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UTEP’s football game versus FIU, scheduled for this Saturday, November 7th in the Sun Bowl, has been canceled.
FIU officials announced in a press release on Tuesday afternoon that “In an abundance of caution, due to the number of healthy scholarship football student-athletes available for this game, and to ensure a sufficient number moving forward, we regret to announce that we will not be playing the football game this weekend.”
UTEP President Heather Wilson said, “We look forward to welcoming the Golden Panthers to Sun Bowl Stadium sometime in the future.”
“We knew entering into this most uncertain season that there was a possibility of some games being postponed or cancelled,” UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter stated.
“We’ve gone through a rough stretch, but are hopeful that we’ll come out of it strong and be able to get some games in over the next month. I continue to applaud our coaches, student-athletes and staff, including our Sports Medicine department, for doing everything they can to put our team in a position to play each and every week.”
UTEP Football Coach Dana Dimel said, “We are disappointed that we won’t be able to play this weekend, but we will continue working hard and look forward to our next game versus UTSA!”
All season ticket holders and single-game ticket holders will be contacted within the coming days regarding refund options.
The Miners will return to action a week from Saturday (Nov. 14) at UTSA. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Mountain time, and the game will be streamed on ESPN+.