Less than 24 hours after the Miners suffered a meltdown in the final minutes, losing 74-66 (OT) in their C-USA opener, the team found redemption by dominating the Golden Eagles, 77-62, on Saturday and splitting the series.
Two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns. Crunching tackles. Pressure defense.
Yeah, you're reading that correctly. UTEP. The school that used to play matador defense is now fastening that red cape around its collar.
Slowly, but surely, Sean Kugler has been trying to teach his team. Toughness. Pride. Teamwork.
But maybe the biggest lesson is that those are only words unless you work to give them definition.
The Miners may not yet fully comprehend, but after dominating UTSA for their first road shut out since their coach played here, you can safely say they've cracked open the dictionary to find out.
Ah, the pop of the glove, the "tink" of the bat...That's right, it's college baseball season, too! I generally prefer the college game over the pros in many sports; and while MLB has its own magic because of its tradition, college baseball can be a lot of fun. You'd never see whole teams of Major Leaguers doing stuff like Ole Miss and Southern Miss did during a rain delay...
UTEP head football coach Mike Price reviewed the Miners disappointing 31-13 loss to No. 25 Southern Miss and previewed the upcoming game at Rice. Though the Owls have had a rough season, Price commented that his teams are 1-2 at Rice Stadium.
UTEP head football coach Mike Price discusses the disheartening loss to No. 25 Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles took advantage of some key Miner miscues in the fourth quarter to run away from UTEP, improving to 7-1.