• August 4, 2021
 Covid-19 benches fans for early season UTEP Basketball games

Photo by Andres Acosta – El Paso Herald Post

Covid-19 benches fans for early season UTEP Basketball games

UTEP President Heather Wilson and Director of Athletics Jim Senter announced Monday that the Miner basketball teams’ early-season games in the Don Haskins Center will be played with no fans in attendance.

“While the COVID numbers in our community have started to improve, we want to encourage all El Pasoans to continue to stay home, stay safe, and cheer on the Miners remotely in an effort to continue to improve the health conditions in our region,” Senter said.
Only coaches, student-athletes, support staff, officials, medical personnel and media with a working function will be permitted into this week’s games.
“We know of no spread of the disease at UTEP and have maintained safe campus operations throughout the semester,” Wilson said.  “While we test everyone in athletics and are confident in the safety of our campus, we are cognizant of the disease levels in the community around us.  Decisions on fan attendance for future games will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.”
The UTEP women will host NM State on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at 1 p.m. and Incarnate Word on Saturday (Nov. 28) at 1 p.m.  The UTEP men will host UTPB on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
All season ticket holders and single-game ticket holders will be contacted within the coming days regarding refund options.
Fans can view all three games this week on C-USA TV  or listen live on 600 ESPN El Paso.

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