Health advisory: Reviewing the past three years of UTEP football may be may be harmful to your eyesight.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
There's a hole of regret, right here in my orange heart.
Sixty years of living and football, plus two years of research and writing, just washed up on my doorstep today. A 5,213-pound package containing 1,500 copies of my baby. You may recognize it as my new release: Beyond The Big Shootout – 50 Years of Football’s Life Lessons, a historical account of the Arkansas – Texas game for football's national title, and what happened afterwards. Answer: Plenty.