Texas-El Paso Rumors & News

  • UTEP’s Lee Moore to turn pro

    El Paso Times "UTEP junior guard Lee Moore has decided to forego his remaining year of college eligibility and will not return to the Miner basketball program, head coach Tim Floyd announced on Monday. It leaves two vacancies in the starting backcourt that coach Floyd and his staff will look to fill during..." April 12

  • 2016 guard Deon Barrett verbally commits to UTEP

    Miner Rush "2016 Lancaster point guard Deon Barrett Jr. announced via his Instagram account that he has verbally committed to Tim Floyd and the UTEP Miners after being offered earlier today. Barrett won a Class 5A State title last season at Lancaster, torching El Paso Andress in the state semifinals from..." September 21

  • Former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones trims list to four

    College Basketball Talk "In late June forward Brodricks Jones, who was expected to be a key piece down the line for San Diego State, surprised some people when he requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent. Jones, a four-star 6-foot-9 power forward, hasn’t lacked for attention since reopening his..." July 13

  • Former Oregon Point Guard Dominic Artis commits to UTEP

    Miner Rush "Former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will be immediately eligible and join the UTEP basketball team El Paso Times reporter Felix Chavez first tweeted, and sources confirmed to Miner Rush. Artis averaged 6.2 points and 2.7 assists per game in 53 career games at Oregon before being suspended..." May 03

  • Sources: UTEP's Vince Hunter to Turn Pro

    Miner Rush "According to sources close to the UTEP basketball program, Vince Hunter, the Miners' leading scorer and first team all conference player, has decided to forego his final two years of college eligibility and will toss his name into the ring of the NBA draft. Hunter's draft stock rose a bit early..." April 10

  • UTEP coach Tim Floyd hit with one-game suspension

    CBS Sports "Conference USA suspended UTEP coach Tim Floyd was one game for failing to leave the court quickly after receiving two quick technical fouls and being ejected in a loss at Louisiana Tech on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The league said Floyd violated the league's conduct policy,..." February 28

  • 2015 Guard Lee Moore Commits To UTEP

    Miner Rush "2015 JUCO guard Lee Moore has committed to UTEP per Twitter reports Sunday night. Moore will be a sophomore this season at Wallace State where he averaged 18 points, and 7.2 rebounds last year. He had an official visit here to UTEP on September 26th and was supposed to visit Middle Tennessee..." October 07

  • Paul Thomas Commits To UTEP

    Yahoo! Sports "UTEP's second 2015 commit is Paul Thomas out of Houston. 2015 Houston, Texas forward Paul Thomas has gave UTEP a verbal commitment per his Twitter account. I have made my college decision and UTEP will be where i will continue my Basketball career. This is only the beginning .#Miners —..." September 25

  • Beloved former UTEP coach Jason Rabedeaux dies at 49

    CBS Sports "Jason Rabedeaux, a man known as one of the more colorful coaches in recent college basketball history, has died. He was 49. Reports came from Ho Chi Minh City, where Rabedeaux was coaching the Saigon Heat -- the first professional basketball team in Vietnam history -- confirmed the death on..." September 23

  • Christian Romine Commits to UTEP

    Yahoo! Sports "The first 2015 commitment comes from a much needed big man. 2015 F/C Christian Romine has announced via his Twitter that he has committed to Tim Floyd and the UTEP Miners. Romine was in El Paso over the weekend for his official visit, and made his commitment official today. The 6'9 or..." September 09

  • Report: UTEP has two incoming freshmen not qualify

    College Basketball Talk "UTEP looked to add some talented freshmen this season and it looks like two of those players won’t be joining the team. According to CBSSports.com‘s Jeff Borzello, 6-foot-4 lefty scorer Chris Sandifer and 5-foot-10 point guard Shaq Carr will both be going the junior college route this..." August 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UTEP freshman Mar'Qywell Jackson leaves Miners

    El Paso Times "UTEP freshman basketball player Mar'Qywell Jackson has left El Paso and returned home to Detroit. Jackson, a 6-foot-5 guard, was named a four star recruit by Rivals.com. Miner coach Tim Floyd saiid, "Mar'Qywell came in and tried it and felt it was a little too far from home. That's one of..." July 18

  • UTEP’s Matt Willms works to return to full strength after playing last season with a torn labrum

    College Basketball Talk "After redshirting in 2012-13, UTEP center Matt Willms entered the 2013-14 campaign hoping to have an impact for the Miners in his first season on the floor. Willms proved to be a solid contributor for head coach Tim Floyd, starting the last 17 games of the year and posting averages of 5.4 points..." July 07

  • Missouri considering UTEP's Floyd

    ESPN "UTEP's Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate for the Missouri opening, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Floyd, 60, has spent the past four seasons with the Miners and has a team that is expected to compete for the Conference USA title next season. Floyd also spent four seasons..." April 23

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

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