New Exhibit to Showcase the History of 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” on Thursday, Dec. 12.

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.
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What: “Miner Strong: A Century of Sports at UTEP”
When: Opening reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. The exhibit will be on display through March 18, 2014.
Where: Centennial Museum and Welcome Center, corner of Wiggins Road and University Avenue on the UTEP campus.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information: 747-5565 or 747-6669.
Permanent Exhibit and Gardens
During the Centennial Celebration, the Museum will continue to promote and showcase its Permanent Exhibit on the Third Floor, which focuses on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. Additionally, the public is encouraged to visit the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, a botanical garden with more than 800 species of plants native to the region. The Museum Staff is planning some great events for 2014, so keep checking the website:
For more information on “Miner Strong: A Century of Sports at UTEP” or to schedule a media visit, please contact Maribel Villalva, Director of the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. She may be reached at 747-6669 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .