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UTEP rolls over Florida Atlantic 71-56

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Hooper Vint and Omega Harris scored 19 points apiece as UTEP beat Florida Atlantic 71-56 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing skid. Vint, who finished a point short of his career high, had 12 in the second half. Harris hit 3 of 4 from long range and made all six free-throw attempts. Lee Moore added nine points and dished out eight assists for UTEP...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio rallies to beat UTEP 71-67

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) Christian Wilson scored a career-high 25 points and hit the go-ahead bucket to help rally Texas-San Antonio to a 71-67 win over UTEP on Saturday. Trailing by 10 at halftime, Wilson scored eight-straight points to pull UTSA within 54-45, and the Roadrunners tied it at 60 on A.J. Cockrell's layup with 7:03 left. The lead flip-flopped until Wilson broke a...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP beats Texas-Rio Grande Valley 85-64

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Dominic Artis hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored a career-best 21 points and UTEP beat Texas-Rio Grande Valley 81-64 on Tuesday night. Terry Winn scored 13 points, Hooper Vint had 12 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, and the Miners (8-5) outrebounded the Vaqueros 54-36, including 22-12 on the offensive glass. Leading 43...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP, Southern Miss going full Halloween on Saturday

Most college football players won’t have the chance to celebrate Halloween this weekend as the holiday is on Saturday and most will be on the football field. Two Conference USA teams are doing all they can to make their players a part of the festivities. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the UTEP Miners received permission from the NCAA to wear all orange on the road as they...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blast from the past: BYU utilizing old-school Sailor Cougar logo

It's time for a chance: royal blue style.BYU received great profit from their recent royal blue uniforms, and it inspired a new logo that is actually a blast from the past. The 'Sailor Cougar' logo is a classic, so BYU is dusting that off but giving it a modern twist. “We have the Stretch Y logo as the main logo, and we wanted to have a secondary logo that could incorporate a...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Kentucky football player killed in car crash

In incredibly sad college football news, Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman Joseph Kraemer was killed in a car accident early on Sunday morning. Lex18.com has more on the fatal crash: EKU FB redshirt freshman, Joseph Kraemer tragically killed in a car crash Sunday morning after hitting a tree. pic.twitter.com/dlixrqtdue — Kennedy Hardman (@kennedy_hardman) September 28, 2015...
Via College Spun
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP loses leading rusher for season to ankle injury

Things have just gone from bad to worse for the 0-2 UTEP Miners. The team has just learned that they have lost their leading rusher for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. According to College Football Talk, UTEP running back Aaron Jones injured his ankle on a short run in the first half of Saturday’s loss to Texas Tech. He had to have surgery on torn ligaments in his...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP head coach: ‘We’re not as talented as Arkansas’

The UTEP Miners open the season this Saturday when they travel to Little Rock to play the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Miners have shown improvement under head coach Phil Kugler, with the team in 2014 as they went 7-6 while losing the New Mexico Bowl. Despite losing that game, the team turned thins around from the 2013 season when they went 2-10. This year, the Miners hope to at least...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP loses two key players for at least a semester

The Texas-El Paso Miners men’s basketball team will be without two key players for at least the first semester of the season. Rising junior center Matt Willms will miss time with a flare-up of a stress reaction in his foot, the same injury that cost him six games last season, and rising sophomore guard Omega Harris will miss a semester due to academic ineligibility. Rob Dauster...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Conference Catch-up: Conference USA

Best Player: Marquez Letecher-Ellis, Rice Best Potential: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Scorer: Fredrick Edmond, Western Kentucky Best Shooter: Lee Moore, UTEP Best Rebounder: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Passer: Ahmad Caver, Old Dominion Best Defender: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Glue Guy: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Athlete: Jeantal Cylla, Florida Atlantic 1. UTEP...
Via Hoopniks
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: UTEP Wearing Helmets WIth “Vintage Pete” Logo To Celebrate Centennial

UTEP celebrates Homecoming this weekend, and will host Old Dominion as part of the celebration. This Homecoming celebration has special significance for school, as it is celebrating its Centennial this year. The Miners football team will be taking on a retro look, featuring a vintage mascot logo that the school used from 1992-2003 according to SportsLogos.net.  Going throwback...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Miners at Kansas State Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Kansas State Wildcats will host the UTEP Minors in for a contest of two teams with 2-1 records. No. 25 Kansas State (2-1) will be looking to knock off UTEP at home. Coverage of the game between Kansas State and UTEP will take place at 12:00 pm ET on a yet unidentified network from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS. The Odds: The Kansas State Wildcats are...
Via Tireball.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM. Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
Via RealGM
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Miners season preview

The University of Texas El-Paso has never really experienced much success on the gridiron. Only two times in history have the Miners reached a bowl game in back to back seasons and one of the occurrences was in the mid 50’s. Head coach Sean Kugler is a former NFL offensive line coach for Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Bills. The Miners went 2-10 in his first year at helm and the future...
Via College Football Universe
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP comeback tops Rice, 68-57

Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper each scored 17 points as Texas-El Paso roared back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Rice, 68-57 Saturday night. The Miners erased the halftime deficit by scoring the first nine points of the second half and knotting the score at 30-30 in the first four minutes of the period. The Owls rallied and led by as many as nine with nine minutes...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 G Shaquille Carr to UTEP

Las Vegas lead guard Shaquille Carr, of Canyon Springs (NV), made the call for the UTEP Miners on Friday, according to multiple reports. The athletic lead guard has been notable on the AAU circuit for his play for the Las Vegas Prospects. Carr is an athletic lead guard that can get up and down the floor. […]
Via Hoopniks
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Men’s Basketball Players Kicked Off Team After FBI Investigation Reveals They Gambled on Games

Three University of Texas at El Paso basketball players have been dismissed from the team and are no longer enrolled at the school after an FBI investigation revealed the three had been involved in gambling on sports games. Questions about point-shaving arose surrounding the school’s basketball program after leading scorer Mckenzie Moore and reserve Jalen Ragland were suspended...
Via NESN.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FBI Investigating UTEP Point-Shaving

Two UTEP players, McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland, were suspended indefinitely on Dec. 28 for a violation of team rules. "I'm not able to talk about it right now but it will all come out eventually," said Tim Floyd at the time. Rumors have circulated that it was due to point-shaving and a report on Monday from the local Fox affiliate indicates that the FBI is investigating.
Via RealGM
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP comes back for 67-64 win over W Illinois

Vince Hunter hit a jump shot with 43 seconds remaining and C.J. Cooper made two free throws with five seconds left to give UTEP a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois at the Sun Bowl Invitational Saturday night. Western Illinois (5-8) led throughout most of the second half and held a 60-50 lead with 5:12 remaining in the game. But the Miners (9-5) scored nine straight...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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