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September 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Isaac Hamilton, a college freshman who starred at Bellflower St. John Bosco High, is attending classes at UCLA and has accepted a basketball scholarship, the school announced Friday. Hamilton, a guard, signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso but tried to get a release from that commitment this summer. UTEP Coach Tim Floyd denied Hamilton's request and an appeal by Hamilton to the National Letter of Intent Committee also failed. Hamilton has now appealed again, his father, Greg, said.
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January 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lewis Stallworth, a senior guard at Newhall Hart, has committed to UTEP. He has been one of the most consistent and unselifish guards this season, showing much improvement as a passer, facilitator and scorer. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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September 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Bob Cantu, who served as interim head basketball coach at USC after Kevin O'Neill was fired last January but was let go at the end of the season when Andy Enfield was hired, is officially an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso under another former Trojans coach, Tim Floyd. Cantu said Tuesday that he made contact with Floyd after another UTEP assistant, Greg Foster, left for a similar position with the Philadelphia 76ers. "When I heard Greg had left for the 76ers, I told Tim I was interested in the position," Cantu said.
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October 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
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September 13, 1997 | Associated Press
An Internal Revenue Service investigation into alleged links between past and current Texas El Paso football players and a tax-fraud scheme centers on former player Brian Burks, the El Paso Herald-Post reported. Burks, a transfer from L.A. Southwest College, was a defensive lineman for UTEP in 1994 and 1995. He no longer is eligible to play football, but is still taking classes at UTEP.
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February 14, 1985 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
For years, man-to-man defense and a disciplined half-court offense were as much a part of University of Texas El Paso basketball as enchiladas and burritos were staples of the Rio Grande Valley cuisine. Times are changing. Coach Don Haskins' perennially successful Miners are playing a 2-3 zone defense and using an up-tempo running offense these days. A seafood restaurant that looks as if it belongs in Del Mar has become a popular place near campus.
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October 17, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having dispensed with the meaty part of its schedule by the end of September, San Diego State now is being served fluffy popcorn. The Aztecs get to play a team tonight that might be even worse than New Mexico, a 49-21 victim two weeks ago. Texas El Paso. Or as the Miners are affectionately known in some circles, the University of Texas El Wobbly Paso.
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March 14, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Don Haskins wasn't sure he wanted to look as Texas El Paso took Arizona into overtime Friday in a first-round game of the NCAA West Regional. "I saw three of my starters sitting there with me and I thought it was going to be a long five minutes," the UTEP coach said. But with three of his teammates having fouled out, Hernell (Jeep) Jackson drove the Miners to a 98-91 victory, scoring 9 of his 23 points in the extra five minutes.
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October 18, 1992 | DAVE DISTEL
You went to grab an early dinner and service was slow? You missed the first quarter? No problem, so did San Diego State's football team. Your kid took off with the car keys and the bus you took had a flat tire? You missed the first half? No problem, so did San Diego State's football team. The boss made you work on Saturday and then kept you two extra hours? You missed the first three quarters? No problem, so did San Diego State's football team. Yes, it won. It beat Texas El Paso.
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November 17, 1985 | STEVE DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
After five weeks of losing, San Diego State finally devised a winning formula Saturday night. It was called the "Hardy" team rushing effort. Chris Hardy rushed 19 times for 223 yards and 1 touchdown, leading the Aztecs past Texas El Paso, 34-6, in front of 10,876 fans at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. SDSU rushed for a season-high 324 yards. The Aztecs had rushed for 318 yards in a 48-23 win over Colorado State seven weeks ago. Hardy was the common denominator in both games.
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September 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Isaac Hamilton, a college freshman who starred at Bellflower St. John Bosco High, is attending classes at UCLA and has accepted a basketball scholarship, the school announced Friday. Hamilton, a guard, signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso but tried to get a release from that commitment this summer. UTEP Coach Tim Floyd denied Hamilton's request and an appeal by Hamilton to the National Letter of Intent Committee also failed. Hamilton has now appealed again, his father, Greg, said.
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September 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Bob Cantu, who served as interim head basketball coach at USC after Kevin O'Neill was fired last January but was let go at the end of the season when Andy Enfield was hired, is officially an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso under another former Trojans coach, Tim Floyd. Cantu said Tuesday that he made contact with Floyd after another UTEP assistant, Greg Foster, left for a similar position with the Philadelphia 76ers. "When I heard Greg had left for the 76ers, I told Tim I was interested in the position," Cantu said.
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August 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Roger Federer's rough summer finally got a warm moment at one of his favorite tournaments, providing a little encouragement with the U.S. Open just ahead. Federer overcome a tough start and emerged from his string of subpar showings since Wimbledon, beating Tommy Haas , 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals in the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio. While Federer took a step, No. 1 Novak Djokovic got one win closer to a little ATP history.
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August 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Isaac Hamilton, a standout from Bellflower St. John Bosco High who is considered one of the top shooting guards in the nation, has filed an official appeal to be released from the letter of intent he signed last fall with UTEP. UTEP is coached by former USC head man Tim Floyd. Hamilton's father, Daniel, said Isaac wants to play closer to home to be near his 85-year-old grandmother, who is ill. UTEP has until Aug. 26 to file its appeal, which Floyd said the school will do. The National Letter of Intent Committee, which rules on such issues, then can take up to eight weeks to make a decision.
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July 29, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Under new Coach Andy Enfield, the USC men's basketball team will play Villanova at 10 a.m. Pacific on Nov. 28 in the first round of the preseason Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Trojans will play either Kansas or Wake Forest in the second game Nov. 29, and any one of the four teams in the bottom half of the draw -- Tennessee, UTEP, Xavier and Iowa -- in the third game. Former USC head coach Tim Floyd is now the head man at UTEP and J.T. Terrell transferred from Wake Forest to the Trojans and played his first season at USC last year.
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September 22, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball suffered a head injury Saturday against Texas-El Paso and was taken out of the game, according to the official Twitter account of the Badgers. Ball scored on a one-yard run with 14 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter, but took a shot to the head on the play. After being examined by team medical personnel, he was ruled out for the rest of the game. This has been a rough season for Ball, a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist. Actually, it got rough even before the season.
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October 31, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
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July 29, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Under new Coach Andy Enfield, the USC men's basketball team will play Villanova at 10 a.m. Pacific on Nov. 28 in the first round of the preseason Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Trojans will play either Kansas or Wake Forest in the second game Nov. 29, and any one of the four teams in the bottom half of the draw -- Tennessee, UTEP, Xavier and Iowa -- in the third game. Former USC head coach Tim Floyd is now the head man at UTEP and J.T. Terrell transferred from Wake Forest to the Trojans and played his first season at USC last year.
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October 16, 2011 | By Lisa Napoli, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you want to travel to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, you will need two days, minimum, travel time on several planes and thousands of dollars. Or you can come to El Paso. Since 1917, structures on the campus of the former Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy have been built in the unique style of Bhutan's majestic dzongs, fortresses constructed with sloping 8-foot-thick walls and red-colored roofs. The school, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, has grown to 77 buildings, all constructed or retrofitted around the theme.
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February 3, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Texas El Paso Coach Tony Barbee almost made his years coaching at Memphis pay off. Luckily for the top-ranked Tigers, they had enough talent to overcome that inside knowledge as well as a poor shooting performance. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored with 2:31 left to break a 60-60 tie, keeping the Tigers, 21-0 overall, 7-0 Conference USA, the country's only undefeated Division I team with a 70-64 victory Saturday over the Miners at Memphis, Tenn.
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