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Two UTEP Football road games selected for national television coverage

UTEP’s game at Texas Tech (Sept. 7) will be televised on FSN and the Miners’ game at North Texas (Nov. 2) will be carried on the NFL Network as part of Conference USA’s broadcast schedule for the 2019 football season, announced on Thursday.

UTEP will battle the Red Raiders in Lubbock at 6 p.m. MT.  The Miners and the Mean Green will kick off from Denton at 1:30 p.m. MT.

Nine more UTEP games will be streamed on ESPN platforms.

The Miners’ matchups versus Houston Baptist (Aug. 31, 6 p.m. MT), at Southern Miss (Sept. 28, 5 p.m. MT), versus UTSA (Oct. 5, 6 p.m. MT), at FIU (Oct. 19, 5 p.m. MT), and versus Charlotte (Nov. 9, 1 p.m. MT) will be shown on ESPN+.

UTEP’s contests versus Nevada (Sept. 21, 6 p.m. MT), versus LA Tech (Oct. 26, 6 p.m. MT), at UAB (Nov. 16, TBD) and versus Rice (Nov. 30, 1 p.m. MT) will be available on ESPN3.

Additional Conference USA football broadcast exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.

Four Locos! ESPN Networks to Broadcast Four El Paso Locomotive Games

The United Soccer League (USL) and ESPN announced Thursday the full 2019 schedule for the USL Championship Game of the Week, and the newly-minted El Paso Locomotive snagged four telecasts.

The schedule features more must-see games airing across ESPN’s linear networks than ever before, with eight contests set to air on national television over the course of the regular season, as well as an additional 14 to stream digitally on ESPN3.

In what is set to be the biggest season in league history, 26 teams from across the Championship will feature on national broadcasts, including five of the league’s seven expansion sides.

2019 El Paso Locomotive FC USL Championship Game of the Week on ESPN Schedule 

June 26 – San Antonio FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPNews
July 31 – New Mexico United vs. El Paso Locomotive FC, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Oct. 2 – El Paso Locomotive FC vs. Fresno FC, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Oct. 19/20 – Match To Be Decided, ESPN3

“We’re very pleased to see so many of our clubs getting exposure on the national stage,” said USL CEO, Alec Papadakis. “Our partnership with ESPN is elevating our league to new heights, and we could not be happier with its ability to bring our league to soccer fans across the United States.”

On the heels of the 2018 USL Cup, which aired for the first time on ESPN2 and in 50+ countries world-wide, Eastern Conference contenders Nashville SC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies will meet in the Championship’s first nationally-televised regular-season contest at First Tennessee Park on May 8.

ESPNews will serve as the home for the remaining seven linear broadcasts in 2019, kicking off with a clash between expansion side Memphis 901 FC and ATL UTD 2 at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, April 10.

Other exciting matches to feature on the network include a visit to Toyota Field for a Texas Derby when San Antonio FC hosts El Paso Locomotive FC on June 26, as well as a meeting between Sacramento Republic FC and the Eric Wynalda-led Las Vegas Lights FC at Papa Murphy’s Park on August 7.

The nationally televised eight-game slate will conclude with a clash between newcomers Hartford Athletic and Birmingham Legion FC at historic Dillon Stadium on October 9 in a game that could determine the playoff fate for both the Eastern Conference newcomers.

The USL Championship Game of the Week package will kick off on ESPN3 in March when newcomer New Mexico United welcomes Tulsa Roughnecks FC to Isotopes Park on March 20.

Four weeks later, we’ll pay a first visit to Bold Stadium to see Austin Bold FC as it takes on 2018 USL Cup finalist Phoenix Rising FC on April 17, before fans head north for the first of two trips in 2019 to Slugger Field where back-to-back USL Cup champion Louisville City FC hosts Memphis 901 FC on the final day of the month.

The package wraps up on the final weekend of the regular season with a matchup that will be selected at a later date as the final places in the 2019 USL Cup Playoffs are decided.

In addition to having the USL Championship Game of the Week on ESPN3, ESPNews and ESPN2, the league’s regular-season contests will be available in the United States through ESPN+, where the league will reside alongside USL League One, Serie A, Major League Soccer, the English Football League and UEFA Nations League, as well as numerous other competitions from around the world.

For the fourth consecutive year, every game will be produced by USL Productions, the league’s state-of-the-art broadcast production and distribution facilities established in partnership with VISTA Worldlink in south Florida.

Over the course of 2019, USL Productions will produce and distribute more than 700 matches and more than 1,500 hours of original content to national partners and local affiliates across the USL Championship and USL League One seasons. 

The historic inaugural home opener takes place on Saturday, March 9th against OKC Energy FC! Season Ticket Memberships, Group Tickets, and Individual Match Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 915-235-GOAL

Gallery+Story: Young El Pasoan on ESPN’s SportsCenter “My Wish”

Earlier this year, Eleven-year-old Lazaro “Ziggy” Monarrez was granted the wish of a lifetime and ESPN was there to capture the magical event.

Ziggy had the wish of managing the Los Angeles Dodgers for a day and visited the team at Dodger Stadium.

Ziggy lives with spinal muscular atrophy and restricted lung disease. A companion piece written by Anna Katherine Clemmons will appear on and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, including ESPN, has supported Make-A-Wish for three decades.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children.

Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories.

With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

As he has since its inception, Chris Connelly is once again hosting the series.  The Upcoming 2017 ESPN “My Wish” on SportsCenter segments include:

  • Tuesday, July 18 (11 p.m.) — Los Angeles Dodgers: Eleven-year-old Lazaro “Ziggy” Monarrez of El Paso, Tex., had the wish of managing the Los Angeles Dodgers for a day and visited the team at Dodger Stadium. Ziggy lives with spinal muscular atrophy and restricted lung disease. A companion piece written by Anna Katherine Clemmons will appear on and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
  • Wednesday, July 19 (1 a.m., after Dodgers-Nationals telecast) – ESPN Feature: Jalan Sowell, 16, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., wanted to produce and be the subject of an inspirational ESPN feature. Jalen has chronic pulmonary embolism.
  • Thursday, July 20 – A look back at highlights from the 2017 ESPN My Wish Series.

Earlier segments were:

  • Sunday, July 16 (8 a.m., 11 p.m.) – Dak Prescott: Nine-year-old Raymond Melgarejo of Santa Ana, Calif., lives with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. His wish was to meet Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys and he was able to do so at Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Tex.
  • Monday, July 17 (Midnight) – Danica Patrick: Gabrielle Jahn, who is 18 and from Tomahawk, Wis., has a progressive neurological disorder. Her wish was to meet Danica Patrick, who welcomed her to the recent NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway. The feature also will appear on espnW.

Special versions of the wish videos will be shared on ESPN social media platforms.

Photos courtesy ESPN’s Producer Dominique Goodridge. 


UTEP-Arizona Football Game Moved to Friday Night For ESPN

The UTEP football team’s non-conference game against Arizona has been moved from Saturday, Sept. 16 to Friday, Sept. 15 and will be nationally televised on ESPN.  Conference USA’s first wave of national TV selections were announced on Thursday.

It marks only the second ESPN telecast of a UTEP football home game in the Sun Bowl.  The first was on Oct. 21, 2009 against Tulsa, a game the Miners won 28-24.

The Miners and the Wildcats will kick off at 8:15 p.m. MT in the Sun Bowl.

“We’re excited about showcasing our beautiful stadium and great fans before a national television audience on ESPN,” UTEP coach Sean Kugler said.  “It should be an electric night in the Sun Bowl.”

The last time the Miners appeared on ESPN was on Dec. 20, 2014 versus Utah State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Additional Conference USA football television exposures through other league television partners, as well as select non-conference road games that will air on other conferences television packages will be released as soon as they are finalized.

UTEP football season tickets are available now by calling (915) 747-6150 or

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