My border spies tell me UTEP’s 2021 football fortunes will be told before October gets here. Probably true, though I’d rather have the season graded on the results of key Conference USA games just before Thanksgiving. So far, here’s what we think we think: When teammates compete vs. teammates, evaluating spring training can be tricky. … Continue reading UTEP Football 2021: Victory No. 1 a Must for Miners (September 2021)
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From the Mine Shaft: Mystery of Kidd Field, Revisited (September 2021)
Before the Sun Bowl was built, the Miners played at Kidd Field. Where did the visiting football team dress?
Where Are They Now? (September 2021)
Most know that John Birkelbach wound up a national-class athlete in the shot put by pure-dee happenstance. John was a freshman at El Paso Austin High when he wandered into the shot-put ring while waiting for his older brother to get out of practice.
Gone Too Soon: Fred DeBernardi, March 2, 1949 – Dec. 3, 2020 (September 2021)
Fred DeBernardi, six-time all-America in the shot put and discus in the early 1970s, died late last year in Las Vegas, Nev., after a battle with cancer. He was 71.
Sign of the Times: Transfer Rules Trump Loyalty (June 2021)
Once the NCAA allowed athletes to move from one school to another, without penalty, the so-called “transfer portal” changed the very core of college athletics. Forget loyalty and commitment.
Spring Football: Familiar Faces with Fresh Optimism (June 2021)
Spring football, forever and always, raises as many questions as it answers. After all, your team is playing vs. itself, like boxing in the mirror.
Miners Hall Gang Sets Sept. 24-26 Reunion (June 2021)
Cheerleaders and athletes from the Texas Western era of 1958-1962 will gather in El Paso Sept. 24-26 for a reunion and a memorial to classmates who have passed on.
Nathan Poss Named President of National Group (June 2021)
Long-time football staffer Nathan Poss, a fixture since the leather-helmet days, recently was named president of the National Directors of Football Operations.
Gone to Soon: Jake C. Young, 1940-June 18, 2021 (June 2021)
Miners Are Forever mourns the recent death of former football teammate and friend Jacob Cardwell (Jake) Young, Jr.
UTEP Football: 3 Questions + Answers = 1 Painful Prediction (November 2020)
Part-way through the strangest college football season of all-time, here are three questions and a prediction.