In 1929, the College of Mines & Metallurgy held its 1st homecoming football game at the El Paso High School Stadium. The Texas Miners played the New Mexico Aggies.
The game was dedicated to John W. “Cap” Kidd, who stepped down as dean of the school two years prior, in 1927.
The Miners beat the Aggies 8-to-zero in front of a crowd of 2000. 22 alumni were in attendance.
This year’s homecoming parade is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning at University & Oregon, and proceeding up Oregon to Glory Road. A pep rally follows on Glory Field.
This year’s homecoming game features the Miners taking on Louisiana Tech with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium.
To learn more about the history of UTEP’s homecoming click HERE: http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/Homecoming
Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.