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Miner Legends Return for UTEP Athletics Centennial Weekend

By on November 10, 2014

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 Nov. 14-15.

Centennial Party at the Basketball Game

By on January 9, 2014

Enough said. #UTEP — UTEP (@utepnews) January 8, 2014 UTEP students getting ready for tonight’s game. Tip off is 7:05 p.m. See you there. #Minerstrong — UTEP (@utepnews) January 10, 2014   Great time Thursday night. Look forward

Day 55: UTEP Basketball

By on November 7, 2013

Today is Day 55 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. Basketball at UTEP was founded during the first academic year at the Texas College of Mines. As a part of the El Paso city league, the team lost its

UTEP to Play Kentucky in 2016

By on October 24, 2013

The following comes from the Kentucky sports media, late last night. See El Paso-area coverage from KVIA and Channel 9. KE Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Men’s Basketball to play UTEP (Texas Western) in 2016 Oct 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 pm by

Vote for UTEP’s All-Centennial Teams!

By on June 11, 2013

Everyone agrees that Don Haskins is the greatest coach in UTEP basketball history. But who are the greatest players? A year from now, UTEP will turn 100 years old. And to celebrate the milestone, we are asking YOU — the

Happy Championship Day

By on March 19, 2013

On March 19, 1966, Texas Western College changed the face of college basketball. Here is a video clip of the game’s final seconds from the UTEP YouTube page: At the El Paso Times, Trish Long posted a story from 1966

1966 Promotional Video

By on March 5, 2013

“Naturally, we are happy and proud to have won the NCAA basketball championship,” declares Texas Western College president Joseph M. Ray, “but the achievements which should offer us the greatest satisfaction are those which pertain to academic excellence.” In short,

Memorial Gym- The Court of Champions

By on January 22, 2013

In the late 1950s, Texas Western’s (now UTEP) basketball fan base began to grow and students began to complain that Holliday Hall did not provide adequate space for the students to enjoy the games. One student stated in The Prospector,

Don Haskins Center

By on November 6, 2012

In 1973, plans for a new12,000-seat special events center were included in a projected $26.6 million campus expansion proposal. Originally referred to as the Special Events Center and nick-named the “Haskins Emporium,” the building was to facilitate UTEP basketball games

Hundreds of Reels of Sports Films

By on May 21, 2012

Many years ago, after the legendary Don Haskins retired, several boxes of office materials were thrown away. But, when no one was looking, Fernando Mabini rescued the materials from the dumpster and placed on a shelf in the back of