As most sports venues have started to lay out their plans to have fans back inside arenas, UTEP athletics announced their plans to have 100 percent capacity at all home sporting events this 2021-22 athletics season.
Over the weekend, UTEP sent out a release to confirm what felt like inescapable news. Five Miner student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, the university's athletic facilities will close for extensive cleaning until Thursday, July 16.
This year's class includes the 2000 Western Athletic Conference Champion Football Team, Jeep Jackson (men’s basketball), Tanja Magoc (tennis), Lee Mays (football), Holly Russ (women’s basketball) and Jami Tullius (soccer).
Just as the dawn of football camp approaches, the UTEP football team received a massive blow to their offense with the news of senior tailback Quardraiz Wadley out for the season with a season-ending toe injury.
El Paso County case records indicate that Miners senior quarterback Kai Locksley was arrested last night and charged with four crimes—"unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana, terroristic threat and driving while intoxicated."