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Report: UTEP, New Mexico set up home-and-home series in football for 2021 and 2022

According to a report from FBSchedules.com, UTEP has renewed the rivalry with New Mexico for a 68th and 69th time, completing a contract for a home-and-home series in 2021, and 2022. FBSchedules.com obtained a copy of the contract which has UTEP hosting the Lobos on September 25th, 2021, and the Miners making the trip up North to Albuquerque on September 22nd, 2022. The 2021 out...
Via Miner Rush
3 hours ago

UTEP Football: Quadraiz Wadley shines in first spring scrimmage

Quadraiz Wadley rushed nine times for 72 yards and two touchdowns to steal the show in the first spring scrimmage for the UTEP football team on a windy Friday morning at the Sun Bowl. UTEP’s rushing attack accounted for six of the seven touchdowns on the day, with Kavika Johnson (17-yard TD, 5-yard TD), Walter Dawn (10-yard TD) and Terry Juniel (13-yard TD) also finding paydirt...
Via Miner Rush
5 hours ago

UTEP Basketball: 2016-17 Season Awards

Looking back at the 2016-17 season, it's time to hand out some team awards. Check it out, agree or disagree? Team MVP Co-MVP's: Dominic Artis, Omega Harris Two of UTEP's major and most consistent producers share the honors of team MVP. Their ridiculous early season production was clouded by the Miners horrible start, but both put up some very good numbers throughout the season...
Via Miner Rush
8 days ago

UTEP Basketball: What's Next?

With over 60-plus teams still playing very meaningful post season hoops, fans in El Paso brace themselves for the summer blockbuster thriller and drama that is UTEP basketball's offseason. Here are some things to keep an eye on over the next few months. The transfer market We've all seen and heard Tim Floyd's rant about college basketball transfers last May, and the truth is...
Via Miner Rush
9 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

North Texas Completes Sweep of UTEP, 9-1 North Texas Sweeps UTEP on Day One of C-USA Opener Korir Captures NCAA Title in the 800m Three Miners Move on to Finals at NCAA Championship Michael Saruni Named Track Athlete of the Year Miners Defeat Lobos, 7-4, in Game Two; Edged 7-6 in First Contest Quintin Demps joining Bears on three-year, $13.5 million deal Charlie Brown was...
Via Miner Rush
11 days ago

UTEP Football: First day in pads sparks competition

UTEP strapped on the pads today for the first time in spring practice Friday morning, and the physicality and competition were in high gear between the defense and the offense. Position group focus started the workout with the secondary group bringing some big hits in their technique work, then in the team sessions the offense and defense traded blows in an enjoyable to watch 40...
Via Miner Rush
14 days ago

Middle Tennessee dominates UTEP 82-56 in C-USA Semifinals

Whatever the UTEP men’s basketball team needed to just keep close with Middle Tennessee never showed up Friday, and in turn Middle Tennessee proved why they are one of the top Mid-Major’s in college basketball. The Blue Raiders forced 18 UTEP turnovers which led to 25 points off turnovers, and shot 46.7 percent from the floor in the second half as they were never tested and...
Via Miner Rush
14 days ago

UTEP Football: Chuck Veliz hired as UTEP’s new WR coach

Head coach Sean Kugler announced Chuck Veliz as the Miners wide receivers coach on Friday. Prior to coming to UTEP, Veliz was the head coach and athletic coordinator for Montwood High School for 13 years and compiled 11 winning seasons with the Rams. His term at Montwood ended in some controversy which overshadowed a stellar career on the El Paso High School football scene. While...
Via Miner Rush
14 days ago

UTEP uses first-half run to knock off Rice in C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Dominic Artis scored 20 of his season-high 26 points, and UTEP scored 20 of the last 25, in the first half before holding off Rice for an 86-76 win in the Conference USA Tournament on Thursday. Artis also had 10 rebounds and six assists and Omega Harris added 21 points for fourth-seeded UTEP (15-16), which will face No. 1 seed Middle Tennessee in the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP suffocates Rice 86-76 to move onto C-USA Tourney Semifinals

Defense travels, defense wins championships, and defense helped UTEP wipe the floor with Rice in a 86-76 quarterfinal win Thursday afternoon in the C-USA Tournament. UTEP had four players foul out, and Matt Willms only played 15 minutes, but it never became a major issue as UTEP’s defense was key in stifling Rice’s high-powered offense in a game UTEP controlled with a double...
Via Miner Rush
15 days ago

Late Old Dominion run ends UTEP’s season in C-USA Tournament Opening Round

For 34 minutes and some change, UTEP played their best basketball of the season at the most important time. They hit shots, controlled the tempo, took care of the ball, and kept Old Dominion’s all-world player in check. But it all fell apart in the final six minutes of the game. Old Dominion finished the game on a 17-2 run, and C-USA Player of the Year Jennie Simms scored...
Via Miner Rush
15 days ago

UTEP Football: Miners start spring practice

UTEP got the 2017 season off to a sharp start with a crisp hour and a half workout in shorts on Monday at Glory Road Field to start spring ball. Plenty of attention was spent in individual work, and the practice ended with a team session in where UTEP’s quarterbacks looked sharp for the most part. Hard to fully gauge things from a workout in just shorts, but Tyler Batson, David...
Via Miner Rush
18 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

Miners Take Care of Wichita State, 6-1, Behind Pepi’s 5 RBI UTEP Softball Drops a Pair on Saturday Texas Tech Downs UTEP, 8-0, in Five Frames UTEP Tennis Falls to Utah State UTEP Tennis Drops 5-2 to NAU UTEP Softball defeats NM State, 5-3; Miners End 7-Game Skid Against Aggies Five Miners Headed to College Station For NCAA Championships North Texas fired head coach Tony...
Via Miner Rush
18 days ago

Dominic Artis, Omega Harris earn all-conference honors

UTEP senior guard Dominic Artis was named second team All-Conference USA on Monday and junior guard Omega Harris was appointed third team All-League, based on a vote by head coaches and media. It marks the first time since 2014 that UTEP has had multiple All-Conference honorees. Vince Hunter and Julian Washburn were second team selections that year, and John Bohannon was third...
Via Miner Rush
18 days ago

UTEP Football: Five things we’ll be watching during spring practices

Spring practices start up on Monday March 6th, and here a few story lines we will be following over the next month. Replacing Aaron Jones This is the biggest area of concern heading into 2017. Quadraiz Wadley figures to grab most of the first and second team reps, then after him and Kevin Dove, it appears wide open. Kevin Dove, Ronald Awatt, and TK Powell will all get their...
Via Miner Rush
19 days ago

Charlotte storms back to beat UTEP 84-74

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The UTEP women’s basketball team fought hard but was upended in the regular-season finale by a count of 84-74 at Charlotte Saturday evening. The Miners (8-22, 5-13 C-USA) came out firing to lead by as many as 15 (37-22, 6:49 second quarter) but to their credit the 49ers (20-9, 12-6 C-USA) fought back. They did so primarily at the charity stripe, making 22-25...
Via Miner Rush
19 days ago

UTEP wraps up regular season with 74-67 win over Charlotte to lock up fourth place

UTEP never trailed, and a career game from Omega Harris locked up a top four seed, and first round bye in the C-USA Tournament as UTEP controlled Charlotte in a 74-67 win Saturday afternoon. Harris posted career highs in points with 27, rebounds with 10, steals with five, and the junior spark plug also went 10-for-12 from the free throw line. The double-double was also the first...
Via Miner Rush
19 days ago

UTEP beats Charlotte 74-67 on Harris' career night

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris set career highs with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and UTEP held off Charlotte 74-67 in Saturday's regular-season finale to clinch the No. 4 seed in next week's Conference USA Tournament. Paul Thomas added 15 with 11 boards for his sixth double-double of the season for the Miners (14-16, 12-6), who shot 44 percent from the floor and held the 49ers...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Dominion steals the third seed from UTEP in drama filled ending

Wild. Is the only way to describe the ending of the UTEP-Old Dominion game which was a battle for third place and was decided by the officials timer kept on the hip. Matt Willms appeared to tip in a missed jumper by Omega Harris on the final shot with less than a second left in regulation, but the official clock didn’t start on time, forcing the officials to use their buzzers...
Via Miner Rush
21 days ago

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Miners fall at Old Dominion, but clinch spot in C-USA Tournament

Old Dominion shot 60.7 percent from the field, and dominated UTEP Thursday night in a 87-68 win. Old Dominion’s Jennie Simms led all scorers with 30-points, UTEP’s Sparkle Taylor scored 27 points, but the Miners shot 39 percent from the field and struggled offensively in stretches. UTEP found themselves down 15-8 after 3-pointer from Simms at the 4:17 mark of the first quarter...
Via Miner Rush
21 days ago

Old Dominion at UTEP Game Preview

Two basketball tradition rich programs, two hot teams, but only one third place spot is up for grabs Thursday night when ODU and UTEP battle for the third seed in the C-USA Tournament next week. “It ought to be a great atmosphere in here on Thursday,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “We’ve got a very physical team that is playing so well coming here. They hammered us last year...
Via Miner Rush
23 days ago

UTEP Football Season Tickets Available Online Now

UTEP fans can either renew or purchase new football season tickets online now, while receiving special privileges if they meet the June 2 deadline. The incentives include the ability to purchase tickets to the Miners’ season opener at Oklahoma on Sept. 2, while supplies last. Fans who renew by June 2 will also receive two free tickets to UTEP’s home opener against Rice on Sept...
Via Miner Rush
23 days ago

UTEP Football: Spring Roster Update

Ahead of next Monday's start of spring practices, UTEP updated their official roster for the first time since the end of the 2016 season. Starting with a look at some freshman, 2015 signees Dedrick Simpson (LB), Ronald Awatt (RB), Richie Rodriguez (WR), Josh Ortega (DL), Bobby DeHaro (OL) all gray shirted and have made the spring roster. Now it appears UTEP lost a defensive end...
Via Miner Rush
24 days ago

UTEP Basketball: Discounted Tickets On Sale for Old Dominion, Charlotte Games

The red-hot UTEP men’s basketball team will play its final two home games of the 2016-17 season this week, and discounted tickets are available now. Tickets are only $8 and $10 in all sections except Gold. These tickets are ordinarily as much as $26. The Miners will host Old Dominion on Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner earning the no. 3 seed in next week’s Conference USA...
Via Miner Rush
24 days ago

UTEP Basketball: The turnaround timeline

We look at some of the highlights and the evolution of the Miners in-season turnaround. Fans, the coaches, the players and everyone around the program hopes the momentum keeps going well into next week which is the start of the C-USA Tournament. This turnaround has been fun, but with the postseason a week away, it's time for this UTEP team to continue to peak. So how/when/why did...
Via Miner Rush
24 days ago
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