UTEP Newsstand: Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2010

UTEP's OSR: UTEP OSR managing editor Carlos Silva and assistant editor Sal Guerrero write about everything UTEP in today's report

Time to take on Memphis: The UTEP basketball team will look to derail perennial C-USA power Memphis on Wednesday and win would be huge for the Miners in more than one way as Bill Knight writes for the El Paso Times. .

Preview from the other side: UTEP and Memphis will square off at the FedEx Forum Wednesday and the Tigers' consistency in recent years has them on the cusp of history writes Don Wolken for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. .

Memphis going streaking: The Memphis basketball team has won 64 straight C-USA contests and only UTEP stands in the path of history for the Tigers as Geoff Calkins writes in the Memphis Commercial Appeal..

More on the Tigers: While the 64-game winning streak by Memphis is certainly impressive there has been some controversy surrounding the program in recent years as covered here by Dan Wolken for the Memphis Commercial Appeal..

Barbee was a part of this success: UTEP head coach Tony Barbee, who served as an assistant coach with Memphis, helped build it into a team which has now won 64 straight league games and now he will try to lead his Miner team into the FedEx Forum and deny the Tigers their place in history as Memphis Roar previews tonight's tilt..

Noteworthy: There are plenty of intriguing storylines heading into the game between UTEP and Memphis and some notes on the game are provided here by The News Tribune. .

C-USA men's hoop overview: It has been an entertaining season for C-USA men's basketball this far and Eric Bailey writes about some of the happenings in the conference for The Tulsa World. .

Forde yard dash: UTEP and Derrick Caracter have earned mention in a column with ample topics by Pat Forde for ESPN.com..

Rush the court: Conference USA has plenty of teams in the running for the league championship and the basketball blog Rush The Court provides an overview of the league here..

Former Miner back in town: Thomas Howard, former UTEP standout and current member of the Oakland, has returned to the Sun City to finish up his course work and finalize his degree as covered here by the Bay Area Sports Blog..

Big shoes to fill: A person who operates and runs the majority of events at UTEP from behind-the-scenes will be pursuing a new opportunity at UTBP starting this March..

Talking UTEP football schedule : The UTEP football team released the non-conference portion of its 2010 schedule and it has some intriguing possibilities as Bret Bloomquist writes for the El Paso Times..

Looking ahead to the 2010 football season : The 2010 college football season is still a long while off but David Hedlind is ready to go as he provides a quick overview of every team in the country for Bleacher Report..

Love that Miner Illustrated: The good folks at UTEP's No. 1 fan site report about four Miner football players who have been invited to play in the Texas Vs. The Nation game ..

More from UTEP's No. 1 fan site:The UTEP men's basketball team will begin a critical stretch with its game against Memphis tonight as Miner Illustrated reports here..

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