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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Michael Cuviello

Michael Cuviello

Michael Cuviello is a multimedia journalism student at UTEP. He currently serves The Prospector at Sports Editor and reporter. During the summer 2020, he led the publication as Editor-In-Chief where he helped cover Black Lives Matter protests and the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All content by Michael Cuviello
The Sunland Park Mall which opened in 1988 has added 12 new tenants in a bid to revitalize its property and add foot traffic.

[Photo] Recreation and local flavor revitalizing Sunland Park Mall

July 13, 2021

The Sunland Park Mall which opened in 1988 has added 12 new tenants in a bid to revitalize its property and add foot traffic.

Junior forward Bryson Williams fights for loose ball versus UTSA Jan. 15, 2020.

UTEP forward Bryson Williams announces transfer to Texas Tech

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief June 14, 2021

After weeks of speculation senior forward Bryson Williams has announced that he is taking his talents to Lubbock Texas to play for the Big 12’s Texas Tech Raiders. From the announcement on April 15 that Williams had entered the transfer portal, it was...

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UTEP junior Pate Cathey just misses a putout on a close play at second base versus Utah Valley May 2, 2021.

Miners survive late Utah Valley rally to win 10-9

Heriberto Perez and Michael Cuviello May 4, 2021

The UTEP Miners (10-23, 4-12) held on to defeat Utah Valley Wolverines (20-26, 5-10) in its last home game of the season at Helen of Troy Field. In the bottom of the second inning, the Miners scored its first runs of the game. Graduating seniors...

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UTEP senior Carolyne Chepkosegei runs at Lori Fitzgerald cross country meet in at Chamizal Park in El Paso Sept. 13, 2019.

A look at UTEP’s top senior athletes of 2020 through 2021

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor May 4, 2021

With the end of the university school year at hand, many of UTEP’s top athletes will depart the programs that saw the fruits of their efforts over the years. Below is a profile on many to some of the standouts for the Miners over the past season. Cheyenne...

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 UTEP defensive back Broderick Harrel celebrates a defensive stop versus Abilene Christian Sept. 19, 2020.

Four Conference-USA players selected in 2021 NFL draft

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor May 4, 2021

The NFL once again feasted on Power Five schools to supply their rosters and largely ignored minor football conferences such as Conference-USA (C-USA). Overall, 191 players out of the 259 total players drafted were from Power Five schools, while only...

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New UTEP Head Coach Joe Golding is introduced by Athletics Director Jim Senter and UTEP President Heather Wilson as the 20th coach in Miner history. April 14, 2021.

UTEP introduces Joe Golding as its new basketball coach

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 27, 2021

The UTEP Miners wasted no time in finding its replacement for departed coach Rodney Terry with Tuesday night’s announced hiring of former Abilene Christian (ACU) Wildcat Coach Joe Golding as the 20th coach in the history of the program.  “I’m...

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UTEP selects Joe Golding as its next basketball coach

UTEP selects Joe Golding as its next basketball coach

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 14, 2021

The UTEP Miners wasted no time in finding its replacement for departed coach Rodney Terry with Tuesday night’s announced hiring of former Abilene Christian (ACU) Wildcat Coach Joe Golding as the 20th coach in the history of the program.  “I’m...

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After receiving a technical foul UTEP Head Coach Rodney Terry removes his jacket as frustrations rise versus UAB Feb.1.

Rodney Terry gives up on UTEP basketball

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

Within a span of a day, the UTEP Miners Basketball program lost its lone championship distinction and its head coach, as Rodney Terry resigns from his position. Rodney Terry has resigned as UTEP men’s basketball coach to pursue another professional...

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UTEP volleyball celebrates its first Conference-USA tournament victory in a decade over Marshall, April 1.

Volleyball falls to undefeated Hilltoppers in C-USA tournament

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

After winning its first Conference-USA (C-USA) tournament match in a decade against Southern Miss in a straight-set victory, the UTEP Miners ran out of steam against the Western Kentucky (WKU) Hilltoppers, the lone undefeated team in C-USA losing in straight...

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UTEP  sophomore  third  baseman  Kasey  Flores  looks  on  as  she  makes  contact  with a pitch versus Southern Miss April 2.

UTEP splits four-game series versus Southern Miss

Michael Cuviello and Heriberto Perez April 6, 2021

The UTEP Miners softball team (7-13, 2-2) played its first Conference-USA (C-USA) series with back-to-back doubleheaders against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (20-14, 2-2 ) over the weekend in which the Miners were able to split the series. On Friday,...

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UTEP forward Bryson  Williams slams home a  dunk versus New Mexico  State Nov. 12, 2019.

UTEP basketball: An overrated history?

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

As the final four winds down to Baylor versus Gonzaga for the NCAA national championship, fans of UTEP continue their annual prayer vigil for another Texas team not to repeat this feat. UTEP fans are automatically Gonzaga fans as they feel another Texas...

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Members of the 1966 Texas Western national championship team accept the championship trophy.

Baylor wins NCAA Championship to join UTEP as only Texas National Champions

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor April 6, 2021

For 54 years, the UTEP Miners sat alone as the only Division 1 basketball program in the state of Texas to win a National Championship. On Monday night, the Baylor Bears changed that with a dominating 86-70 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, spoiling the...

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UTEP sophomore forward Tessa Carlin fights off a UAB defender near Blazer goal March 14.

UTEP soccer loses at Oklahoma State

Heriberto Perez and Michael Cuviello March 23, 2021

The UTEP Miners (3-4-1) were unable to generate any offense Saturday against the 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls (OSU) (10-2-1), conceding five goals in a 5-0 shutout loss to the Big 12 power in its worse loss of the season. Taking a huge step...

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UTEP junior guard Souley Boum drives to the basket in traffic versus Florida International, Feb. 13.

Men’s basketball: Is the glass half full or empty?

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 23, 2021

Following its second consecutive first-round conference exit, UTEP Miner basketball has completed its uninspiring third year under Head Coach Rodney Terry with a 12-12 COVID-shortened season. In year one, Terry had a very young team with no depth but...

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Junior guard Destiny Thurman  looks for an opening with two Blue Raider defenders closing down the down in a loss to MTSU March 12.

Miners fall to Blue Raiders in C-USA women’s basketball semifinal

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 13, 2021

The UTEP Miners(17-8,13-5) had its NCAA tournament aspirations crushed Friday night with a loss to the top-seeded Middle Tennessee State (MTSU) Blue Raiders (16-7, 12-4) 74-58. Facing the preseason conference favorite Blue Raiders, the Miners had hoped...

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UTEP  all confernce guard Katia Gallegos shoots over Weber State defender Dec. 5 2019.

Miners advance to C-USA semifinals, face perennial C-USA power Middle Tennessee State

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

The UTEP Miners (17-7,13-5), shooting a blistering 66% from the floor in the third period, were able to take control of its game versus the Florida Atlantic (FAU) Owls (11-11, 8-8) en route to a 74-67 quarterfinal victory in the Conference USA Tournament. Early...

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UTEP point guard Katia Gallegos drives to the basket drawing two Monarch players to defend her versus Old Dominion Feb 8, 2020.

Miners look to challenge for the conference championship

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

As a No. 2 seed in the Conference USA (C-USA) Tournament, the UTEP Miners(16-7, 13-5) face the East Division’s third seed Florida Atlantic (FAU) Owls {11-10, 8-8) in a quarter-final rematch of last year’s tourney opponent 1:30 p.m. today. UTEP...

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Senior Bryson Williams tries to work past a Kansas defender March 4.

Men’s basketball looks to salvage its season at C-USA Tournament

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 10, 2021

The UTEP Miners (12-11, 8-8) coming off a strong showing on the road at Kansas get a chance to revitalize its disappointing basketball season in the Conference USA tournament starting tonight, March 10 in Frisco, Texas. With its matchup against the...

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Senior forward Bryson Williams shoots a fade-away jumper over Kansass David McCormack March 4.

Miners come close to upset at Kansas 67-62

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 4, 2021

The UTEP Miners stormed out to a double-digit lead over perennial power the Kansas Jayhawks on the road before coming up short in a heartbreaking 67-62 loss. From the start of the game, the Miners gave Kansas all it could handle as a steal by junior...

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UTEP junior guard,  Souley Boum works his way past a Bulldog defender in a matchup with Louisiana Tech Jan. 22.

Miners take on the challenge of the 17th ranked Jayhawks

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 4, 2021

UTEP vs Kansas Primer: The UTEP Miners play on the road at the 17th ranked Kansas Jayhawks 6 p.m. to play the team’s historic first game in school history in Lawrence, Kansas. Only four times in history have the two teams crossed paths and the...

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Graphic by Hugo Hinojosa

Assistant athletic director stands out in a male-dominated field

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 4, 2021

In a field once predominantly dominated by men, UTEP’s Anna Claire Thomas sticks out as a rising star within the UTEP communications staff. She is currently serving as the assistant  athletic director , a position she has held since 2019 after leaving...

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UTEP sophomore transfer guard Destiny Lopes lines up for a jump shot against Florida Atlantic Feb. 22.

Miners close out strong regular season

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

The UTEP Miner (16-7, 13-5) women’s basketball came back from 8 points down in the final quarter to get a 71-68 must-win conference game over the  Charlotte 49ers (9-8, 8-4) on the road  Saturday.   After not being able to overcome a 40-22 halftime...

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Sophomore Avery Crouse drives between two defenders versus Florida Atlantic Feb. 22.

Miners close out series with a blowout

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

The UTEP Miners women’s basketball team exacted revenge Monday on the Florida Atlantic(FAU) Owls after having its nine-game winning streak brought to a halt Sunday in an upset last-minute loss.  On Sunday, the Miners came out sluggish as FAU jumped...

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Senior right-side hitter Cheyanne Jones strikes the ball over a  Blue Raider defender against Middle Tennesee State Oct. 18, 2019.

UTEP volleyball closes out Blazers with a three-set sweep

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The UTEP Miners (3-3, 1-1) volleyball team got revenge on the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers (4-3, 3-1) with a three-set sweep (25-23, 25-18, 25-21) Monday afternoon.  On Sunday, the Miners fell in five sets to these same Blazers after...

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Black coaches still lack fair opportunities

Black coaches still lack fair opportunities

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 16, 2021

Some can argue the impact of institutional racism has on advancement within all sectors and industries may have been somewhat diminished. Nowhere does the stark discrepancy of opportunities for advancement by people of color illuminate itself as sport...

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Must-see films for Black History Month

Must-see films for Black History Month

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 16, 2021

In the midst of Black History Month, it is an excellent time to reflect on Black filmmakers' contributions to cinema. Since the beginning of the film era, Black filmmakers have given their unique perspective in films despite the limited opportunities...

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UTEP senior center Michelle Pruitt drives hard to the basket versus UAB Feb. 5.

UTEP women extend win streak to 9

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 15, 2021

The UTEP Miners (14-5,11-3) swept the Florida International University (FIU) Panthers (9-9,  in both of its games on the road in Miami, Florida, this weekend. On Friday night, the Miners took control late in the third quarter and never let up as...

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Freshman pitcher Victoria Salazar throws the first pitch of the season for the UTEP Miners in a matchup with fourth ranked Oklahoma Feb. 11.

[Photo] UTEP softball struggles in the season opener

February 14, 2021

Freshman pitcher Victoria Salazar throws the first pitch of the season for the UTEP Miners in a matchup with fourth ranked Oklahoma Feb. 11.

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Super Bowl LV: Chiefs versus Bucs, Brady goes for his seventh ring

Super Bowl LV: Chiefs versus Bucs, Brady goes for his seventh ring

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 6, 2021

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) in the 55th Super Bowl played in Tampa, Florida. Tampa is the first team in NFL history to play in A Super Bowl in its home stadium. This game features a battle of...

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UTEP sophomore guard Keonte Kennedy  fights for a loose ball against the Rice Owls. Jan 8.

Blazers stifle Miners with smothering defense

Michael Cuviello, Sports editor February 6, 2021

The UTEP Miners (8-9, 4-7) men's basketball team trailed the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers  (15-2, 8-1) from start to finish Saturday night in a poor offensive showing, culminating in a 63-51 defeat on the road. From the very first few...

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Junior UTEP guard Sabine Lipe  works past  defender against UTSA Jan. 30.

UTEP hosts UAB with a five-game win streak on the line

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

In a matchup of two teams moving in opposite directions, the UTEP Miners (10-5, 7-3) take on the University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB) Blazers (7-7, 2-6) for a two-game home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. UAB has lost four games in a row coming...

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UTEP junior guard Souley Boum attempts to drive the lane against Louisiana Tech Jan. 22.

Miners go on the road for crucial series against Blazers

Michael Cuviello, Sports editor February 5, 2021

The UTEP Miners (8-8, 4-6) men’s basketball team take the stage Friday night for a two-game road matchup against the Conference USA’s West Division leader, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (14-2, 7-1) Blazers. Currently, on a four-game...

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UTEP senior center Michelle Pruitt drives to the paint against a UTSA defender in a win over the Roadrunners Jan. 28.

UTEP women’s basketball sweep UTSA, extends win streak to five

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

The UTEP Miners (10-5,7-3) finished out its home and away series against the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Road Runners (2-13,0-10) with a 67-51 Saturday afternoon win following an 82-56 win Thursday.  In game one of the matchup played...

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Sophomore guard Avery Crouse lays the ball up over a defender versus the Lady Techsters in Ruskin, Louisiana  Jan 22.

UTEP women’s basketball sweep Louisiana Tech on road

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor January 25, 2021

Over the weekend, the UTEP Miners (8-5, 5-3) defeated the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (9-5, 4-4) 61-58 Friday and 75-67 Saturday, picking up its first road victories of the season to move into third place in the Conference USA West Division.  In...

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UTEP sophomore guard Isis Lopes brings the ball up the court for the Miners in a 62-52 win over North Texas Jan. 16.

UTEP women’s basketball split series with North Texas

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor January 17, 2021

On Saturday night, the UTEP Miners (7-6) finished a two game home series against the North Texas Mean Green with a 62-52 victory led by sophomore guard Katia Gallegos, pacing the team with 21 points and six assists. This win followed a 67-59 loss Friday...

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UTEP sophomores Katia Gallegos and Crouse double team Utah State guard Meagan Mendazona in Logan , Utah Dec. 13.

UTEP women’s basketball comes up short in final seconds against Utah State

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor December 15, 2020

After trailing most of the game, the UTEP Miners came up short in the final seconds against the Utah State Aggies  68-65 on the road.   Starting the season 3-0 with two overtime wins over New Mexico State and a close in over Incarnate Word, the...

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UTEP sophomore quarterback Calvin Brownholtz warms up before his first career start versus North Texas Dec. 12,.

Depleted UTEP football comes up short at North Texas

Michael Cuviello, sports editor December 14, 2020

Missing its starting quarterback and four members of its secondary, the UTEP Miners gave the North Texas Mean Green it could handle Friday evening, battling to a 45-43 loss. The game initially scheduled for earlier in the season was moved to Denton...

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UTEP senior cornerback and sophomore offensive lineman Andrew Meyer lead the Miners on to the field against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Oct. 24.

UTEP suspends football operations, Southern Mississippi game canceled

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 29, 2020

The UTEP Athletic department announced Sunday that all football operations will be suspended due to multiple COVID-19 positive tests with players on the roster. Saturday’s game against the Rice Owls was canceled the day of the game due to positive tests...

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UTEP junior defensive back Dennis Barnes celebrates after a big play versus Abilene Christian, Sept. 20.

UTEP Football goes on the road to face Rice Owls

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 27, 2020

The UTEP Miner football team (3-4) will go on the road to face the Rice Owls (1-2) in Houston Saturday in a matchup of perennial Conference USA (C-USA) bottom dwellers. Neither team has finished with a winning record in conference since 2014when both...

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UTEP senior forward Bryson Williams throws down a thunderous dunk on an aggreisive break to basket against the University of Texas at Permian Basin Nov. 26.

UTEP men’s basketball starts the season with an easy win

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 26, 2020

The UTEP Miners led from wire to wire Wednesday night in a 100-81 victory over Division II opponent, the University of Texas at Permian Basin(UTPB) Falcons, with minimal turnovers and balanced scoring.   "The surreal part for us is that we're...

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UTEP coach Kevin Baker motivates the womens basketball team as they take the court against New Mexico State Nov. 25.

UTEP wins in overtime over Aggies, Gallegos leads with 25 points

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 26, 2020

The UTEP Miners gutted out a hard-fought overtime victory over its I-10 rival, the New Mexico State (NMSU) Aggies, with a strong all-around performance from sophomore point guard Katia Gallegos. Scoring a career-high 25 points on nine for 23...

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UTEP guard Souley Boum stretches a shot to the rim versus Southern Mississippi, Jan. 9.

UTEP basketball set to tip-off season with big changes on board.

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 24, 2020

Coming off a disappointing 17-15 season, Coach Rodney Terry and the UTEP Miner basketball team have retooled and are chomping at the bit to start the 2020 basketball season. Most basketball outlets have UTEP as a mid-tier team in the conference for...

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UTEP point guard Katia Gallegos drives to the basket drawing two Monarch players to defend her versus Old Dominion Feb 8, 2020.

UTEP women’s basketball looks to take the next step with young stars

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 24, 2020

The UTEP women's basketball team is coming off a surprisingly successful 2019 season with the Miners finishing in seventh place in Conference USA with a 16-15 overall record. Unfortunately, the season ended after advancing to the quarterfinals...

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Freshman running back Deion Hankins prepares for game versus UTSA Roadrunners Oct. 14.

UTEP football loses third game in a row in a blowout loss to UTSA

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor November 16, 2020

The UTEP Miners played a close first half  Saturday against the University of Texas at San Antonio  Roadrunners but fell apart in the second half in a 52-21 rout on the road.   Defensively the Miners could not produce an answer to the Roadrunners...

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UTEP football game against North Texas is cancelled

UTEP football game against North Texas is cancelled

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

UTEP President Heather Wilson announced tonight via news release that Saturday's football game  against North Texas will not go on as scheduled due to North Texas’  COVID-19 concerns. North Texas contacted UTEP late Tuesday afternoon to state the...

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UTEP Football to play without fans against North Texas

UTEP Football to play without fans against North Texas

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

Today UTEP Athletics Director Jim Senter and UTEP President Heather Wilson announced that UTEP’s game versus the University of North Texas scheduled for noon Saturday, Oct.31,  will not have fans in attendance. The University announced no documented...

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UTEP senior wide receiver Justin Garret reels in a pass in pregame warmups versus Charlotte Oct 24.

UTEP football fails to overcome turnovers, fall on road to Charlotte 38-28

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 24, 2020

Despite solid defensive play, the UTEP Miners could not overcome costly turnovers and mistakes as they fell on the road to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers 39-28.   For the game, the Miners had more first downs and total offensive...

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UTEP sophomore wide receiver Jacob Cowing looks in a pass versus Louisiana Tech Oct. 10.

UTEP football to take on Charlotte if COVID permits

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 21, 2020

Coming off its first postponement of the season, the UTEP Miners are scheduled to travel to the University of Charlotte at North Carolina to take on the 49ers Saturday, Oct. 24.  Both teams had its games postponed this past weekend due to COVID-19...

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UTEP sophomore  starting quarterback Gavin Hardison  practices at Glory Field  Oct. 6.

UTEP football game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 16, 2020

Saturday’s football game between UTEP and the Southern Mississippi  Golden Eagles has been canceled due to the opposing team’s rise in COVID-19 cases. “While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to play this weekend, the health and safety...

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UTEP senior Caroline Chepkosegei  runs alongside former teammate Linda Cheruiyot at Lori Fitzgerald Classic at Chamizal Park in El Paso Sept. 13, 2019.

UTEP cross-country returns for abbreviated 2020 schedule

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 12, 2020

Kicking off the 2020 UTEP cross-country season the Miners placed seventh in the men’s team event and 10th in the women’s team event Saturday at the  82nd annual Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater Oklahoma. Due to COVID-19 concerns the  Miner cross-country...

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UTEP sophomore defensive end Praise Amaewhule wraps up Bulldog quarterback Luke Anthony for a sack  versus Louisiana Tech  Oct 10.

UTEP football dominates Bulldogs defensively, come up short on road 21-17

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 10, 2020

The UTEP Miners (3-2) took the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-1) to the brink of defeat on the strength of sophomore defensive end Praise Amaewhule and a tremendous overall defensive effort with a 21-17 setback on the road.  “I am proud...

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UTEP junior  defensive back Broderick Harrel celebrates after another big play from defense versus Abilene Christian Sept. 19.

UTEP football travels to take on Louisiana Tech to open conference play

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor October 7, 2020

Starting off the season 3-1 including a rare road win, the Miners once again take to the road to take on conference rival the Louisiana Tech Bull Dogs (2-1) Saturday Oct. 10, in Ruston, Louisiana.  The Miners have lost seven straight games to the...

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UTEP freshman running back breaks through the Louisiana- Monroe defense for a gain enroute to three touchdowns and 118 yards rushing in a 31-6 win Sept. 26.

UTEP football dominates Warhawks on the road to improve to 3-1

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 26, 2020

In the most impressive win of the Dana Dimel era, the UTEP Miners outplayed the University of Louisiana at Monroe in every facet of the game today with a 31-6 road victory.  For the first time since 2010, the Miners are 3-1 to start a season....

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UTEP Athletics announce changes to staffing, salary cuts.

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 24, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 and its budgetary implications on revenue, UTEP announced Wednesday there would be furloughs along with positions being eliminated or unfilled in the athletic department for 20-21 athletics year. Along with this action,...

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UTEP sophomore quarterback Gavin Hardison receives snap as he looks down field for open receivers Sept. 19.

UTEP Miners take to the road for the first game ever versus Louisiana Monroe

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 23, 2020

Coming off its 17-13 win over Abilene Christian, the Miners take to the road in an effort to get its first win over an NCAA Division 1 team versus the  University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)  Warhawks.  The Miners are now 3-1 on the season, while...

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UTEP football survives a tough Wildcat challenge at home

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 20, 2020

Winning its second game of the young season, the Miners reached a win total that has not been achieved since 2016 with a 17-13 victory over the Abilene Christian University (ACU) Wildcats.  The Miners offense struggled most of the game, being outgained...

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UTEP freshman running back Deion Hankins looks for running room versus Texas Longhorns Saturday Sept. 12.

UTEP football looks to rebound at home versus FBS opponent Abilene Christian

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 18, 2020

On Saturday, the Miners (1-1) will play its third game of the season against Football Championship Subdivision (FBS) opponent the  Abilene Christian Wildcats.   Playing its first game of the season on the road, Abilene Christian will be looking...

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Longhorns stampede Miners 59-3

Longhorns stampede Miners 59-3

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 14, 2020

The UTEP Miners were dominated in all facets of football, Saturday as the team traveled to Austin to play the Power Five opponent, Texas Longhorns 59-3 in a game that was a blowout from the very start.  It took the Longhorns exactly 19 seconds to...

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UTEP redshirt freshman Deion Hankins  scores his first touchdown versus Stephen F. Austin Saturday Sept. 5.

Miners travel to Austin as big underdogs to Longhorns

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor September 9, 2020

The UTEP Miners coming off a season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin University, will go on the road to play the University of Texas Longhorns Saturday Sept. 12, for the first time since 2016.  Hoping to improve on the result of the last matchup...

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Locomotive midfielder Distel Zola fights for possession against Real Monarch forward Damien German Aug. 29, 2020.

Locomotive score late to beat Salt Lake City 2-1 in front of 800 fans

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor August 30, 2020

Playing for the first time in front of fans since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, the El Paso Locomotive came through with a goal at the 87-minute mark to achieve 2-1 win over the Salt Lake City (SLC) Real Monarchs Saturday night.  With 800 fans...

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College in the age of coronavirus

College in the age of coronavirus

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 13, 2020

Students attending UTEP this fall will have an unprecedented situation in the way they experience the university lifestyle due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Not since the influenza pandemic of 1918, commonly referred to as the Spanish Flu,...

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Opinion: Masks and patience are the keys to returning to normal

Opinion: Masks and patience are the keys to returning to normal

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 12, 2020

While leadership in the United States remains divided on the solutions to the current COVID-19 pandemic, with states and cities all using different tactics to combat the coronavirus, it is important to not base decisions on what is convenient...

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El Paso Live and the El Paso International Airport present Movies on the Fly at Hanger 7 Studios starting Aug.14.

Drive- In movies return to El Paso

Michael Cuviello, Editor, in chief August 11, 2020

El Paso Live and the El Paso International Airport are teaming up to bring the outdoor movie experience back to El Paso with drive-in showings throughout the month of August.  COVID-19 has brought back a revitalization of sorts to the popularity...

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Locomotive midfielder Nick Ross tries to set up goal early versus Colorado Springs Switchback Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

Locomotive offense comes alive with four goals, steams past Colorado Springs 4-2

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 9, 2020

  The El Paso Locomotive (2-2-2) dominated all aspects of the match versus the Colorado Springs Switchback (1-1-3) with an offensive output that has not been seen all season culminating in a 4-2 victory over the Group C opponent.  In...

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Locomotive forward Leandro Carrijo pushes ball downfield versus Colorado Springs saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Locomotive forward Leandro Carrijo pushes ball downfield versus Colorado Springs saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Locomotive midfielder Dylan Mares takes down a Colorado attacker, then pushes ball downfield Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Locomotive midfielder Dylan Mares takes down a Colorado attacker, then pushes ball downfield Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Locomotive forward Jose Aaron Gomez and midfielder Nick Ross pressure Colorado forward Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Locomotive forward Jose Aaron Gomez and midfielder Nick Ross pressure Colorado forward Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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OZZY the bat shows his support for the home team from the stands Saturday Aug, 8, 2020.

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OZZY the bat shows his support for the home team from the stands Saturday Aug, 8, 2020.

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Colorado Springs attacking midfielder Uvaldo Luna slides a goal past Locomotive goal keeper late in loss to El  Paso Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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Colorado Springs attacking midfielder Uvaldo Luna slides a goal past Locomotive goal keeper late in loss to El Paso Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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El Paso native Louis Chapo  Herrera celebrates his first goal of the season for the Locomotive versus Colorado Springs Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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El Paso native Louis "Chapo " Herrera celebrates his first goal of the season for the Locomotive versus Colorado Springs Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.

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El Paso Locomotive forward Omar Salgado goes up for a high kick  over a defender versus New Mexico United July 15, 2020

Locomotive look to stop two game losing streak versus Colorado Springs

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 8, 2020

The El Paso Locomotive 1-2-2 take on the Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1-1-2 tonight in a battle for Group C second place.   After restarting the United Soccer League (USL) season with a win, the Locomotive has gone winless in its last three...

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Plaza Film Festival’s ‘Local Flavor’ goes to streaming

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 7, 2020

The  Plaza Film Festival’s “ Local Flavor” film competition puts a spotlight on aspiring filmmakers of the borderland region to show their talents in this annual showcase that is now going online.  Three years ago, the film festival switched to...

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Former UTEP Quarterback Kai Locksley drops back to pass versus the University of Texas at San Antonio Oct. 5, 2019.

UTEP football season opener versus Texas Tech canceled

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2020

This morning UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter said in a news release that the Sept. 5 home season opener versus Big 12 school Texas Tech was canceled.  “While we are disappointed that we will not be able to host Texas Tech this fall, we...

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Patricia Benavides who lost her husband Arturo in last years Cielo Vista Walmart shooting addresses those paying respects Aug. 3, 2020.

Memorial held for Walmart shooting victims at Ponder Park

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2020

On the anniversary of the tragic El Paso Walmart shooting, El Pasoans marched from Ponder Park with 23 crosses bearing the names of those that lost their lives one year ago today.  From the park El Paso Firme and Border Network for Human Rights marched...

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U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar addresses the memorial ceremony honoring the 23 victims of the Walmart shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar addresses the memorial ceremony honoring the 23 victims of the Walmart shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Crowd is addressed during Walmart memorial for the 23 shooting victims from last years mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Crowd is addressed during Walmart memorial for the 23 shooting victims from last years mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Crosses are held for each of the 23 victims of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Crosses are held for each of the 23 victims of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Antonio Basco looks on as he is supported by the crowd for his  loss of his wife in last years Walmart shooting aug. 3, 2020.

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Antonio Basco looks on as he is supported by the crowd for his loss of his wife in last year's Walmart shooting aug. 3, 2020.

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Antonio Basco holds flowers and looks onward at the Walmart memorial commemorating the 23 victims including his own wife Aug. 03, 2020.

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Antonio Basco holds flowers and looks onward at the Walmart memorial commemorating the 23 victims including his own wife Aug. 03, 2020.

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Bishop Mark Seitz speaks to the crowd at Cielo Vista Walmart on anniversary of the tragic shooting that took 23 lives one year ago Aug. 3, 2020.

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Bishop Mark Seitz speaks to the crowd at Cielo Vista Walmart on anniversary of the tragic shooting that took 23 lives one year ago Aug. 3, 2020.

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Pancho Mendoza plays Amor Eterno in honor of the 23 walmart shooting victims that lost their life one year ago in a mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Pancho Mendoza plays "Amor Eterno" in honor of the 23 walmart shooting victims that lost their life one year ago in a mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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The names of the 23 victims of the Cielo Vista  Walmart shooting are read as crosses bearing their names are in background Aug. 03, 2020.

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The names of the 23 victims of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting are read as crosses bearing their names are in background Aug. 03, 2020.

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Members  of Danza Azteca Tianeztica gather after performing at Cielo VIsta Walmart memorial honoring the victims of last years mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Members of Danza Azteca Tianeztica gather after performing at Cielo VIsta Walmart memorial honoring the victims of last year's mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Onlookers gather to pay respects to the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting victims Aug. 3, 2020.

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Onlookers gather to pay respects to the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting victims Aug. 3, 2020.

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Cross bearers stand by at the Cielo Vista Walmart memorial  honoring the victims of last years mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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Cross bearers stand by at the Cielo Vista Walmart memorial honoring the victims of last year's mass shooting Aug. 3, 2020.

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President of the El Paso Police Wives and Family Support Organization  Melissa Bailey address Helinda Ortiz and the rest of the crowd at Officer David Ortiz Recreational Park in El Paso July 23, 2020.

El Pasoans unite to ‘back the blue’

Michael Cuviello, Editor-in-Chief July 25, 2020

About 50 people gathered at Officer David Ortiz Recreational Park Thursday, July 23 in support of local law enforcement as a response to multiple protests about police misconduct in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the knee of an officer.  The...

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