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.
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?
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