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President Obama to deliver video message to Texas Western's 1966 National Champs

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The Commander-in-Chief will make a video appearance in the Don Saturday afternoon.

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UTEP Athletics has a lot of surprises in store for Saturday's 50th anniversary game commemorating the historic 1966 National Championship.

One including a video appearance by the President of the United States of America thanks to a local politician.

President Barack Obama will deliver a video message on the Haskins Center video screen's to honor the '66 champs at halftime reports the El Paso Times.

A number of special guests will be in attendance along with the remaining members of the '66 team, and former Miner legend Nolan Richardson as well as former Haskins' assistant on the '66 team Moe Iba.

NCAA President Mark Emmert will also be on hand.

UTEP's advertising campaigns for event have also been hinting about multiple video appearances by numerous sports stars, and celebrities throughout the game.

According to the Times, tickets are still available but a walk-up crowd is expected to sell out Saturday's game against Western Kentucky which will be aired live on FoxSports1.