UTEP and Tulsa to meet on 'Throwback Thursday'
El Paso, TX — UTEP (20-8, 10-3 C-USA) and Tulsa (15-12, 10-3 C-USA) will battle in a crucial late-season Conference USA matchup on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center. The teams are part of a four-way tie for second place in the league standings with three games remaining. The top four teams will earn double byes to the Conference USA Championship March 11-15 in El Paso.
The Miners will wear Texas Western jerseys on “Throwback Thursday.” The cheerleaders will also wear throwback uniforms. Seniors John Bohannon and Tyler Tafoya will be honored prior to the game.
The first 5,000 fans will receive Texas Western rally towels, courtesy of GECU. Neon orange Miner Throwback hats will be given to the first 500 students who are currently enrolled at UTEP.
Fans are encouraged to wear throwback attire for the game and can tag their throwback photos on Instagram now with #utepthrowback. Photos will be posted at texaswesternthrowback.com.
Former UTEP football standout and current Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos will perform a magic show at the Miner Athletic Club pre-game dinner on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Larry K. Durham Sports Center. D’Lox will cater Thursday’s meal, and UTEP assistant coach Ken Deweese will provide an in-depth look at the Tulsa Hurricane. Tickets are $15 each and are available by calling 747-8759.
Dorenbos will also be signing autographs from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in the Haskins Center concourse and will speak at halftime of Thursday’s game. The halftime festivities also include an appearance from Miner Legend Marlon Maxey, one of the stars of the 1992 NCAA Sweet 16 team.
Tickets are $8, $12 and $15 and are available now by calling 747-5234.