Like so many universities not named Notre Dame, UTEP is always hustling for funds for athletics. While numerous programs below the so-called Power Five conferences are reducing the length of post-season playoffs (Big South golf and baseball et. al.) — or cutting them entirely — I wince at the thought of cutbacks.
UTEP Football: A Rich History, Sometimes Forgotten (June 2020)
Forgive us for wondering whether the Miners will field a better team, with hopes of watching our favorite team play relevant games in November. Barstool answer: After a 1-21 record the past two years, how could the Miners not be better?
Virus Checkup: Did UTEP Lose or Gain Ground During the Lockdown? (May 2020)
It will be September before we start learning whether the Miners gained ground on Conference USA, or slipped farther off the pace … but before the lockdown, the Miners conducted a handful of spring training workouts; some teams never reached the practice field
Feeling Pressure: Where Does This Noted UTEP Grad Find His Own Release Valve? (May 2020)
Last time I saw Eddie Hochuli, in the flesh, he was playing linebacker for us, and generally goosing the City of El Paso and the UTEP campus from a stronghold at Miners Hall. (A series of stories in itself.) Since he graduated with honors, Eddie has been a little busy.
Football Breakthrough? UTEP Miners End Dry Spell with Key Late Plays (September 2019)
In only his second year, the ideas of Athletic Director Jim Senter and his bright-eyed staffers appear to be taking root. Regardless of Saturday’s outcome, these Miners give the inkling that, in Coach Dana Dimel’s second year, UTEP has begun to climb out of the college football dungeon.
Miners Tee It Up Saturday – And Get This: Tackling Is Allowed! (August 2019)
As with every college football team, the opening game of any season brings fresh optimism. This has never been truer than for the 2019 UTEP Miners.
8 Days to Kickoff — Why It’s a Bittersweet Moment in UTEP Football (August 2019)
Eight days to kickoff. If ever a college football team needed a reason to leave the past behind, it is this edition of the UTEP Miners. Fans in Orange United need it, too.
A Lesson Taught Long Ago — Two Miners Connect Through the Late Ben Collins (August 2019)
There's a hole of regret, right here in my orange heart.
Your Morning Glass of Orange Optimism – Promising QBs Could Lead to Tasty 2019 Season (August 2019)
Searching for stability, UTEP coaches are likely to rely on multiple QBs to control the game clock, move the down markers, avoid turnovers and protect a defense rebuilding in the secondary.
A UTEP Man and His Mission – The Unpredictable Ride of Football’s Derron Gatewood (August 2019)
So what we Miners forever have here is exactly what our rebuilding team needs from a veteran with 24 career starts – leadership.