Finally! A UTEP basketball coach is talking about having the Miners' road games televised back to El Pasoans.
This is so important, and now Coach Tim Floyd is saying that a road-game package will be one of his over-the-summer priorities
Floyd told KVIA TV reporter Darren Hunt about that in a news clip that aired Thursday. UTEP has been on TV sometimes, but one basically needs to have those designer TV channels to get the game in their home.
UTEP has been lax about pushing hard for local TV, as I've said on this blog for years. You don't create a fandom if nobody sees you play. And if you're anybody in college basketeball or football your games are on TV.
As Hunt pointed out, the only way El Pasoans could see that buzzer-beater win at East Carolina late last moth was on video, such as YouTube. No wonder there's usually a half-filled Don for home games. The Miners, for the umpteenth time on this blog, are out of sight, out of mind and have lost a good part of a would-be fan base.
Other note: Tickam, who posted here Friday, has it right. Don't be blaming Football Coach Sean Kugler's son for signing with Michigan instead of playing football for his father in Utepia. C'mon, already, you naysayers. Don't blame someone for accepting the opportunity to play for one of the most-storied college football programs of all time. Some also forget that part of the college experience is going out on one's own.