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Miners Handle Arkansas-Pine Bluff

UTEP took care of business against Arkansas Pine-Bluff last night. Up next, a home date with West Texas rival Texas Tech.

NBA.com: Rookie Ladder; UTEP's Derrick Caracter #1 Rookie So Far

Three games in, it isn't John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, or anybody else on top of NBA.com's Rookie Ladder. Who is? UTEP's Derrick Caracter. DC had his 3rd straight double double yesterday, and he is looking like a lock to make the Lakers squad.

NBA.com: Rookie Ladder- UTEP's Derrick Caracter Ranked #2 Overall

This link is constantly updated, but right now, DC is ranked #2 on the NBA.com "Rookie Ladder" meaning he's been the second best rookie at the NBA Summer League- ahead of John Wall and 56 other players drafted ahead of him. #1? His Laker teammate Devin Ebanks.

Tim Floyd & UTEP Back in Play for ex-MIssouri Commit DeShun Watkins?

Watkins, a 6'4" guard is being recruited by UTEP, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas A&M, Oregon State, Kansas, and Iowa State. His uncle played for Tim Floyd at Iowa State. Excerpt: "Missouri plays a good style and press full court a lot. Kentucky and UTEP let you freestyle a lot, and Kansas runs a lot of good plays.

Highlights from Derrick Caracter's first NBA Summer League game with the Lakers. Caracter finished...

Highlights from Derrick Caracter's first NBA Summer League game with the Lakers. Caracter finished with 20 points and 10 boards. Not a bad start.

The Los Angeles Lakers Draft Derrick Caracter & End UTEP's 15 Year NBA Draft Drought

Derrick Caracter being drafted is another sign that UTEP's basketball program is back on the right track.

The Road To Glory: UTEP's Online Museum Celebrating the 1966 National Championship Team

I have no idea when UTEP launched this site, but it's a great way to learn about the '66 team. Hat tip to Chris Avila who wrote a heck of a piece on the way UTEP currently honors the '66 team, without which, I might never have stumbled upon this site. Avila thinks it's time to construct an on-campus museum, or at the very least, an elaborate display kiosk, to honor the team. This website, is a good start.

Ask Coach: El Paso Times Hosting a Live Chat with Tim Floyd Today at 1:30 MST

In less important, but important nonetheless, news, the EPT is also reporting that Whataburger is giving away free "Breakfast on a Bun" sandwiches tomorrow morning. Win.

USA Today: NCAA Report on USC Won't Be Released Today

Looks like the report from ESPN's Dana O'Neill stating that the USC Infractions Report would be released today may have been a bit premature. (Hat tip to JACELP for finding this link)

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