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What Would Cigarroa’s Beer Ban Do to Stop Cartel Violence? [VIDEO]

Under pressure, UT System Chancellor, Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, allowed the Chavez-Lee championship fight to go on in the Sun Bowl, but oddly banned the sale of beer in the stadium. If the threat of violence from the cartels was real, just what does Dr. Cigarroa think banning beer will do to stop them?

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UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (Photo courtesey of utsystem.edu)
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Chancellor Cigarroa Makes a Shrewd, Calculated Decision [Opinion]

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa did not get where he is in life by being naive or foolish.  Facing immense pressure from local and state officials after Tuesday's decision, Cigarroa was left with little choice but to reverse his original stance

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UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (Photo courtesey of utsystem.edu)
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Chavez Jr. Fight Update: UT System Chancellor Makes Sun Bowl Available

The June 16th Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. boxing match has taken more twists and turns than most soap operas. In a wild turn of events, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarro will now allow the Sun Bowl to host the June 16th boxing event

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UT Cancels The Chavez Fight in El Paso – A Bunch of Malarkey

In what was the most disappointing news in El Paso in quite some time, the UT System cancelled the Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Andy Lee fight at the Sun Bowl. 

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Photo Courtesy of Top Rank Boxing Facebook Page.
Photo Courtesy of Top Rank Boxing Facebook Page.
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Unpopular Chavez/Lee Decision Boils Down to Risk [OPINION]

Take a look at just about every product you purchase. Chances are you will see a huge warning label telling you about the risk associated with that product. After a famous lawsuit some twenty years ago, steaming hot cups of coffee from McDonald's now come with a warning telling you the contents may be hot and can burn you.

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‘On The Sidelines’ Podcast 04/24/12 [AUDIO]

Today was not a happy sports Tuesday here in El Paso.

So I thought I would need someone to join me as I broke down all of the days happenings from the Sun Bowl.

Thank you to Miner Illustrated's Chris Avila for joining me, 'On The Sidelines'!!

Is there another topic to discuss besides the canceled Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

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The Sun Bowl packed more than 40,000 fans for the Oscar De La Hoya fight against Patrick Charpantier on June 13th 1998. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images)
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UT System Cancels Julio Cesar Chavez Fight at Sun Bowl

For a split second, it appeared that boxing was experiencing a rebirth in El Paso. Last Saturday night, Golden Boy Promotions brought an exciting nationally televised card to the Don Haskins Center

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ESPN El Paso’s Andy Lee Interviews Boxer Andy Lee

It was a bittersweet day for me today at the Sun Bowl.  I got to interview the boxer that shares my name, but shortly after I learned that the June 16th fight will not take place in El Paso.

An hour before the press conference, fight promoters learned that the University of Texas Officials deemed the Sun Bowl and the UTEP campus as 'not the appropriate venue for the event

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (right) will fight Andy Lee on June 16th at the Sun Bowl. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fighting At Sun Bowl June 16th!

Earlier this afternoon, Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum announced via conference call that World Middleweight Champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would headline a big night of boxing at the Sun Bowl on June 16th.

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‘On The Sidelines’ Podcast 02/15/12 [AUDIO]

On The Sidelines is happy to say that, "The Ice Man" Brandon Cohn came in as a special guest tonight! Thanks Brandon! Excellent job pal!

Tonight's show topics include: The Oklahoma Sooners are coming to the Sun Bowl to play UTEP, the LINprobable LINsanity LINtinues, and open topics from Brandon and Chad

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