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UTEP Redshirt  freshman running back Deion Hankins rushed for over 100 yards versus Stephen F. Austin Sept. 5. 2020.

UTEP Football earns 24-14 season opener win over Stephen F. Austin

Isaiah Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 6, 2020

For the first time in over a year the UTEP football team earned a victory as it defeated Stephen F. Austin 24-14 in front of a restricted capacity crowd in the Sun Bowl. The Miners last win came in its season opener last season against Houston...

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Football head coach Dana Dimel leads his team down the Mine Shaft during pre-game.

UTEP Football provides update on 2020 season, plans on having fans in season opener

Isaiah Ramirez, Sports Editor August 14, 2020

Uncertainty is the best way to sum up the world of college football in one word at the moment. As for the UTEP football program it is trying to move past uncertainty and start the 2020 football season as planned before the current pandemic sent college athletics into...

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Dana Dimel addresses his team after their first practice back in 2018.

UTEP Football postpones fall practice as four players test positive for COVID-19

Isaiah Ramirez, Sports Editor August 9, 2020

 Four members of the UTEP football program who are all student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. All cases were asymptotic according to a UTEP Athletics press release.  The team a scheduled to start its first full contact practice on...

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Senior Kai Locksley hands off the ball to  Senior Treyvon Hughes to start the game against the Rice Owls at the Sunbowl stadium.

The state of UTEP football

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor December 3, 2019

Year two of the Dana Dimel era ended Saturday much as it began with another loss and  a second consecutive one-win season falling to the Rice Owls 30-16. The Miners started the year with a close win against lower-division Houston Baptist then suffered...

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UTEP senior quarterback Kai Locksley rushes against the Rice defense Nov. 30 at the Sun Bowl.

UTEP falls to Rice 30-16 in final game of the season

Isaiah Ramirez, Staff Reporter November 30, 2019

The 2019 season did not go as many Miner fans expected and the season finale after two quarters looked promising for UTEP with a 16-14 lead. In the end the Miners fell to Rice (3-9, 3-5) 30-16 on a windy afternoon earning their 11th straight loss, finishing...

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Head Coach Dana Dimel gives directions to the team.

Turnovers bite Miners in 42-21 loss to Bulldogs

Isaiah Ramirez, Reporter October 26, 2019

Coming into its matchup with Louisiana Tech (7-1, 4-0) the UTEP football team (1-6, 0-4) knew this would be a tough task to overcome against the first place and offensive powerhouse Bulldogs. LA Tech proved just how tough they were showcasing an exceptional...

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Senior quarterback Kai Locksley looks for a receiver down field against UTSA at the Sun Bowl.

UTEP football struggles against UTSA and loses fourth straight game

Isaiah Ramirez, Reporter October 5, 2019

A late game surge by the UTEP football team was not enough to pull off a win against the University of Texas at San Antonio falling to the Roadrunners 26-16 on homecoming at the Sun Bowl. UTSA displayed an exceptional running game with the Roadrunners...

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UTEP players celebrate thier first touchdown of the game against the University of Nevada.

Football working to improve against UTSA

Isaiah Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 30, 2019

The conference opener did not go as planned for the UTEP football team (1-3, 0-1) as it fell against Southern Mississippi 31-13. Now the Miners are set to take on The University of Texas at San Antonio (1-3, 0-1) at home this weekend.  Last season,...

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UTEP looks to carry momentum against Texas Tech

Isaiah Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 2, 2019

The UTEP football team (1-0, 0-0) will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0, 0-0) with the Miners coming off a momentous win against Houston Baptist. UTEP is starting off the season 1-0 for the first time since their season opening win against New...

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Senior saftey Michael Lewis makes a tackle during the Miners 36-34 win over Houston Baptist.

UTEP Football wins season opener against Houston Baptist in electrifying Sun Bowl Stadium

Isaiah Ramirez, Reporter September 1, 2019

In a Sun Bowl stadium that was filled with more than 34,646 fans the UTEP football team defeated Houston Baptist 36-34 in their season opener. This was the Miners' first home win since Nov. 26, 2016 which was 1,008 days ago. On El Paso strong night and...

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Redshirt junior tight end Luke Laufenberg was introduced on National Signing Day as part of the 2019 UTEP football recruiting class. Luke died early Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer.

UTEP football player Luke Laufenberg dies of cancer

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor August 22, 2019

Luke Laufenberg, 21, died early Thursday morning from complications from Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a rare cancer in the United States which attacks immune cells and is known to spread rapidly.  Laufenberg was a recent signee to the Miner football team earning...

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Junior quarterback Mark Torrez will look to earn playing time this season for the Miners.

Miners QB Rundown: Local Mark Torrez looks for opportunity in 2019

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor July 30, 2019

Hometown product and junior quarterback Mark Torrez of Eastwood High School only appeared in one game last season, but did gain extensive experience as a redshirt freshman.  During his freshman year, Torrez played in seven games, completing 14 of...

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