UTEP MINERS NEWS

Best of the past week in links

Miners Qualify for NCAA West Preliminaries Amusan Named Performer of the Meet UTEP Men's Golf Season Ends In Washington Deadline Approaching For UTEP Volleyball Summer Camp Registration UTEP women's point guard will transfer Aaron Jones ready to forge his own path Are Williams and Jones the new Thunder and Lightning? Former UTEP Star Kayla Thornton Back in WNBA with Dallas...
Via Miner Rush
1 day ago

Thirty-Five UTEP Student-Athletes to Graduate on Saturday

Thirty-five past and present UTEP student-athletes will receive their diplomas at spring commencement on Saturday (May 13) in the Don Haskins Center. The list includes 13 representatives from the football program, five from soccer, three from women’s basketball, three from men’s track and field, two from men’s basketball, two from rifle, two from softball, two from volleyball...
Via Miner Rush
11 days ago

UTEP Football Continues Upward APR Improvement

The UTEP football team has recorded the second-best Academic Progress Rate (APR) among all FBS programs in the state of Texas, according to the latest figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. The Miners’ APR for the four-year period ending in 2015-16 is 980. Rice tops the field with an APR of 984, followed by UTEP, North Texas (979), Texas (978), Baylor (973), UTSA (965), Texas...
Via Miner Rush
12 days ago

UTEP Basketball: Deon Barrett announces intent to transfer

Freshman guard Deon Barrett took to Twitter this afternoon to announce he will be transferring from the UTEP basketball program. Barrett played in 31 games last season as a freshman, scoring a career high 25 points on seven made 3-pointers on the road against New Mexico. The Lancaster, Texas native struggled with his shot during C-USA play, but was a key part defensively off the...
Via Miner Rush
13 days ago

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Kevin Baker Signs Three Student-Athletes For 2017-18

Jordan Alexander (Trinity Valley Community College), Leandra Echi (Vermont Academy/Beacon High School) and Neidy Ocuane (Seward County Community College) have each signed national letters of intent to attend UTEP and compete with the Miners starting in 2017-18, head women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker revealed Tuesday. Alexander and Ocuane will have two years of eligibility...
Via Miner Rush
14 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

Miners’ Bats Come Alive, Fight in Both Contests Miners Hold off Florida Atlantic as UTEP Seniors Come up Big UTEP Men’s Golf Ticketed to NCAA Regionals UTEP Men's Golf Earns Conference USA Honors, Coach and Golfer of the Year Korir Earned Spot in Bowerman Watch List UTEP Construction crews erect massive pick ax structure at College football rankings: 'Green' Defines...
Via Miner Rush
15 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

Harrawood Records Career-High 7 Ks in Game 2 UAB Tops UTEP Softball in series finale UTEP MEN'S GOLF WINS CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP Korir Chases Collegiate Record at Brutus Hamilton Challenge Miners Notch Four First Place Finishes at Brutus Hamilton Challenge UTEP Rifle Gains Experience At 2017 USA Shooting National Junior Olympics UTEP Softball Announces the Addition of...
Via Miner Rush
22 days ago

UTEP’s Kent Taylor has upcoming tryout with San Francisco 49ers

Former Miner Kent Taylor will be heading to San Francisco, Calif., for a mini-camp tryout with the 49ers. Taylor is the seventh Miner to be heading to an NFL camp and the second tight end from UTEP. Taylor transferred to UTEP from Kansas and played in all 12 contests during the 2016 season. The senior added depth to the tight end core catching eight passes for 50 yards. Taylor hauled...
Via Miner Rush
23 days ago

UTEP Football: Five Former Miners Heading to NFL Camps

Former Miners Nick Usher, Hayden Plinke, Darrin Laufasa, Cole Freytag and Jerome Daniels will be heading to NFL Camps. Usher was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. He was a three-year starter and saw the field in 49 games for the Orange and Blue. Last season, he started all 12 contests and earned All-C-USA honorable mention after leading team in tackles for loss (8.0-41), sacks...
Via Miner Rush
24 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: UTEP Running Back Aaron Jones

Measurables Height: 5'9 Weight: 208 Arm Length: 32 ½ Hands: 9 ½ 40-yard dash: 4.56 Bench Press: 16 reps Vertical: 37.5 20-yard shuttle: 4.20 seconds Who is Aaron Jones? A certified El Paso, Texas legend, the face of UTEP's football program over the past four years, and a guy who should have a long and successful career in the NFL. Jones evolved his game from a speedy...
Via Miner Rush
28 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

Miners Shoot Under Par In Round One Of C-USA Tournament Korir Breaks Stadium Record in the 400m Cross Announces 2017 UTEP Soccer Schedule UTEP Tennis Falls To Marshall, 4-1, At 2017 C-USA Championships UTEP Women’s Golf Caps Season at C-USA Championships Aaron Jones' NFL Dream Just Days Away From Becoming Reality The 50 most important college players in Texas in 2017 ...
Via Miner Rush
29 days ago

UTEP Football: Final Spring Scrimmage Interviews

Check out what Sean Kugler and the players said about the Miners 2017 spring workouts.
Via Miner Rush
April 15, 2017

UTEP Football: Miners end spring workouts with final scrimmage

Some offensive give, some defensive take, and a possible major injury headlined UTEP’s final spring scrimmage in the Sun Bowl Friday night. “Kind of like our spring has been all along, both sides of the ball have shown tremendous flashes,” UTEP coach Sean Kugler said. “They are competing against each other. We got through the entire spring really with only one injury...
Via Miner Rush
April 14, 2017

UTEP Football: Four things to watch in Friday's spring scrimmage

Here's a quick preview of the Miners final spring workout UTEP has practiced three times a week since early March, breaking for a week off for spring break, and will end spring practices Friday with a final spring scrimmage. Here are four things to watch in the Sun Bowl on Friday. Running back depth With projected starter Quadraiz Wadley out for Friday's workout, and incoming...
Via Miner Rush
April 13, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Tim Floyd gives an offseason update

Tim Floyd spoke to the media Wednesday, covering a few offseason topics ranging from recruiting, who is returning, and the offseason exhibition series in Costa Rica. The most important topics were the signing of Joey St. Pierre, the Miners upcoming offseason, offshore trip to Costa Rica and UTEP's current scholarship count for 2017-18. Floyd said the team will play three games...
Via Miner Rush
April 12, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Miners sign Joey St.Pierre

UTEP Coach Tim Floyd announced on Wednesday that Joey St. Pierre has signed a national letter of intent to join the Miner basketball team for the 2017-18 season. A 6-10, 280-pound center, St. Pierre played in 14 games for Richmond-Burton High School in Richmond, Ill. last season. He averaged 13.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks with three double-doubles. His top performance...
Via Miner Rush
April 12, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Tim Cameron announces intentions to transfer

UTEP freshman guard Tim Cameron announced Tuesday evening that he will be transferring out of the UTEP basketball program. Cameron appeared in only eight games this past season, scoring 12 points in 29 minutes of action. He was a Rival 3-star prospect coming out of Hargrave Military academy and a mechanical engineering major. A Norcross, Georgia Native, Cameron did not indicate...
Via Miner Rush
April 06, 2017

UTEP Football: Pass rush dominates Wednesday scrimmage

Sky Logan and Dylan Parsee accounted for two sacks each, and the UTEP defense tallied seven altogether in Wednesday’s spring scrimmage in the Sun Bowl. “The defense was flying around and they got after it,” UTEP coach Sean Kugler said. “They put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Parsee had a good day. Devin Cockrell was flying all over the field. He had an interception...
Via Miner Rush
April 05, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Matt Willms Granted Sixth Year of Eligiblity by NCAA

UTEP Athletics officials have been notified by the NCAA that 7-1 center Matt Willms has been granted a sixth year of eligibility and will return for the 2017-18 season. “We think this is a big deal,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “It gives Matt his first offseason in five years to actually be able to work out, lift and improve his game. This is when players get better. He...
Via Miner Rush
March 31, 2017

Associated Press Ranks UTEP Basketball #96 on All-Time Top 100

The AP formulated 68-years of their weekly rankings, and compiled an all-time Top 100 featuring the UTEP Miners ranked as #96th. To determine the all-time Top 100, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point each) to mark consistency and No. 1 rankings (two points each) to acknowledge elite programs. It’s a basic poll measuring the consistent college basketball programs...
Via Miner Rush
March 29, 2017

UTEP Football: Miners land grad transfer Julian Jackson from Wake Forest

UTEP head coach Sean Kugler announced this morning that former Wake Forest linebacker Julian Jackson will join the Miners in June as a grad transfer. The senior-to-be is a 6'3, 240 outside linebacker who registered 13 tackles and three sacks in an apparent pass rush role at Wake. UTEP desperately needed a pass rush force, and looking at some of video clips, Jackson could upgrade...
Via Miner Rush
March 27, 2017

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
March 24, 2017

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
March 24, 2017

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
March 13, 2017

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
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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