UTEP will kick off its 100th football season on Saturday at Oklahoma, and the 2017 campaign will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the program.
The Miners’ inaugural season was in 1914, but there were no games played in 1943, 1944 and 1945 due to World War II. UTEP has appeared in 14 bowl games, most recently in 2014 under head coach Sean Kugler.
UTEP announced its Centennial Football Team in 2014 as part of the university’s Centennial Celebration. One of the members of the team, linebacker Seth Joyner, will be inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 27.
UTEP players will wear a commemorative “100 Seasons” patch on their helmets this fall. The 100-year celebration will also include:
- A video board segment at all five home games
- A historical feature in every game program
- Social media content all season long celebrating the history of the program, including vintage photos and opportunities for fans to vote on their favorite UTEP Football players and moments
- The return of members of the 1967 Sun Bowl championship team on the 50th Anniversary of the 14-7 victory over Mississippi at the WKU game on Oct. 7