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UTEP got good news on 6-6 junior point guard McKenzie Moore Friday. Moore rolled an ankle coming down with a rebound at Thursday's practice. The MRI Friday revealed nothing broken, just a sprain. He will be out for one to two weeks. The bad news is that Moore and junior... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Terry White, a standout for the Miners from 1978-1982, visited UTEP basketball practice Thursday afternoon in the Don Haskins Center. White, 53, now lives in Albany, N.Y. White played 11 professional seasons in France, Spain and Italy. Originally from New York City, White moved to El Paso and played his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP picked up a nice non-conference volleyball win Wednesday night, blanking Grand Canyon 3-0 in Memorial Gym. UTEP swept Grand Canyon 25-23, 25-17, 25-8 to move the Miners to 12-7 on the season. They are 5-2 in Conference USA play with matches against UAB Friday night and UTSA Sunday afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Conference USA will move to traveling partners this season and go back to the Thursday-Saturday format. This makes it a little easier for fans to plan. They can know that if UTEP is home on Thursday, the Miners will also be home on Saturday. If the Miners are on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP got a good tie (there really is such a thing) against UAB in Birmingham Friday night. UAB is a good team and a team that plays very well at home (most do, but the Blazers are really solid). The two teams came in with almost mirror records -- UTEP... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Bobby Braswell, head coach at Cal State-Northridge for 17 seasons, will join the UTEP basketball staff as Director of Basketball Operations. Braswell brings a wealth of experience. He was a high school coach in Los Angeles, an assistant at Long Beach State and at Oregon before returning to his alma... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP should be strong in the front court this season. Very strong. The Miners have 6-8 junior Julian Washburn and 6-8 freshman Vince Hunter and they will be two of the most athletic big men in Conference USA. They have 6-10 John Bohannon, the team's lone senior, 6-9 Cedrick Lang... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP has filled out its roster after losing a trio of players over the summer ... adding a pair of local walk-ons. Franklin High's Darnell Vandivort, a 6-foot-1 guard, is a walk-on. And so is Tevin Caldwell, a 6-3 junior out of Cochise College and originally out of Americas High... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP opened basketball practice Tuesday, the earliest the Miners have been able to open in at least 50 years. The team will get the usual 20 hours a week of practice for the next five weeks (with the one mandatory day off per week) before opening at home against Loyola... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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The UTEP volleyball team opened Conference USA play with a victory over Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La., Friday night, taking a 3-1 decision. The Miners won 25-14, 25-15, 18-25, 25-16 to go 7-5 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. Xitlali Herrera led the Miners with 18 kills, 17... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Texas are sprinting to Sunday's finish. All three won again Thursday night -- for the fourth straight night. Will anybody blink? Tampa Bay has that one game lead over Cleveland, two over Texas. Cleveland has the one game lead over the Rangers. Both Tampa Bay and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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There is a profile in Thursday morning's El Paso Times ... a profile of a very special young lady. Gina Soto has shown amazing strength throughout her UTEP soccer career, overcoming all sorts of mini-obstacles ... mini-obstacles that do not seem so "mini" when you are a college student. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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The Wild Card spots have added major drama to Major League baseball. The Texas Rangers are chasing Tampa Bay and Cleveland. Tampa Bay is two up on Texas, one up on Cleveland. Cleveland is one up on Texas. It might all funnel down to Sunday's closing day. The Rangers play... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP had a chance to cut the lead Saturday night, cut the UT-San Antonio lead from 25-13 to 25-20. Jameill Showers scrambled on fourth-and-eight and came up a couple of feet short on the UTSA 24-yard line with just over six minutes left. The Miners might have finally found their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP pulled out a win against undefeated Northern Arizona Friday night in Flagstaff -- but not before a last minute scare. The Miners, thanks to two goals from Tori Martyn and one from Azia Nicholson, seemed to have the match on cruise control -- leading 3-1 going into the 80th... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Saturday, when UTEP and UT-San Antonio play some football, it will be the 50th anniversary of the Sun Bowl. The beautiful old stadium opened on Sept. 21, 1963, with Texas Western knocking off North Texas State 34-7 and with Larry Durham making a 54-yard touchdown dash around right end ...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP will start basketball practice Oct. 1 this season, thanks to new NCAA rules. Since forever -- at least the 1950's, if not before then -- college basketball teams have started practice on Oct. 15. Recently, when some teams began having Midnight Madness, the NCAA bent the rules just a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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It appears UTEP basketball coach Tim Floyd has reloaded quite nicely in replacing his staff. Veteran assistant coach Bob Cantu is waiting for all the paper work to be cleared to become UTEP's newest assistant basketball coach. Cantu was an assistant at USC for the past 12 years, working under... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Most believe Floyd Mayweather will outrun and outbox Canelo Alvarez in the big fight Saturday night. It is interesting to note the politics involved in the sport ... a sport many of us love dearly. But the politics are always, always there. The ring tomorrow night will be a big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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The Texas Rangers face a pivotal three-game series with Oakland this weekend in Arlington. The A's have been red hot and the Rangers have been ice cold in September (2-8). Oakland has opened a three-and-a-half game lead on Texas (three games in the loss column) and a season might just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Las Vegas is a circus. But, on a big fight weekend, it becomes a mega-circus. This weekend will be the biggest of circuses, the biggest in a long time -- in terms of atmosphere, in terms of money. The $75 fee for pay-per-view is already a record. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP lost a good coach in Greg Foster and a solid presence in the program in director of basketball operations Keith Wilkinson. Foster, the former Miner star in the late 1980's, became an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers this week. Not a surprising move. Foster, a good coach and one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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Well, the Isaac Hamilton saga is about to play out as we all expected. Friday Hamilton's father, Greg, received word from the National Letter of Intent committee that their appeal to be released from his UTEP letter was denied. He said his son will go elsewhere, that he is willing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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UTEP is off to a modest 2-1-1 start in this young soccer season. But the Miners are on the brink of putting together something special this season. They have a deep and talented roster, they have added speed to the mix this year and they have good senior leadership (five... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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The buildup for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez megafight began loudly Monday in New York City. Thousands gathered for a press conference in Times Square. Tuesday was Washington D.C., where more than 1,000 people crammed into the historic Howard Theater. We are looking at an 11-city tour with the two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at In the Pressbox with Bill Knight
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