Viewing: Don Haskins

Haskins Center a part of community

By on October 26, 2014

Home to the UTEP men's and women's basketball teams, the Don Haskins Center is named after the University's legendary basketball coach, who died in 2008.

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.

Championship team glorified in movie

By on March 9, 2014

Ten years ago, the University of Texas at El Paso's biggest basketball moment finally received the Hollywood treatment.


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 46: The Don Haskins Center

By on November 16, 2013

Today is Day 46 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. The Don Haskins Center, home of the UTEP Athletics Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, is named after the legendary UTEP basketball coach. In 1973, plans for a new 12,000-seat special events center were

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

Day 66: Glory Road

By on October 27, 2013

Today is Day 66 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. Glory Road was released in January of 2006 starring John Lucas as Coach Don Haskins, Derek Luke as Bobby Joe Hill and Jon Voight as Kentucky Wildcats Coach Adolph

Day 68: The 1966 Championship Game and Team

By on October 25, 2013

Today is Day 68 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. One of the most celebrated moments in UTEP history came on March 19th, 1966, when the Texas Western Miners basketball team won the NCAA Men’s Division One Basketball Tournament.

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