TRIBUTES HONOR CHAMPIONS
President Obama, Hollywood and Elite Coaches Honor '66 Team
President Barack Obama - one of the nation's biggest basketball fans - along with sports icons, past UTEP coaches, and the iron soldiers of Ft. Bliss, all paid special tribute to the team that forever changed college athletics. A sold-out crowd at the Don Haskins Center watched their tribute videos, which are included below, during the 50th anniversary game on Feb. 6, 2016.
President Barack Obama honored members of the 1966 Texas Western College (now UTEP) championship team in a video released Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The video, which aired during a UTEP men's basketball game, was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the team's historic NCAA championship win.