After more news around the Miner Nation surfaced over the last couple of days, I thought it was a good idea to go ahead and get in a second mini dig on those top stories.
Reports: Marlon McClure "Not Likely to Return" to UTEP Football Team -
Although no official and definitive word has been given, as far as I know, Marlon McClure will not be returning to the UTEP football team come this fall. McClure was an outstanding return man and WR, but his off the field issues had already gotten him suspended for the spring. Coach Price stopped short of saying that McClure's time with the Miners is over, but Marlon did say he definitely will not be with the team this fall. Definitely going to be a big loss, hopefully newcomer Cliff Tucker will help to pick up the slack.
Sun Bowl Locker Rooms Receive $50,000 Makeover -
The Sun Bowl locker rooms have been renovated for the upcoming season and will now feature new locker, flooring, paint, and much more. This was definitely a much needed upgraded, and its nice to see it finally get done. Most of the money that went into the renovation was collected through donations. The Venegas Engineering, Management, and Construction firm led the entire process.
Former Miner Plays for Canada in Women's World Cup -
Former UTEP soccer standout and assistant coach Kelly Parker will be participating in the 2011 FIFA World Cup, playing for the Canadian national team. Parker had already found a great role on that Canadian team over the last year's, but will now get a chance to participate on the sport's biggest stage. Canada lost on Sunday 2-1 to host Germany, who also happens to be one of the favorites in the tournament. Canada will now play France this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Miner Great Selected as top 100 Arizona Athlete -
In celebration of the state's 100 year anniversary, the Arizona Daily Star is doing a piece the state's greatest 100 athletes. Between now and August players 100-10 will be unveiled in no particular order, with the top 10 being revealed in August. Former Miner great Fred Carr has been selected as one of those players. Carr played both football and basketball at UTEP between 1965 and 1968. He joined the basketball team in '67, the year after the Miners won their national title. Carr was more known as a standout football player and was selected as the 5th overall pick in 1968 by the Green Bay Packers. Carr went on to a successful 10 year NFL career, and was inducted into the Green Bay Hall of Fame in 1983, as well as the UTEP HOF in 2005.
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