When UTEP debuted their navy blue football helmet with the large pick last year, I thought it was the nicest looking thing I had seen from the school in a long time. This morning, the Miners gave their first look of a third football helmet that they will wear for tomorrow night's home opener against Rice.

UTEP Atheltics.

The white helmet with navy blue pick and facemask is another great look for the team. The pick has a silver outline and the new helmet will be worn with an all-white jersey and pants combination tomorrow. As you might imagine, Miner players were a little excited when they saw the new helmets for the first time.

UTEP and Rice kicks off at 6pm MT tomorrow night. Plenty of tickets remain for the game, which can be purchased online, calling 747-5234, or by visiting the University Ticket Center.