In 2006 El Paso got its first taste of 18-year-old Rihanna. She performed here at the Brut Sun Bowl during halftime when Oregon State beat the Missouri Tigers. Pon de Replay had been a hit for over a year and S.O.S. was the song the high school seniors were getting ready to, but she was nowhere near the success she would achieve in her lifetime.
The University of Texas board of regents approved a two-year contract extension and raise for Dimel on Monday, who was entering the final season of his initial five-year contract he signed back in 2017.