• May 11, 2021

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Gallery+Story: Florida Atlantic Shoots Past Miners 61-48

Florida Atlantic’s Anthony Adger scored a game-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting from three-point range and the Owls (14-10, 5-6 Conference USA) took care of UTEP (7-15, 2-9 C-USA), 61-48 on Thursday night in the Haskins Center. “When you’re not making shots you really have to try and defend hard, and you have to try […]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

1966 Texas Western Champions to be Recognized During NCAA Final

Members of the 1966 Texas Western College men’s basketball team are headed to Houston this weekend, where they will be part of Final Four activities and be recognized during halftime of the second semifinal game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Syracuse Orange. Friday, April 1 Team members will arrive in Houston and […]Read More

ESPN to air Texas Western’s Historic 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball

In celebration of the 50th anniversary, ESPN will present Texas Western’s historic victory in the 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Miners’ 72-65 win against the Kentucky Wildcats became a watershed moment in sports history because it was the first time a college basketball team […]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

Miners rally tops Western Kentucky in OT 93-89

From the start, as the sold-out crowd stood quietly singing the National Anthem along with a solo trumpet player, as the members of the 1966 Texas Western National Championship looked on, it was a very special afternoon at the Don Haskins Center. And there was a game to be played as well. While the Miners looked down and […]Read More

LA Tech beats UTEP 78-70; Miners’ Artis nearly nets 2nd

RUSTON, LA. – Dominic Artis came up one assist shy of registering only the second triple-double in school history, but UTEP came up just short at LA Tech on Sunday, 78-70. Artis finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals for the Miners (11-11, 3-6 C-USA), who will start the second half […]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

Tickets on sale now for live panel discussion of Miners’

Tickets are on sale now for a live panel discussion featuring the 1966 national champion Texas Western Miners on Feb. 5 at Memorial Gym. Footage from the event will be incorporated into the CBS Sports Network documentary “1966 TEXAS WESTERN: CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE.”  The special will air later this winter. The panel discussion will take place on Feb. 5 from 4-6 p.m., […]Read More