For the last couple of years UTEP has been experiencing a fan drain at sporting events. Attendance at football games has dropped drastically and fan fatigue has even hit the storied UTEP Men's Basketball program. Tickets to the basketball games at the Don Haskins Center used to be a prized get, but the past few years, there have been only diehard fans going to the games.

To try and reverse that, newly hired Athletic Director Jim Senter is putting together the university's inaugural Fan Council. They are looking for 30 people to serve one to three year terms and help guide UTEP Athletics in the future.

Senters has been seen at UTEP basketball games and Chihuahuas games talking to people about what they are looking for at UTEP sporting events. He is willing to hear the good, bad, and ugly of the fan experience, so the I think the idea of a Fan Council is a step in the right direction.

Mike always says that the only way to get people back in the stands is to win games, but I think that a better fan experience goes hand-in-hand with winning teams. If you would like to apply for a spot on the Fan Council, go to utepathletics.com/fancouncil before May 18. Members will be selected by the end of May and meetings will be once a quarter beginning in June.