The UTEP football team’s non-conference game against Arizona has been moved from Saturday, Sept. 16 to Friday, Sept. 15 and will be nationally televised on ESPN. Conference USA’s first wave of national TV selections were announced on Thursday.
It marks only the second ESPN telecast of a UTEP football home game in the Sun Bowl. The first was on Oct. 21, 2009 against Tulsa, a game the Miners won 28-24.
The Miners and the Wildcats will kick off at 8:15 p.m. MT in the Sun Bowl.
“We’re excited about showcasing our beautiful stadium and great fans before a national television audience on ESPN,” UTEP coach Sean Kugler said. “It should be an electric night in the Sun Bowl.”
The last time the Miners appeared on ESPN was on Dec. 20, 2014 versus Utah State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Additional Conference USA football television exposures through other league television partners, as well as select non-conference road games that will air on other conferences television packages will be released as soon as they are finalized.