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.
Now that professional organizations and college campuses are working toward return-to-play formats for their athletes by bringing them back for workouts, many inside these programs have tested positive for COVID-19.
Gauging the pulse of the UTEP football fan base, the excitement has hit a brick wall and frustrations continue to rise. Can you blame them, though? This is the same program that has only seven winning seasons since their last bowl victory in 1967.