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.
UTEP President Heather Wilson announced updates to the Miner football game day plans for the upcoming season amid the pandemic on Thursday, including limiting stadium attendance to 18 percent capacity.
The latest college football casualty is New Mexico State, which announced early Thursday morning that the program will postpone the fall season to spring due to "COVID player health & safety concerns as well as 14-day quarantine requirement when traveling back into (New Mexico)."
On the day before their first padded practice was set to take place, UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter and head coach Dana Dimel announced the postponement of fall camp due to four players testing positive for COVID-19.
The Athletic put together a compilation of the 25 least dominant college football teams of the past 50 years and, as some might imagine, UTEP football was featured twice in the article released on Friday.
Between his offseason quarantine workouts in El Paso and enjoying fatherhood with the arrival of his first-born son, Packers running back Aaron Jones continues to stay active in preparation for his fourth season in the NFL.