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UTEP addresses arrest of star RB Aaron Jones

The UTEP Miners are trying to get things turned around and at least get back to a bowl game after not getting there four of the last five years. They have a pretty good class of returning players for the 2016 season, but they may have to contend with one of their star players being out for a few games. In early February, star running back Aaron Jones was arrested on suspicion of...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Tales from BYU coaching hires shows unique nature of the job

The BYU head coaching job is an attractive one, but far from a traditional one.BYU's coaching hire history exemplifies that. In 2000, Lavell Edwards' replacement hire came via word of mouth. At BYU, the new head coach must be interviewed by an LDS general authority. Things are just done a bit differently in Provo.For a deeper dive on all the quirks that go into taking the BYU head...
Via FOX Sports
December 14, 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: The coroner says 19-year-old Joseph Kraemer from Ohio was killed when he crashed on Tates Creek Road near Shallow Ford Road. Investigators say Kraemer hit a tree and then went over an embankment...
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

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 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 propels past Middle Tennessee 63-54

Vince Hunter scored 20 points and UTEP pulled away from Middle Tennessee in the second half winning 63-54 on Thursday night. Jon Bohannon grabbed 11 rebounds and 8 points for UTEP. Middle Tennessee (11-6, 1-1 Conference USA) kept UTEP (12-6, 2-1) at bay leading 29-27 going into the half as both teams fought to maintain recent winning streaks. UTEP scored only 13 points over the...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP upends Marshall 66-56

Vince Hunter scored 20 points Saturday night and John Bohannon scored 18 and grabbed 14 rebounds as UTEP defeated Marshall 66-56 for its first Conference USA win of the season. The lead changed hands 13 times in the first half until Marshall's Ryan Taylor made a layup with 41 seconds to play to tie the score at 27. UTEP opened the second half with a 10-0 run, then pulled away to...
Via Associated Press
January 12, 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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