Head Coach Mike Price: Fun Filled Weekend Will Kick Off UTEP Sports Season


POSTED: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 6:46am

UPDATED: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 1:23pm

El Paso - The UTEP football team is going to be put to work over the next few days, as if football practice wasn't enough. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 11:30a.m.

The players and coaching staff are holding several events for fans, starting with their Annual Kickoff Luncheon at the El Paso Convention Center downtown.  The luncheon is sponsored by the touchdown club.  Head Coach Mike Price said it is a great opportunity to sit down and get to know the playersthe players, "There will be two players and a coach at every table. You'll see them without their helmets, and you will be able to talk to them.  The coaches will speak.  It will be a fun time" Price said.

FRIDAY, 7:00pm - UTEP Women's Soccer hosts NMSU in the season opener at UTEP.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 - Fan Appreciation Day (Free Event)

10:00am - The UTEP football players will sign free autographs in the Sun Bown concourse, followed by a team barbecue. 

11:30am - Coach Price will also host a free Football 101 Ladies Clinic at  where he'll help women understand the game of football over lunch. 

8:00pm - Football scrimmage with Conference USA athletes in the Sun Bowl. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th, 10:00am - UTEP volleyball hosts Southern in their season opener.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 5 p.m. - Orange Fever Fiesta student athlete fundraiser, featuring guest speaker Archie Manning at Grace Gardens.

Miner Marquee Mania - If your business puts up go miners on their marquee, you could win two football tickets.


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