UTEP Miners

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The UTEP Miners is the name given to the sports teams of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). They are informally referred to as the Miners, UTEP, or Texas–El Paso. UTEP was a member of the Western Athletic Conference from 1967 to 2005, when they joined Rice, Tulsa, and SMU in leaving the WAC for Conference USA. The UTEP Miners are best known as the first team in Texas to win an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (and only team in Texas to be national champions until Baylor’s victory in the 2021 tournament). UTEP's colors are orange and blue and the mascot is a miner named Paydirt Pete.

Football

UTEP Miners college football
First Season
1914
Team History
UTEP Miners (1967-present)
Texas Western Miners (1949-66)
Conference
Conference USA (2005-present)
Western Athletic Conference (1967-2005)
Venue
Sun Bowl (1963-present)
Kidd Field (1938-62)
Key People
Players • Coaches


Programs by season

1930s

Date Opponent Venue
Texas Western Miners
1936
January 1, 1937 vs. Hardin-Simmons Jones Stadium

1940s

Date Opponent Venue
1940
November 2 vs. Arizona Kidd Field
1949
January 2, 1950 vs. Georgetown Sun Bowl

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1953
January 1, 1954 vs. Southern Miss Sun Bowl
1954
October 2 at Arizona State Goodwin Stadium
1959
October 24 vs. New Mexico State Kidd Field

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1961
November 18 at Arizona Arizona Stadium
1962
October 6 vs. New Mexico Kidd Field
1963
October 19 vs. Arizona State Sun Bowl
1965
December 31 vs. TCU Sun Bowl
1966
October 22 vs. San Jose State Sun Bowl
UTEP Miners
1967
November 25 at Utah Ute Stadium
December 30 vs. Ole Miss Sun Bowl
1969
September 13 vs. Pacific Sun Bowl

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1970
September 19 at Utah Ute Stadium
1977
September 17 at Wyoming Memorial Stadium
1978
October 28 vs. New Mexico Sun Bowl
1979
November 17 at San Diego State San Diego Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
November 8 at Colorado State Hughes Stadium
1981
October 31 at Arizona Arizona Stadium
1983
September 3 vs. New Mexico State Sun Bowl
1984
September 1 at Texas A&M Kyle Field
1985
November 2 vs. New Mexico Sun Bowl
1986
October 11 at New Mexico University Stadium
1988
December 23 vs. Southern Miss Independence Stadium

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1991
October 19 vs. San Diego State Sun Bowl
1999
September 11 at Oregon Autzen Stadium

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2000
December 28 vs. Boise State Bronco Stadium
2001
October 6 at Alabama Legion Field

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2017
September 2 at Oklahoma Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
2018
November 10 vs. Middle Tennessee State Sun Bowl

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1961
1970s 1975
1980s 1982
2010s 2019
Conference USA
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Football Venues Alamodome • Apogee Stadium • Independence Stadium • Jerry Richardson Stadium • Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Joe Aillet Stadium • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Rice Stadium • Sun Bowl
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference