Several short years ago, UTEP coach Sean Kugler invited Don Maynard, along with his son Scot, to address the Miners during training camp at Ruidoso, N.M. The young Miners had little way of knowing they were kneeling before a walking legend, surely one of the most eccentric athletes in school history.
So what we Miners forever have here is exactly what our rebuilding team needs from a veteran with 24 career starts – leadership.
You Miners Forever have no mixed feelings about this one … In the past seven years we have sat around these campfires together, only the sudden departure of Coach Sean Kugler generated such an uproar.
Someday, when he grows up, Kai will sit on a lonely bar stool staring into his mug of life, searching for a cure to self-inflicted wounds.
It’s been awhile since long-suffering UTEP basketball and football fans have had much to celebrate. Perhaps we could take a lesson from our neighbors in Lubbock.
That time in 2011 in which a rogue mountain lion was shot twice with tranquilizer darts, with plans to remove it to the nearby Franklin Mountains.
My associations with Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins consisted mostly of watching his practice sessions. At Memorial Gym on campus where the Miners practiced, I once sat with (Western Athletic Conference basketball official) Moose Stubing.
With the Super Bowl approaching on Sunday, we have a choice. We can either hide in the jungles of Brazil, or wade through a tidal wave of minutia regarding the Rams and Patriots. It’s amusing to see how the press has "discovered" Wade Phillips, crowning him a defensive mind for the ages. During his head … Continue reading Wade Phillips – UTEP’s Super Bowl Connection You Won’t Find Anywhere Else (January 2019)
Not all game programs are created equal. Some were born to serve as time capsules. Here’s one example – the program sold for the Texas Western game at Texas Tech in Lubbock in 1950. Cover price was two bits. (One of a series, provided to the Miners Are Forever by the Southwest Collections Library at … Continue reading Not all game programs are created equal (January 2019)
UTEP is rebuilding the blue-collar Miners into playing sound, lunch-bucket football. One of the worst teams in the NCAA last season, these guys are surging into contention for a bowl bid.