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Haskins Viewing, Memorial Announced - Monday, September 8, 2008
The University of Texas at El Paso and the Haskins family announce two events honoring the late Coach Don Haskins.
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Coach Haskins Passes Away - Monday, September 8, 2008

Don Haskins, one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.  He was 78.

Haskins died at his home, surrounded by friends and family, at 4:30 p.m. MDT.  A public memorial is tentatively planned for later in the week, with arrangements pending.   

"It is a very sad time for all of us,” UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull said.  “Don is an icon of El Paso.  He has had a huge impact on the city and the University of Texas at El Paso... He remains one of the most revered and honored coaches in basketball history."

UTEP Head Basketball Coach Tony Barbee called Haskins a "national treasure."

“It's sad to think that we're losing someone so special to this community and this university, and a national hero at the same time," Barbee said.

Nicknamed “The Bear,” Haskins was the head coach at UTEP from 1961-99, leading the Miners to  719 wins, as well as a national title (1966), 14 NCAA Tournament appearances and seven Western Athletic Conference championships. Haskins, who retired in 1999, ranks 19th among all-time Division I men’s basketball head coaches with 719 victories.

CBS Sportsline.com in 2001 named him the Greatest Division I Men's Basketball Coach of All Time: "UTEP -- with no recruiting base, no media attention and substandard budgets -- had no business winning much of anything," said sports columnist Dan Wetzel.  "No coach did more with less, maximized his talent and made strange parts fit better than The Bear."

Haskins is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons – Brent, David and Steve; and three grandsons.  A fourth son, Mark, passed away in 1994.

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"Glory Road" on DVD - Tuesday, June 6, 2006
The DVD hits store shelves
Posted June 6, 2006  read more ...

Miners Visit White House - Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The TWC champs and friends and family join President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush for dinner and a screening of "Glory Road."
Posted February 23, 2006  read more ...

About 60 from D.C. to visit White House with '66 team - Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The El Paso Times interviews some of the invitees for the Feb. 22 visit to the White House.
Posted February 15, 2006  read more ...

Memory lane not a glory road - Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Curt Jimerson and Charles Brown on basketball and segregation in the '50s and '60s.
Posted Jan. 24, 2006  read more ...

San Antonio-Express News Columnist Recalls TWC Victory - Monday, January 23, 2006
Columnist Robert Seltzer grew up in El Paso. He vividly remembers the night the Miners won the championship.
Posted Jan. 22, 2006
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'66 Team Gets White House Invite - Monday, January 23, 2006
The champs will meet with President Bush on Feb. 22
Posted Jan 20, 2006
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"Glory Road" #1 at the Box Office - Monday, January 23, 2006
The film ranked No.1 after the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend...read more
Posted Jan. 17, 2006
 

Worsley claims possession of own '66 jersey - Monday, January 23, 2006
A day after a collectibles company announced they would auction off what it believed to be the game-used jersey of TWC guard Willie Worsley, Worsley himself insisted that a mistake had been made.
Posted Jan. 14, 2006
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Ebert Gives Thumbs Up to "Glory Road" - Monday, January 23, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times critic says the movie succeeds in capturing a chapter of history.
Posted Jan. 13, 2006
 

Media Advisory: Premiere Parties - Monday, January 23, 2006
Alumni, students join to watch the nationwide premiere of "Glory Road"
Posted Jan. 11, 2006
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"Glory Road" Actors Make TV Rounds - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Marketing push is well under way
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Haskins Book Signing at UTEP - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at the University Bookstore
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Barriers Still Need to Fall - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From Columnist Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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"Glory Road" Soundtrack Hits Stores - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the El Paso Times
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Texas Western's crown helped open doorways - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From columnist Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Team Trying to Win, Not Make a Statement - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Associated Press
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Sports Better for Pair's Bond - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Columnist Dave Krieger on Don Haskins' and Herman Carr's friendship
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Glory Road - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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City Can Hear Haskins Spin Tales - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
"An Evening With Don Haskins" is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12
Posted Jan. 10, 2006
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Film is a Story Worth Retelling - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan. 9, 2006
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Glory Road: Hard Fact or Hollywood? - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Jackson Sun in Tennessee
Posted Jan. 8, 2006
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Film Shows How Far Nation has Come - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Lexington Herald-Leader of Kentucky
Jan 8, 2006
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Lights, Cameras! Finally, Satisfaction - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From Northwest Indiana Times
Posted Jan. 8, 2006
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Bruckheimer Goes for the "Glory" - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan. 7, 2006
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Cast, Director Vowed to Get "Glory Road" Right - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Arizona Republic
Posted Jan. 7, 2006
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Glory Road Paved for Young - Tuesday, January 10, 2006
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Posted Jan. 6, 2006
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Starting Five - Friday, January 6, 2006
From gaming and entertainment Web site IGN.com
Posted Jan. 6, 2006
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"Glory Road" recalls UTEP's 1966 championship season - Friday, January 6, 2006
from the Sacramento Bee
Posted Jan. 6, 2006
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Basketball game a "turning point for race in college sports" - Friday, January 6, 2006
The Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal examines the legacy of the TWC team and Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp
Posted Jan. 6, 2006
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"Glory Road" to play in Enid - Friday, January 6, 2006
The Enid News and Eagle reports "Glory Road" will come to the town where Don Haskins was born and raised
Posted Jan. 4, 2006
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James Gartner Profiled in Hollywood Reporter - Friday, January 6, 2006
The "Glory Road" director makes the jump from commercials to feature film
Posted Jan. 4, 2006
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Keeping Score with Willie Worlsey - Tuesday, January 3, 2006
USA Today columnist Ian O'Connor on Worsley's "Glory Road" trek
Posted Jan. 3, 2006
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Movie brings back memories for Rob Evans - Tuesday, January 3, 2006
ASU basketball coach Evans talks to the Arizona Republic about "Glory Road"
Posted Dec. 27, 2005
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New Downloads at Disney's "Glory Road" site - Monday, December 19, 2005
Photos, AOL Buddy Icons, wallpapers and other downloads are now available  read more ...

A profile of Emily Deschanel - Friday, December 16, 2005
The Hollywood Reporter profiles Deschanel, who plays Mary Haskins in "Glory Road."
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Jerry Bruckheimer discusses "Glory Road" - Friday, December 16, 2005
An interview from The Tufts Daily
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New Photo Galleries - Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The Web site's photo galleries have been updated to include Don Haskins' booksigning at Barnes and Noble, and plenty of pics from the Wheaties box unveiling and the Glory Road street dedication. Enjoy!
Posted Nov. 30, 2005
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Wheaties Box Unveiled; Glory Road Dedicated - Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The "Glory Road" celebration continues at UTEP with the unveiling of a commemorative Wheaties box and the dedication of Glory Road in front of the Don Haskins Center.
Posted Nov. 29, 2005
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UTEP Gets a Sneak Peek at "Glory Road" - Wednesday, November 30, 2005
"Glory Road" was screened for local media, players and their families on Nov. 28 at Cinemark Theatres on El Paso's Westside.  Also, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actors  Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Mehcad Brooks were special guests at an "Orange Carpet" reception.
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UTEP Celebrates "Glory Road" - Tuesday, November 22, 2005
UTEP announces two days of celebrations in anticipation of the upcoming release of Jerry Bruckheimer’s film "Glory Road"
Posted Nov. 22, 2005
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Don Haskins Book Signing - Monday, November 28, 2005
Haskins and members of the 1966 championship team will attend a signing for the coach's new autobiography. See photos from the event here...
Posted Nov. 22, 2005  read more ...

The Men Who Hired "The Bear" - Tuesday, November 22, 2005
George McCarty and Ben Collins brought young Don Haskins to Texas Western College in 1961.
Posted Nov. 18, 2005  read more ...

Josh Lucas Writes about his "Glory Road" Experience - Monday, November 14, 2005
From www.joshlucas.com: "Glory Road was simply the best film making experience I've had yet."
Posted Nov. 14, 2005  read more ...

Haskins to Release Clothing Line - Monday, November 14, 2005
The man famous for his clip-on ties and retro sportcoats announces his "66 Line" apparel at www.66line.com.
Posted Nov. 10, 2005  read more ...

City Authorizes Street Name Change - Thursday, November 10, 2005
Baltimore Drive between Mesa and Oregon Street will be renamed "Glory Road."
Posted Nov. 10, 2005  read more ...

Fans welcome 1966 team - Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The champs make an appearance at the kickoff for the 2005-06 basketball season
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Haskins honored in Enid, Ok. - Thursday, October 27, 2005
The coach returns to his hometown for the dedication of new basketball courts and induction into school district's hall of fame.
Posted 10/18/05  read more ...