• December 1, 2021

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UTEP Alum from ’66 Team challenges others to work toward

At 17, Dick Myers knew he was too small to play basketball at a major college. So, the Kansas native enrolled at nearby Hutchinson Junior College to gain height, weight and skill – hoping to eventually catch the eye of recruiters and coaches. The year was 1963 and two years later, Don Haskins came calling. […]Read More

TWC Initiative unveiled by UTEP Athletics

Thursday afternoon, officials with UTEP Athletics introduced their new TWC Initiative. “Building on a tradition of promoting diversity and inclusion, the use of TWC serves dual purposes – currently, the acronym will signify and stand for Together We Commit, the new diversity and inclusion program for the Miners,” UTEP officials shared. “The second purpose is a not-so-subtle nod […]Read More

Member of 1st Peace Corps Cohort at UTEP Returns

The Peace Corps’ promise of overseas travel and adventure excited Arthur Young, a Pennsylvania native who was unsatisfied with his life. Young had earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1955 from Penn State University, where he was part of ROTC. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and a brief stint with a […]Read More

UTEP’s Heritage House Shines Light on Institution’s Past

With all the hustle and bustle of college life, it is understandable if students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at El Paso ignore the nondescript two-story, sand-colored stucco building “hidden” in the center of campus. Understandable, but unfortunate. The building in question is Heritage House, 405 Kerbey Ave. It has served many […]Read More

Special ‘Mining Minds’ Lighting Celebrates First Day of Classes

The “Mining Minds” pickaxe sculpture at UTEP’s University Avenue roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, to commemorate the original first day of classes on Monday, Sept. 28, 1914. Twenty-seven students were enrolled in the first class at the State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now UTEP. They came from […]Read More

Guest Column: 1966 Miners Have More Than Basketball to Showcase

The University of Texas at El Paso will celebrate am important milestone this Saturday when the men’s basketball team faces Western Kentucky University at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners expect a sell-out crowd to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic game that gave Texas Western College (as UTEP was known in 1966) the […]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

CBS Sports Network to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of National Title

CBS Sports Network will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Texas Western capturing the historic 1966 national championship with a special, “1966 TEXAS WESTERN: CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE” airing later this winter. A live panel discussion, which will be incorporated into the special, is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Feb. 5 from4-6 […]Read More

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