As a 9th grader, former UTEP student equipment manager Albert Veyita stood a towering 4-3 and weighed all of 63 pounds.
The Readers Always Write (August 2020)
Letters from our favorite readers!
A 1971 Mixed Bag — Five Wins & Cold Beer (August 2020)
The hoarding habits of former UTEP linebacker Scott Deshabille of San Antonio bring you this one from deep, deep in the mine shaft.
UTEP Football — Doing Some Things Right (July 2020)
Health advisory: Reviewing the past three years of UTEP football may be may be harmful to your eyesight.
Old Glory vs. New Disrespect: Where Do the Miners Stand? (July 2020)
But on this is Independence Day weekend … during an election year … when every cell phone is a news camera, what does this day mean to you?
Rocky Mountain Low — UTEP Football Staying Home, Not Camping in Ruidoso (June 2020)
For the first time in more than a decade, the Miners will conduct preseason drills on campus. No point in asking why, just follow the money.
Could COVID KO Miners? (June 2020)
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.