New Centennial exhibit showcases UTEP athletics

As the headquarters for the UTEP Centennial Celebration, the Centennial Museum and Welcome Center will present the newest exhibit in the Centennial Exhibit Series, “Miner Strong: A Century of Sports at UTEP.”

Designed in conjunction with the UTEP Athletics Department, “Miner Strong” showcases some of the most notable victories in the school’s athletics programs, such as the historic 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and track star Bob Beamon’s record-breaking long jump at the 1968 Olympics. The exhibit also pays homage to the late Basketball Coach Don Haskins and standout athletes who left their mark on the UTEP playing fields and beyond.

The exhibit, which will be on display through March 18, 2014, is the second in a series of Centennial exhibits honoring UTEP’s Centennial Celebration. Future exhibits will highlight UTEP headlines of the past century, the Chicano Movement on Campus, the school’s bond with the Kingdom of Bhutan and a Centennial photo contest. The Centennial Museum is open Tues.-Sat. from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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