“You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas” — Davey Crockett (1835)
Category: University of Texas El Paso
Rush-Mob the Court — It’s Coming to UTEP Hoops (March 2022)
Court mobbing has a time-honored history at UTEP, too.
Earth to Heaven: Make Room for More Sunshine (March 2022)
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.
Some Miners Were Always Horsing Around (March 2022)
The day Roy Heard’s parents drove him from Odessa to the Texas Western campus, they saw where he would be living — in barracks in the shadow of old Kidd Field — and very nearly did a buttonhook back east.
Miners Football Catching OU at a Good Time? (March 2022)
Most years, UTEP starts the football season with major question marks, a heavy underdog looking to earn a quick payday against a national powerhouse. Not quite the case on Sept. 3, when the Miners open at OU, as in Oklahoma Unsettled.
Jim was a Gem of the Gym (March 2022)
If you’re a UTEP basketball fan who loves defense and rebounding, you well know the name of a Don Haskins favorite — Jim Forbes.
Whir Dey Iz Dept.? — Scott English (March 2022)
In the early 1970s, Scott English was one of the most accomplished all-around athletes in the nation. Signed out of California by UTEP basketball coach Don Haskins, English was a multiple-year finalist in the NCAA high jump championships for Coach Wayne Vandenburg.
Order is Restored. Miners Beat Lobos and Aggies en route to 5-1 Start (October 2021)
Now that superior human beings of UTEP have reestablished our rightful place as overseers of New Mexico and all its underlings, life is back to normal.
Where Are They Now? Willie Cager Still Quick with a Story (October 2021)
Confined to a wheelchair but still mentally nimble and cheerful as ever, Willie Cager of the Miners 1966 national basketball champs was a welcome sight during a recent campus reunion.