Two days ago I received a media advisory press release by UTEP Athletics in my email saying that Tim Floyd would be available to discuss UTEP’s 2016 Basketball Recruiting Class on Tuesday (May 10) at 2 p.m. in the postgame media interview room at the Don Haskins Center.
The Floyd era has been mired with injuries, recruiting fallouts, and premature departures for an assortment of reasons. Now one day before the start of NLI signing day for Division I basketball, that dark ominous cloud has struck again.
After their second spectacular postseason run in three years, the UTEP women’s basketball could not hold off a resilient Oregon Duck team in the WNIT quarterfinals, as their season concluded with a 71-67 loss at the Don Haskins Center in front of the largest crowd of the season at 9,055.
Facing their toughest competition yet, the UTEP women’s basketball team played their best basketball of the tournament to defeat the TCU Horned Frogs, 79-71, at the Don Haskins Center in front of 7,024, which is the largest home crowd of the season to advance to the WNIT quarterfinals.
With three games left in the regular season, the UTEP men’s basketball team is in the midst of their longest winning streak of the season, at six games. Looking to secure a top-four finish in Conference USA, here is how the Miners are playing their best basketball.
In another virtuoso performance in front of her hometown fans, Jennifer Han successfully defended her IBF World Featherweight title, with a start to finish unanimous decision win over Calista Silgado in front of more than 4,312 fans at the Southwest University Park.
In the weeks leading up to the game the players on opposing teams were calling it the Sun Bowl, by the end of the game the players were calling it the snow bowl. The Washington States Cougars defeated the Miami Hurricanes 20-14 to win the 82nd annual Sun Bowl.
SportsTown El Paso owner's Jason Green and Javier Cortez pick the winner of the 2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl. Neither agree on a winner in this conversational column. Find out who is picking The Cougs, and who is picking The Canes.
Head coach Mike Leach and his Washington State Cougars (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12) arrived in El Paso on Monday night, to the traditional Sun Bowl mariachi welcome but were too late to hit the practice field as they had planned.
The baseball gods smiled on the El Paso Chihuahuas (30-22) yet again on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park – however, they forgot to smile on first baseman Alex Dickerson when he needed it the most.
El Paso starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie threw his second great game in a row but, this time, he was rewarded with a win – Guthrie’s third of the year. The Chihuahuas’ bats were alive and kicking yet again on Tuesday as the team took the visiting Sacramento River Cats behind the woodshed with three home runs that lead to an 8-3 victory.
With a quarter of the season now in the books, the El Paso Chihuahuas have established themselves as one of the premier hitting clubs in all of Triple A baseball. It's an offense, batters one through nine, that can do it all.
In the last month, the news has gotten even worse for the UTEP men’s basketball team with the departure of Lee Moore to the NBA Draft and the departures of Josh McSwiggan and Brodricks Jones. The news is shocking, but ironically not all that shocking, given the many instances of players leaving early in the past that fans have become used to under head coach Tim Floyd.