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NOTRE DAME DOMINATES OREGON STATE, 40-8 IN FRONT OF A SELL-OUT CROWD AT THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL December 30, 2023

NOTRE DAME DOMINATES OREGON STATE, 40-8 IN FRONT OF A SELL-OUT CROWD AT THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – Notre Dame scored early and often, while racking up 448 yards of total offense on its way to a 40-8 victory over Oregon State in the 90th Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in front of a sold-out crowd on a clear and sunny Friday afternoon in Sun Bowl Stadium.

The announced attendance was 48,223, the most since the 2010 edition when Notre Dame took on Miami (54,021).

The Fighting Irish (10-3) grinded out 236 yards on the ground. Notre Dame improved to 2-0 in the Sun Bowl after its 32-point win, the biggest margin of victory in a bowl game in program history.

The Beavers (8-5) could only muster up 197 yards of total offense and dropped to 2-1 all-time in the Sun Bowl.

Jordan Faison, the C.M. Hendricks MVP, produced a career-high 115 receiving yards on five receptions and a touchdown. It was Faison’s first career 100-yard output, and he finished the season with 322 yards on 19 catches and four touchdowns.

Steven Angeli set career bests in his first career start under center. The freshman established highs in passing yards (212), touchdown passes (three), completions (14) and attempts (18).

Jadarian Price rushed for a game-high and career-best 106 yards on 13 carries (8.2 avg.) and a touchdown. Jeremiyah Love rushed for 39 yards and added a 13-yard receiving score.

The Fighting Irish struck gold first following an Oregon State punt deep into Notre Dame territory. Jayden Thomas reeled in an eight-yard touchdown reception from Angeli. Notre Dame drove the ball 96 yards on 11 plays (6:09). Faison’s career-long 55-yard reception from Angeli (career-long pass) to the OSU 30 helped set up the score.

After another OSU punt, Notre Dame started at its own 20 before moving the ball down into Beaver territory. On third-and-5 from the OSU 19, Melvin Jordan IV recorded his first career sack, as the redshirt freshman linebacker took Angeli down for a 13-yard loss. ND’s Spencer Shrader, looking to extend the lead, missed on a 50-yard attempt at the 12:02 mark in the second quarter.

The Beavers, on the ensuing drive, got to their own 44 after a Silas Bolden 12-yard reception. But Javontae Jean-Baptiste caused a bit of havoc, sacking OSU QB Ben Gulbranson for a four-yard loss on the following play. Gulbranson fumbled that ball, but it was recovered by teammate Grant Starck. Two plays later, the Beavers were forced to punt for a third time in the half with 9:44 remaining in the second quarter.

On Oregon State’s fourth possession, the Beavers took over at their own 31 and got the ball to the 49. The Beavers tried a little trickery with a fake punt, but the Fighting Irish weren’t fooled and took over at the OSU 44 with 3:29 left in the half.

The Irish took a 14-0 lead on a Price one-yard score untouched into the end zone with 27 seconds left in the half. Notre Dame drove the ball 44 yards on seven plays, taking 3:02 off the clock. Faison converted a third-and-3 into a first down on a 10-yard reception to the OSU 3.

Oregon State took over at its own 25 with 21 seconds remaining in the half and was looking to get on the scoreboard. Gulbranson connected on a 32-yard pass to Jesiah Irish to the ND 38, however on the next play a holding call nullified big gain and put OSU back to the ND 48.

The half ended on a Gulbranson Hail Mary that was picked off by Benjamin Morrison.

Notre Dame extended the lead to 17-0 coming out of the locker room. Shrader, after missing one in the first quarter, hit a 44-yard field goal at the 9:43 mark of the third. The Irish got into scoring position on a Faison 33-yard reception to the OSU 30.

Following another Oregon State punt, the Fighting Irish jumped out to a 24-0 advantage at the 3:28 mark of the third. Angeli threw his second touchdown pass of the contest, this time to Faison on a 13-yard score. Notre Dame drove the ball 60 yards on eight plays (4:19).

The Beavers were able to get a stop after the Irish, starting at their own 28, took the ball to the OSU 1 early in the fourth quarter. On a fourth-and-2, Sione Lolohea stuffed Gi’Bran Payne on a one-yard rush.

Despite being stopped, the Notre Dame defense came up with a safety to take an 26-0 lead at the 10:55 mark. Isaiah Newell got caught behind the goal line as Joshua Burnham and Drayk Bowen tallied the Sun Bowl’s first safety since the 2013 game (Virginia Tech vs. UCLA).

Notre Dame kept pouring on the points as Angeli threw his third score, a 13-yard pass to Love to make the count 33-0 with 9:08 left in the contest.

Oregon State finally got on the board when Jimmy Valsin III reeled in a 33-yard touchdown reception from Gulbranson with 6:19 left in the game. Tyler Voltin, a 6-foot-4, 372-pound offensive lineman took a direct snap and scored the two-point conversion to make the score 33-8.

The Irish, following a failed on-side kick attempt, made the score 40-8 with 2:45 left in the game when Chase Ketterer scored on a six-yard run. It was Ketterer’s first rush of the season and touchdown of his career.

The game took only 3:04 as a total of six penalties were accepted. The Irish finished 8-of-13 on third-down conversions, while the Beavs were 1-for-9.

Gulbranson finished the day 16-of-27 for 180 yards with a touchdown and interception. Irish led OSU with 56 yards on three receptions. The Beavers only gained two yards rushing.

Oregon State DB Kitan Oladapo tallied a game-high 11 tackles, while linebacker Isaiah Chisom recorded 10 stops. Notre Dame totaled four sacks, while Xavier Watts and Botelho led the Irish with five tackles each.

Notre Dame’s 40 points were the most at the Sun Bowl since NC State’s 52 points in 2017. Oregon State’s 197 yards of total offense was the least by a single team since Pitt tallied 178 in 2008.

Shrader earned the John H. Folmer Trophy, and Botelho won the Jimmy Rodgers Jr. Trophy.

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UTEP Miners hoist the Championship Trophy - 62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL December 22, 2023

UTEP Miners hoist the Championship Trophy - 62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – The UTEP Miners took home the Championship Trophy for the 62nd Annual WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational after defeating the Wyoming Cowboys 78-67 in the Don Haskins Center on Thursday, Dec. 23. The Norfolk State Spartans won the Consolation Game, beating the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 84-65.

This marks the 33rd time that the Miners have won the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational title.

62nd WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament Team
Allen Bertrand – Norfolk State
Kalen Gray – South Dakota State
Mason Walters – Wyoming
Otis Frazier IIIUTEP
Tae Hardy – UTEP – Don Haskins Award
Zid Powell – UTEP – Barry Kobren MVP

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP (courtesy of UTEP Athletics Media Relations)
Zid Powell poured in a career-high 32 points (24 in second half) while Otis Frazier III (15 points, all in second half) and Tae Hardy (14 points) also hit doubles figures in scoring to help lead UTEP to a 78-67 victory against Wyoming in the championship contest of the 62nd-annual WestStar Don Haskins Center Sun Bowl Invitational Thursday.

Powell was named the Barry Kobren MVP while Hardy was voted as the Don Haskins Award Winner and Frazier III was tabbed to the All-Tournament team after helping the Miners (8-5) win the invitational for the first time since 2019. Furthermore, Hardy surpassed 1,000 career points with a 3-pointer early in the first half, and head coach Joe Golding picked up his 200th career victory.

The Orange and Blue were down, 26-25, at the break before erupting for 53 points over the final 20 minutes to roar past the Cowboys. It marked the Miners’ first triumph when trailing going into the locker room since toppling Rice on Feb. 5, 2022. Additionally, Powell is the initial UTEP player to reach the 30-point plateau since Souley Boum also had 32 against Marshall on Feb. 13, 2022.

UTEP drilled 48.0 percent (24-50) form the floor, took care of business at the charity stripe (26-35, 74.3 percent) and committed only 12 turnovers.

Even more important, though, was the Miners’ play at the other end of the court. UTEP limited the nation’s top 3-point shooting team to just 5-22 (22.7 percent) from distance. The Cowboys entered the contest at 43.4 percent. The Orange and Blue forced 16 giveaways that led to 22 points and had advantages in fastbreak scoring (20-11) and points in the paint (28-20).

Powell’s relentless drive to the hoop resulted in him going 14-18 at the line, both of which set career bests. Frazier III also had a career night with his shooting, nailing a personal-best three 3-pointers on a career-most five attempts. He had back-to-back triples to help get UTEP off to a quick start in the second stanza.

The Miners led for 25 minutes, including the final 14 minutes of the contest.

Eight different players scored for the Orange and Blue, including four each from Corey Camper Jr., Baylor Hebb and Jon Dos Anjos as UTEP played through a multitude of foul problems.

CONSOLATION GAME RECAP (Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletics Media Relations)
The Norfolk State men’s basketball team bounced back emphatically from an opening round loss of the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, putting together two triumphant halves against South Dakota State for an 84-65 victory on Thursday evening.

Getting his first career start, Jack Doumbia led NSU (9-6) with a career-high 17 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the floor and making both of his 3-point attempts. The team spread the wealth on Thursday, with four Spartans scoring in double figures: Doumbia, George Beale Jr. (14), Allen Betrand (13), and Jamarii Thomas (13).

While Norfolk State started slow the previous night, it got going straight from the tip on Thursday. Doumbia knocked down a 3-pointer on the team’s opening possession, getting the game started in perfect fashion.

Tyrel Bladen took advantage of a South Dakota State turnover, slamming down a Jaylani Darden pass at the other end. Bladen would hustle for a second-chance basket soon after, before Darden drained a 3-pointer to put the Spartans ahead 10-6.

Coming off the bench, Betrand built quickly on his strong start to the tournament from Wednesday, making a 3-pointer and mid-range jumper in quick succession. The Jackrabbits tied the game 17-17 with a couple of successful possessions, but inside scores from Doumbia and Christian Ings put the Spartans back in front.

A 6-0 run thrust South Dakota State ahead, before NSU’s Beale and SDSU’s Zeke Mayo traded 3-pointers. The sequence gave South Dakota State a 26-24 advantage.

Thomas took over from there. The Greensboro, N.C. native began converting every tough shot he took, scoring 11 of the Spartans’ next 13 points. Daryl Anderson knocked down a 3-pointer to end the half, sending NSU to the break with a 40-32 lead.

South Dakota State scored the first five points of the second half, cutting the deficit to three, but the Spartans had no plans to allow a comeback. Thomas finished through contact for NSU’s first points of the period, sparking a 10-3 run that built the lead up to double digits.

Anderson drained another 3-pointer, before it was Beale’s turn to catch fire. The Suffolk product made three shots from behind the arc, as well as a midrange pull up jumper, within a span of two minutes.

The hot stretch sprung the Norfolk State bench on its feet in celebration and gave the Spartans a 68-48 advantage. Betrand followed up his own miss for a putback layup, extending the NSU cushion.

An 8-0 run from the Jackrabbits chipped away at Norfolk State’s advantage, but the victory never came into jeopardy. Doumbia knocked down another shot from behind the arc, then converted impressive layups with contact on back-to-back possessions to finish off the Spartans final win of the 2023 calendar year in style.


62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL - DAY ONE - RECAP December 21, 2023

62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL - DAY ONE - RECAP

EL PASO, Texas – The 62nd Annual WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, day one, took place on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the Don Haskins Center with Wyoming defeating South Dakota State, 78-65 in game one and UTEP beating Norfolk State 67-65 in game two.

GAME ONE RECAP (courtesy of Wyoming Athletics Media Relations)
The Wyoming Cowboys used a 12-0 run in the second half on their way to a 78-65 win over Summit League favorite South Dakota State at the Weststar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational in the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday. Wyoming will play in the championship game on Thursday. Wyoming shot 50 percent from both the field and behind the arc on the night.

“We had great response from our guys tonight,” UW head coach Jeff Linder said. “Our effort tonight was tremendous. It started with stopping South Dakota State’s best player in Zeke Mayo. Wenzel and Newton did outstanding work guarding him. We got great effort from our front court guys tonight. Their presence and physicality was special. Holding a team to36 percent is how you win games.”

Akuel Kot led all scorers with 22 points on the night for the Brown and Gold. He was 4-of-7 from behind the arc. Mason Walters, who was playing in his first game added 12 points. Brendan Wenzel and Sam Griffin added nine points with Griffin adding a career-high nine rebounds. Caden Powell added eight points and eight rebounds.

The Pokes shot 51 percent from the field on the night and held South Dakota State to 36 percent from the field and 21 percent from behind the arc. UW has held opponents to under 40 percent from the field four times this season. Wyoming shot 50 percent from behind the arc for the fourth game shooting 50 percent or better in the last five games.

South Dakota State tied the contest in the early going of the second half. The Pokes held SDSU scoreless for over two minutes and built a 44-38 lead thanks to a three-pointer from Kot with 14:54 left in the game.

SDSU cut the Cowboy lead to one point at 46-45 with 11:38 left in the contest. SDSU tied the contest with 10 minutes left. The Jackrabbits took a 51-49 lead, as part of an 11-3 run with 8:34 left in the game.

Walters hit a three-pointer and a and-one play from Kot made it a 57-51 game with under seven minutes left. Wenzel and Walters added buckets for a 12-0 run and a 61-51 lead with just over five minutes left in the contest.

The Cowboys would maintain the double-digit lead into the final minutes of the contest. SDSU made it a 72-64 contest with 1:41 left, but Kot sealed the game with a three for the 78-65 win and a spot in the title game.

South Dakota State was led by Charlie Easley with 17 points with William Kyle III adding 16 points.

Wyoming vs South Dakota State – Dec. 20, 2023

GAME TWO RECAP (Courtesy of UTEP Athletics Media Relations)
In a back-and-forth game featuring 11 ties and 14 lead changes, the UTEP men’s basketball team made plays when it mattered most in a 67-65 vanquishing of Norfolk State in the opening round of the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Wednesday night.

The Miners (7-5) advance to the championship game, where they will square off against old WAC rival Wyoming at 7 p.m. MT Thursday. For tickets, fans may call (915) 747-UTEP. The Spartans (8-6), who have registered consecutive 20-win seasons, will challenge South Dakota State in the consolation contest at 5 p.m. MT Thursday.

Calvin Solomon led the Orange and Blue in both scoring (13) and rebounding (nine), including coming up with a critical offensive board with five seconds left off a missed Miners’ free throw with UTEP up just one. Solomon dropped it off to Tae Hardy, who was fouled immediately. He showed ice water in his veins by making two tosses at the charity stripe, capping his night with 12 points (four shy of 1,000 career points).

Norfolk State vs. UTEP – Dec. 20, 2023

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023
5 p.m. – Consolation Game: South Dakota State vs. Norfolk State
7 p.m. – Championship Game: Wyoming vs. UTEP
In the Don Haskins Center


62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL December 18, 2023

62ND WESTSTAR DON HASKINS SUN BOWL INVITATIONAL

EL PASO, Texas – The 62nd Annual WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20-21, in the Don Haskins Center.

Participants
Norfolk State, South Dakota State, Wyoming, UTEP

Team Arrivals/Welcoming
at El Paso International Airport
Norfolk State – Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:50 a.m. (MT)

At Atlantic FBO (1771 Shuttle Columbia Dr, El Paso, Texas, 79925)
Wyoming – Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. (MT)
South Dakota State – Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. (MT)
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UTEP – Tuesday, Dec. 20, 12 p.m. (MT) – at Don Haskins Center or Foster Stevens
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Marathon Basketball Skills Camp
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
at UTEP Student Rec Center/Memorial Gym (3450 Sun Bowl Dr, El Paso, TX 79902)

Coaches/Team Appearances
UTEP – 10 a.m. (MT)
South Dakota State – 10:30 a.m. (MT)
Wyoming – 11:10 a.m. (MT)
Norfolk State – 11:30 a.m. (MT)

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023
5 p.m. – Wyoming (visitor) vs. South Dakota State (home)
7 p.m. – Norfolk State (visitor) vs. UTEP (home)
In the Don Haskins Center

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023
5 p.m. – Consolation Game (loser of game one vs. loser of game two)
7 p.m. – Championship Game (winner of game one vs. winner of game two)
In the Don Haskins Center


Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® and Albertsons Companies Foundation Unite to Bring Mission Tiger™ to the 2023 Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl December 13, 2023

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® and Albertsons Companies Foundation Unite to Bring Mission Tiger™ to the 2023 Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., (Dec. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire) – Tony the Tiger and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes are set to bring the fun to El Paso at this year’s highly anticipated Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. With the support of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the event will showcase the thrilling football action between No. 19 Oregon State and No. 16 Notre Dame at noon (MT) on Dec. 29, 2023, and will also serve as the prime platform for the Mission Tiger initiative. During the first quarter, a special donation presentation to Eastwood Middle School of El Paso, TX will take place. Thirty thousand dollars of Mission Tiger funds will be donated to support the school’s sports programs through education nonprofit organization DonorsChoose, providing new equipment and uniforms.

Tony the Tiger first joined forces with the Sun Bowl in 2019, reinvigorating the bowl game’s roots in supporting local youth sports. Now, five years later, the partnership between Tony the Tiger and the Sun Bowl Association continues to thrive, dedicated to sustaining school sports programs and expanding opportunities for schools and students nationwide.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring the excitement back to El Paso for yet another Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, infusing every moment with the playful spirit of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Tony the Tiger,” said Laura Newman, Senior Director of Brand Marketing at WK Kellogg Co. “At Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, alongside our iconic mascot Tony the Tiger, we’re on a mission to ensure that every child not only has the resources they need but also has the opportunity to play like a tiger. Because at the heart of it all, we believe in unleashing their full potential while having a whole lot of fun on the field!”

“The Sun Bowl Association is honored to once again welcome Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and the Mission Tiger initiative to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association. “This partnership not only brings an exciting matchup to the field but also ensures that the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl continues to support local youth sports and make an impact on the El Paso community and beyond.”

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Mission Tiger and Albertsons Companies Foundation have once again teamed up to give back to the El Paso community by supporting Eastwood Middle School’s sports programs through DonorsChoose. This partnership aims to provide essential new equipment, from footballs to baseball helmets, ensuring the continued success of the school’s athletic initiatives.

“One of the best things about middle-school sports is that students are able to develop both physically and mentally – things like teamwork, collaboration, and goal setting take place on and off the field, including class time,” said Eastwood Middle School STEM teacher Matthew Olsen. “We are so blessed to have Mission Tiger support our endeavors to ensure students have a safe place to develop into the amazing people we already know they are!”

The Mission Tiger funds will provide Eastwood Middle School sixth graders with uniforms for the intramural sports program, as well as fitness equipment to help students develop their strength, agility, endurance, and flexibility.

“In my 26 years at Eastwood Middle School, I have enjoyed seeing our students flourish thanks to their participation in sports and fitness,” said Sylvia Gonzalez, the school’s athletic coordinator. “It takes an entire community to support our efforts to provide students with a sound learning environment.”

On the day of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, students and teachers from Eastwood Middle School will take to the field alongside Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Tony the Tiger, and Albertsons Companies Foundation to accept the donation. This event serves as a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of middle school sports in front of thousands across the country.

“At the Albertsons Companies Foundation, we believe in the power of community,” said Nancy Keane, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications of Albertsons Southwest Division. “Teaming up with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes to bring Mission Tiger to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is an exciting opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of young athletes and contribute to the growth of sports programs in middle schools locally and nationwide.”

Since its inception in 2019, Mission Tiger has supported over 1 million kids across the country, providing new equipment, court renovations, sports facility refurbishments, and more to over 3,000 schools. Fans interested in supporting this mission can participate by purchasing Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and uploading their receipts to MissionTiger.com, sparking a $2 donation* to DonorsChoose. For more information, visit FrostedFlakes.com or MissionTiger.com.

Follow Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram for memorable moments of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. Ticket packages for the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl are available for purchase on SunBowl.org or by calling 915-533-4416. Tune in to watch the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl live on CBS, starting at noon (MT).

About WK Kellogg Co®
At WK Kellogg Co, we bring our best to everyone, every day through our trusted foods and brands. Our journey began in 1894, when our founder W.K. Kellogg reimagined the future of food with the creation of Corn Flakes, changing breakfast forever. Since then, we have embraced the same spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in everything we do, channeling our founder’s passion and commitment to creating high quality and delicious products while fostering communities. Our iconic brand portfolio includes Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Froot Loops®, Kashi®, Special K®, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran®, and Bear Naked®. With a presence in the majority of households across North America, our brands play a key role in enhancing the lives of millions of consumers every day, promoting a strong sense of physical, emotional and societal wellbeing. Our beloved brand characters, including Tony the Tiger® and Toucan Sam®, represent our deep connections with the consumers and communities we serve. For more information, visit www.wkkellogg.com.

About Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® Mission Tiger™
Mission Tiger™ launched in August 2019 with a $1 million commitment to DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting public school educators nationwide. For every Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® box purchased, a $2 donation* is sparked by uploading a receipt via MissionTiger.com. Thanks to fans coast to coast, students at middle schools nationwide have better access to play sports and Mission Tiger™ has impacted over one million students (and counting!).

If a favorite athletic program has been cut or a local team needs new uniforms, visit MissionTiger.com today to see requests from middle schools seeking funds and join our team. Mission Tiger™ middle school sports projects are fulfilled by Tony’s partner, DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose.org is the biggest crowd-funding platform for school needs in the US. With this donation, money goes directly to middle school sports programs for the specific and approved needs teachers and coaches have identified. Check out DonorsChoose.org/MissionTiger.

*WK Kellogg Co. is donating $2 per purchase to DonorsChoose.org with Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes receipt upload. Min. Donation $250,000 – Max. $500,000. Go to missiontiger.com for instructions. Applies to purchases between 1/1/23 and 12/31/23; must upload within 30 days of purchase. ©2023 WK Kellogg Co

About DonorsChoose
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, 5.9 million people and partners have contributed $1.5 billion to support over 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank-you’s and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501©3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit donorschoose.org.

About Eastwood Middle School
At Eastwood Middle School, we believe that students are the heart of the school. The detailed attention given to nurturing the whole student through a variety of academic and extracurricular activities make the middle school years a positive experience for all who become a part of our campus commUNITY.

We take great pride in the experiences we offer our students. From an academic standpoint, our students are taught by the highest caliber of certified and qualified teachers. Our campus regularly sits atop district and city rankings of academic performance in many areas. In addition, our campus was awarded the CREST Award (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in Texas) based on our efforts to place our students’ emotional well-being at the same level of importance as their academic growth.

About Sun Bowl Association
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger® Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1935 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.

1 Source: DonorsChoose.org. This number represents the sum of student impact reported by teachers across all fully funded projects on DonorsChoose.

SOURCE: WK Kellogg Co.


Final Winners Announced - CHICK-FIL-A TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL SELECT ‘EM CONTEST December 7, 2023

Final Winners Announced - CHICK-FIL-A TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL SELECT ‘EM CONTEST

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Tasha Rachal for finishing first during the CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK of the Chick-Fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Rachal wins two Larry K. Durham tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, which will feature No. 16 Notre Dame taking on No. 19 Oregon State on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, at Noon (MT) in Sun Bowl Stadium.

Rachal was one of three contestants who picked 7-of-10 games correctly and was off by just one point of the total points from both the ACC and Pac-12 Football Conference Championship Games.

“We are very grateful for this year’s sponsor of this contest, Chick-Fil-A,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “Thank you to all the contestants who played this year! We could not do anything without the fans and followers of the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. You all are GR-R-REAT!”

The 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, at 12 p.m. (MT) in Sun Bowl Stadium.

WINNERS:
Tasha Rachal – First place prize of:
Two (2) Larry K. Durham tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) parking pass

Tom Andrews – Second Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Premium section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass

Tommy Madrid – Third Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Preferred section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass

Erin Acosta – Fourth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Stadium section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.

Ronald Walker – Fifth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Stadium section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL
All game information can be viewed online at www.sunbowl.org. Customers and fans can also stop by the Sun Bowl Association office located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 for any questions about the game.


NO. 19 OREGON STATE FACES NO. 16 NOTRE DAME IN THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL December 4, 2023

NO. 19 OREGON STATE FACES NO. 16 NOTRE DAME IN THE 90TH ANNUAL TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced on Sunday, Dec. 3 that No. 16 Oregon State and No. 19 Notre Dame will play in the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29 in Sun Bowl Stadium.

Oregon State finished the season with an 8-4 overall record while being ranked 19th in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings of 2023. The Beavers have been ranked in all CFP rankings this season and 10 of the last 11 dating back to the start of 2022. The Beavers are 12-7 all-time in bowl games and set to make their third consecutive postseason appearance.

Notre Dame ended the regular season 9-3 while being ranked 16th in the final College Football Playoff ranking.

The game will mark the 42nd bowl appearance in program history and the Irish have compiled a 20-21 overall record in postseason games.

Notre Dame and Oregon State will be meeting for the third time – with the previous two meetings also coming in bowl games. The Beavers earned wins over the Irish in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl and 2004 Insight Bowl.

Oregon State is coached by interim head coach Kefense Hynson while Notre Dame head coach is Marcus Freeman.

The 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl featuring Oregon State as the visiting team and Notre Dame as the home team with the game being played in Sun Bowl Stadium on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, with kickoff set for NOON (MT).

“Having two highly ranked teams is tremendous! This matchup brings in the potential for great economic impact and excitement to our city and everyone in the Borderland,” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

Oregon State in the Sun Bowl
Record: 2-0
Dec. 29, 2006 vs. Missouri W/39-38
Dec. 31, 2008 vs. Pittsburgh W/3-0

Notre Dame in the Sun Bowl
Record: 1-0
Dec. 31, 2011 vs. Miami W/33-17


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games November 27, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Tom Andrews for winning week 13 of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Andrews won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Andrews automatically advances to “Championship Week,” which is this week.

Those who have won one of the weekly contests this year will now predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Andrews was the only contestant to choose all 10 games correctly this week.

Championship week games to choose from:
New Mexico State vs. No. 25 Liberty – Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. (MT)
No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 4 Washington – Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 20 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 Texas – Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Miami (Ohio) vs. Toledo – Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Boise State vs. UNLV – Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m. (MT)
No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 8 Alabama – Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. (MT)
SMU vs. No. 23 Tulane – Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. (MT)
Appalachain State vs. Troy – Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. (MT)
No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 17 Iowa – Saturday, December 2 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 10 Louisville vs. No. 5 Florida State – Saturday, December 2 at 6 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023 – Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti
Oct. 30, 2023 – Larry DeWitt
Nov. 6, 2023 – April Sprague
Nov. 13, 2023 – Dave Bryan
Nov. 20, 2023 – Tommy Madrid
Nov. 27, 2023 – Tom Andrews


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES A FIRST FOR THE GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS SUN BOWL PARADE November 24, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES A FIRST FOR THE GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS SUN BOWL PARADE

EL PASO, Texas – Thousands upon thousands lined up along a three-mile parade route on Montana Ave. in El Paso, Thanksgiving morning to take in the 87th Annual Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade.

With close to 90 total entries, which included 17 floats, seven bands and drumlines and various other special units. The Sun Bowl Association and Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers are thankful for the continued support from Mayor Oscar Leeser, who walked the parade route once again, for KTSM TV for broadcasting the parade and for all the law enforcement and safety agencies.

The community can view photos online for free on the Sun Bowl Association Facebook Page. (LINK: https://www.facebook.com/TonyTheTigerSunBowl/photos_albums)

“We cannot express enough gratitude, appreciation and thanks to the Office of Emergency Management, the City of El Paso, the El Paso Police Department, the El Paso Fire Department and all others who made it possible for the community to come out and feel safe," said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas

This was the third parade with Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers as the title sponsor and the group hopes to return next year to give the people what they want, “The People’s Parade.”

Noe Valles, Lawyer at Glassheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers stated before the start of the parade, "It’s great to see people out celebrating and enjoying this awesome community event.”

Just about every year, awards have been given for different categories in the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade and this year’s winners are listed below.

The Sun Bowl Association would like to thank the sponsor, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers, all the wonderful and giving volunteers, all participants and entries of the parade, KTSM TV, and of course, the community who comes out to enjoy the amazing event, which has been ongoing for 87 years in El Paso, Texas.

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/6SEi5BYPycs?si=qhZyjp3OepV3yCBW

PARADE WINNERS

2023 Jim Lawrence Sweepstakes Award
“Summers of Love, 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Presented by Maria Mendoza & the Alpha
Insurance Services

2023 Queen’s Award
“Sacrifice Deserves to be Honored, Honoring Purple Heart Recipients & Gold Star Families” Presented by Your Local AT&T Family

2023 President’s Award
“Honoring Our Women Veterans” Presented by Your Local AT&T Family

2023 Princess Award
“ZZ TOP Rockin’ Smiles” Presented by Smile Straight Orthodontics & EP Dentistry 4 Kids

2023 Duchess Award
“Bear Diner” Presented by Seven Crazy Friends

2023 General’s Award
“Ozzie Express” – Presented by Southwest Baseball League

2023 Governor’s Award
“The Old Women Who Lives In The Rock ‘n’ Roll Boot” Presented by El Paso Water Utilities

2023 Judge’s Award
“El Paso County Missions Rock” Presented by County of El Paso

2023 Grand Marshal’s Award
“Sun Court Rocks” Presented by Cielo Vista Mall – A Simon Property

2023 Marching Band Award Winner
Socorro High School Marching Band, Flags & Missionettes

ROTC Category
2023 ROTC Award Winner
Gadsden High School NJROTC

ABOUT GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers was recently voted the Best Law Firm in El Paso by The City Magazine readers. The injury attorneys in El Paso are here to protect your rights and get justice for those injured in El Paso and the surrounding areas. Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers have worked for years and gained the expertise, network, and resources to properly and effectively represent our clients who have been injured in an accident. The injury attorneys in El Paso work tirelessly for those they represent. Plus, throughout the legal process, the client will never pay one penny unless the case is settled, and the client gets the money deserved. Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers understand that every case is different; that is why the firm provides free consultations, so the injury lawyers can hear the client’s story and evaluate the case to see if Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers would be the right option to represent you. The injury and accident lawyers in El Paso, as well as the staff members, will lead clients through the legal process and work tirelessly to get justice.

If an injury has affected the lives of you or a loved one, no matter where you live, our accident lawyers in El Paso will gladly provide you with a free consultation and hear your story, so we can evaluate your case. For immediate contact, call Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers directly, 915-301-9441 or go to GVILAW.COM


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games November 20, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Tommy Madrid for winning week 12 of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Madrid won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Madrid automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Madrid was one of five contestants to get 9-of-10 games picked correctly and was just one point away from the total number of points scored during the UCLA vs. USC game, which was 58 points.

This week’s games to choose from:
Miami vs. Boston College – Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 11 Oregon State vs. No. 6 Oregon – Friday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. (MT)
Pittsburgh vs. Duke – Saturday, November 25 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Wake Forest vs. Syracuse – Saturday, November 25 at 12 p.m. (MT)
Colorado vs. No. 22 Utah – Saturday, November 25 at 1 p.m. (MT)
Virginia Tech vs. Virginia – Saturday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 16 Arizona vs. Arizona State – Saturday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 17 Notre Dame vs. Stanford – Saturday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 20 North Carolina vs. NC State – Saturday, November 25 at 6 p.m. (MT)
California vs. UCLA – Saturday, November 25 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023 – Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti
Oct. 30, 2023 – Larry DeWitt
Nov. 6, 2023 – April Sprague
Nov. 13, 2023 – Dave Bryan
Nov. 20, 2023 – Tommy Madrid


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games November 13, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Dave Bryan for winning week 11 of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Bryan won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Bryan automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play:* http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Bryan was one of 71 people to get 9-of-10 games picked correctly and was one of four contestants to have the combined total points correct for the No. 18 Utah vs. No. 5 Washington game, which was 63 points. The Sun Bowl Association randomly draws a weekly winner in the event that there is still a tie after the tie breaker.

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This week’s games to choose from:
Boston College vs. Pittsburgh – Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m. (MT)
Colorado vs. Washington State – Friday, November 17 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 11 Louisville vs. Miami – Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 18 Utah vs. No. 21 Arizona – Saturday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m. (MT)
Wake Forest vs. No. 20 Notre Dame – Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 24 North Carolina vs. Clemson – Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
NC State vs. Virginia Tech – Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
UCLA vs. USC – Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
California vs. Stanford – Saturday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 5 Washington vs. No. 12 Oregon State – Saturday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023 – Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti
Oct. 30, 2023 – Larry DeWitt
Nov. 6, 2023 – April Sprague
Nov. 13, 2023 – Dave Bryan


Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art November 10, 2023

Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art

EL PASO, Texas –The Sun Bowl Association and the El Paso International Museum of Art hosted the Annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibit Opening Show on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the El Paso International Museum of Art.

The much-anticipated exhibit is on display until Jan. 19, 2024, and is free and open to the public.

“Thank you to the Sun Bowl Association for helping us host another amazing opening ceremony,” said Director of the International Museum of Art, Emily Leedom. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate the artistic excellence of El Paso.”

There were over 60 artists from the Borderland region who entered art. The various types of art included oil paintings, photography, color pencil art, sculptures and more. After careful deliberation, the piece that emerged as this year’s Best of Show was a painting called “Lost in Her Own Thoughts” by an artist named Maximos.

“It’s truly amazing, the talent we have here in the area,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “The quality and diversity of the artworks displayed were outstanding, and the competition was fierce.”

The Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is the Southwest’s longest running exhibition. Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.

Best of Show: Lost in Her Own Thoughts, Maximos
First Place: Hand Chemistry, Armando Jimenez
Second Place: The Neighborhood, Krystyna Renata Robbins
Third Place: Grapevine, Mindy Loudember
Honorable Mention: Stormy Skies, Daniel Maes
Honorable Mention: Unity Across Borders, Efren Villalobos

Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art

Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art

Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art

Local Artist Showcase Their Talents at the El Paso International Museum of Art

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Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games November 6, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to April Sprague for winning week 10 of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Sprague won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Sprague automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Sprague was the only contestant to get all 10 picks correct.

This week’s games to choose from:
Virginia vs. No. 13 Louisville – Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Georgia Tech vs. Clemson – Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Arizona vs. Colorado – Saturday, November 11 at 12 p.m. (MT)
NC State vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, November 11 at 12 p.m. (MT)
No. 18 Utah vs. No. 5 Washington – Saturday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Miami vs. No. 4 Florida State – Saturday, November 11 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Stanford vs. No. 16 Oregon State – Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. (MT)
Duke vs. North Carolina – Saturday, November 11 at 6 p.m. (MT)
Arizona State vs. No. 19 UCLA – Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m. (MT)
No. 20 USC vs. No. 6 Oregon – Saturday, November 11 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023 – Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti
Oct. 30, 2023 – Larry DeWitt
Nov. 6, 2023 – April Sprague


Former Sun Bowl Association Executive Director “Cricket” Musch Honored to 2023 GCAA Hall of Fame Class November 2, 2023

Former Sun Bowl Association Executive Director “Cricket” Musch Honored to 2023 GCAA Hall of Fame Class

NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America announced that former UTEP men’s golf head coach Marlin “Cricket” Musch was honored to the 2023 GCAA Hall of Fame Class. Musch, along with Steve Card, Josh Gregory and Grier Jones will be officially inducted at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception & Awards Dinner on Monday, Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.

Musch started the UTEP varsity program, which had previously been a club sport, and was the
head coach from 1981 to 1990. In 1988, the Miners shared national runner-up honors with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State after the conclusion of the 1988 NCAA Division I National Championship, finishing only three shots behind champion UCLA and GCAA Hall of Fame coach Eddie Merrins. Musch received the NCAA Division I Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award that year, and UTEP made it back to the national championship in 1989 before Musch earned Regional Coach of the Year honors. In all, Musch, a three-time Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year, led the Miners to the 1985 WAC Championship, six national championship appearances, and 10 All-American honors.

Known to many as “Cricket”, Musch then began his over 30-year career in golf agency as the Executive Director of the Sun Bowl and El Paso Sun Carnival Association, where he ran the Sun Bowl College All-America Golf Classic from 1990 to 1992. He spent over 10 years at PING as their Director of College and Amateur Player Development (1992-1998), including starting the PING/Golfweek Preview with GCAA Hall of Fame member and the late Ron Balicki, and Director of Tournament Player Relations (1998-2003), where he oversaw PING’s endorsement deals with more than 50 golfers worldwide.

From 2003 to 2007, Musch was the Director of Business Development and the Player Manager at Gaylord Sports Management in Scottsdale, Ariz., directing the collegiate athletics management division and managing all aspects of player representation. He has since spent over 15 years with Nike, first as their Golf Sports Marketing Director of College and Amateur Development (2007-2021) that included leading relations for the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational (now Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational) and most recently a Consultant for Nike Golf Sports Marketing. Musch played at NM State (1972-76), where he earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1975 and was inducted into the NM State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

ABOUT GCAA
In 1980, the GCAA began inducting outstanding men’s college golf coaches into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame. Since then, the hall has grown to include more than 160 members. To be selected to the Hall of Fame, a coach must be nominated by their peers and then selected by the GCAA Hall of Fame Committee. Selection criteria not only include a coach’s record on the golf course, but also their contributions to the game, student-athletes, and school. For more information, please visit: www.collegiategolf.com/awards/hall-of-fame.

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Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games October 30, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Larry DeWitt for winning week nine (9) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. DeWitt won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

DeWitt automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

DeWitt was one of two contestant to get 9-of-10 picks correct.

This week’s games to choose from:
No. 12 Notre Dame vs. Clemson – Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia – Saturday, November 4 at 12 p.m. (MT)
Arizona State vs. No. 18 Utah – Saturday, November 4 at 12 p.m. (MT)
No. 4 Florida State vs. Pittsburgh – Saturday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Virginia Tech vs. No. 15 Louisville – Saturday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
California vs. No. 6 Oregon – Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 5 Washington vs. No. 24 USC – Saturday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Miami vs. NC State – Saturday, November 4 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 16 Oregon State vs. Colorado – Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. (MT)
No. 20 UCLA vs. Arizona – Saturday, November 4 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023- Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti
Oct. 30, 2023 – Larry DeWitt


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games October 23, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Frank Trotti for winning week eight (8) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Trotti won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Frank Trotti automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Trotti was the only contestant to get 9-of-10 picks correct.

This week’s games to choose from:
No. 4 Florida State vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Clemson vs. NC State – Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. (MT)
Pittsburgh vs. No. 14 Notre Dame – Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 20 Duke vs. No. 18 Louisville – Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 13 Utah – Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 24 USC vs. California – Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. (MT)
Colorado vs. No. 23 UCLA – Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 17 North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech – Saturday, October 28 at 6 p.m. (MT)
Washington State vs. Arizona State – Saturday, October 28 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 11 Oregon State vs. Arizona – Saturday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023- Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono
Oct. 23, 2023 – Frank Trotti


PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK AWARDS WINNERS WITH TICKETS AND MORE October 16, 2023

PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK AWARDS WINNERS WITH TICKETS AND MORE

EL PASO, Texas – With the sun setting upon Sun Bowl Stadium, the Sun Bowl Association hosted the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass & Kick on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with children from the ages of 6-15 competing for some great prizes.

The free event featured five separate age divisions for both girls and boys to compete in. Each contestant took to the field to punt, pass and place kick a football. After the competition completed, the scores were tallid with Sun Bowl Association handing out first, second and third place medals to the top three finishers in each of the boys’ and girls’ divisions.

The first-place finisher in each of the boys’ and girls’ division will be featured at the Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Sun Bowl Parade on Nov. 23, 2023. Those first-place finishers will also received two tickets to the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and will be recognized at the game on Dec. 29, 2023 at Noon (MT).

“We’d like to thank Peter Piper Pizza for their wonderful partnership with this event, as well as the volunteers and members of the Sun Court, as this could not be possible without any of those entities,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “Because of Peter Piper Pizza we are able to host this youth event in Sun Bowl Stadium, distribute some really nice medals and award the winners with tickets to the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game.”

All participants also received a free T-shirt and a water bottle courtesy of Peter Piper Pizza.

The following are the winners who will be riding on the float and attending the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl:
• Brigham Kiykendall (boys 6/7)
• Isaiah De La Mora (boys 8/9)
• Isaiah Fraraie (boys 10/11
• Nolan Montion (boys 12/13)
• Ivan Cervantes (boys 14/15)
• Andrea Garcia (girls 6/7)
• Annali Sonora (girls 8/9)
• Olivia Trejo (girls 10/11)
• Kaylee Ann Torres (girls 12/13)
• Layla Matejick (girls 14/15)

The community can give congratulations to the winners on Thanksgiving morning during the Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade on Montana Ave. at 10 a.m. (MT) and again at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29 at Noon (MT).

For more information on all Sun Bowl Association events go to www.sunbowl.org. To buy tickets for the review stands for the Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Sun Bowl Parade or for the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, call 915-533-4416.

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

2023 Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt Pass and Kick - FINAL RESULTS

PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK AWARDS WINNERS WITH TICKETS AND MORE

PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK AWARDS WINNERS WITH TICKETS AND MORE

PETER PIPER PIZZA SUN BOWL PUNT PASS & KICK AWARDS WINNERS WITH TICKETS AND MORE


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games October 16, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Deddy Prihartono for winning week seven (7) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Prihartono won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Prihartono automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Prihartono was one of seven people to pick all 10 games correctly. Prihartono, however, was closest to the total number of points scored during the No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 7 Washington game was 69 points. Prihartono was off by just eight points.

This week’s games to choose from:
Boston College vs. Georgia Tech – Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 22 Air Force vs. Navy – Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Washington State vs. No. 9 Oregon – Saturday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Virginia vs. No. 10 North Carolina – Saturday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 16 Duke vs. No. 4 Florida State – Saturday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Clemson vs. Miami – Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 14 Utah vs. No. 18 USC – Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m. (MT)
Arizona State vs. No. 5 Washington – Saturday, October 21 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 25 UCLA vs. Stanford – Saturday, October 21 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023- Terri Koyl
Oct. 16, 2023 – Deddy Prihartono


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games October 9, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Terri Koyl for winning week six (6) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Koyl won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Koyl automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Koyl was one of three people to pick all 10 games correctly. Koyl, however, was closest to the total number of points during the No. 10 Notre Dame vs. No. 25 Louisville game, which was 53 points. Koyl was off by just eight points.

This week’s games to choose from:
Syracuse vs. No. 4 Florida State – Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. (MT)
California vs. No. 16 Utah – Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. (MT)
Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech – Saturday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 7 Washington – Saturday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 14 Louisville vs. Pittsburgh – Saturday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
Arizona vs. No. 19 Washington State – Saturday, October 14 at 5 p.m. (MT)
No. 25 Miami vs. No. 12 North Carolina – Saturday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 19 USC vs. No. 21 Notre Dame – Saturday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
NC State vs. No. 17 Duke – Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 18 UCLA vs. No. 15 Oregon State – Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta
Oct. 9, 2023- Terri Koyl


PETER PIPER PIZZA PUNT, PASS & KICK - FREE FOR THE KIDS October 2, 2023

PETER PIPER PIZZA PUNT, PASS & KICK - FREE FOR THE KIDS

EL PASO, Texas – The Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass & Kick is set for Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. (MT) in Sun Bowl Stadium on the UTEP campus. The free event is open to youth (ages 6-15) in and around the Borderland.

The winners from each age group will receive tickets to the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game, which will be played on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023 and will also be honored in the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade that runs on Thanksgiving morning.

The first 150 kids to check-in at the event (Tuesday, Oct. 10) will receive a T-shirt and water bottle. Sizes are limited.

WHAT: Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass & Kick
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023
TIME: Registration: 5 – 7 p.m.
Competition Starts: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of UTEP

Registration is now open. Participants can register at any El Paso Peter Piper Pizza or simply register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q6ttexJvxo4F0wyZN3WhtQGEkhc9hrMrK0cS9ruKsvw/edit?pli=1

PETER PIPER PIZZA PUNT, PASS & KICK - FREE FOR THE KIDS

PETER PIPER PIZZA PUNT, PASS & KICK - FREE FOR THE KIDS


DONATION MADE BY LOCAL GAMER/VETERAN October 2, 2023

DONATION MADE BY LOCAL GAMER/VETERAN

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, that Bone Enterprise LLC and the CEO Robert Jeskey has donated $13,000 to the Association for two different initiatives.

Jeskey, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, contributed the money to help cover the cost to restore a WWII military jeep ($6,000), while the also wanting to help allocate money for the Gold Star Gaming teams to attend and enjoy a wonderful experience at the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game.

“Given my longstanding collaboration with Mr. Joe Daubach, spanning over a decade, particularly in areas like parade organization, float construction and game day preparations, I look forward to this donation helping to further enhance the Sun Bowl Association’s endeavors, especially those focused on our honored veterans,” Jeskey said.

The WWII military Jeep was donated to the Sun Bowl Association to pull the Veterans Float, which is built by the SBA Float Building Committee. Sergio Lewis, President of the Sergio Lewis Body Shop, is a tremendous supporter of veterans and has a son who is a Purple Heart recipient, decided to join in on this initiative and partnership.

“It’s a pleasure and we’re honored to be part of this initiative and partnership,” Lewis said. “Our son is a Purple Heart Recipient and our sincerest thoughts go out to the Gold Star families in our Community, State & Country.”

“It is our hope that the Jeep will be fully functional in time to pull the float in the 2023 Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “Our Special Events Director, Joe Daubach and his crew are hard at work to get things ready for the annual Thanksgiving tradition.”

Jeskey donated $7,000 to make sure that kids from the Gold Star Gamers Youth Experience receive an unparalleled Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl experience. Jeskey and the Gold Star Gamers vision is for these funds to provide loge box seating, t-shirts, hats and other game-related concessions.

Jeskey is asking the community to help by chipping in to match the $7,000 he donated for the Gold Star Gamers Sun Bowl experience.

“While the $7,000 I donated might not cover the entire cost of the loge boxes and amenities, my hope is that the community could join us in this initiative,” Jeskey said. “These young people are very deserving, and it would help them to find some joy again.”

A loge box for the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl cost $400 per ticket.
To make a donation, simply call or visit the Sun Bowl Association office. The phone number to call is 915-533-4416 or make a trip to the office at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100.

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for a 12 p.m. (MT) kick-off on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, with teams from the ACC and Pac-12 facing off. The game will be televised on CBS for the 55th consecutive year.

ABOUT GOLD STAR GAMERS
Gold Star Gamers mission is to help kids that have suffered the loss of a military parent find hope and healing through competitive gaming. When a child loses a parent, their whole world changes. They experience a huge drop in self-esteem, are at-risk for PTSD and suicidal thoughts. The kids tend to worry about their surviving parent and experience separation anxiety. School grades go down, friends are lost, and the future becomes unknown. Through Gold Star Gamers programs, we reach these kids on their level and their terms. Gaming is a culture that is not only important to the young, but also to the military community. Often during deployments or times of separation service members will game with their kids back home. Our programs are aimed at helping these kids find joy again, connect with other kids in similar situations, rebuild natural self-esteem, know that the military community has not forgotten about them, and finally to let them live out their dream of playing in a pro tournament.

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1934 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games October 2, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Erin Acosta for winning week five (5) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Acosta won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Acosta automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Acosta was one of three people to pick all 10 games correctly. Acosta, however, was closest to the total number of points scored during the No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 Duke game, which was 35 points. Acosta was off by just 13 points.

This week’s games to choose from:
Boston College vs. Army – Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 13 Washington State vs. UCLA – Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m. (MT)
Virginia Tech vs. No. 5 Florida State – Saturday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Syracuse vs. No. 14 North Carolina – Saturday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Wake Forest vs. Clemson – Saturday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Colorado vs. Arizona State – Saturday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 10 Notre Dame vs. No. 25 Louisville – Saturday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Georgia Tech vs. No. 17 Miami – Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 15 Oregon State vs. California – Saturday, October 7 at 8 p.m. (MT)
Arizona vs. No. 9 USC – Saturday, October 7 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker
Oct. 2, 2023 – Erin Acosta


TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL – EARLY RENEWAL DEADLINE APPROACHING September 26, 2023

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL – EARLY RENEWAL DEADLINE APPROACHING

EL PASO, Texas – The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is reminding all Priority Ticket Holders about the early renewal deadline that is swiftly approaching. Renew your tickets by October 2, 2023, to secure your seats for this exciting event and enjoy several exclusive perks:

HAVE AN ENTRY INTO A DRAWING: You will automatically be entered into a drawing to win two exclusive Outdoor Club tickets, two Tony the Tiger VIP Tent Party and one premium parking pass.
HAVE PRIORITY SEAT OPTIONS: Purchasers have the option to renew your previous Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ticket location, as well as have the first opportunity to upgrade to a new location or quantity.
GAME PROGRAM COUPON: Receive a 2023 game program coupon (redeemable on gameday, Friday, Dec. 29 at the Sun Bowl Stadium).
PRIORITY PARKING ACCESS: Enjoy first access to purchase limited premium parking passes.

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for a 12 p.m. (MT) kick-off on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, with teams from the ACC and Pac-12 facing off. The game will be televised on CBS for the 55th consecutive year.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.sunbowl.org or by calling the Sun Bowl Association office at 915-533-4416. Fans can also go to Ticketmaster.com or call the Ticketmaster toll free line at 800-745-3000. Ticketmaster offers a user-friendly mobile app for both iOS and Android, as well. Everyone is invited to stop by the Sun Bowl Association Office located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 or the UTEP Ticket Center at 2901 N. Mesa St. to purchase tickets.

Parking, RV parking and party passes are available for purchase at the Sun Bowl Association office. For questions concerning ADA ticket purchases and parking, please call the Sun Bowl Association office.

Ticket Prices:
$22 • End Zone
$25 • Touchdown
$32 • Sun Seats
$45 • Goal Line
$50 • Stadium
$60 • Preferred
$65 • Premium
$150 • Outdoor Club
$200 • Larry K. Durham Center
$400 • Loge Box/per ticket (4 or 6 seat packages)
$800 • Indoor Club (includes additional amenities)

A map of the stadium’s layout can be found online at https://sunbowl.org/tickets/sun_bowl.

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL – EARLY RENEWAL DEADLINE APPROACHING


CHAIR EMERITUS JIMMY ROGERS JR. PASSES AWAY September 25, 2023

CHAIR EMERITUS JIMMY ROGERS JR. PASSES AWAY

EL PASO, Texas – As announced by his family on Sept. 24, 2023, Sun Bowl Legend and Sun Bowl Association Chair Emeritus Jimmy Rogers Jr. passed away in El Paso, Texas over the weekend. He was 89-years-old.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by his family.

Rogers had been a part of the Sun Bowl Association Board of Directors for more than 50 years. He was a part of the move from Kidd Field (at 15,000-seat stadium) to Sun Bowl Stadium, which opened in 1963 with a capacity of 30,000. He worked hard to help get Sun Bowl Stadium’s expansion, which was paid for by the University of Texas System in 1983, a process that took a decade to see through.

Rogers had been through the lean years and seen the game flourish. He was always someone who gave back to his community, a place he cherished, El Paso.

In a previous write up, Rogers mentioned that his first recollection of the Sun Bowl was in the game’s infancy. It was 1940 and the Border Conference champion New Mexico Lobos squared off with the Big Seven Conference champion Utah Utes. A seed had been planted.

In an interview Rogers said, “I went to my first game in 1940 and I also remember the University of Mexico playing the military team from Southwestern University (in 1945). We went to every parade growing up. I started riding in the Sun Bowl Parade on horseback with the Sheriff’s Posse in about 1950. I think I rode in about 20 parades on horseback.”

Jimmy’s father, James Rogers, Sr., was the secretary of the first board of directors of the Sun Bowl in 1934. Three quarters of a century later, the game has grown exponentially, and the Rogers family has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl.

Three generations of Rogers have given their time to El Paso’s biggest event. Jimmy’s sons Jim III and Mike have each followed in the family tradition of giving back. Mike is a past president (2011) of the Sun Bowl Association, while Jim III spent over a decade volunteering with the Sun Bowl basketball committee.

“I never pushed my boys into being a part of this, but my wife Jody and I could not be prouder of them,” said Rogers in a 2010 interview. “I think they see the importance of giving back to your community.”

Speaking of the basketball committee, Rogers and the committee implemented hospitality rooms for visiting basketball teams participating in the Sun Bowl Basketball Tournament, something not the norm back in the 1960s.

His efforts led to his involvement in hosting the visiting television networks broadcasting the Sun Bowl game – first TVS, then NBC and now CBS.

For many years, Rogers served as the game’s liaison with CBS Sports, a partnership that featured its 54th consecutive broadcast on Dec. 30, 2022. Rogers and others have cultivated the relationship with CBS into the longest running relationship between a bowl and a television network. The CBS relationship is very special, very unique. “They are a perfect partner,” Rogers once said.

“If I look back at historic events Jimmy was a part of, he was part of almost every milestone the Sun Bowl Association had. With that said, probably the first things that would enter my mind are CBS Television and the car rental tax,” said Olivas when asked what he remembers most about what Mr. Rogers Jr. has accomplished. “No other bowl game has had the type of television relationship like the Sun Bowl and CBS. We cannot be more grateful to Jimmy for securing the car rental tax which has kept the Sun Bowl alive.”

In 1986, the Sun Bowl became the first bowl game to secure a title sponsorship for a bowl game, as John Hancock Financial Services signed on to make history. The bowl would then secure sponsorships with Norwest Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Helen of Troy, Hyundai and now Kellogg’s. Title sponsorships are now a mainstay in the industry.

“The television coverage, sponsorship, the new stadium and then you look at the car rental tax, which was passed in 1997, that was huge, and we would not be where we are without it,” Olivas mentioned.

Through all of the ups and downs – the prosperity and disparity – Rogers has never given up on the Sun Bowl. He and many others have put their own backing behind something they believed in.

Rogers has truly been an advocate in the community, supporting the Sun Bowl and UTEP, where he served as president of the Touchdown Club and chairman of the UTEP Athletic Advisory Committee.

In 1989, he was inducted into the El Paso Sports Hall of Fame. Ten years later, Rogers was honored as the recipient of the Bud Dudley Bowl Executive Award for his service to the Sun Bowl and college football. That same year, he became the first volunteer named to the Legends of the Sun Bowl, the Association’s Hall of Fame.

“To me, it has always been about giving back. Nothing more,” said Rogers in a 2010 interview.

CHAIR EMERITUS JIMMY ROGERS JR. PASSES AWAY

CHAIR EMERITUS JIMMY ROGERS JR. PASSES AWAY

CHAIR EMERITUS JIMMY ROGERS JR. PASSES AWAY

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Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games September 25, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Ronald Walker for winning week four (4) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Walker won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Walker automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Walker, along with 10 other contestants, picked all 10 games correctly. Walker, however, was closest to the total number of points scored during the No. 4 Florida State vs. Clemson game that ended with 55 points scored. Walker chose 54 points.

This week’s games to choose from:
Louisville vs. NC State – Friday, September 29 at 5 p.m. (MT)
No. 10 Utah vs. No. 19 Oregon State – Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. (MT)
Clemson vs. Syracuse – Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 8 USC vs. Colorado – Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Virginia vs. Boston College- Saturday, September 30 at 12 p.m. (MT)
Arizona State vs. California – Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. (MT)
No. 9 Oregon vs. Stanford – Saturday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 Duke – Saturday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech – Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 7 Washington vs. Arizona – Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal
Sept. 25, 2023 – Ronald Walker


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES A FIRST FOR THE GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS SUN BOWL PARADE September 22, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES A FIRST FOR THE GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS SUN BOWL PARADE

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers has announced that for the first time in the 87-year history of the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Sun Bowl Parade the parade committee is offering high schools an opportunity to enter its winning homecoming float in the parade that is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, 2023, in El Paso, Texas.

There are some rules and guidelines that must be followed, including the fact that the float must accompany the respective high school’s marching band.

Between the marching band, cheer group, JROTC and the winning homecoming float, this makes for a great opportunity to bring more attention to the school’s programs while also promoting school spirit to the people of El Paso that are lined along the three-mile parade route and those watching on television. This opportunity could potentially lead to other initiatives and programs, such as sponsorships, etc.

High schools don’t want to miss the chance to put their winning float and band in one of El Paso’s oldest traditions and largest single day event.

This is limited to only 10 high schools and the winning homecoming float must be accompanied by the high school marching band.

Parade Viewership:
Average attendance of 200,000
60,000 +\- watching it regionally on KTSM
7,400 +\- who stream it live from around the world
The parade broadcast will have a link that can be viewed all year

Parade entries can be submitted via email to Joe Daubach at joe@sunbowl.org.

ABOUT THE GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS SUN BOWL PARADE
This year’s parade will be on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 at 10 a.m. (MT) on Montana Ave. and will be televised on KTSM News Ch. 9.

This will be the third parade with Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers as the title sponsor.

Leading the Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza on Thanksgiving morning will be Four-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall-of-Fame Bull Rider, Tuff Hedeman. He is arguably the most recognized cowboy in the world and a living legend. Bull Riding can be seen as America’s original extreme sport.

Hedeman was born in El Paso, Texas, and won many junior rodeos in his youth. In 1980, he won the high school rodeo bull riding and All-Around titles in New Mexico. He won the team roping title and All-Around designation again in 1981. After graduating from Coronado High School, he attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. At Sul Ross, he was a member of the rodeo team, competing in bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, and bull riding.


TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL PARTNERS WITH GOLD STAR GAMERS September 22, 2023

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL PARTNERS WITH GOLD STAR GAMERS

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, that it has partnered with Gold Star Gamers and UKnightedXP to host an E-Sports Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

The Gold Star Gamers host competitions to help kids who have suffered the loss of a military parent find hope and healing through competitive gaming. This event will feature teams competing against each other in the game ROCKET LEAGUE, a game that combines soccer and race cars.

“We, at the Sun Bowl Association, really enjoy getting involved with children and military veterans,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “This event features both so what better way to get involved!”

According to the Gold Star Gamer website, when a child loses a parent, their whole world changes. They experience a huge drop in self-esteem, are at-risk for PTSD and suicidal thoughts. The kids tend to worry about their surviving parent and experience separation anxiety. School grades go down, friends are lost, and the future becomes unknown. Through Gold Star Gamers programs, Gold Star kids can access fun tool to process their grief with Gold Star Gaming programs that reach out on their level.

“The Sun Bowl Association’s gracious decision to partner with Gold Star Gamers E-sport event, is a great example of how people of El Paso and the State of Texas value our Veterans and their Families,” said Jerry Jacobitz, Veteran Program Coordinator, Veteran and Military Affairs. “Gaming is one way that servicemembers connect with their children while deployed. By supporting this competition we are honoring the children of the ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

The participants will not only have the opportunity to compete in this event and will also get to attend the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game as VIPs. The participants and one chaperone will have loge box seating and will receive a t-shirt, hat and other game-related concessions.

This event is the first of its kind, where a bowl game teams up with an E-Sports event/organization.

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for a 12 p.m. (MT) kick-off on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, with teams from the ACC and Pac-12 facing off. The game will be televised on CBS for the 55th consecutive year.

ABOUT GOLD STAR GAMERS
Gold Star Gamers mission is to help kids that have suffered the loss of a military parent find hope and healing through competitive gaming. When a child loses a parent, their whole world changes. They experience a huge drop in self-esteem, are at-risk for PTSD and suicidal thoughts. The kids tend to worry about their surviving parent and experience separation anxiety. School grades go down, friends are lost, and the future becomes unknown. Through Gold Star Gamers programs, we reach these kids on their level and their terms. Gaming is a culture that is not only important to the young, but also to the military community. Often during deployments or times of separation service members will game with their kids back home. The programs are aimed at helping these kids find joy again, connect with other kids in similar situations, rebuild natural self-esteem, know that the military community has not forgotten about them, and finally to let them live out their dream of playing in a pro tournament.

Gold Star Gamer kids have two things in common. One, they all suffered the loss of a military parent. Two, gaming is their primary tool for dealing with their grief. Gold Star Gamers has three different programs designed to meet the needs of our gamers ages 7-18: Mentorship, Training Camps, Tournaments & Events.

Impact of Gold Star Gamers

Impact of Gold Star Gamers

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1934 with a threefold purpose:
1) to create a quality event for the Borderland ,
2) to create and provide positive-National recognition for El Paso,
3) to have a positive economic impact for the City of El Paso through tourism.

On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games September 18, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Tasha Rachal for winning week three (3) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Rachal won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Rachal automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Rachal, along with two other contestants, picked all 10 games correctly. Rachal, however, was closest to the total number of points scored during the No. 3 Florida State vs. Boston College game, which was 60 points.

This week’s games to choose from:
NC State vs. Virginia – Friday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 4 Florida State vs. Clemson – Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Boston College vs. Louisville – Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 19 Colorado vs. No. 10 Oregon – Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 22 UCLA vs. No. 11 Utah – Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 14 Oregon State vs. No. 21 Washington State – Saturday, September 23 at 5 p.m. (MT)
No. 17 North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh – Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. (MT)
No. 5 USC vs. Arizona State – Saturday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)
California vs. No. 8 Washington – Saturday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba
Sept. 11, 2023 – Rachael Suchy
Sept. 18, 2023 – Tasha Rachal


A MESSAGE FROM SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BERNIE OLIVAS September 13, 2023

A MESSAGE FROM SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BERNIE OLIVAS

A MESSAGE FROM SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BERNIE OLIVAS.

MESSAGE FROM BERNIE OLIVAS (on YouTube): https://youtu.be/0QUjrjVOYDg

The Blitz

The Blitz

A MESSAGE FROM SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BERNIE OLIVAS


Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Tickets Now On-Sale September 6, 2023

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Tickets Now On-Sale

EL PASO, Texas – The 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster, the University of Texas at El Paso Ticket Center and the Sun Bowl Association office. The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is set for a 12 p.m. (MT) kick-off on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023 with teams from the ACC and Pac-12 facing off. The game will be televised on CBS for the 55th consecutive year.

Football fans, sports enthusiasts, and families alike are invited to secure their seats for this iconic annual event, which promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.

“We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl,” Executive Director, Bernie Olivas. “This event has a rich history of delivering outstanding football action and creating cherished memories for fans of all ages. We can’t wait to welcome fans to Sun Bowl Stadium for what promises to be another epic showdown.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.sunbowl.org or by calling the Sun Bowl Association office at 915-533-4416. Fans can also go to Ticketmaster.com or call the Ticketmaster toll free line at 800-745-3000. Ticketmaster offers a user-friendly mobile app for both iOS and Android, as well. Everyone is invited to stop by the Sun Bowl Association Office located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 or the UTEP Ticket Center at 2901 N. Mesa St. to purchase tickets.

Parking, RV parking and party passes are available for purchase at the Sun Bowl Association office. For questions concerning ADA ticket purchases and parking, please call the Sun Bowl Association office.

Ticket Prices:
$22 • End Zone
$25 • Touchdown
$32 • Sun Seats
$45 • Goal Line
$50 • Stadium
$60 • Preferred
$65 • Premium
$150 • Outdoor Club
$200 • Larry K. Durham Center
$400 • Loge Box/per ticket (4 or 6 seat packages)
$800 • Indoor Club (includes additional amenities)

A map of the stadium’s layout can be found online at www.sunbowl.org.

The Sun Bowl Association encourages our fans to help send others to the game through our “Salute a Soldier Program” and “Take a Child to the Game Program.”

The “Salute a Soldier” program allows fans and companies the opportunity to give soldiers a memory to last a lifetime. Sponsors who make purchases through the “Salute a Soldier Program” give soldiers an opportunity to attend the game and the company will be recognized during the game.

“With so many military members living in and around the El Paso area this gives us a chance to give back to soldiers for their commitment and service,” said Olivas.

If a fan or company would prefer to take part in the “Take a Child to the Game” program, that person or company provides local children the opportunity to attend the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. With the game falling only six days after Christmas, this would make an excellent Christmas gift. The goal is to send 3,000 children to the game and give them an experience they will never forget. Along with the goodwill that comes with sending a child to the game, any person or company taking part in this program will receive recognition at the game. The Sun Bowl Association is happy to provide a list of youth organizations that your company may choose from if you do not already have a connection with one in the community. Contact the Sun Bowl Association ticket or marketing offices for details on the two programs.

“The ‘Take a Child to the Game’ program is a great way to inspire our youth to become involved in and around athletics and sports. It also makes for a great opportunity to bring cheer to youth who may not always have the opportunity to attend such a big event,” Olivas mentioned. “This fits in with Mission Tiger and its initiative in keeping middle school athletics alive.”

The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is one of the longest-standing traditions in college football, showcasing top-tier talent from across the nation. With a history dating back to 1935, the event has consistently provided fans with thrilling gridiron action, making it a must-attend event on the college football calendar.

This year’s game promises to be nothing short of spectacular, with two powerhouse teams set to face off in a battle for supremacy. The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl has a reputation for producing nail-biting finishes and unforgettable moments, and 2023 will be no exception.

Here’s what you can expect at the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl:
• A thrilling football matchup featuring some of the nation’s most talented student-athletes.
• A festive and family-friendly atmosphere, complete with tailgating, food vendors, and live entertainment.
• The opportunity to witness the next generation of football stars in action.
• A chance to be a part of a cherished tradition that brings the community together.

NEW TICKET MANAGER
David Brown joins the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl as the new Ticket Manager, replacing Ellen Hughes, who was with the Sun Bowl Association for 32 years. Brown brings extensive experience to the Sun Bowl Association as he has been working with Ticketmaster for 18 years doing both IT and Product Support. Brown will continue to bring the best customer service and ensures to fill the needs of all Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl customers. Brown takes pride in delivering exceptional work and finds joy in ensuring company and customer satisfaction.

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Tickets Now On-Sale

ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based nonprofit 501©(3) organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events, culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game.

The Sun Bowl Association was founded in 1934 with a threefold purpose: 1) to present a football attraction of national importance, 2) to promote El Paso and the Southwest and 3) to generate tourist income for the area. On Oct. 18, 1934, at a meeting of the El Paso Kiwanis Club, Dr. Brice Schuller suggested that the club sponsor a football game on New Year’s Day, matching an El Paso High School All-Star Team against a worthy opponent. The motion was passed unanimously. It was decided to ask for public suggestions as to the name of this annual game, and the name “Sun Bowl” was submitted by Dr. C.M. Hendricks, who became the first president of the Sun Bowl Association.


Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games September 5, 2023

Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest: Weekly Winner & Upcoming Games

EL PASO, Texas – Congratulations to Tony Ruvalcaba for winning week one (1) of the Chick-fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest. Ruvalcaba won two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game, which will be played Dec. 29, 2023 at noon (MT).

Ruvalcaba automatically advances to “Championship Week.” The weekly winners that advance to “Championship Week,” will continue to predict the winners of each college football conference championship game. The contestant with the most correctly chosen conference title games will receive two Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and one parking pass.

Link to play: http://www.sunbowl.org/contest

Ruvalcaba tied with five other contestants with the same number of correct picks, however, Ruvalcaba was the closest to the total number of points scored during the Louisville vs. Georgia Tech game, which was 73 points. Ruvalcaba picked 9-of-10 games correctly.

+This week’s games to choose from: +
Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest – Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m. (MT)
No. 13 Notre Dame vs. NC State – Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Purdue vs. Virginia Tech – Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Nebraska vs. Colorado – Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 14 Utah vs. Baylor – Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. (MT)
No. 23 Texas A&M vs. Miami – Saturday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh – Saturday, September 9 at 4:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 15 Oregon vs. Texas Tech – Saturday, September 9 at 5 p.m. (MT)
No. 19 Wisconsin vs. Washington State – Saturday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Stanford vs. No. 6 USC – Saturday, September 9 at 8:30 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Winners:
Sept. 5, 2023 – Tony Ruvalcaba


DON’T MISS OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN TICKETS TO THE TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL August 29, 2023

DON’T MISS OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN TICKETS TO THE TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association recently announced the return of the Chick-Fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest, which provides a chance to win two tickets each week over the next 13 weeks of the College Football season. Log onto SunBowl.org to enter the contest.

Fans also have a weekly opportunity to win two tickets to the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl by listening to 600 AM ESPN Radio at 5 p.m. (MT) each Tuesday and answering the Sun Bowl trivia question provided by Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

“Over the years, these two contests have grown in popularity,” said Bernie Olivas. “We are grateful for sponsors and partners like Chick-Fil-A and KROD.”

CHICK-FIL-A TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL SELECT ‘EM CONTEST
Football fans must register for the Chick-Fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge by logging into http://sunbowl.org/contest/register. For complete rules and regulations please visit http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

TRIVIA TUESDAYS
Listen to 600 AM ESPN Radio in El Paso or online at www. krod.com.
Each Tuesday starting on Aug. 29, 2023
Time: 5 p.m. (MT)
How to win: Listen for Trivia Question provided by SBA Executive Director Bernie Olivas

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SUN BOWL ASSOCTION OFFERING 13 CHANCES TO WIN TICKETS August 25, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCTION OFFERING 13 CHANCES TO WIN TICKETS

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association reminds all college football fans about the 13 opportunities to win two tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game by playing the Chick-Fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Select ‘Em Contest.

The contest starts during week one of the College Football Season (Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2023).

The contest is now open with the first games of the contest starting on Thursday, Aug. 31. 2023. This weekly contest is free to play with contestants attempting to predict the winners of 10 predetermined Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pac-12 games, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl conference affiliates.

With each game valued at one point, a weekly winner will be determined by the individual who accumulates the most points. In addition, contestants will be asked to estimate the total points scored by both teams of a predetermined game. In case of a tiebreaker, the contestant with the most accurate prediction of total points scored will be the weekly winner. There will be 13 weeks of play to determine 13 weekly winners.

Weekly winners will automatically advance to “Championship Week,” in which they will once again predict the winners of each college football conference championship game.

Football fans must register for the Chick-Fil-A Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Challenge by logging into http://sunbowl.org/contest/register. For complete rules and regulations please visit http://sunbowl.org/contest/terms.

This week’s games:
Florida vs. #14 Utah – Thursday, August 31 at 6 p.m. (MT)
Louisville vs. Georgia Tech – Friday, September 1 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Virginia vs. #12 Tennessee – Saturday, September 2 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Colorado vs. #17 TCU – Saturday, September 2 at 10 a.m. (MT)
Boise State vs. #10 Washington – Saturday, September 2 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
Washington State vs. Colorado State – Saturday, September 2 at 5 p.m.
No. 21 North Carolina vs. South Carolina – Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 18 Oregon State vs. San Jose State – Sunday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 5 LSU vs. No. 8 Florida State – Sunday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. (MT)
No. 9 Clemson vs. Duke – Monday, September 4 at 6 p.m. (MT)

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Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS PROMOTION IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES.

Objective of Contest
General. The objective of the Promotion is to correctly select the “winning team” for each U.S. college football game offered during the thirteen (13) weeks of the Promotion Period: Week fourteen (14) will be used to determine an overall contest winner. Each weekly winner will automatically be entered into the “Championship Week” where they will have to correctly select the “winning team” of the selected conference championship games.

• Week 1 (Thurs., Aug. 31)
• Week 2 (Thurs., Sept. 7)
• Week 3 (Thurs., Sept. 14)
• Week 4 (Thurs., Sept. 21)
• Week 5 (Thurs., Sept. 28)
• Week 6 (Thurs., Oct. 5)
• Week 7 (Thurs., Oct. 12)
• Week 8 (Thurs., Oct. 19)
• Week 9 (Thurs., Oct. 26)
• Week 10 (Thurs., Nov. 2)
• Week 11 (Thurs., Nov. 9)
• Week 12 (Thurs., Nov. 16)
• Week 13 (Thurs., Nov. 23)
• Week 14 Championship Week (Thurs., Nov. 30)

Complete Rules and Regulations
1. This contest is open to all persons 18-years-of-age and older. Employees and agents of the Sun Bowl Association and their immediate family members are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded in this contest. Limit to one entry per person per week.

2. Eligible entries must be received no later than the kick-off time of the selected games for each week of the NCAA College football season.

3. No purchase necessary.

4. The contest prizes are:

One (1) First place prize of:
Two (2) Outdoor Club section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) parking pass

One (1) Second Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Premium section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass

One (1) Third Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Preferred section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass

One (1) Fourth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Stadium section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.

One (1) Fifth Place winner will receive:
Two (2) Sun Seats section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game
One (1) garage parking pass.

Thirteen (13) Weekly winners will receive:
Two (2) Touchdown section tickets to the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game

Approximate value of prizes are as follows: 1st place prize – $450.00, 2nd place prize – $150.00, 3rd place prize – $140, 4th place prize – $120, 5th place prize – $80, Weekly winner prize – $55

5. The Sun Bowl Association reserves the right to substitute a product of equivalent or higher value in the event that the prize described herein is unavailable.


SUN BOWL ART EXHIBIT AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART - Accepting Entries August 24, 2023

SUN BOWL ART EXHIBIT AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART - Accepting Entries

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and the International Museum of Art are now accepting entries for the 74th Annual Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, which runs from Nov. 9, 2023 – Jan. 19, 2024.

Entries can be submitted starting on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 and will be open for submissions until Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. International Museum of Art members at the Artist tier and above can get a discounted entry fee of $40, as opposed to the $60 entry cost.

Artists and others can become members of the International Museum of Art by going on to the Internet and using the following link to sign up: https://internationalmuseumofart.org/become-a-member-today/

“Year in and year out we receive some unbelievable and amazing art,” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We hope to continue to get more entries and see this event grow even more!”

Winners from the art that is submitted will be presented awards at the opening of the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the International Museum of Art.

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest’s longest running art exhibit. Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.

The International Museum of Art is located at 1211 Montana Ave, El Paso, Texas and is open to the public.

SUN BOWL ART EXHIBIT AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART - Accepting Entries

SUN BOWL ART EXHIBIT AT THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART - Accepting Entries

The 2022 Sun Bowl Art Exhibit featured the following artists:
Christopher Alexander – Kimberly Arellano – Martha Arzabala – Raafat Ayoub – Nancy Bissell – Bill Bissell – Elaine Bryant – Dorian Clouser – Sergio Delgado -Marcella Dominguez – Robert Dozal – Jan Wisbrun Dreher – Paul Dumond Jr – Antonio “Tony” Galvan III – Susan K. Guile – Patrick “Neil” Gunn – James Hernádez – Jean Holzenthaler – Luis Karo – America Korn – Mindy Loudem – Verónica Lozano – John Mackenzie – Sahyly Martinez – Darrell McGahhey – Raquel A. Monday – Erica Murrill – Carmen Navar – Sue Nichols – Ramiro Ordonez – Joanna Marie Overton – Treavor Pence – Luisa Ricaud – Frank Rimbach – Krystyna Robbins – Henry Schulte – Ellie Smith – Maria Socorro Munoz – Michele Stone – Michelle Sturdivant – Belinda Subraman – Mario Ulloa – Ramon Valenzuela – Pámela Vigo Sánchez – Linda Warren Anderson

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SUN BOWL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL AWARDS CASH PRIZES OVER THE WEEKEND August 21, 2023

SUN BOWL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL AWARDS CASH PRIZES OVER THE WEEKEND

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and the Southwest Flag Football League awarded $8,000 in prize money to winners of the Third Annual Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football Tournament over the weekend of August 18-20 at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso, Texas.

The tournament, which started with approximately 35 teams in its first year, has grown to 60-plus teams this year, competing in various divisions of play including a coed division, women’s division and three different men’s divisions. Teams and players from as far Florida and Arizona made the trek to El Paso to participate in this fun community event.

“It’s great this event continues to grow year-after-year and we really believe that it will continue to grow from here,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We continue to work hard to reach our next goal of bringing in more teams from out of town which will have a positive impact on our city and economy.”

Audience of One won the Coed Division and took home $1,000 along with the Championship Belt and Championship mugs. The Vipers from El Paso, Texas became back-to-back-to-back champions in the Women’s (Competitive) Division taking home $2,500 in cash along with the belt and mugs. Bomb Kings won the Recreational Men’s Division ($1,000), TMT won the Intermediate Men’s Division ($1,000) and HTK won the Competitive Men’s Division ($2,500).

“We keep getting a ton of compliments on the organization of the tournament,” Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “We believe others are starting to take notice as the tournament continues to grow. We’d love to see this event grow to 100 teams and beyond,”

Rosters consisted of 15 members, competed in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants received a tournament gift bag with various commemorative items.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SUN BOWL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Banes General Contractors Inc.
Pepsi
Raiz Federal Credit Union
El Paso Sports Commission
Visit El Paso
Papa John’s Pizza
ReddyIce
Sun City Communications
Gatorade
Southwest Flag Football League

VIEW PHOTOS FROM TOURNAMENT HERE: https://www.facebook.com/TonyTheTigerSunBowl/photos_albums

Audience of One (Coed Champions)

Audience of One (Coed Champions)

HTK (Men's Competative Champions)

HTK (Men's Competative Champions)

TMT (Men's Intermediate Champions)

TMT (Men's Intermediate Champions)

Vipers (Women's Champions)

Vipers (Women's Champions)

Bomb Kings (Men's Rec Champions)

Bomb Kings (Men's Rec Champions)

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2023-24 SUN COURT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED August 2, 2023

2023-24 SUN COURT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association announced the 2023-24 Sun Court, including a new Sun Queen, Lady-in-Waiting, and Sun Princesses on Friday, July 28 at the El Paso Country Club.

Nine new Sun Princesses joined the 2023-24 Sun Court, along with the new Sun Queen, Kaitlyn Deguire and Lady-in-Waiting Alessandra Vasquez as ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association, while also representing the City of El Paso.

“We are only one of two bowl games that has a group of representatives such as our Sun Court, which is a very important part of our association and events,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “This group is a strong and outgoing group of young women who will make a difference in our community and beyond.”

The new Sun Queen Kaitlyn Deguire said, “I just want this year’s court to get involved in the community and to have fun doing it. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I will work to lead this group to represent the Sun Bowl Association and the El Paso community well.”

The Sun Court Coronation has been a part of the Sun Bowl since the first-ever college Sun Bowl game played in 1936. Coronation played a huge social role in the “Sun Carnival”, the week-long pageantry associated with the Sun Bowl.

According to the 1938 Sun Bowl game program, “The social side of the Sun Carnival centers around the Coronation of the Sun Queen with her Lady-In-Waiting and Royal Court of Princesses from all the cities of the Sun Empire and the Grand Ball tendered by the Association in honor of Her Majesty and Court.”

Today, the Sun Court serves as ambassadors for the city of El Paso. The ladies of the court volunteer at various community events and make appearances at the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Sun Bowl Parade, WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, the Sun Bowl Basketball Skills Camp, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, Peter Piper Pizza Punt, Pass & Kick, the Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football Tournament and many other events throughout the year.

2023 SUN QUEEN
Kaitlyn Deguire, daughter of Henry Deguire and Emma Saucedo-Cordova, is an Eastwood High School graduate, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Aside from being on the Dean’s list and receiving the UTEP Emerging Leader Award, Kaitlyn is also involved in UTEP Edge, Alpha Xi Delta, and is a Miner Ambassador. As a research assistant at the W. M. Keck Center, Kaitlyn focuses on training Department of Defense personnel in additive
manufacturing and the qualities of various 3-D printed plastics.

Being a 2022-2023 Sun Princess gave Kaitlyn the opportunity to be a role model for girls as both an ambassador for El Paso and as a woman in STEM. One of Kaitlyn’s favorite events as a Sun Princess was the 89th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl which filled El Paso with an unimaginable energy she will never forget.

As the 2023-2024 Sun Queen, Kaitlyn is looking forward to representing the Sun Bowl Association and the El Paso community in the best way possible. Kaitlyn’s goal as Sun Queen is to embody the spirit of El Paso, showcasing its warmth, generosity, and inclusivity every chance she gets.

LADY-IN-WAITING
Alessandra Vasquez, daughter of Ricardo Vasquez, is a graduate of the Valle Verde Early College, and most recently a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, where she is now studying towards a master’s degree in business.

In addition to being on the Dean’s List, Alessandra fills her on-campus life by being a member of the Accounting Society, the Business College Council, and the Women’s Empowerment Organization. Alessandra also dedicates her time to volunteering at the El Paso Food Bank, the Kendra Scott Cares program, at Valle Verde Early College and the Center Against Family Violence.

Having attended Charm Camp, the Sun Court inspired Alessandra to become a Sun Princess and now Lady-In-Waiting, to keep this tradition alive, and inspire a new generation of Sun Princesses. After being a Sun Princess and working with the Kendra Scott Cares program, Alessandra found a passion for working with non-profit organizations and giving back to her community. Being an ambassador as a part of the 2023-2024 Sun Court is a great way for Alessandra to continue helping her hometown.

SUN PRINCESSES (Current School)
Violeta Amaya – (UTEP)
Lauryn Brown – (Texas)
Sofia Gomez – (Notre Dame)
Kathryn Goodrich – (Arkansas)
Raegan Jabor – (Texas Tech)
Reese Mann – (Mississippi)
Bailey Muckelroy – (Texas Tech)
Caitlyn Pena – (Sul Ross State)
Ashley Rios – (Texas A&M)

For complete bios on 2023 Sun Princesses go to www.sunbowl.org/about/sun_court.


Norfolk State & Wyoming to Return to the Don in December; South Dakota State Making First Appearance June 23, 2023

Norfolk State & Wyoming to Return to the Don in December; South Dakota State Making First Appearance

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and WestStar have announced the four teams playing in the 62nd Annual WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational with Norfolk State, South Dakota State and Wyoming joining UTEP in the Don Haskins Center on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20-21, 2023.

All four teams have a very deep basketball tradition and plenty of success with all three out-of-town teams making the NCAA Tournament in 2022.

“The WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is a staple here in El Paso and the teams that have been here before are beyond excited to come enjoy the great competition as well as the Sun Bowl hospitality,” said Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We know that South Dakota State, who is making its first appearance in our tournament, will leave with a great experience and memories of the Borderland.”

Wyoming returns four players from last season including Brendan Wenzel, who recorded 41 percent shooting from behind the arc and is bringing in five transfers with one being the NAIA National Player of the Year, one First Team All-American from NCAA Division II, and a 1,500 points scorer in Sam Griffin from Tulsa.

The Pokes made the NCAA Tournament in 2021-22 while Head Coach Jeff Linder is entering his fourth season at Wyoming. The Cowboys participated in the 2018 WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational and are making their third appearance in the tourney.

Norfolk State is still lead by Head Coach Robert Jones and was recently one of 15 head coaches who spoke at the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Championship Basketball Clinic, before making an appearance at the 2023 NCAA Basketball Coaches Academy just five days later.

The Spartans lost two-time HBCU National Player of the Year, guard Joe Bryant Jr. but looks to reload and do what it did in the 2018 WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational by making a strong run at the championship.

The WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational values its relationship with the HBCUs as this is the 19th time in 24 years that it will feature an HBCU team. The Sun Bowl Association believes this honors the legacy of the Tournament’s namesake, Coach Haskins.

South Dakota State’s men’s basketball team has been one of the most successful over the past decade. The Jackrabbits have totaled 226 wins over the past 10 seasons. That total ranks 28th among all Division I men’s programs during that stretch. SDSU’s 101-6 record at home since 2015-16 is tied with Gonzaga (118-7) as the top home winning percentage in Division I men’s basketball during the span. Since 2011-12, the Jacks are 151-9 for a .944 winning percentage. That percentage only trails Kansas and Gonzaga, both at .947, for the best in the country.

South Dakota State made its first Division I NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012 and has been the most successful Summit League program since that season. Since the 2011-12 campaign, the Jackrabbits have earned at least a share of eight regular season Summit League titles while SDSU has won six Summit League Tournament Championships.

The UTEP Miners, who look to bounce back after a 14-18 season, are hoping to win the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Tournament once again. The Miners fell by one point to Kent State in the 2022 title game. UTEP is coached by Joe Golding who is entering his third year leading the team.

For more information on the 2023 WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational please go to www.sunbowl.org.

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ABOUT THE SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 501 © 3 organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta. For more information on the Sun Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities, www.sunbowl.org. Follow the Sun Bowl Association on Facebook, Twitter (TonytheTigerSB) and Instagram (TonytheTigerSunBowl).

ABOUT WESTSTAR
Now, as the Borderplex region’s leading commercial bank, WestStar has assets of more than $2.5 billion and employs over 330 team members in branches stretching from Fabens, Texas to Las Cruces, New Mexico. As an active economic driver in our vibrant region, WestStar provides area businesses the capital they need to expand and thrive. In addition to banking services, WestStar also offers an array of financial products, including treasury management, investment, title, and insurance. At WestStar, we take great pride in serving not only as an active economic driver in our region, but also in being a responsible corporate citizen. We want the best for our region, and it drives us to be actively involved in many civic organizations and non-profit agencies through volunteer service, charitable fund-raising, and sponsorships. Our Board of Directors is home to some of the Borderplex’s largest charitable and civic supporters. As individuals, some of us sit as directors on boards, some serve as members, still others volunteer or contribute money. Regardless of our roles, we all share the commitment to serve.


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ONE MORE WEEK – DEADLINE EXTENDED June 16, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ONE MORE WEEK – DEADLINE EXTENDED

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 Sun Court. The new deadline for applications is now Friday, June 23 at 3 p.m. (MT).

Applications are available online at sunbowl.org or can be picked up at the Sun Bowl Association (SBA) office, located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 in El Paso, Texas.

All interviews will be held on Saturday, July 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the SBA offices.

The El Paso area will be represented by the city’s young women to serve as community ambassadors during all Sun Bowl events including the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game on December 30, 2023.

“The Sun Court has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl Association for over 85 years and they serve the purpose of being ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso.,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We look forward to selecting the best possible candidates to fill the Sun Court and continuing this storied tradition.”

The Sun Court dates back to 1935 when organizers planned the event as a companion to the first Sun Bowl game. This is a great time for young women to promote their city and to volunteer as community ambassadors. Contestants are selected based on poise, personality, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of El Paso and all Sun Bowl Association events. Participants must be full-time students at a college or university and in good academic standing.

For questions, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email office@sunbowl.org

Eligibility and Rules:
All Sun Princess Applicants must fit criteria in order to be eligible.
•A female between the ages of 18-22 (as of Sept. 1) that has compl`eted one year of college
•Have not been married and have not had any children
•Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 academic hours or full time in a graduate program
•A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (Transcript must be included with application)
•Sun Princesses may not hold any other title during the time they are members of the Sun Court (i.e. Miss El Paso, Miss Texas, etc…)
•Responsible for their own transportation costs to attend mandatory events

Application/Submission Process:
Official application, an official transcript, a ONE-PAGE resume, a color head shot no larger than 5×7, and an essay (500 words or less) telling us about yourself; include school activities and awards, community involvement, employment and why you want to be a part of the Sun Court. Applications can be submitted electronically or can be dropped off at the Sun Bowl Association office (4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas).

Electronic Submissions: office@sunbowl.org; bolivas@sunbowl.org; macosta@sunbowl.org; emorelos@sunbowl.org;.


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT AND HONORS VOLUNTEERS June 4, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT AND HONORS VOLUNTEERS

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association hosted a new president installation and honored volunteers at TopGolf on Sunday, June 4, 2023, announcing Travis Hughes as the new SBA President.

Travis Hughes, who was raised in Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico, received a master’s degree in Financial Services from the American College in Pennsylvania and is board certified in Financial Planning. He’s been in practice for over 30 years and heads up Hughes Financial Group.

“We are all excited to have Travis Hughes lead the Board of Directors this year,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We know the Sun Bowl Association means the world to him and his entire family.”

Along with being an active member of the Sun Bowl Association since 2014 and on the Sun Bowl Board of Advisors in 2013, Hughes has also joined several volunteer organizations. He’s past president of the El Paso Holocaust Museum, current president of the Paso Del Norte Center of Hope, which serves victims of human trafficking.

“It’s an honor to serve as the 2023-2024 Sun Bowl President and I look forward to working with Bernie Olivas, the Sun Bowl Staff and all the volunteers who help throughout the year,” Hughes said. said. “I would like to say, ‘THANK YOU’ to our amazing sponsors and over 700 volunteers, as this organization would not be sustained without them.”

The Sun Bowl Association has been a long-standing family tradition for Hughes. His wife, Nichole Ayoub, is a retired news anchor and was the Sun Queen in 1997. His father-in-law, Amen Ayoub, was the Sun Bowl Association Board President in 2010, when the SBA and the City of El Paso welcomed Notre Dame to Sun Bowl Stadium.

Travis and Nichole enjoy sports and traveling the world with their four children, their twins, Heaton (13) and Hampton (13), Heston (11) and Haven (5).

After installing a new board president, the Sun Bowl Association honored and thanked volunteers. A list of award winners is below.

Sun Bowl Most Valuable Volunteer Award winners (2022 events)
• Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football Tournament Devante Aguirre
• Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade Float Building Committee
• Maria Gonzales
• Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade Committee The Hayes Family
• WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Tony & Kristina Ruvalcaba
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Media Host Committee Adriana Ruiz
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game Day Committee Ryan Stephenson
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl PAC-12 Team Host Committee Mark Lindell
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl PAC-12 Band Host Committee Jorge Acosta
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ACC Team Host Committee Mike Neri
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl ACC Band Host Committee Tony Cooper
• Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Provisions Committee Marco Placencia
CBS Host Committee Robert Spencer
• Koogler Award Jennifer Stroh Viescas & Raul Viescas (Most Outstanding Volunteer)
• Gary Del Palacio President’s Award Richard Dayoub (Given to board member)
• Special Recognition Jerry Stephenson

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 501 © 3 organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta.

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SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2023 PARADE THEME & GRAND MARSHAL May 23, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2023 PARADE THEME & GRAND MARSHAL

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers announced the 2023 Sun Bowl Parade theme and grand marshal on May 23 at the SBA offices.

The theme for the 87th Annual Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade is “Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza.” All floats must include a Rock ‘n’ Roll theme with a Rock artist in mind. The float can include mascots, characters or a spokesperson as a focal point and Rock music is a must.

“We are looking forward to another year of excitement at the 87th annual Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said partner Noe Valles of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers. “The theme ‘Rock n Roll Extravaganza,’ harmonizes the power of thankfulness with the vibrant energy of music, creating a symphony of support for our community. Just as the beats of rock unite diverse melodies, the parade strives to unite El Pasoans. Together, let’s rock on and celebrate a harmonious Thanksgiving parade filled with joy, justice, and endless gratitude.”

This year’s parade will be on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 at 10 a.m. (MT) on Montana Ave. and will be televised on KTSM News Ch. 9.

“We are excited to see what everyone builds and produces for this year’s parade with the theme “Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza!” said Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

This will be the third parade with Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers as the title sponsor.

Leading the Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza on Thanksgiving morning will be Four-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall-of-Fame Bull Rider, Tuff Hedeman. He is arguably the most recognized cowboy in the world and a living legend. Bull Riding can be seen as America’s original extreme sport.

Hedeman was born in El Paso, Texas, and won many junior rodeos in his youth. In 1980, he won the high school rodeo bull riding and All-Around titles in New Mexico. He won the team roping title and All-Around designation again in 1981. After high school, he attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. At Sul Ross, he was a member of the rodeo team, competing in bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, and bull riding.

“We have so many great individuals from El Paso and it is time we have the greatest Bull Rider there ever was to lead the Glasheen, Valles & Indernam Sun Bowl Parade,” said Olivas. “Hedeman has accomplished so much in the world of bull riding and beyond, it is only appropriate to have him as our 2023 Grand Marshal.”

Hedeman was instrumental in starting the Professional Bull Riders. In 1995, he won the PBR World Championship despite an encounter with Bodacious that resulted in numerous broken bones in his face.

Hedeman served as president of the PBR from 1992 to 2004 and was a commentator for televised PBR events from 1999 to 2004. In early 2005, Hedeman very briefly joined the PRCA Xtreme Bulls tour as a sideline reporter for televised events before joining CBR not long after. He was president of CBR from 2005 to 2011 and was a commentator for televised CBR events from 2005 to 2008. Hedeman left CBR In early 2018 to start his own organization: the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour (THBRT).

Hedeman’s hands-on approach has him coordinating every element of the events, which brings action packed performances that keep fans and competitors on the edge of their seats.

In addition to 27 years of producing great family friendly events, he is known for his historic clashes with the bucking bull Bodacious and his friendship with the late Lane Frost which was depicted in the 1994 film, 8 Seconds.

Hedeman lives on a ranch in Morgan Mill, Texas, outside of Fort Worth. His oldest son, Lane, is named after Lane Frost; his younger sons are Trevor, Ryker and Ripp. He spends his free time traveling to bull riding and team roping events. He married Elizabeth Ann in 2021.

For more information about Tuff Hedeman go to www.tuffhedemanbullriding.com.

Hedeman Honors
1988 – Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame
1997 – ProRodeo Hall of Fame
1997 – El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame
1999 – PBR Ring of Honor
2002 – Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
2003 – Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame
2010 – Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame
2016 – Bull Riding Hall of Fame
2017 – Molalla Walk of Fame
2020 – Rodeo Hall of Fame of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

ABOUT GLASHEEN, VALLES & INDERMAN INJURY LAWYERS
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers was recently voted the Best Law Firm in El Paso by The City Magazine readers. The injury attorneys in El Paso are here to protect your rights and get justice for those injured in El Paso and the surrounding areas. Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers have worked for years and gained the expertise, network, and resources to properly and effectively represent our clients who have been injured in an accident. The injury attorneys in El Paso work tirelessly for those they represent. Plus, throughout the legal process, the client will never pay one penny unless the case is settled, and the client gets the money deserved. Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers understand that every case is different; that is why the firm provides free consultations, so the injury lawyers can hear the client’s story and evaluate the case to see if Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers would be the right option to represent you. The injury and accident lawyers in El Paso, as well as the staff members, will lead clients through the legal process and work tirelessly to get justice.

If an injury has affected the lives of you or a loved one, no matter where you live, our accident lawyers in El Paso will gladly provide you with a free consultation and hear your story, so we can evaluate your case. For immediate contact, call Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers directly, 915-301-9441 or go to GVILAW.COM


SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023-24 SUN COURT (CLOSED AS OF JULY 9, 2023) May 10, 2023

SUN BOWL ASSOCIATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023-24 SUN COURT (CLOSED AS OF JULY 9, 2023)

2023 Sun Court Application

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 Sun Court. (CLOSED AS OF JULY 9, 2023)

Applications are available online at sunbowl.org or can be picked up at the Sun Bowl Association (SBA) office, located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 in El Paso, Texas. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2023 by 3 p.m. (MT). All interviews will be held on Saturday, July 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the SBA offices.

The El Paso area will be represented by the city’s young women to serve as community ambassadors during all Sun Bowl events including the Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving morning and the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game on December 30, 2023.

“The Sun Court has been an integral part of the Sun Bowl Association for over 85 years and they serve the purpose of being ambassadors for the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso.,” Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We look forward to selecting the best possible candidates to fill the Sun Court and continuing this storied tradition.”

The Sun Court dates back to 1935 when organizers planned the event as a companion to the first Sun Bowl game. This is a great time for young women to promote their city and to volunteer as community ambassadors. Contestants are selected based on poise, personality, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of El Paso and all Sun Bowl Association events. Participants must be full-time students at a college or university and in good academic standing.

For questions, please contact the Sun Bowl Association Office at (915) 533-4416 or email office@sunbowl.org

Eligibility and Rules:
All Sun Princess Applicants must fit criteria in order to be eligible.
•A female between the ages of 18-22 (as of Sept. 1) that has completed one year of college
•Have not been married and have not had any children
•Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 academic hours or full time in a graduate program
•A cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (Transcript must be included with application)
•Sun Princesses may not hold any other title during the time they are members of the Sun Court (i.e. Miss El Paso, Miss Texas, etc…)
•Responsible for their own transportation costs to attend mandatory events

Application/Submission Process:
Official application, an official transcript, a ONE-PAGE resume, a color head shot no larger than 5×7, and an essay (500 words or less) telling us about yourself; include school activities and awards, community involvement, employment and why you want to be a part of the Sun Court. Applications can be submitted electronically or can be dropped off at the Sun Bowl Association office (4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas).

Electronic Submissions: office@sunbowl.org; bolivas@sunbowl.org; macosta@sunbowl.org; emorelos@sunbowl.org;.


THIRD ANNUAL SUN BOWL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SET March 29, 2023

THIRD ANNUAL SUN BOWL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SET

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and the Southwest Flag Football League have teamed up again to host the Third Annual Sun Bowl Adult Flag Football tournament in El Paso, Texas, Friday-Sunday, August 18-20. The three-day event features monetary prizes awarded to the champions.

The tournament will be played at the Westside Sports Complex in El Paso and with various levels to play in. The tournament levels are as follows:

• Men’s D-Division (family & friends)
• Men’s C-Division (recreational)
• Men’s B-Division (intermediate)
• Men’s A-Division (competitive)

• Women’s A-Division (competitive)

• Coed (recreational) Division

“It’s amazing that this will be the third year of this tournament and working with the Southwest Flag Football League has really been a blessing,” said SBA Executive Director Bernie Olivas. “We saw the event grow from year one to year two and anticipate this year’s tournament to have even more participants.”

Rosters will consist of 14 members, who are ready to compete in this 8-on-8 flag football tournament. All participants will receive a tournament gift bag with various commemorative items. The first-place teams in all divisions will receive a tournament championship belt and championship cups.

The winner of the Men’s A – Competitive Division & Women’s A – Competitive Division
will receive a money payout. Monetary prizes awarded will be based on the size of the bracket: up
to 16 teams will receive a $2,500 payout and 32 teams+ bracket will receive a $4,000 payout.

The winner of the Men’s B – Intermediate Division, Men’s C – Recreations Division Men’s D-
Division and Coed C –Recreational Division will receive a $1,000 payout.

The deadline to register for the tournament is Monday, July 31 or until the bracket is full, whichever comes first. All entry fees are $300, which includes all referee fees.

“We are super excited as this event continues to grow and it’s been amazing working with the Southwest Flag Football League. Teaming up with that organization really adds to the event,” Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach said. “It’s always exciting to be part of another Sun Bowl Association event that brings so many people together to showcase El Paso and our community’s hospitality.”

Tournament Chairman Adrian Morales said, “It is a huge honor for me to be part of such a great organization like the Sun Bowl Association while at the same time strengthening our local flag football community. Giving them an opportunity to compete against teams from California to East Texas and from Colorado to interior Mexico, is energizing. This tournament will give them that opportunity.”

WHAT: Third Annual Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament
WHEN: Aug. 18-20, 2023 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
WHERE: Westside Sports Complex (201 Isela Rubalcava Boulevard, El Paso, TX 79932)
WEBSITE: http://sunbowl.org/events/flag_football

About the Sun Bowl Association:
The Sun Bowl Association is a volunteer based non-profit 501 © 3 organization. The Sun Bowl Association, with the help of over 700 volunteers, promotes and serves the El Paso community and features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl football game. Other Sun Bowl core events include the Sun Bowl Flag Football Tournament, the Peter Piper Pizza Sun Bowl Punt, Pass and Kick, Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade, the WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Invitational, and the Fan Fiesta.

About Southwest Flag Football League
• Flag Football League in El Paso, Texas
• Players: 18-years-of-age and up; six different divisions
http://southwestflagfootball.com/
• Phone: (915) 253-9853
• Email: swflagfootball@yahoo.com

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The Aftermath of The Game February 22, 2023

The Aftermath of The Game

EL PASO, Texas – The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is more than just a game for those attending, it is a yearlong production put on by the Sun Bowl Associations (SBA) office staff. For them, this is the game that never ends and constantly changes.

Sun Bowl Executive Director, Bernie Olivas, is well known throughout El Paso for his involvement in the community and collegiate sports. He spends this time of year in meetings with all the schools associated with the Sun Bowl and the various host committees during the month following the game. Discussions take place to find out what changes can be made to improve next year’s game.

“Bowl meetings start now, not just our bowl, but all the bowl. We go over what went well with all the bowls and what went wrong with all the bowls. We try to make the bowl experience for the players the best there is,” said Olivas.

For Olivas, the game never ends. Throughout the years, there have been many changes in college football, collegiate sports, and El Paso, and Olivas has found ways to adjust as needed. “You’d think that after 24 years, that all of this would be routine. It’s different every year. I think that’s what makes it fun for me. It doesn’t get boring. No matter how many years you do the events, it’s never the same.”

With a schedule as busy as Mr. Olivas’, an Executive Assistant like Monika (Moni) Acosta is much appreciated. In addition to joining Olivas in his meetings, Acosta’s main tasks during bowl season include the handling of the mascot Tony the Tiger. Acosta is also in charge of coordinating the Sun Court’s schedule during the months of August through January.

The 2022 game was Acosta’s first year as a full-time employee with the SBA, although she had spent some time interning with the association in the years prior.

Acosta said, “This was my very first one. [Sun Bowl game she’s worked] I started during the pandemic and helped with different kind of canceled events when I was interning. I finished right before the 2021 Sun Bowl.”

Because of her experience as an intern, she was able to hit the ground running and adjusted to the quick pace of the bowl game quickly.

Sun Bowl Marketing Director, Jay Pritchard spends his year coordinating marketing deals and sponsorships in preparation for the game. Throughout the year, he makes sure the image and the name of the bowl is shared.

On game day, Pritchard enjoys watching everything fall into place. “You have to be on your toes but if you have a good game plan going in, a good timeline, and have everything laid out the way you anticipate it, it makes it easier to adjust when random things come up.”

Pritchard’s bowl season ends about a month following the game. He’s tasked with making sure sponsorship agreements get fulfilled and immediately follows with starting on next year’s image.

Special Events Director Joe Daubach runs and coordinates the Glasheen, Valles, and Inderman Injury Lawyers Sun Bowl Parade. He also ensures the filed paint is removed and repainted for UTEP. When speaking of organizing the parade, Daubach is appreciative of all the connections he’s made in the community throughout the years.

“The coolest part of my job is working with so many people,” Daubach said, “They’re more than just volunteers. They’re friends and family.”

Ticket Manager Ellen Hughes who has been working at the Sun Bowl for 31 years. She has made many connections with reoccurring ticket buyers over the years, and many have mentioned that her service is second to none.

Hughes said, “When it’s all done, it’s so great to walk out there and look at it all. I love that feeling of going, once the stadiums fill, looking out and thinking, ‘Wow, you’ve touched almost every ticket here.’”

Hughes pace of work changes drastically after the game in comparison to the month before. With her bowl season officially ending about a month later as she finishes off with reports.

While Hughes spends her time with plenty of contact with customers and the public, Media Relations Director Eddie Morelos is the main source of contact between the Sun Bowl and the media—local, regional, and national.

Morelos spends his time before the game coordinating press conferences and ensuring all media outlets know where to report and how to get information regarding the game. For Morelos, what made the 2022 Sun Bowl stand out from the rest was the game itself.

“The ending was spectacular. It really wrapped things up and put a bow on it for us,” Morelos said.

Post-game is spent handling statistic corrections from the game as well as collecting a media survey that would help with improving their services for next year’s game. Overall, Morelos favorite par working with the SBA, other than the game, is working with interns throughout the year.

Unlike the rest of the office, the month following the game is Financial Manager Pam Carter’s time to shine. January is her busiest time of the year, her “game day”. Financially, Carter is the primary contact between the SBA and the teams who participate in the game, as well as vendors.

Carter has been employed with the SBA for 19 years and is still impressed by the amazing event that she gets to help on every year.

Carter said, “The organization is well known throughout the community, the camaraderie that we all have, and how much we rely on each other to get things done. That’s what’s crazy, seven people with hundreds of volunteers putting on a bowl game. It’s impressive!”

She further added, “85% of our support and ticket holders is out community. So, this is truly a game for our community.”

The Sun Bowl is the second oldest bowl game in the county and has outlasted so many other bowl games due to the hard work that the staff, volunteers and committee do in the organization. Like Bernie Olivas always says, “We have one of the best staffs in the bowl business.”

The Aftermath of The Game

The Aftermath of The Game

The Aftermath of The Game


SUN BOWL WRAP UP & THANK YOU - Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas January 27, 2023

SUN BOWL WRAP UP & THANK YOU - Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas

THANK YOU TO ALL!!

We had a GR-R-REAT time and could not do any of this without our sponsors, partners, ticket buyers and volunteers! We appreciate ALL OF THE BORDERLAND!

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