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August 26, 2015, 08:05:41 AM by zyxwvutsru
Views: 337 | Comments: 16's to another season...

Us  17
them 42

They are too big, too strong, and too deep.

August 20, 2015, 05:05:34 AM by EPTAKE5
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Miners want better punt returns

UTEP special teams will count on newcomers Juniel, Needham, Redix

By Bret Bloomquist @bretbloomquist on Twitter

The happy story for most of the UTEP football team as the 2015 opener creeps closer is that it is looking for veteran players to surpass a bar that for once begins fairly high.

Except for punt return.

That’s where a bunch of new guys, to put a delicate spin on this, can’t be much worse.

In a 2014 when so much went right, three players who are now gone returned 28 punts for a 5.1yard average, ranking 105th in the country. The longest return, not counting a touchdown nullified by penalty, from Damian Payne was 31 yards, which was the only one of more than 20.

“That was our worst special team last year,” coach Sean Kugler said.

And the year before, for that matter, the most constant shortcoming in a Kugler era that has mostly been one of ascent across the board, particularly on special teams.

To fix that, UTEP went out and recruited junior college return star Terry Juniel, who went through spring with the Miners. He’s going through fall with the strength and conditioning staff, as he has a broken bone in his foot that now is expected to see him miss the first two weeks of the season — at the moment, the only player Kugler has ruled out for the opening game against Arkansas.

In his place, the Miners are using redshirt freshman Nik Needham, grayshirt freshman Warren Redix and junior Jaquan White. Whoever fields Arkansas’ first punt will be doing it at the college level for the first time. For Needham and Redix, it will be their first collegiate game.

“They’ve all done a nice job,” Kugler said. “We’ve got more athletic guys there than we’ve had.”

The first issue is to do a nice job around them. Payne was another

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UTEP coach Sean Kugler and the Miner football team continue fall workouts at Glory Field.


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August 15, 2015, 07:45:14 AM by EPTAKE5
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Home / Basketball / Sacramento Kings Sign Vince Hunter
Sacramento Kings Sign Vince Hunter
By Chris
Updated: August 13, 2015

With a roster spot available the Sacramento Kings have signed Vince Hunter to a partially guaranteed contract according to Shams Charania of RealGM.

With the contract being only partially guaranteed, Hunter will have to prove himself to earn that final spot. Sacramento has 16 guys on the current roster with 14 of them currently under guaranteed contracts.

The Kings have a D-League affiliate in Reno that can also be a possible destination for Hunter if he is unable to make the cut.
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August 12, 2015, 11:26:29 AM by kuhlero | Views: 570 | Comments: 6

I think he makes the team as a ST player/emergency qb and hangs around the league 8-10 years...
August 09, 2015, 09:21:31 PM by jobu
Views: 509 | Comments: 7

Will this be happening again this year? If so, I'm in.
August 03, 2015, 08:31:22 AM by USAFminersfan | Views: 418 | Comments: 6

Who loses a scholly to make way for Jones?
August 02, 2015, 01:58:49 PM by Dawgma
Views: 1249 | Comments: 19

Just saw on Bleacher Report that he's coming to Utep!
July 20, 2015, 01:10:37 PM by stanman505 | Views: 2252 | Comments: 34

10/31/15 vs. Cameron # Don Haskins Center TBA
11/07/15 vs. East Central Oklahoma # Don Haskins Center TBA
11/14/15 vs. Loyola (N.O.) Don Haskins Center TBA
11/21/15 vs. Texas State Don Haskins Center TBA

 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic
11/22/15 vs. Alcorn State Don Haskins Center TBA
11/24/15 vs. Florida A&M Don Haskins Center TBA
11/27/15 TBD Corpus Christi, Texas TBA
11/28/15 TBD Corpus Christi, Texas TBA

12/02/15 at NM State Las Cruces, N.M. TBA
12/05/15 vs. UT Arlington Don Haskins Center TBA
12/13/15 at Washington State Pullman, Wash. TBA

12/21/15 vs. Norfolk State Don Haskins Center 7:00 p.m. MT
12/22/15 Sam Houston State/UC Irvine Don Haskins Center TBA

12/29/15 vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Don Haskins Center TBA
01/01/16 vs. Rice * Don Haskins Center TBA
01/03/16 vs. North Texas * Don Haskins Center TBA
01/07/16 at Middle Tennessee * Murfreesboro, Tenn. TBA
01/09/16 at UAB * Birmingham, Ala. TBA
01/16/16 at UTSA * San Antonio, Texas TBA
01/21/16 vs. Florida Atlantic * Don Haskins Center TBA
01/23/16 vs. FIU * Don Haskins Center TBA
01/28/16 at Southern Miss * Hattiesburg, Miss. TBA
01/30/16 at LA Tech * Ruston, La. TBA
02/04/16 vs. Marshall * Don Haskins Center TBA
02/06/16 vs. Western Kentucky * Don Haskins Center TBA
02/11/16 at FIU * Miami, Fla. TBA
02/13/16 at Florida Atlantic * Boca Raton, Fla. TBA
02/18/16 vs. Southern Miss * Don Haskins Center TBA
02/20/16 vs. LA Tech * Don Haskins Center TBA
02/25/16 at Old Dominion * Norfolk, Va. TBA
02/27/16 at Charlotte * Charlotte, N.C. TBA
03/05/16 vs. UTSA * Don Haskins Center TBA

Conference USA Championships
03/08/16 TBD Birmingham, Ala. TBA
03/09/16 TBD Birmingham, Ala. TBA
03/10/16 TBD Birmingham, Ala. TBA
03/11/16 TBD Birmingham, Ala. TBA
03/12/16 TBD Birmingham, Ala. TBA

The team will have to win 27 games or more to get an at large with that schedule.  Of course I hope we win the CUSA tournament.
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