Will Hernandez Invited to NFL Combine

Former UTEP All-American left guard Will Hernandez has impressed scouts following the 2017 season as he received an invite to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The combine is set for March 2-5 at Lucas Oil Stadium, Center Township, Ind. Prospective offensive linemen will get the opportunity to show off their skills on the first day, Friday, March 2. Fans can watch the action on the...
Via Miner Rush
January 31, 2018

Weekend home stand proves to be a must-win situation for UTEP basketball

The last leg of the road to Frisco, Texas for the UTEP Miners starts Thursday in the Don. UTEP is currently looking at a rough weekend up ahead to open a three game home stand that starts tomorrow. UTEP will host Western Kentucky on Thursday to kick off the next three home games. WKU is currently second in the Conference USA standings, and have been playing some their best basketball...
Via Miner Rush
January 31, 2018

UTEP Football: Miners add two more 2018 verbal commits

UTEP picked up a pair of 2018 commits as offensive lineman Elijah Klein, and punter Oscar Draguicevich announced their pledges yesterday. Klein, 6’4, 300 pounds, is from Upland, California where he was a first team All-Baseline League member. His offensive unit averaged more than 200 yards passing, and 251 yards rushing in enroute to 12-1 season. Draguicevich who is from Hutto...
Via Miner Rush
January 31, 2018

UTEP Football: Miners pick up two verbal commits after busy weekend of visits

Dana Dimel added two more commitments to the class of 2018 as high school offensive lineman Cameron Cooper, and JUCO defensive back Justin Prince announced their verbal commitments last night. Cooper, 6’5, 270 pounds, is an interior lineman from Aurora, Colorado who committed after his visit to El Paso this past weekend. In the 2017 season, he was anchor for an offensive unit that...
Via Miner Rush
January 29, 2018

Biggest winners and losers from 2018 Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl can mean everything or nothing. For some, the week of practice and subsequent game in Mobile is a chance to burst onto the NFL Draft scene and make a name for themselves. For others, it’s just another event on the way to a first-round pick.In the grand scheme of things, it sits only behind the NFL Combine in terms of overall importance to what happens at the Draft...
Via Sportsnaut
January 27, 2018  |  Discuss

UTEP Football Announces Upcoming 2018 Schedule

UTEP announced its 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. The Miners will play four non-league games, followed by eight conference contests. “Our staff and players are really looking forward to the challenge ahead with our 2018 schedule,” said head coach Dana Dimel. “Eight teams on our schedule were bowl-eligible last season as well as a Northern Arizona team that qualified for the...
Via Miner Rush
January 23, 2018

Weekly Miner Nuggets

UTEP WBB Held Off At Florida Atlantic, 72-66 UTEP WBB Wins C-USA Opener At FIU, 77-76 Two Miners Invited to College Gridiron Showcase El Paso economic growth to slow in 2018, UTEP forecasts New UTEP football staff eyeing recruits, maybe even coaches’ son K-State targeting former player Zach Hanson as assistant coach Denver Broncos make strong hire of Sean Kugler for offensive line
Via Miner Rush
January 08, 2018

Weekly Miner Nuggets

UTEP Shoots Past East Carolina, 93-79, In Overtime UTEP Volleyball's Macey Austin Receives C-USA Spirit of Service Award Losses weigh on UTEP sports budget UTEP's Sun Bowl named one of the most scenic college stadiums South Korea students among 2300 to graduate from UTEP Saturday After troubling start, are the Miners back on track? Former UTEP, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kentucky...
Via Miner Rush
December 18, 2017

UTEP Football: Miners offer former Texas QB Kai Locksley

New UTEP offensive coordinator Mike Canales is already making some eye opening moves in his first week. Canales, UTEP’s current acting new coach while Dana Dimel finishes with K-State bowl prep, boarded a Southwest Airlines flight last night headed to Iowa, and offered former Texas and Iowa Western CC quarterback Kai Locksley. Locksley transferred to Iowa Western CC after two...
Via Miner Rush
December 13, 2017

Weekly Miner Nuggets

Miners Upended At NM State, 76-68 UTEP Edged At Arkansas State, 76-73 Hernandez Garners All-American Recognition UTEP Men's Golf Adds Marcus Khaw For 2018-19 Season “Miners Give Back” Program to Donate to Miracle League of El Paso Wednesday UTEP President Selected to Serve on Collegiate Women Sports Awards Board of Directors Jim Senter takes the helm of UTEP athletics UT...
Via Miner Rush
December 11, 2017

Weekly Miner Nuggets

UTEP WBB Sinks HBU, 69-62 UTEP Suffers First Loss Of Season Vs. (RV) New Mexico, 59-35 UTEP Softball Announces 2018 Schedule, Featuring 21 Home Contests $1.2M Grant Provides Personalized Approach to Advising at UTEP UTEP scrambles to rebuild sports programs New UTEP athletic director talks about football coaching hire UTEP's new athletic director: We are going to engage our...
Via Miner Rush
December 04, 2017

UTEP Names Phil Johnson Interim Men’s Basketball Coach

Phil Johnson was named UTEP’s interim men’s basketball coach on Tuesday morning, following the retirement of Tim Floyd. “Larry Eustachy was the National Coach of the Year and worked for me,” Floyd said following Monday’s game versus Lamar. “I had another guy, John Brady, who was at LSU and was the National Coach of the Year. He worked for me. Randy Bennett has done the best...
Via Miner Rush
November 28, 2017

Tim Floyd abruptly retires as UTEP head coach after loss

UTEP head coach Tim Floyd abruptly retired following a loss to Lamar on Monday night.Floyd, 63, was in his eighth season as UTEP’s head coach. The Miners were off to a 1-5 start this season. Their 66-52 loss to Lamar marked their fifth straight defeat.“This is the right time, I know this is the right time,” Floyd said after the loss to Lamar, via The Prospector. Floyd also told the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Tim Floyd retires as UTEP’s head coach

After the Miners poor loss against Lamar Monday night, Tim Floyd stepped down in retirement after the game, ending his UTEP tenure. Floyd will step down immediately, the same day UTEP introduced Jim Senter as their new athletic director. Senter will now have the task of naming an interim, and Floyd will recommend Bobby Braswell or Phil Johnson. We will have more updates to this...
Via Miner Rush
November 27, 2017

UTEP at UAB: Miners’ depth chart outlook

Winless UTEP faces UAB for the first time in seven years, and will have a new starting quarterback for the season finale. Ryan Metz was named the starter Monday by Mike Price. UTEP got some reinforcements at tight end as Josh Weeks returned, but David Lucero appears to be out with a hand injury. No other changes dot the depth chart, although Ruben Guerra and Jerrod Brooks continue...
Via Miner Rush
November 20, 2017

Weekly Miner Nuggets

UTEP WBB Cruises Past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 69-49 Miners Fall To Alaska-Fairbanks At Home In Fall Finale Winny Koech Earns All-America at NCAA Championship UTEP to transform campus UTEP Miners to play back-to-back rivalry games Search for next UTEP football coach is about to hit full speed Dr. Lisa Campos named new UTSA athletic director Dr. Lisa Campos throws UTEP a curve ball
Via Miner Rush
November 20, 2017

LA Tech sends UTEP to 0-11 with 42-21 win

LA Tech jumped out to a 28-0 first half lead, and UTEP played catch up the rest of the afternoon from there as the Miners drop 0-11 losing their 2017 home finale Saturday. The Bulldogs ran for 343 yards led by Jaqwis Dancy who ran for 135 yards, and Boston Scott ran for 134 yards, while quarterback J’Mar Smith ran in two touchdowns to lead the Dogs. "It was 28-0 at the half, and...
Via Miner Rush
November 18, 2017

Miners Add Lamar Norman Jr. to Backcourt Mix For 2018-19

UTEP added to its men’s basketball recruiting class on Monday, as Lamar Norman Jr. signed a national letter of intent to join the Miners for the 2018-19 campaign. “He will remind our fans a lot of Omega [Harris],” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “He’s a terrific, terrific athlete and a great leaper. He’ll be in the running for Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan. His team won...
Via Miner Rush
November 13, 2017

LA Tech at UTEP: Miners’ depth chart outlook

Another week, another rough offensive performance, and more questions about the quarterback spot. Mike Price indicated Monday that Zack Greenlee was banged up a bit against North Texas, but said he would expect Greenlee to be ready to go Saturday after a week of recovery and treatment. Price also indicated Ryan Metz could use another week to heal his nagging shoulder injury, so...
Via Miner Rush
November 13, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Practice Interviews 11/8

The Miners final media interviews before Friday’s season opener.
Via Miner Rush
November 09, 2017

Middle Tennessee handles UTEP 30-3

Middle Tennessee held UTEP to just 137 yards of total offense, and the Miners continue to stumble offensively with their latest loss Saturday in Murfreesboro. The 30-3 loss to MTSU drops UTEP to 0-9 on the season, two of the final three games left on the schedule are on the road, with an offense that is completely stuck in the mud. UTEP and Georgia Southern are the lone win...
Via Miner Rush
November 04, 2017

UTEP Selling Discounted Men’s Basketball Season Tickets Thursday

For Thursday only, UTEP Men’s Basketball Season Tickets in the upper reserved section will be 38% off as part of a special preseason “Flash Sale.” Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, fans can purchase these seats at a cost of $99. Regular price is $160. Tickets will be available online at www.utepathletics.com/tickets or by calling 747-6150. The price...
Via Miner Rush
October 31, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Floyd picks up a pair of 2018 commits

UTEP picked a pair of 2018 commits late Sunday night, adding to the class of 2018. Avery Martinez, a 6’5 wing originally from Costa Rica committed, along with 6’8 power forward Teddy Ochieng. Both attend Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in California, and both are willing defenders giving the Miners three 2018 commits and a Prop 48 commit for the class of 2018. Martinez...
Via Miner Rush
October 30, 2017

UTSA muscles past UTEP 31-14

Same story, different week for the UTEP Football program. A gritty defensive effort, inept second half offense, and plenty of mistakes of both sides of the ball compounded a 31-14 loss to UTSA Saturday which drops UTEP to a hapless 0-8 record. The young Roadrunner program improved to 5-2 overall, one step away from securing a second consecutive bowl appearance. “That wasn’t...
Via Miner Rush
October 29, 2017

UTSA at UTEP: Game Week Links

Roadrunners to face UTEP on Saturday night in El Paso UTSA looks to avenge five-overtime, gut-wrenching loss to UTEP Marquee class being inducted to UTEP Hall of Fame Friday night Runners seeking to erase memory of five-overtime loss to UTEP BirdsUp.com Staff Predictions: UTEP BirdsUp.com Keys to the Game: UTEP Road Trip: UTSA travels to El Paso this weekend No longer UTEP...
Via Miner Rush
October 27, 2017
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