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La Union Maze 2014

La Union Maze Celebrates UTEP’s Centennial

By on September 1, 2014

In it's 15th year of operation, La Union Maze is celebrating UTEP. Owners Robert and Lucy Sondergeroth decided to celebrate UTEP's Centennial with a maze design wishing UTEP a happy birthday for the 2014 season.

Flashback: March 19, 1966

By on March 19, 2014

Called one of the greatest upsets in NCAA basketball history, the Texas Western College Miners, coached by Don Haskins, defeat four-time champion University of Kentucky Wildcats under Adolph Rupp for the national championship in Maryland, 72 – 65.


THIS WEEK March 16 – 22

By on March 16, 2014

Two lectures will take place this week along with TCM Day.

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48 Years Later: Remembering the 1966 NCAA Championship Game

By on March 14, 2014

Forty-eight years after the men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship in 1966, UTEP remains the only university in Texas to have a NCAA championship trophy for men’s basketball.

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Centennial Tour Series Highlights 1966 NCAA Championship and Glory Road

By on March 7, 2014

The Centennial Tour Series for March will tell the story of the 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship win by the Texas Western College Miners and the 2006 film, Glory Road.

New Lesson Materials about Glory Road

By on March 3, 2014

Just in time for March Madness, El Paso area educators have prepared lessons materials about the 1966 national champion Miner team.

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Day 3: A Tradition of Excellence

By on December 29, 2013

In 1966, our men’s basketball team won the national championship. Today UTEP expects excellence in all that we undertake.


Day 7: A Tradition of Beating the Odds

By on December 25, 2013

From our 1966 NCAA basketball championship to our recent national rankings, UTEP has grown accustomed to defying convention and beating the odds.

Day 64: Student Documentary on 1966 Team

By on October 29, 2013

Today is Day 64 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. The 1966 victory of the Texas Western Miners over the Kentucky Wildcats at the NCAA Basketball Championship has inspired people to write books and make movies about the historic

Day 65: Don “The Bear” Haskins

By on October 28, 2013

Today is Day 65 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. Don Haskins is UTEP’s most legendary basketball coach, notable for leading an all-Black starting lineup to victory against an all-White Kentucky team in the 1966 NCAA tournament. A former