Pickaxe

MinerMike

  • joined Apr 14, 2010
  • last login Feb 22, 2014
  • posts 34
  • comments 3873

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Houston Astros
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • NCAAF UTEP Miners
  • NCAAB UTEP Miners
User Blog

2012-2013 UTEP Miners Men's Basketball Recap

12

My Opinion of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Lady Miners Continue to Impress

4

The Lady Miners (14-1) continued their winning ways by knocking off the ECU Lady Pirates (11-4) 81-66, in The Bears Den on Sunday, to equal the best start in school history.

UTEP to the Mountain West Conference

15

With the recent announcement of Boise State University remaining in the Mountain West Conference and the reported contemplations of Brigham Young, San Diego State, Southern Methodist, and Houston;...

More Isaac Hamilton

+

Not sure if anybody had posted this yet, but it was nice to see our 5 star recruit. This video was obviously shot before he announced his UTEP commitment, but what is most interesting are his comments about his brother Daniel. Good stuff! UTEP, Syracuse make moves up team rankings

Coach Sean Kugler Adds His First Football Recruit of the New Year - 6'2 190# JUCOTransfer, Safety...

1

Coach Sean Kugler Adds His First Football Recruit of the New Year - 6'2 190# JUCOTransfer, Safety Jameel Erving. Here's a link to what appears to be his most recent highlight reel. Jameel Erving Highlights Riverside City College, CA

UPDATE: Big East Not interested in UTEP

31

(01/07/13)MWCConnect reporting that according to ESPN's Andy Katz: Apparently three Conference USA schools are of interest to the Big East. None of them are named the UTEP Miners, according to...

The Miners started out the season with a good fight against Oklahoma, but the offense failed to...

2

The Miners started out the season with a good fight against Oklahoma, but the offense failed to capitalize on several chances and didn’t wake up the week later against Ole Miss. Everything clicked against New Mexico State, and now there’s a chance to come up with a splashy win over a wounded giant. Wisconsin is ripe for the picking.

CollegeFootballNews.com Preview & Fearless Prediction – UTEP at Wisconsin

UTEP vs. Wisconsin: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

2
Prediction: UTEP Wins Wisconsin has looked vulnerable for too long, and it got very, very lucky at home against Utah State. This blooming quarterback controversy sets the stage perfectly for an upset loss. A solid quarterback can make or break a team, and right now, the Badgers don't appear to have one—but the Miners do. --By Jessica Isner(Featured Columnist) at Bleacher Report--
FanPost
+

Time with Teicher

I participated in the Miner Talk Monday with Jon Teicher this afternoon, here are the questions I asked him & his responses: MM: Jon, good to talk to you. Given the first 3 games of the season,...

Celebrating March Madness

+

In good company! Featured on this national cover photo from ATHLON SPORTS are storied programs UCLA, Duke, Kansas, Indiana, U of San Francisco, Ohio State, Michigan State, North Carolina and Texas Western College (UTEP). TWC point guard Bobby Joe Hill is accompanied on the cover photo with All Stars and Hall of Fame greats Larry Bird, Michael Jordon and Magic Johnson amongst others. Very nice photo which can be downloaded for free by texting ATHLON to 67463. You can also view this photo in the print edition of ATHLON SPORTS of your local Saturday newspaper.

There are rumors that two of the officials involved in Tim Floyd's ejection at East Carolina have...

10

There are rumors that two of the officials involved in Tim Floyd's ejection at East Carolina have been issued suspensions.

Bill Knight from the El Paso Times Reports

In a prepared statement, ESPN told SportsBusiness Journal: "Conference USA never fulfilled their...

6

In a prepared statement, ESPN told SportsBusiness Journal: "Conference USA never fulfilled their contractual obligation relating to ESPN’s future rights. We are exploring possible solutions to resolve this situation but remain prepared to take any necessary steps to protect our rights." Conference USA spokeswoman Courtney Morrison-Archer disagreed, responding in an e-mail: "We have great respect for ESPN and have appreciated our partnership. We disagree with the assertion that ESPN was disadvantaged and are disappointed that they feel as if they were. On the contrary, ESPN had every opportunity to step up and address our concerns. Following a long and protracted discussion, the conference board of directors voted to move in a different direction. Conference USA reached an agreement with Fox on terms clearly more favorable than those offered by ESPN, and we believe the conference fully complied with its contractual obligations to ESPN."

Not so fast: Conference USA/Fox deal faces scrutiny

Floyd, Eustachy home in on success

2

Coaches Tim Floyd and Larry Eustachy featured in a front page article of Yahho.com Sports. A great read that highlights their friendship and briefly touches on the strenght of the conference. I suppose some attention is better than no attention? Here's a excerpt from the article: They’ve matched up only one other time: in 1991 when Floyd’s University of New Orleans team defeated Eustachy’s Idaho club 73-56. "I got a technical in the first minute," Eustachy recalled. "I could see Tim down there laughing at me."

Dave Campbell's Texas Football Reviews 2011 UTEP Football Recruiting Class

2

Travis Stewart of Dave Campbells Texas Football publication has a nice recap on our 2011 recruting class, highlighting some strengths and weaknesses of the class and some overall thoughts of the direction we went as a program. Very informative and in some ways complimentary read. Credit goes to MI staffer UTEP66 for finding the article. Bumped- Good Read -- AM

2011 McDonald's All American Game Nominees

12

Fantastic that 4 of 5 signees out of our 2011 class have been named as McDonald All American Nominees. McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls during the 2011 McDonald’s All American Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Congrats to all of them just for being nominated. Our list includes: 6-0 guard C.J. Cooper (La Verne, Calif./Lutheran HS) 6-9 forward Cedrick Lang (Sioux Falls, S.D./O’Gorman HS) 6-5 forward Darius Nelson (Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon HS) 6-7 forward/guard Jalen Ragland (Chillicothe, Ohio/Chillicothe HS).

FanPost
10

Needing A SitRep

Obviously Perez and Bohannon are still with the team, albeit the status of the latter player remains to be seen. This said, if memory serves correct Rashanti Harris, Desmond Lee and Michael Haynes...

GET OUT THE VOTE!

3

Paydirt Pete is in the semi-finals of the Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge. Let's get him to the finals and the winners circle!

TCU to Join Big East

2

"The Big East will now have 17 members, with nine in football. The conference has extended an invitation to Villanova to become the 10th football member." And so the music starts again. After all, it appears that the MWC will just be the new WAC while C-USA sits on the side lines. Memphis, how ya feeling this morning?

FanPost
1

If it walks like a duck, Talks like a duck & Acts like a duck, it must be...

                                                                         PAYDIRT PETE!!!

- With all of Houston’s quarterback problems and with no one other than Southern Miss appearing to...

1

- With all of Houston’s quarterback problems and with no one other than Southern Miss appearing to be anything decent, watch out for UTEP in the Conference USA title chase. The offense is playing well enough to overcome a lousy defense that gets nothing from the front line, but the big key is the schedule. The Miners don’t play a 2009 bowl team again until the end of October, and while November is set up for the annual UTEP nosedive (SMU, at Arkansas, Tulsa), the record should be strong with Memphis, at New Mexico, Rice, at UAB, Tulane, and at Marshall up next.

College Football News, Pete Fiutak had this to say in his weekly Cavalcade of Whimsy column (which I always find highly entertaining) http://cfn.scout.com/2/1004460.html Not necessarily a complimentary blurb, but as they say "there's no such thing as bad publicity"....I think?!

UTEP - 2010 CFN Prediction: 6-6 Sept. 4 Ark.-Pine Bluff Sept. 10 at Houston Sept. 18 NMSU...

1

UTEP - 2010 CFN Prediction: 6-6 Sept. 4 Ark.-Pine Bluff Sept. 10 at Houston Sept. 18 NMSU Sept. 25 Memphis Oct. 2 at New Mexico Oct. 9 Rice Oct. 16 at UAB Oct. 23 Tulane Oct. 30 at Marshall Nov. 6 SMU Nov. 13 at Arkansas Nov. 20 at Tulsa Nov. 27 OPEN DATE Scout.com makes their schedule predictions for this season. Interestingly enough they pick us to win all our home games and lose all our away games. Personally, I predict far better than this.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/989786.html

On the flip side, however, one national media outlet has UTEP listed as a potential "BCS Buster" a...

1

On the flip side, however, one national media outlet has UTEP listed as a potential "BCS Buster" a school that has a chance to crash the BCS Bowl lineup despite not playing in a conference with an automatic bid.

College football tour: UTEP returning to what works

2010 UTEP Preview- College Football News

+

CollegeFootballNews.com contributor Richard Cirminiello previews the 2010 Miner campaign.

Rock the Vote

2

Time to get the vote out for Blessing Okagbare for the Bowerman Award. The Fan Voting is now open. AM Note: Thanks MM For posting this- Miner Fans really do need to vote for Blessing. Why? Because she deserves the award and also because it will be huge for UTEP Athletics to have a Miner win a National POY which is essentially what this award is becoming in female track.

FanPost
1

College Football News releases C-USA Skill Position Rankings

In every skill position that this column previews (QB's, RB's, Receivers, TE's & Kickers); Miner Nation is well represented.  Interestingly enough, even from players that have yet to play a single...

Hitler is told that UTEP is #1

1
Hitler is told that UTEP is #1

Hitler hates UTEP for hosting CUSA tourney, joined by Memphis fan...

+
Hitler hates UTEP for hosting CUSA tourney, joined by Memphis fan...

Are prep schools legit?? Tim Floyd has picked up a second recruit from Heat Academy. It is a prep...

4
Are prep schools legit?? Tim Floyd has picked up a second recruit from Heat Academy. It is a prep school that assists high school players who have not passed their ACT or scored high enough on the SAT to enter college. In fact most that attend are gifted atheletes but challenged academically. It is not free either, the tuition to these schools for room, board, and books is north of $10,000. Rashanti Harris has also attended Patterson Academy (now defunct) and has not been eligible for college admission and clearance by NCAA for two years. My question other than are they legit—-is this a better route than Jucos since all from prep schools if eligible at UTEP are somewhat older than the typical freshman. by JACELP on May 3, 2010 1:24 PM CDT MinerMike: Bumped from another thread as I believe this topic deserves it's own attention.

DothanEagle News: What’s been the major difference between your first months at UTEP compared to y...

3
DothanEagle News: What’s been the major difference between your first months at UTEP compared to your first months at Auburn? Tony Barbee: The welcome, to me, to my family, to the staff, has been overwhelming. When you hear about the Auburn family, you really don’t grasp it until you’re a part of it. http://www2.dothaneagle.com/dea/sports/college/auburn/article/q-and-a_with_tony_barbee/150211/

Boys' basketball: Decision soon for Dwayne Polee Jr. May 3, 2010 | 8:49 am Dwayne Polee Jr., the...

2

Boys' basketball: Decision soon for Dwayne Polee Jr. May 3, 2010 | 8:49 am Dwayne Polee Jr., the City Section player of the year from Westchester, should finalize his college choice no later than early next week, his father, Dwayne Sr., said Monday. My $0.02: It looks like the world will finally be blessed to hear of this decision a week from now. I'm sure they'll throw a major media press conference for this "sacred" event.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsitytimesinsider/2010/05/boys-basketball-decision-soon-for-dwayne-polee-jr.html
Showing 1 - 30 of 34 Older
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.