November 1, 1992 |
He could be the toughest college football player in the country. He is 25 years old. He left his home in Virginia when he was 16, mainly because his father kicked him out of the house. He has been stabbed, clubbed with a baseball bat, shot at and chased through the streets and alleys of South Central L.A., and now, living in Texas, thinks of himself as "a recluse and a hermit." Yes, Ed Bunn is one tough football player. And don't think NFL scouts haven't been keeping tabs on him.
October 16, 1992 |
Six members of the winless University of Texas El Paso football team have been suspended for breaking curfew the night before the Miners' 42-24 loss to Colorado State last Saturday. The players are All-WAC defensive end Ricky Massey, fullbacks Patrick Bailey and Darryl Phillips, and defensive backs Greg Shead, Craig Pringle and Dwight Conley. Massey, Shead and Bailey were starters and the other three saw action against Colorado State. All six will miss Saturday's game against San Diego State.
April 5, 1992 |
Nigeria's Olapade Adeniken of Texas El Paso ran the fastest 100 meters in the Texas Relays' 65-year history with a legal clocking of 9.97 seconds, fastest in the world this year.
March 27, 1992 |
Coach Don Haskins of Texas El Paso was so nervous that he couldn't bear to watch the closing seconds of a second-round NCAA tournament game against Kansas last Sunday. Haskins buried his head in his hands when Miner guard Johnny Melvin went to the free-throw line with four seconds left. Melvin made two free throws, clinching a 66-60 victory over second-ranked Kansas. "I had visions that something weird was going to happen to us," Haskins said.
November 16, 1991 |
Five Texas El Paso players who made long-distance calls on university telephones have been suspended for a game by the NCAA. Roy Howard, Johnny Melvin, Marlon Maxey, David Van Dyke and Prince Stewart have been assigned games in which they cannot play, the El Paso Herald-Post reported.
October 30, 1991 |
The improper recruitment of former Crenshaw High School basketball star John Staggers was cited by the NCAA Tuesday in a report placing the University of Texas El Paso on three years of probation. The finding by the NCAA marks the second time that a school has been sanctioned as a result of dealings with Staggers, the Los Angeles City 4-A player of the year in 1988. Salt Lake Community College was placed on probation by the National Junior College Athletic Assn.