EL PASO, TEXAS – Fans can attend three UTEP games – football & men’s and women’s basketball – for the price of one this weekend as part of a blockbuster Centennial Weekend ticket special. Plus all seats for the football game Saturday are only $10 in celebration of the UTEP Centennial Teams coming to campus.
On Friday, the UTEP basketball teams will open their seasons with a doubleheader at the Haskins Center. The women (29-8 last season and WNIT runner-up) will take on I-10 rival NM State at 5:30. The men (23-11 last year) will face Washington State from the Pac-12 Conference at 8. On Saturday, football seeks its sixth win of the season to become bowl eligible against North Texas at 8.
For the price of a men’s basketball ticket, fans can also see the women’s basketball game. Then, if they bring their basketball stub to the University Ticket Center or the Sun Bowl box office on Saturday, they can exchange it for a free ticket to the football game. University Ticket Center hours Saturday are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the Sun Bowl ticket windows opening at 4. All football single-game tickets are just $10.
To take advantage of these great deals, fans should call 747-5234, or visit the University Ticket Center (2901 North Mesa).
Fans will have the opportunity to meet 23 of the greatest players in UTEP football, men’s and women’s basketball history – and get their autographs -when the Miners celebrate their Athletics Centennial Weekend. Returning to campus for the basketball and football games are football’s Trey Darilek, Eugene Epps, Pat Hegarty, Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr., Chris Jacke, Howard Jackson, Cedric Johnson, Don Maynard, Lee Mays, Brian Natkin, Jordan Palmer, Billy Stevens, Tony Tolbert, Bob Wallace and Barron Wortham; men’s basketball’s David Lattin and Nolan Richardson; and women’s basketball’s Gloria Estrada, Jareica Hughes, Holly Russ, Be Stoney, Kiana Taylor and Timika Williams. All are members of the UTEP Centennial teams for their respective sports, as voted on by the fans.
Centennial team posters are free for the first 5,000 fans at the football game, and the Centennial team members will be signing autographs in the stadium concourse at 7 p.m.
Jeff Darby is the senior associate athletic director at UTEP in charge of communications.