To my key-hole view of the world, Friona, Texas (pop. +/- 3,500) is a special place, mostly because it gave us Tony Perea.
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UTEP Stewpot of Testosterone — Or, Miners Hall and 20 Tips for Mass Mayhem on a Tight Budget (June 2019)
Miners Hall, in the 1960s and ‘70s, was a screenplay, just waiting to happen. Think “Semi-Tough” or “Animal House” with a brawny cast that would rather rumble than memorize their lines.
Memorial Day — A Grateful Salute to Old Glory and to the UTEP Experience (May 2019)
As I get older and rounder, events such as this weekend give me more pause, more pause to be thankful. Memorial Day leaves me grateful for our armed service men and women, all those nameless people who stood up for me, for America and for the freedom we hold dear today.
The Sound of Silence – UTEP Miners Football Quietly Rehabs and Rebuilds (May 2019)
Nothing pleases a college football coaching staff more than a forgettable summer. Yes, this is when they reintroduce themselves to their wives and kids and take a few days off for family vacation.
Ross Moore & Wayne Vandenburg – Two Historic UTEP Sports Figures Still Strike a Chord (April 2019)
Once in a great while, a UTEP post strikes home, triggering unpredictable reader reaction. It recently happened, not once, but twice — with a flurry of comments on former Miners track coach Wayne Vandenburg and the late trainer, Ross Moore.
Vandy Still a Dandy — Hall of Fame UTEP Coach in Full Stride (April 2019)
Wayne Vandenburg was on fire the other night, poking at a plate of enchiladas at a Permian Basin café, serving up 55 years of UTEP athletics for dessert.