finish strong

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter March 3, 2015

The Lady Miners basketball team will close out the season on the road when they visit the University of North Texas and Rice University on Thursday March 5, and Saturday March 7, respectively. The Miners, who are 12th in the conference, will look to...

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Freshman guard Lulu McKinney directs a play.

Miners come up short on senior day

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter March 1, 2015

The Miners played the last home game of the season against Southern Mississippi on senior night at the Don Haskins Center. UTEP rallied late but could not complete the comeback in a hard fought game which they lost 66-60. “We had our opportunities,...

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Sophomore Aiyanna Stivierne has the best ranking 400m dash time in Conference USA.

Track and Field head to Conference USA Indoor Championships

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 24, 2015

The UTEP track team continues its strong year as they arrive at the first of what they hope will be many important meets this season. After five meets, both the men and women’s teams will be in Birmingham, Ala., to compete in the Conference USA Indoor...

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UTEP has just one win this season in Conference USA road games.

Lady Miners to be tested on the road

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 10, 2015

The Lady Miners will be on the road to play Charlotte and Old Dominion on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The Miners, who are coming off their first win at home after a six game loosing streak, will look to get a different streak going on the road The...

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UTEP Womens basketball team gets pumped up after introducing the starting lineup.

Miners break streak, beat FIU

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 7, 2015

The Miners got that six game loosing streak out of the way as they won 72-56 against FIU. The Miners managed to beat FIU in every stage of the game early on and cruised to the win. “The important thing is that our team recognized that we have...

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Senior point guard Stacy Telles finishes the game with 8 assists in 33 mins.

Miners lose sixth straight

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 5, 2015

After a close game at home, the Miners dropped their sixth game in succession tonight at the Haskins Center 68-63 against Florida Atlantic University. The Miners now find themselves with a tough road ahead as they are 3-7 in conference. The Lady...

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Coach Sean Kugler congratulates his offense after another touchdown.

UTEP football announces 22 new players

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 4, 2015

UTEP will be adding 22 new players next season, five of them local. The list includes 11 newcomers on the offensive side of the ball and 11 on the defensive. Many of the 22 players can be seen as replacements for the ones the team is loosing to graduation....

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Tom Brady: Alone in the discussion for the best of all time

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter February 3, 2015

The Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl after a 10-year drought, and a familiar face was once again the MVP. Tom Brady lifted the Lombardy trophy for the fourth time in his record sixth time at the biggest stage of all. The California native, and...

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UTEP vs UAB

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter January 30, 2015

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The UTEP track team will participate in the Lobo Collegiate Open in Albuquerque, N.M. on Jan. 24 to start the season.

UTEP track and field begins season at the Lobo Collegiate Open

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter January 20, 2015

The UTEP track team is preparing for the Lobo Collegiate Open to take place in Albuquerque, N.M. on Jan. 24. This will be the first meet of the spring season. The Miners are looking to get off on the right foot in hopes of reproducing the kind of success...

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Former UT tight end on his way to UTEP

Former UT tight end on his way to UTEP

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter January 15, 2015

UTEP football will have a new tight end next season when M.J. McFarland joins the Miners after spending the last four years as a Longhorn. Once a decorated four-star recruit from El Dorado High School, the senior tight end leaves UT Austin with an undergraduate...

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Miners far exceed regular season expectations

Miners far exceed regular season expectations

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter December 2, 2014

Coming off a two-win season last year, a three-win season would already be an improvement, that’s how low expectations were this year for UTEP’s football team. Seven wins later, the Miners are going bowling and all their troubles seem to have been...

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Junior running back Aaron Jones celebrates after a touchdown.

UTEP survives for a bowl game

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 29, 2014

The UTEP Miners closed their 2014 season at home against Middle Tennessee. The Miners who are 6-5 are playing another 6-5-conference team with Middle Tennessee. Middle Tennessee and UTEP are bowl eligible but both face the possibility of missing out...

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Junior running back Autrey Golden is UTEP’s all-time leader in kick return touchdowns with six.

A Golden year for a Golden Miner

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 18, 2014

For a player who is listed as running back for the UTEP Miners’ football team, Autrey Golden is much more than that. Golden is more than a versatile running back, and given his ability to run and catch, he is the football team’s version of a five-tool...

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Running back Nathan Jeffery scores the first of his three touchdowns.

Miners become bowl eligible

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 16, 2014

  The Miners continue their quest for a bowl bid on Saturday at home against North Texas. The Miners who were 5-4 and 3-2 in conference were set for their game against a North Texas team who was 3-6 and 1-4 in conference. The Miners fired on...

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Senior defensive back Nick Gathrite leads the team in pass break ups and is 11th on the team in total tackles.

Miners looking for elusive bowl-bid win

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 12, 2014

After losing on the road to Western Kentucky, the Miners are back home looking to get back on track against North Texas. For the second straight week, the Miners will be playing for the chance to become bowl eligible. UTEP fell to the Hilltoppers, 35-27,...

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The Miners will look to win their fourth consecutive game since 2005 and become bowl eligible for the first time since 2010.

Miners look to earn a bowl bid on the road

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter November 4, 2014

UTEP will be on the road once again in search of their fourth-straight win when they visit the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. More than just raking up wins, this game will serve as the first game that the Miners can become bowl eligible. After a resounding...

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This Saturday, the Miners will look to win three straight games for the first time since 2010.

Miners ready for Southern Mississippi

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 28, 2014

The Miners gear up to play at home against Southern Mississippi, after a resounding win against the UTSA Roadrunners. For the second straight week the Miners have left fans in awe as they continue to rack up important conference wins. The big win on...

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The Miners rush offense ranks third in Conference USA.

Miners look to bye week for extra preparation

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 14, 2014

After a strong win against Old Dominion at home, the Miners find themselves alive in conference play with a 1-1 record, and a 3-3 record overall. The 42-35 win over Old Dominion was bigger than just a homecoming win, more importantly, it was a win that...

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Coach Sean Kugler congratulates his offense after another touchdown.

UTEP triumphs on Homecoming

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 11, 2014

The UTEP football team capped off their homecoming week celebrations with their first ever match up against the Old Dominion Monarchs. After a near comeback by the Monarchs, the Miners triumphed at the end winning 42-35. The Miners got off to a...

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The Miners 52 point loss to Louisiana Tech last week was was the worst loss the Miners have suffered in 12 years.

Miners look to homecoming game to find their stride

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 7, 2014

The UTEP Miners have been in a slump for the past two weeks on the road and will finally have the chance to redeem themselves in the Sun Bowl at their homecoming game against the Old Dominion Monarchs this Saturday, Oct. 11. The Miners will attempt to...

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Going into the their fifth game of the season the Miners stand at 2-2.

Miners on the road again

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter October 3, 2014

For the third consecutive week, the UTEP football team will be on the road. This time to the Miners will be traveling to Ruston, Louisiana to face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, after a disappointing 58-28 loss to Kansas State on Sept. 27. The Miners...

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La historia de la presencia hispana en la Ene-Efe-Ele

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 30, 2014

El mes de septiembre en Estados Unidos es el mes en que se celebra la cultura hispana y la NFL no se queda atrás. La liga aprovecha septiembre para recordar y celebrar aquellos jugadores de raíces hispanas que han impactado el juego—como Ignacio Molinet,...

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Miners ready for K-State

Miners ready for K-State

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 25, 2014

Coming off a win in the Battle of I-10 against bitter rival New Mexico State, UTEP had an extra week after to prepare for the nationally ranked Kansas State Wildcats. This would be the second time that UTEP plays a Big 12 team this season with the first...

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NFL’s Goodell drops the ball

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 23, 2014

For the first time in a long time, the NFL shield has been stained by reports of multiple domestic violence cases, and while Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to be now listening to the public’s outcry for change, somehow it feels too late. When the...

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Collegiate sports, a job in itself

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 16, 2014

Between midterms, essays and 15 class hours per week, many would consider being a student as a part-time job. Mix in practice, weight sessions, going out of town to that equation, and you’ve got yourself a full-time job. There is no doubt a student-athlete’s...

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Miners celebrate after defeating New Mexico State 42-24

Miners dominate Battle of I-10, 42-24

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 13, 2014

The Miners kicked off their battle of 1-10 rivalry against NMSU in front of 32,979 fans. The 92nd meeting between the Aggies and Miners is the longest series in school history, spanning as long as the UTEP school history itself. The Miners and...

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Miners fall in three straight sets to ninth ranked BYU

Miners fall in three straight sets to ninth ranked BYU

Juan Carlos Navarrete September 12, 2014

The UTEP miner’s volleyball team fell at the hands of Bingham Young University cougars in three sets on Friday night.  With a crowd of 793 fans cheering the miners on in Memorial Gym the miners continued their early season woes.  The miners played...

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The first game at Sun Bowl Stadium, Sept. 21, 1963.

The good, the bad, and the mining: The first 100 years in sports

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 9, 2014

It didn’t take long for the University of Texas at El Paso to start its quest toward athletic greatness. It was back in 1914, that the university adopted sports into its culture by holding its first football practice and soon after its first season....

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