'66 ANNIVERSARY

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TRIBUTES HONOR CHAMPIONS

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Championship Team Honored During UTEP-Western Kentucky Game »

'66 Miners, Current Team Introduced Together at Game »




MEDIA COVERAGE

Media Coverage of 50th Anniversary of Texas Western (UTEP) Men's Basketball Championship




MULTIMEDIA

Photos: Championship Team Honored During UTEP-Western Kentucky Game »

Post-game Video: Coach Tim Floyd on Win Over WKU, Special Weekend Honoring '66 Champs »

Watch Timelapse of UTEP-WKU Game »

1966 Players Participate in Sun Bowl Parade »




MINER MEMORIES

Relive the Championship Through Memories of Those Who Were There »

Championship Team Honored During UTEP-Western Kentucky Game

Members of the 1966 championship team came to the UTEP campus in early February 2016 to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration. Events included the filming of a CBS Sports Network documentary: "1966 Texas Western: Championship of Change," the recreation of the iconic team photo on the steps of Memorial Gym, and the presentation of lifetime memberships to the UTEP Alumni Association for the team members.

Tributes to the team continued on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 during a UTEP men's basketball game at the Don Haskins Center. In addition to special video messages from President Barack Obama, Nike co-founder Phil Knight, film producer Jerry Bruckheimer and ESPN commentator Dick Vitale, the team was presented with keys to the city by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser. NCAA President Mark Emmert also came to the Haskins Center to fête the championship team's accomplishment.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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