Over the years I have interviewed members of the UTEP Athletics Department and asked them if the Miners would ever get a new football helmet. The answer was always the same. "It's too expensive to buy $100 helmets at $300 each so we will stay with our orange helmets." Either the school found a $30,000 donor or they reached into their budget to finally give fans something else to get excited about. Earlier today, UTEP released images of a brand new football helmet that they will be wearing tomorrow night against New Mexico State in the Battle of I-10. The helmet is matte blue with a large pick in orange and silver outline. If the Miners play as well as they look on the field, 2016 should be a season to remember.

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