Long-time football staffer Nathan Poss, a fixture since the leather-helmet days, recently was named president of the National Directors of Football Operations.
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Gone to Soon: Jake C. Young, 1940-June 18, 2021 (June 2021)
Miners Are Forever mourns the recent death of former football teammate and friend Jacob Cardwell (Jake) Young, Jr.
UTEP Football: 3 Questions + Answers = 1 Painful Prediction (November 2020)
Part-way through the strangest college football season of all-time, here are three questions and a prediction.
UTEP Coaches Find a Nugget (November 2020)
Amidst the political and social upheaval of an election year and a world-wide disease from China, here’s a warm story about a UTEP football player on the rise.
Harrrumph! “Southern Living” Overlooks UTEP (November 2020)
In a recent issue, “Southern Living” magazine split its britches naming Rice University in Houston, St. Edward’s in Austin and St. Mary’s in San Antonio as the “most beautiful colleges” in Texas. Oh, no mi amigos.
Raymond Delano “Del” Williams, 1940-Oct. 31, 2020 (November 2020)
One of the most popular and accomplished athletes ever to walk the Texas Western campus was a mouse who roared. Diminutive Dr. Del Williams – nicknamed “Mouse” by his Miners Hall teammates – died recently at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Surprise, Surprise! UTEP Football Leads the Pack (October 2020)
Yes, brethren, the same football program changed its school colors to cantaloupe and navy, has won as many games in September (3) as it had won in the three previous seasons. The 31-6 beat-down of ULM was not even as the lopsided score might indicate. It looked like two teams going in opposite direction, with the Miners on the climb.
Twisting Trail of Triumph — The Miners’ Home in the Hills Keeps Growing (August 2020)
It’s fair to say that with the 1966 men’s national basketball championship, Texas Western College exploded on the national conscience. Fair, yes, but perhaps not be entirely accurate.
In Total Team Titles, UTEP Stands Tall (August 2020)
The past couple years are no measure of UTEP’s success, long-term. In fact, the same university with major sports finishing at or near the bottom in conference standings has been a powerhouse.
UTEP History Lesson Number One: Jets Overcome Overdose of Texicans (August 2020)
In 1969, a pompous New York sports writer said having 11 Texans on the New York Jets roster was a mistake.