Know the Enemy -- UTEP

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The University of Texas at El Paso - founded in 1914 as a school of mines and metallurgy. It is the second-oldest academic institution in the UTexas system. UTEP is the home of the Sun Bowl, one of the oldest continually-played bowl games in the country (sponsor-named the Hyundai Sun Bowl since 2010).



El Paso is in the far western corner of Texas, right up against the borders with Mexico and the state of New Mexico. It is the American sister city to Juarez, just across the Rio Grande.



About 80% of UTEP's student population is Mexican-American. According to the university's Wikipedia page, that's the second highest majority in the US, behind only Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

<-- that's the UTEP campus; you can see the Sun Bowl, center-of-photo

The mascot is the UTEP Miner. During kickoffs, students and alumni will raise one hand with thumb and pinky extended to represent a miner pickaxe [looks a lot like Hawaii's "hang loose" sign to me, but what do I know?]

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UTEP doesn't have a lot of claim to fame for football, but did win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 1966. UTEP has won seven Men's Cross Country championships, and seven Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships (plus one Outdoor championship) as well.



Notable alumni: F. Murray Abraham (Oscar-winning actor of Amadeus fame), Nate Archibald (NBA hall of famer), Bob Beamon (olympic gold medalist in track), Fred Carr (NFL hall of fame), Antonio Davis (NBA all-star), Sam Donaldson (ABC News), Hector Guerrero (WWF wrestler), Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live), Tim Hardaway (NBA all-star), and Mia Khalifa (porn star)

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The school's colors are orange, white, and blue (sometimes with silver accent).
 
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F. Murray Abraham (in Amadeus) 1536872889320.jpeg

Nate Archibald (NBA hall of famer) 1536872945571.jpeg

Bob Beamon (olympic gold medalist in track & field) 1536872972435.jpeg

Fred Carr (NFL hall of fame) 1536873008470.jpeg

Antonio Davis (NBA all-star) 1536873043002.jpeg

Sam Donaldson (ABC News) 1536873066204.jpeg

Hector Guerrero (WWF wrestler)


Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live)


Tim Hardaway (NBA all-star)


Mia Khalifa (porn star)
 

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Wow. How the culture has nose dived and just cratered in the last few years/couple of decades. A university list a freaking pornography “star” as a proud alumna. God help us.
I'm an old codger like you, KB, so -- agreed.

On the other hand, our grandparents were just as scandalized when Marilyn Monroe sang happy birthday to the President of the United States in her "bedroom voice." And our parents were up in arms about a girl named Madonna singing Like a Virgin on major radio stations for kids and everyone to hear.

So...yeah, we're going to hell in a hand basket. But we've been headed that way the entire lifetime of everyone on these boards. Mia Khalifa is merely one more step down that road. :)
 
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F. Murray Abraham (in Amadeus) View attachment 168180

Nate Archibald (NBA hall of famer) View attachment 168181

Bob Beamon (olympic gold medalist in track & field) View attachment 168182

Fred Carr (NFL hall of fame) View attachment 168183

Antonio Davis (NBA all-star) View attachment 168184

Sam Donaldson (ABC News) View attachment 168185

Hector Guerrero (WWF wrestler)


Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live)


Tim Hardaway (NBA all-star)


Mia Khalifa (porn star)
I remember F. Murray Abraham from Scareface.
 
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My pleasure, brother.

btw, you're not headed to Tullahoma this weekend, are you? Memorial service for a fella you might have known (initials T.J.). He'd be a few years younger than you, but his older brother may have been your high school classmate.

If you're gonna be there, I'll look for you.
 
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My pleasure, brother.

btw, you're not headed to Tullahoma this weekend, are you? Memorial service for a fella you might have known (initials T.J.). He'd be a few years younger than you, but his older brother may have been your high school classmate.

If you're gonna be there, I'll look for you.
No, I won't, still in Phoenix area. PM with details, please.
I do intend be back in God's country for some of the fall.
 
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the First game that I remember attending was against UTEP in 1986. I may have been to a game or two earlier than that but this is the first one I remember . I was 8...... there’s your cool story for the day bro’s!
 

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