This season's 100th edition of the rivalry series features a UTEP squad (2-5, 1-2 CUSA) needing a win to keep bowl hopes alive and an NM State group (4-3, 2-1 CUSA) that is seeking consecutive bowl seasons.
In 2006 El Paso got its first taste of 18-year-old Rihanna. She performed here at the Brut Sun Bowl during halftime when Oregon State beat the Missouri Tigers. Pon de Replay had been a hit for over a year and S.O.S. was the song the high school seniors were getting ready to, but she was nowhere near the success she would achieve in her lifetime.
RBD fans crammed into the bar and cheered as the announcement was made that the pop group would be starting their 26-date comeback tour “Soy Rebelde Tour” right here in El Paso at the Sun Bowl Stadium on August 25th.
The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl has come and gone once again.
On December 30th, 2022, Pitt defeated UCLA in a nail-biter of a game with a field goal to end the game at 37-35.
As the teams collided on the field, in the stands fans were continuing a tradition many may not know about...