You can get a first look at the 2008-09 UTEP Miner men’s and women’s basketball teams at “Miner Madness” on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Don Haskins Center.
The event is free!
The festivities start at 1 p.m. with free food at the tailgating party hosted by local bar Three-Legged Monkey.
Coming off a record-breaking season, the UTEP women’s team will have their season-opening workout at 2 p.m. The women, who were 28-4 last season and won the Conference USA championship, will be led by junior guard Jareica Hughes.
The UTEP men’s team, which ended the 2007-08 season 19-14, will hit the Don Haskins court at 3 p.m. The team, which was picked to finish fourth in Conference USA this season by league coaches, will have seven returning letterwinners, including Stefon Jackson, Randy Culpepper and 7-foot Kareem Cooper.
The men’s basketball coaching staff will conduct a free youth clinic at 4 p.m. The clinic is for children eighth grade and younger.
For more information, call (915) 747-6787.
Photo courtesy University of Texas at El Paso