Hall of Fame coach Haskins to lie in state at UTEP arena

Updated: September 8, 2008, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

'Glory Road'

To understand where the college basketball season of 1966 started, how it started, go back beyond Hollywood, beyond El Paso, Texas, and all the way across those dirt roads to Enid, Okla., where Don Haskins and his best friend, Herman Carr, played one-on-one every day under a sun-baked sky. Page 2

EL PASO, Texas -- The body of Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins will lie in state on Tuesday afternoon in the Texas-El Paso basketball arena named for him.

The viewing is scheduled for noon-8 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Thursday at the same Don Haskins Center.

The retired Miners coach Haskins died Sunday afternoon at his El Paso home after a battle with congestive heart failure. He was 78.

The longtime UTEP coach is credited with helping break color barriers in college sports in 1966 when he used five black starters to win a national basketball title for what was then Texas Western.


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