• March 8, 2021

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1966 Miners inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY – The 1965-66 Texas Western College Miners joined the 1963-64 UCLA Bruins and the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers as part of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 presented by Nike. Texas Western’s ’66 squad became the first to win a national championship with an all-Black starting lineup. The Miners were inducted […]Read More

GECU Presents Miner Madness: Fans can vote for the 2nd-Best

What if Texas Western didn’t win the 1966 national championship? Which team would be the best team in UTEP basketball history? Assuming you took the remaining UTEP NCAA Tournament teams, and pitted them against one another in a 16-team bracket, who would come out on top? Would All-American Jim Barnes lead the 1964 Miners to […]Read More

Museum of History Celebrates El Paso in the Movies

The El Paso Museum of History is celebrating El Paso and the Borderland’s place in Hollywood with the On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland exhibit. The public is invited to view the exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Plaza Classic Film Fest, which highlights how Hollywood has turned El Paso’s desert and mountains into […]Read More

Mining Minds Sculpture Lit for Track Champion and Historic Basketball

The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture at UTEP’s University Avenue roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange Friday evening, March 17, 2017 and Sunday, March 19, to celebrate current and historic UTEP national championships. Friday’s lighting will honor Emmanuel Korir, a track and field athlete who earned the NCAA track and field indoor title in […]Read More

’66 Championship Team Captain Harry Flournoy Passes Away

Harry Flournoy, team captain and the leading rebounder on Texas Western College’s historic 1966 national championship team, passed away on Saturday morning in Atlanta.  He was 72 years old. Flournoy averaged 8.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in the Miners’ drive to a 28-1 record and upset of heavily-favored Kentucky in the 1966 national title game.  […]Read More

Free Screening of “Glory Road” at Plaza Theatre Friday

The El Paso community is invited to a free showing of the 2006 Disney film “Glory Road” April 8 at the Plaza Theatre. The film is being screened as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1966 NCAA championship victory of Texas Western College, now UTEP. The screening will start at 7:30 p.m., and […]Read More

CBS to air “1966 Texas Western: Champions of Change” this

Fifty years later, the 1966 National Championship Game remains one of the most famous in sports history. CBS Sports Network further tells the story of this historic game with participation from members of the 1966 National Champions. CBS Sports Network presents 1966 Texas Western: Champions of Change, a special about Texas Western’s National Championship and […]Read More

UTEP asks fans to celebrate Orange Fridays to Honor ’66

The University of Texas at El Paso encourages all Miners fans to recognize the 1966 Texas Western College (now UTEP) basketball team by wearing orange on Fridays in anticipation of the commemorative 50th anniversary game that will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Some area businesses and school […]Read More

UTEP Plans ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Celebration for ’66 Champions

Members of the Texas Western College (TWC) men’s basketball team that won the 1966 national championship will be honored during The University of Texas at El Paso men’s basketball game against Western Kentucky University at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. “There will be some tear-jerk moments and others that […]Read More