January 22, 1996 |
Don Haskins, the basketball coach at Texas El Paso the past 35 years, was doing well Sunday after being stricken with a mild heart attack during a game Saturday night. The 65-year-old coach is in Providence Memorial Hospital, where he is expected to spend the next few days undergoing tests in the cardiac care unit. The school does not know if Haskins will return for UTEP's game Thursday against Utah.
October 27, 1993 |
Swingman Archie Williams of Reseda High said Tuesday that he has orally committed to play basketball next season at Texas El Paso. Williams is the third player from the region to commit to play for an NCAA Division I school, joining Alex Lopez of Campbell Hall and Jason Hartman of Thousand Oaks, who both will play at Washington. For many observers, the likely reaction to Williams' commitment is, "Who?"
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.