It's UTEP football game week, as the unusual season gets ready to kick off this weekend. The Miners will host Stephen F. Austin in their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 5 and kickstart their 12-game season.
Everyone in the UTEP community knows what the letters TWC mean to the university, or Texas Western College as it was formally known as. The Miner Athletic department is bringing a whole new meaning to add to the acronym.
Over the weekend, UTEP sent out a release to confirm what felt like inescapable news. Five Miner student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, the university's athletic facilities will close for extensive cleaning until Thursday, July 16.