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Way more than just a job

Way more than just a job

Luis Gonzalez, Contributor November 29, 2016

I can’t even imagine the number of hours I have spent in room 105 Union East throughout the past two-and-a-half years. Oh the stories I could tell. There’s a lot, but I’ll stick to the very first one. I was all dressed up—slacks, buttoned-up...

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Maná goes beyond music to connect with audience

Maná goes beyond music to connect with audience

Luis Gonzalez, Reporter September 29, 2016

Despite the late star time, Spanish pop-rock band Maná put on a show that moved beyond their live music. The Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico based band nearly sold out Don Haskins Center through their biggest hits and drove home a message of peace, love...

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Maná delivers, connects with fans with Latino Power Tour

Maná delivers, connects with fans with Latino Power Tour

Luis Gonzalez, Correspondent September 29, 2016

They came out a little late Wednesday night, but once Maná hit the stage it was worth the wait. For a little over two hours, the Spanish pop-rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, connected with a nearly sold-out Don Haskins Center through...

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UTEP’s reaccreditation process shines light on potential

UTEP’s reaccreditation process shines light on potential

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter May 3, 2016

United States universities must go through an accreditation process every 10 years to be recognized as a degree-granting higher education institution. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC, is in charge of...

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Jennifer Han (right) became El Paso’s first boxing world champion in front of 1,500 fans at Southwest University Park on Apr. 30, 2016.

Han uses jab in effect to outlast Silgado

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter April 30, 2016

Jennifer Han became El Paso’s first boxing world champion in September of 2015 in front of 1,500 fans. There was more than twice that number in attendance tonight at Southwest University Park as Han defended her IBF World Featherweight title for...

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“John” from De Puro Corazon series by Gaspar Enriquez.

Smithsonian provides new platform to Latino artists

Luis Gonzalez, SHFWire April 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – When someone looks into a complete stranger’s eyes he gets a glimpse of the stranger’s personality or character. When the person notices the stranger’s mud-covered feet, she might understand the stranger’s hopes or desperation....

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Ranked-choices, another perspective on GOP primary

Ranked-choices, another perspective on GOP primary

Luis Gonzalez, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter February 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – As candidates drop out of the Republican presidential race and the field narrows, the comfortable lead Donald Trump enjoys over the rest of those vying for the Republican party’s presidential nomination could disappear. Supporters...

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Ricardo Zavala, 16, of Palacios Texas was one of thousands that stood out in the cold for this years March for Life.

Despite weather, thousands attend March for Life

Luis Gonzalez, SHFWire January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – It has been 43 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. For the 42nd straight year, anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court. With the hope that one day...

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Adam Buckalew, deputy chief of staff for Rep. Donald Payne Jr., says health and wellness coaches can help prevent illness or their clients.

Health, wellness coaches help keep New Year’s resolutions

Luis Gonzalez, SHFWire January 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – Studies show that just 8 percent of Americans are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution. Hiring a health and wellness coach is an alternative that can help people set smart health-related resolutions and stick to them. The...

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The legacy of ‘66 50 years later

The legacy of ‘66 50 years later

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief November 3, 2015

Even if it wasn’t clear to everybody at the time, there would be a before and after to March 19, 1966. At a time when the NCAA Tournament was nowhere near the national spectacle it is today, Texas Western’s (now UTEP) victory over Kentucky to claim...

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UTEP celebrates the life of Dr. Dailey

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief October 27, 2015

The University of Texas at El Paso’s students, faculty and staff commemorated the life and career of Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Jr., Ph. D. At Magoffin Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 26. Dailey spent close to 10 years in El Paso and at UTEP, where he founded the...

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Freshman philosophy major Jorge Martinez poses as a student struggling from tuition increase.

UT System board authorizes possible tuition increase

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief October 20, 2015

A raise in what UTEP students pay each year for classes may be on the horizon. The UT System Board of Regents authorized all of its institutions to construct and present proposals for increasing tuition and fees for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. Tuition...

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Sicario was released in the U.S. on Oct. 2nd and is scheduled to be released in Mexico in December of this year.

‘Sicario’ and the burden of the silver screen

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief October 13, 2015

As a convoy of United States federal agents heads east on the Border Highway in El Paso, one agent turns to the other and says, “There she is, the beast,” as they look at the city on the other side of the border. The movie “Sicario,” from director...

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The UTEP women’s soccer team has five games remaining in the regular season.

Miners face defensive challenge on the road

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief October 13, 2015

The UTEP women’s soccer team will be on the road once again this weekend when they visit Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss on Friday, Oct. 16. and Saturday, Oct. 17, respectively. These will be the last road games of the regular season for head coach...

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Senior forward Angela Cutaia leads the team in goals scored with nine.

Clutch Cutaia making senior season count

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief October 6, 2015

Scoring is not very easy in soccer, which is why it is impressive when someone can do it consistently. That is what senior forward and captain Angela Cutaia does for the UTEP women’s soccer team–she produces. If there is a goal, she more than likely...

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UTEP’s Concussion Management Clinic and its athletic training staff work together on treating concussions for student athletes.

Dealing with concussions not an exact science

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief September 29, 2015

Your left foot leaves the ground, the right one pushes off as the ball flies into the box. Next thing you know you are on your back, with no clue as to what happened in the previous five to 10 seconds. Dizziness, nausea and headaches follow for days,...

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For the 17th consecutive year UTEP recorded an increase in overall enrollment.

Enrollment at UTEP continues to grow

Luis Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2015

The University of Texas at El Paso opened its doors in 1914 to 27 students under the name of Texas State School of Mines. Over the next 100 years, UTEP has seen its enrollment figures grow to much more than those original 27 students. It was announced...

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Consul General of Mexico in El Paso Jacob Prado waves the Mexican flag after performing El Grito

UTEP celebrates 16 de septiembre

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief September 15, 2015

"¡Mexicanos!¡Vivan los héroes que nos dieron patria!" exclaimed Jacob Prado, Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, today outside of the Union Building as the University of Texas a El Paso commemorated the 205th anniversary of Mexico's independence. UTEP...

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Career Expo this week

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief September 15, 2015

Life after graduation can be a scary thought to many, if not all, college students. Finding a job is not an easy task. That is why the University Career Center is hosting its annual Career Expo on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Don Haskins Center. It is an opportunity...

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Freshman Speech Pathology major, Valeria Carillo uses the new MyUTEP website.

MyUTEP page gets an overhaul

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief September 1, 2015

The main website for University of Texas at El Paso students has undergone a complete overhaul for the first time since it was launched almost 10 years ago. After a two-year research and development process, the MyUTEP page has been redesigned with only...

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One more first day of school

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief August 25, 2015

I’ve never liked the first day of school, no matter how many of them I’ve had – and I have had way too many during my college career. I will never understand how people can be excited for early morning classes, homework and tests. This first day...

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El Paso can’t get enough of Paydirt Pete

El Paso can’t get enough of Paydirt Pete

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief August 25, 2015

There are few things that identify El Paso like the University of Texas at El Paso. The presence of the university can be felt in every corner of the city and it strives to be a part of the El Paso community as much as possible. One of the ways it tries...

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A view from from the stands of the newly renovated University Field, which is made out of artificial turf.

University Field offers “new and improved” artificial turf

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief August 25, 2015

The UTEP women’s soccer team kicked off a new season this weekend at home in front of their fans and on a brand-new playing surface. The natural grass that had been at University Field since its inauguration in 2006, was replaced this summer by artificial...

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UTEP soccer hosts media

UTEP soccer hosts media

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor August 12, 2015

[aesop_gallery id="11903"] UTEP women's soccer hosted their annual media day prior to the 2015 season. Head coach Kevin Cross and his players were on hand to talk to the various media outlets in attendance, who would later compete amongst each other...

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Chihuahuas walk off

Chihuahuas walk off

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor August 11, 2015

[aesop_gallery id="11889"] After giving up three runs in the top of the ninth and allowing Las Vegas to tie the game up at eight, the El Paso Chihuahuas walked off with the win in the bottom of the 10th. With the score tied at eight, the bases loaded...

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There’s no fix, it’s all part of the game

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 23, 2015

What a week for CONCACAF, Mexico and referees. Controversy all over the place, but like I said just a couple of days ago when Mexico advanced to the semifinals in similar fashion—get over it. Everybody and their mother is blowing this whole situation...

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#NOERAPENAL

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 21, 2015

Get over it. It’s been more than a year since that very annoying hashtag, battle cry, “No Era Penal” (It was not a penalty) was born in Brazil. Now, thanks to another tight call in the Gold Cup, this time favoring the Mexican national soccer team,...

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PBC and Showtime put on a show

PBC and Showtime put on a show

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 21, 2015

It’s boxing. There will be good fights and there will be bad fights. On Saturday, July 18, Premiere Championship Boxing and Showtime Championship Boxing made their way to the Don Haskins for a full day of boxing. On a day where two title belts were...

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Cruz Azul scores late to beat Tijuana

Cruz Azul scores late to beat Tijuana

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 8, 2015

Cruz Azul and Tijuana continued their preparation towards the Liga MX season tonight in El Paso at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium. In front of a significantly pro-Cruz Azul crowd both teams battled for 90 minutes with La Maquina coming out on top 2-1. Cruz...

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Cruz Azul players warm up prior to practicing on the field of the Sun Bowl. They will play Tijuana at the same field on Wednesday, July 8th.

Cruz Azul and Tijuana set to take the field

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 7, 2015

It’s been a year almost to the day since Chivas and Cruzeiro brought a taste of professional soccer to El Paso. Professional soccer will be back in the Sun City when Cruz Azul and Tijuana take to the Sun Bowl on Wednesday, July 8th as they prepare for...

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Junior guard Dominic Artis shoots the ball at the Foster Stevens Basketball Center.

Dominic Artis focused on seizing second chance

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 7, 2015

He spent a year in exile, trying to keep a dream that was hanging by a thread alive—all because of one bad decision. Dominic Artis, once considered one of the most promising point guards in all of college basketball, spent last season at Diablo Valley...

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Infielder Tommy Medica is introduced in the starting lineup.

Chihuahuas walk off

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 2, 2015

The Fresno Grizzlies had been giving the Chihuahua’s opportunities all series long and tonight El Paso finally took advantage it. Shortstop Benji Gonzalez came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied, bases loaded and the Chihuahuas...

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Chihuahuas drop second straight to Fresno

Chihuahuas drop second straight to Fresno

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 1, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas gave up three runs in the opening inning and never recovered on their way to a second straight loss to the Fresno Grizzlies. The starting pitcher for the visitors, Mike Hauschild, went six full innings, shutting down the Chihuahua’s...

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New Chihuahuas manager Jamie Quirk has been involved with professional baseball for over 40 years as a player and coach.

Jamie Quirk: I stress winning

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 23, 2015

It is the norm that the dugout of a minor league baseball team is in constant flux. The El Paso Chihuahuas know that all too well, but this season they have also dealt with a change in coaching. After the Chihuahuas’ parent club, the San Diego Padres,...

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Thomas speaks to the El Paso media for the first time.

Paul Thomas ready to contribute: ‘It’s really all about the team’

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 16, 2015

UTEP men’s basketball began introducing its new recruiting class last week. After suffering important departures after this year’s season, head coach Tim Floyd is hoping forward Paul Thomas will help fill the hole left by all-conference forward Vince...

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The El Paso Chihuahuas went 2-6 over their last home stand at Southwest University Park.

Chihuahuas look to right the ship

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 9, 2015

  El Paso will be hosting the Triple-A Championship game come mid-September, and in order for the Chihuahuas to play in that game, they must win the Pacific Coast League title. With a third of the season now gone, the Chihuahuas have a 27-30 record...

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Ding dong the witch is dead! What Joseph Blatter’s resignation means for world soccer

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 9, 2015

He had to resign, there was no other way. But, then again, how many times do we actually see people do the right thing. I thought the only way the world of soccer would get rid of Joseph Blatter would be with him in handcuffs. And that’s the real...

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Chihuahuas lose second straight

Chihuahuas lose second straight

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 4, 2015

It was a close game until the top of the eighth inning. The Omaha Storm Chasers scored as many runs in that inning as they had in the previous seven and beat the Chihuahuas for the second straight night by a score of 9-4. Chihuahuas and Storm Chasers...

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Bullpen dominates but Chihuahuas lose

Bullpen dominates but Chihuahuas lose

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 3, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas were not able to recover from a slow start and the Omaha Storm Chasers evened up the series with a 6-2 tonight at Southwest University Park. In front of 6534 fans, the Chihuahuas’ bullpen was almost perfect for over six innings...

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First baseman Tommy Medica is greated by pitcher Marcos Mateo after his three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.

Chihuahuas overcome rough start, beat Omaha

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor June 2, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas got their first win in the month of June beating Omaha by a score of 7-4 tonight at Southwest University Park. Starting pitcher Jason Lane recovered from a tough first inning to pitch into the ninth inning and start off the four-game...

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Chihuahuas bats come alive, end losing streak

Chihuahuas’ bats come alive, end losing streak

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter May 18, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored more runs than they had in their last six games combined as they beat the Fresno Grizzlies 15-9 in front of 8,586 tonight at Southwest University Park. “It felt good, we needed this win,” said Chihuahuas baseball first...

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Men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd announced the signing of Dominic Artis on Saturday, May 2.

Floyd takes a chance on Dominic Artis

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor May 5, 2015

On May 5, 2014 sophomore point guard Dominic Artis was suspended by the University of Oregon basketball program because of his involvement in a forcible rape investigation. Artis will be suiting up as a part of the UTEP men’s basketball team next season,...

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Chihuahuas right fielder Rymer Liriano hits a pitch against the Sacramento River Cats.

The art of the walk-up song

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 28, 2015

From national anthems to team songs and halftime shows, music has always had a place in the world of sports. Baseball and music are intertwined with each other, maybe more than in any other sport. The organ and songs such as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”...

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Chihuahuas manager Pat Murphy talks to his players during a trip to the mound.

Chihuahuas firing on all cylinders

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 28, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas are among the best teams in the Pacific Coast League after playing 18 games this season. After winning five of their last six games, the Chihuahuas have a 12-6 record that puts them atop of the Southern Division going into the final...

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Second baseman Ramiro Pena avoids the slide while throwing towards first base.

Chihuahuas knock River Cats around, win second straight

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 22, 2015

After last night’s win, Chihuahua’s manager Pat Murphy was looking for consistency on offense. He got it tonight. El Paso scored at least a run in six of eight innings on their way to a resounding 13-5 win over the Sacramento River Cats. “We...

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Chihuahuas open series with win

Chihuahuas open series with win

Luis Gonzalez and April 21, 2015

Up since 3 a.m. this morning, the El Paso Chihuahuas had a long trip back home after a four-game series in Tacoma, but it didn’t show on the field as they went on to beat Sacramento 7-1 in front of 6,098  fans tonight at Southwest University Park....

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First baseman Tommy Medica is batting .326 in the 10 games he has played for the Chihuahuas this season.

Chihuahuas return home after road success

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 21, 2015

The El Paso Chihuahuas went on the road for the first time this season looking for their first series win. With a game to go in the series, the Chihuahuas assured themselves of just that, winning all of the first three games. Manager Pat Murphy and his...

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Chihuahuas explosive on offense, beat Reno

Chihuahuas explosive on offense, beat Reno

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 16, 2015

It was two explosive innings and the Chihuahuas won their second straight game to split the series against the Reno Aces. Brett Wallace and Austin Hedges continued to provide offensively as El Paso got 12 hits on the night. “We worked on a lot of...

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Chihuahuas win first of series

Chihuahuas win first of series

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 15, 2015

On Jackie Robinson day and in front of 6,410 in the crowd the El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Reno Aces 4-2 to break a two-game losing streak. The Chihuahuas struggled offensively initially, but once they got on the board, some solid pitching helped close...

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Chihuahuas third baseman Brett Wallace throws the ball toward first base during the team’s season opener.

Chihuahuas split opening series, host Reno next

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 14, 2015

With an opening record of 2-2, the Chihuahuas now turn their attention to the Reno Aces, who are in town from April 13-16. The Aces are the affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and come to El Paso after splitting a series with the Albuquerque Isotopes. A...

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The El Paso Chihuahuas open their first game against the Tacoma Rainiers.

Chihuahuas open season with a win

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 9, 2015

Starting pitcher Jason Lane struggled on the mound at moments, but thanks to the offense’s bats, the left hander and the El Paso Chihuahuas won their first game of the season over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers. Led by outfielder Abraham Almonte,...

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President Diana Natalicio announces the final $260 million raised from the Centennial campaign which began in 2007.

Centennial Campaign exceeds goal

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 2, 2015

Cue the drum line, cue the cheers and the applause, UTEP once again has cause to celebrate. The university’s president, Dr. Diana Natalicio, announced UTEP’s Centennial Campaign results today outside the Undergraduate Learning Center in front...

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Women’s soccer kicks off spring season

Women’s soccer kicks off spring season

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor April 1, 2015

nce the UTEP women’s soccer team took the field. After the heartbreaking Conference USA Tournament loss in penalty kicks at the hands of Louisiana Tech, the Miners are back on the pitch for their spring season. Unlike the fall, there is no trophy on...

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UTEP men’s basketball will play at Murray State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the opening round of the NIT. The game will be on ESPN2.

Miners squeak into post season, make NIT

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 17, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball season is not over, not yet. After a disappointing semifinal loss at the Conference USA Tournament at the hands of Middle Tennessee, the Miners will play in the National Invitational Tournament. UTEP will travel to Murray,...

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The UTEP mens basketball team huddles before the start of the second half.

Miners open C-USA Tournament against FIU

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 11, 2015

UT San Antonio’s Keon Lewis hit a three-pointer with four seconds to go to tie the game up at 54 and seemingly send it into overtime. Then, Florida International’s Dennis Mavin banked in a half-court shot to beat the buzzer and send the Cougars into...

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Freshman Courtney Clayton throws the ball to second base looking for a double play at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex on Sunday Sept.28.

UTEP softball sweeps Texas Tech

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 11, 2015

The UTEP softball team hosted and swept the Texas Tech Red Raiders today at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. The teams squared off twice today with the Miner getting the best of their Big-12 opponents on both occasions and increasing their win streak...

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Stallworth suspended indefinitely

Stallworth suspended indefinitely

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 6, 2015

Freshman guard Lew Stallworth was not present during UTEP's game tonight against North Texas. Head coach Tim Floyd announced after the game that Stallworth will not be with the team for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. "Lew is not going to be with...

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Senior point guard C.J. Cooper finishes the game with 17 points.

Miners bounce back, beat North Texas

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 5, 2015

Just a few days ago the UTEP men’s basketball team had a 24-point lead on the road that they let slip away. Tonight, back in El Paso, the Miners got up big on North Texas and never took the foot off the gas. With head coach Tim Floyd back on the sidelines...

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Head coach Tim Floyd questions a call with the referee.

Miners go through nightmare on the road

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor March 3, 2015

UTEP was in sole possession of second place in Conference USA and within striking distance of leader Louisiana Tech. Two road losses later and the Miners have lost all possibility of finishing as the top team in the conference and are in a three-way...

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Senior guard Julian Washburn is now the seventh best scorer in UTEP basketball history.

Miners play for first place at Louisiana Tech

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 24, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team is now just half a game out of first place in Conference USA after a hard-fought win over UTSA on Saturday. The Miners clawed their way out of an early hole against the Roadrunners on their way to their seventh-straight...

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More Champions League? Yes, please.

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 24, 2015

This is the best time of the year for soccer. Domestic leagues and cups are near their final stages and both European competitions have started back up. It seems like every three days there is at least one game that is a must-see because of the participants...

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Vince Hunter goes for 2 points.

Miners outlast Roadrunners

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 21, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team overcame a slow start and notched its seventh win in a row with a 69-62 victory over UTSA tonight at the Don Haskins Center. With the win, the Miners remain in second place in Conference USA, but now only a half a game...

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Senior guard Julian Washburn has scored double figures in the past two games.

Men’s basketball streaking, in second place of Conference USA

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 17, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team has won six-straight games and sits alone in second place in Conference USA. After two wins at home, first against Charlotte and then against Old Dominion, the Miners’ 10-3 conference record trails only Louisiana Tech’s...

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Champions League is finally back

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 17, 2015

The Round of 16 Champions League draw is one of the worst days in sports. I hate it. Sure, we learn who will play who in the first of the decisive stages of the most competitive soccer tournament there is, but then we have to wait months before these...

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Senior guard Julian Washburn had a team high of 15 points.

Miners handle Monarchs for sixth straight win

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 14, 2015

It was a showdown between two of the best defenses in Conference USA and UTEP’s was just simply better. The Miners beat Old Dominion 62-47 tonight at the Don Haskins Center. The victory is UTEP's sixth in a row and gives the Miners sole possession...

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Miners get fifth straight, beat Charlotte

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 12, 2015

UTEP led from start to finish on their way to a fifth consecutive win. With tonight’s 73-68 victory over Charlotte, and a combination of scores, the Miners now sit in third place on the Conference USA standings, behind only Louisiana Tech and Western...

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Men’s basketball looks to continue streak

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 10, 2015

Five of the final seven regular season games will be at home for coach Tim Floyd and the UTEP men’s basketball team. After coming back from Florida with two wins this past weekend against Florida Atlantic and Florida International, the Miners are preparing...

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Freshmen guard Lulu McKinney played a team-high average of 32.5 minutes per game over the last two contests.

Miners return home looking to end losing streak

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 3, 2015

About this time a year ago, the UTEP women’s basketball team was in the midst of a seven-game winning streak that had them fighting for the top spot in Conference USA. The current reality of the Miners is much different from the team that finished...

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Miners shoot past Middle Tennessee

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 31, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team had a historic shooting night on the way to their 14th win of the season. The Miners missed only four of their 16 three-point shots and beat the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders by a final of 83-70. The 75%...

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Senior point guard C.J. Cooper finishes the game with 11 pts.

Miners come back, beat UAB

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 29, 2015

[youtube id="rQYGrwvKdl0&list=UUNxszVW4WLijFuckOuLc2Lg" autoplay="yes"]   UTEP caught up, got a comfortable lead and then hung on to win, all in the final five minutes of play as they beat UAB on the floor of the Don Haskins Center...

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Miners come home after long road stretch

Miners come home after long road stretch

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 27, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team has allowed the opposing team to reach 70 points in only six of the 17 games they have played before this weekend. Undefeated on the road in conference play, the Miners went to Western Kentucky and Marshall, and allowed...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team defeated UT San Antonio 73-55 in San Antonio on Saturday Jan. 17.

Men’s basketball to be tested on the road

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 20, 2015

Last season, the UTEP men’s basketball team was almost unbeatable when playing outside of El Paso, losing just one of the eight conference games they played. This year, that trend has continued with the Miners starting with three wins on their first...

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Cedrick Lang stays alert while passing the ball to a teammate.

UTEP dominates Southern Miss

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 10, 2015

The UTEP men’s basketball team welcomed former head coach Doc Sadler and his Golden Eagles of Southern Miss tonight at the Don Haskins. The Miners shot 57.1 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point land on their way to a dominating...

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Sophomore forward Vince Hunter struggles to protect ball from Bulldog defenders.

Miners stumble at home, lose to La Tech

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 8, 2015

It was a tie ball game at half time and then UTEP scored just 12 points in the second half on their way to their first conference loss of the season. Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby scored 22 points and the Bulldogs beat the Miners 58-45 tonight...

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Miners host conference favorites Louisiana Tech tonight

Miners host conference favorites Louisiana Tech tonight

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor January 8, 2015

In the preseason, UTEP men’s basketball was chosen to finish second in Conference USA only behind Louisiana Tech. Tonight the Miners host the Bulldogs on the floor of the Don Haskins Center. Both teams have begun conference play undefeated and each...

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Sophomore guard Omega Harris dribbles ball towards the basket.

Miners win exhibition game

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 30, 2014

In front of a modest crowd the UTEP men’s basketball team had their last tune-up before starting conference play this weekend. Led by junior guard Earvin Morris and with all seven Miner players that saw action scoring at least eight points, UTEP beat...

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Junior guard Earvin Morris was one of five Miners that scored in double figures

Miners survive, win Sun Bowl Invitational

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 22, 2014

Five different Miners scored in double digits as UTEP held off Kent State University to claim their third straight Sun Bowl Invitational tournament title by a final score of 78-75. After the easy win last night against Alcorn State the Miners needed every...

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Vince Hunter fights for the basket

Miners bounce back, breeze past Alcorn State

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 21, 2014

The 53rd Sun Bowl Invitational got under way today with UTEP defeating the Alcorn State Braves by a score of 78-45. After the loss just two days ago against number three Arizona on the same floor, the Miners bounced back emphatically and will play...

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Sophomore forward Vince Hunter drives ball past Wildcat defender for a basket.

UTEP comes up short against Arizona, loses 60-55

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 20, 2014

It was all that was expected and more. The UTEP men’s basketball team welcomed the Arizona Wildcats into the Don Haskins and stood toe-to-toe with the third ranked team in the nation. In the end the Wildcats edged the Miners 60-55 after a tight,...

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Matt Willms wins the ball for UTEP in the opening seconds.

Miners dominate Southeastern Louisiana

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 16, 2014

The UTEP men’s basketball team plays third ranked Arizona on Friday, but they could not afford to look past tonight’s opponent and they didn’t. The Miners dominated Southeastern Louisiana University to a final score of 80-62 in front of over...

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Senior guard Julian Washburn scores one out of his ten-points.

UTEP handles UIW, 81-64

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 8, 2014

In front of a crowd of 6,570, UTEP men’s basketball team took care of business tonight beating the University of the Incarnate Word by a final score of 81-65. The visiting Cardinals were no match for the a Miner team that was bigger, faster, stronger,...

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Freshman guard Omega Harris dribbles the ball past an Aggie defender.

Aggies even Battle of I-10, 71-64

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor December 6, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M.— The UTEP men’s basketball team suffered their third straight loss against a depleted New Mexico State tonight at the PanAmerican Center by a final of 71-64. The Aggies maintained their undefeated home record despite missing the...

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Fan support grows with time not winning

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor December 2, 2014

The UTEP football team is doing well this season and if there is something the El Paso fan base likes is a winner. Yet, come game day there isn’t even a quarter of the stadium full and the student section is basically non-existent. It’s been said...

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Junior guard Earvin Morris was one of five Miners that scored in double figures

Miners seek revenge in Battle of I-10

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor November 18, 2014

UTEP does not have many true rivalries, but the one it has with the school up the road in Las Cruces over basketball is as real as it gets. The UTEP men’s basketball team hosts the New Mexico State Aggies at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night,...

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Omega Harris elated after UTEPs victory over WSU.

Defense powers Miners to first win

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter November 14, 2014

It’s only the first official game of the season but the UTEP men’s basketball team’s defense was on point as they beat the Washington State Cougars 65-52 tonight at the Don Haskins. Led by Vince Hunter’s 14 points and career-high 16 rebounds...

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Junior midfielder Angela Cutaia leads the team in goals and is second in assist. The Miners come into the C-USA tournament with the longest unbeaten streak at seven games.

Miners prime for deep run in conference tournament

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor November 4, 2014

The UTEP women’s soccer team is in Charlotte, NC, preparing to take on Louisiana Tech University in the first of what they hope will be three matches in the 2014 Conference USA women’s soccer tournament. After finishing the regular season with a tie...

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Sophomore midfielder Hannah Nicholson wins the ball against the Florida International defender this past Sunday.

Old Dominion last stop on Miners road to C-USA tournament

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor October 28, 2014

The UTEP women’s soccer team has reached the first of its goals this season with two wins this weekend that clinched a spot in the Conference USA tournament. With wins over Florida International and Florida Atlantic, the Miners reached 19 points and...

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Senior center back Hannah Asuchak attempts to steal the ball from a UTSA midfielder.

Miners still in contention as regular season comes to a close

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor October 21, 2014

The UTEP women’s soccer team will begin another pivotal week of competition after winning big this weekend. The Miners hosted UTSA on Sunday and shut them out on their way to a 2-0 victory at University Field, which secured another double-digit win...

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Prospy Picks: 2014 World Series

Javier Cortez, Luis Gonzalez, and Jason Green October 21, 2014

By: Jason Green It would be very easy to pick the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series over the San Francisco Giants. The Royals have swept through the playoffs so far without a loss. They have won every playoff game so far. Why would I not pick...

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Freshman striker Sarah Mullen prepares to score the second goal of the match

Dilling breaks shutouts record as Miners beat UTSA

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter October 19, 2014

There was no overtime needed for UTEP Women’s Soccer to get their 10th win of the season today at University Field against the visiting UTSA Roadrunners. Freshman Sarah Mullen scored her second goal of the year to seal the victory for the Miners...

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The Miners are currently in a four-way tie for third place in Conference USA.

Miners ready for last home stand of the season

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor October 14, 2014

The UTEP women’s soccer team has now gone into overtime in six of their last seven games after a win and a tie on the road this weekend against Western Kentucky and Marshall, respectively. The Miners now prepare for their last home stand of the year,...

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Tremendous weekend play gives confidence to Lady Miners

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor October 7, 2014

The UTEP women’s soccer team will go on the road to visit Western Kentucky and Marshall on Friday and Sunday, respectively, after splitting two games at home. It took overtime in both games this weekend at University Field to separate UTEP from North...

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