The 2012 Women's Conference USA Tournament field is set, and our Lady Miners, the #1 seed, will await the winner of UCF and Southern Miss, and will take them on in the Quarterfinals on Thursday at 4 p.m. MT.
The 2012 Conference USA Tournament field is set, and our UTEP Miners will open on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. MT against the Houston Cougars. Winner of that game will take on Memphis in the Quarterfinals on Thursday.
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Norvel Pelle, 2011's #1 Center according to Rivals, is reportedly considering UTEP as a possible destination. Pelle was originally committed to St. Johns last year, but did not clear academically. He is a current teammate of UTEP commit Dustin Watts.
The UTEP women's basketball team defeated SMU 68-50 tonight at the Don Haskins Center. The win improves the Miners to 25-2 overall, but more importantly gives them the outright C-USA title. Erika Warren led the way with 13 points, and Anete Steinberga chipped in with 12. The Lady Miners, now 14-0 in Conference USA, will take on Rice at home on Saturday, before wrapping up the conference slate at UAB a week from tonight. Congratulations to coach Keitha Adams and her team on a great accomplishment. Keep up the good work, as the season is far from over.
It is being reported that Temple University will begin competing in the Big East Conference, in all sports, beginning in the 2012 season. The Big East was hoping that Boise St. would be willing to come over in time to fill the void created by a departing West Virginia, but as that is not likely to happen, Temple will now slide in. Temple had received interest from the newly formed MWCCUSA mega-conference, but this news probably puts any hopes of the Owls being a part of that to bed.
MinerRushers, the guys over at stadiumjourney.com are currently looking for a fan to write a review of the Don Haskins Center. The writeup would include a review of ticket pricing, concession pricing, food selection, and the overall atmosphere of the arena, among other things. Stadium Journey is also looking for someone who could potentially come on as a correspondent for all of West Texas. If anyone is interested, shoot me an email at email@example.com.