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Steve Kaplowitz

I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York and moved to El Paso in 1978. After attending Coronado High School and the University of Texas, I returned to El Paso to start my professional radio career. For the last 16 years, I've hosted Sportstalk, El Paso’s longest running local radio talk show. On May 1st 2013, I was inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame in the media category. It's quite an honor and also a sign that I'm getting old. My favorite professional sports teams are the New York Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers. I grew up a huge UTEP basketball fan, and working with Don Haskins is the highlight of my radio career. My favorite movie is Goodfellas, I enjoy listening to rock music, and I'd like to someday be a restaurant critic.
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Washington Nationals Pitcher Doug Fister Treats His Twitter Followers To Starbucks

For many people, Christmas is a time for giving. Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister was in a generous mood yesterday and decided that he wanted to treat all of his 25,700 Twitter followers to Sta

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San Diego State Forward Dwayne Polee Collapses on Court During Game [VIDEO]

A scary moment took place in last night's game between San Diego State and UC Riverside. Aztecs forward Dwayne Polee II collapsed on the court midway through the first half and was attended to by paramedics at the game

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Meet Team 600′s Newest Reporter — Jameill Showers!

In a few hours, the UTEP Miners will return to a postseason football bowl game for the first time in four years. UTEP is the home team in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and will play Utah State. For Miners senior quarterback Jameill Showers, today's game represents the final time he will wear the orange and blue

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Texas Western's 1966 win over Kentucky was ESPN's number three moment in NCAA Tournament history.  (UTEP Athletics)
Texas Western's 1966 win over Kentucky was ESPN's number three moment in NCAA Tournament history. (UTEP Athletics)
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Ranking UTEP’s 5 Greatest Basketball Wins

With the Miners just hours away from tip-off tonight against 3rd ranked Arizona, it had me start thinking about the top 5 wins in program history. Two of them are no-brainers, but there could be a good argument about which other key victories would make the list

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San Diego Padres Closing In On Trade For Will Myers

While many El Paso Chihuahuas fans are getting ready for next month's Winter Banquet, their parent club is about to shake things up with a major trade. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick is reporting that the San Diego Padres are closing in on acquiring Will Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays for five pla

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UTEP vs. Utah State in NM Bowl and Duke vs. ASU in Hyundai Sun Bowl

It is bowl announcement day in college football and the UTEP Miners are returning to the postseason for the first time since 2010. As expected, UTEP will return to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and play Utah State from the Mountain West Conference

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Thousands Attend Celebration of Lights in Downtown El Paso [VIDEO]

Each year, the lighting of the Christmas Tree in downtown El Paso is one of the city's signature events. Tens of thousands of people descended upon downtown El Paso for the 79th annual Celebration of Lights sponsored by Evolve Federal Credit Union

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Another College Basketball Referee Knocked Out After Jump Ball [VIDEO]

Most longtime UTEP basketball fans remember the name David Hall from his days officiating Miners WAC basketball games. Hall, considered one of the top referees in college basketball still works games in the Pac-12, Mountain West, and WAC conferences

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UAB Shuts Down Football Program — Who Could Replace Them In C-USA?

After nearly 25 years, UAB's football program is shutting down. Ray Watts, president of UAB informed the football team earlier today that the decision has been made to close the football program, which first entered Division 1A as an independent in 1996

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