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Football coaches debate the possible benefits and dangers of marijuana use Football coaches debate the possible benefits and dangers of marijuana use Featured Mar 20th Derek Benson EL PASO — The week before the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, Pete Carroll was asked about his thoughts on the use in the NFL of medicinal marijuana, which is legal in the state of Washington. Carroll said that the NFL......Read More
Longtime El Paso sports writer Ray Sanchez remembers the laughs and the tears Longtime El Paso sports writer Ray Sanchez remembers the laughs and the tears Sports Mar 6th Victor Garcia EL PASO — Ray Sanchez, considered the first Hispanic sports writer in El Paso, has a long view of local sports history and he remembers the stories that made him laugh and cry in his latest book. “I had a lot of happy parts in......Read More
Cycling in El Paso/Juarez is still a ‘green idea’ Cycling in El Paso/Juarez  is still a ‘green idea’ Featured Jan 9th Lucia Quinonez A giant rattlesnake bike risen by six volunteers from Austin Bike Zoo participated in a bicycle ride from Cleveland Square into Downtown Juarez last October. (Lucia Quinonez/Borderzine.com) EL PASO — Methods of transportation are......Read More
Concussions bedevil sports, but today they are taken seriously Concussions bedevil sports, but today they are taken seriously Featured Jan 3rd Germad Reed UTEP running back Josh Bell at a recent game vs FIU. (Ivan Pier Aguirre/Courtesy of UTEP Athletics) EL PASO — Any athlete can suffer some type of brain injury in a game or in practice during a career especially in the very competitive......Read More
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is new, but is it better? Concussions bedevil sports, but today they are taken seriously Sports Dec 26th Germad Reed EL PASO — In college football you have the top 25 NCAA rankings and all 119 teams dream of being ranked number one and winning the national championship. But only two teams get to play for it at the end of the year. The Bowl Championship......Read More
¡Nos vamos al Mundial!… Casi. Concussions bedevil sports, but today they are taken seriously Sports Nov 22nd Noel Ramirez EL PASO – Nunca he sido muy fanático del fútbol (soccer) y, por lo tanto, no veo mucho fútbol, salvo partidos ‘importantes y relevantes’ para la selección mexicana, como podría ser un partido definitivo en algún campeonato,......Read More
Football teaches you the discipline to hit hard and when knocked down, get up and do it again Football teaches you the discipline to hit hard and when knocked down, get up and do it again Featured Nov 19th Germad Reed EL PASO – I look to the sideline at my position coach to get the call, a series of quick hand signals repeated three times. “Over 4 Dagger Right Echo,” I yell out to my teammates so that we all can be on the same page. Now,......Read More
The El Paso Chihuahuas – The image of powerful, intimidating winners… really? The El Paso Chihuahuas – The image of powerful, intimidating winners… really? Sports Nov 7th Jose Luis Hernandez EL PASO – It’s been two weeks since I was sitting down at home and watching the live-stream of the announcement of El Paso’s new Triple A Baseball team name at the Plaza Theatre, and I still can’t believe what I......Read More
Overcoming self-doubt and perfecting my skills led me to play college football Overcoming self-doubt and perfecting my skills led me to play college football Sports Nov 7th Terr'l Mark EL PASO – At 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing in at 125 pounds the main obstacle to fulfilling my dream of playing football was my own fear that I was just too small, but with the encouragement from family and coaches I focused......Read More
UTEP track star leaped the high bar of language and culture to succeed in America UTEP track star leaped the high bar of language and culture to succeed in America Sports Oct 24th Terr'l Mark Track athlete Tako-Khady Niare. (Michael P. Reese, courtesy of UTEP Athletics) EL PASO – As a track athlete since age 11, Tako-Khady Niare has participated in highly competitive high-jump competitions around the United States and......Read More