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Oklahoma football: UTEP to begin selling tickets to its opener vs. Sooners

Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. central Saturday.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 17, 2012

Oklahoma fans willing to make the long trip to El Paso, Texas, for the Sooners' 2012 season opener can purchases tickets beginning Saturday morning, UTEP's athletic department announced Friday night.

Tickets will be made available at 11 a.m. (Oklahoma time) central time and can be purchased online at, or through the university's ticket center by calling (915) 747-5234. The ticket center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $35 for bronze reserved, $60 for silver reserved and $70 for gold reserved.

Friday's announcement bumped the date up by two days; UTEP had originally planned to make single-game tickets to its first five home games available Monday.


Senior Jesse Paulsen earned a scholarship at defensive back, but the news for Paulsen doesn't end there. Tony Jefferson said Paulsen's the No. 2 guy behind him. The Albuquerque, N.M., native played in 13 games during the last two seasons for the Sooners.

“Jesse is a hard player,” Jefferson said. “Many people don't' know, but he works hard. We had him on special teams last year, and he stepped up in the scrimmage and was making plays.”


Last season's lingering disappointment (at least by OU's standards) still eats at senior defensive end R.J. Washington.

“It wasn't even that we lost three games, it was how we lost them and what we were doing,” a reflective Washington said Friday afternoon. “Missing class and little things where it's like, if we could have just been a little more disciplined, if we had gone out to practice with a little more enthusiasm, focused a little bit more... We are grown enough to look back and reflect on it and just say, ‘I'm tired of the 'What ifs?'”

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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