Memorial Day — A Grateful Salute to Old Glory and to the UTEP Experience

By Mark S. McDonald, undocumented railbird 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 … Continue reading Memorial Day — A Grateful Salute to Old Glory and to the UTEP Experience

UTEP Miners in the NFL — The coaching tie that binds

 UTEP fans hardly raised an eyebrow recently when Texas Tech boxed up Kliff Kingsbury and shipped the former Red Raider quarterback out of Lubbock. No return postage required. So, again, we see universities have a way of eating their own young. We also see why most coaches strive to get along, at least to make … Continue reading UTEP Miners in the NFL — The coaching tie that binds

Campfire Tales — New Colors (and Language) in Minerland

  With a new head football coach Dana Dimel (L) and a new athletic director Jim Senter, UTEP fans can expect some changes. Start with the shade of orange for the helmets and game uniforms.   Shiny mine shaft nuggets from Camp Ruidoso: * The 2018 are discouraged from fighting on the practice field. UTEP … Continue reading Campfire Tales — New Colors (and Language) in Minerland