Athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said the school was monitoring what is happening with Big 12 expansion, but the Rebels aren’t actively promoting themselves as candidates.
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UNLV’s home football game against Idaho on Sept. 24 will kick off at 6 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium but won’t be televised, the school announced Friday.
For the second straight year, UNLV junior wide receiver Devonte Boyd has been named to the official preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top pass catcher.
UNLV offensive tackle Kyle Saxelid is one of 81 Football Bowl Subdivision nominees for the 2016 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
UNLV center Will Kreitler is on the official Fall Watch List released Wednesday for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.
UNLV is one of five major colleges with minority head coaches in men’s basketball and football. The Rebels are the only ones to include a female athletic director.
UNLV’s season opener against Jackson State on Sept. 1 at Sam Boyd Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be streamed by the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders.
Nine of UNLV’s 12 football games this season will be televised after ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that the network will show two Rebels home games this year.
The UNLV football team will face Southern California on Sept. 1, 2018, one year earlier than previously scheduled. The Rebels will be paid a guarantee of $1.15 million for the game.
If you ask Devonte Boyd who’s the best wide receiver in college football, he’ll tell you it’s him. The UNLV junior is projected to at least be one of the best wideouts in the Mountain West this season.
The game will be played at the site of the divisional champion with the highest College Football Playoff ranking at the conclusion of regular-season play.
UNLV’s football game at Boise State will kick off at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 18, and be shown on ESPN2, it was announced Tuesday.
Former UNLV safety Peni Vea was cut by the Chiefs only a few days after signing with Kansas City as an undrafted free agent.
Peni Vea had to wait more than a month after April’s NFL Draft for the call, but his hopes came to fruition this week, when he signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Months of whispers became public Thursday when UNLV president Len Jessup said the school has raised $5 million to $6 million toward building an on-campus football facility.
With no guaranteed money game on UNLV’s 2016 football schedule and men’s basketball ticket sales down 5 percent from last year at this time, the school is projected to have a budget deficit of $1.5 million to $3 million in 2016-17.
School president Len Jessup told assembled regents a timetable has been set to raise enough additional funds by the fall so that construction on the facility — likely adjacent to the current practice fields — could begin in the spring.
It is UNLV’s first trip to UCLA and Rose Bowl in program history and the first trip to the Los Angeles area since the Rebels played at USC in 1997.
UNLV took a big step forward in its football fundraising efforts Friday, when it received a $2 million gift, the largest in program history, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donor is a longtime supporter of the school and its athletics department.
The financial impact on what a stadium would mean to UNLV was discussed at different points of Thursday’s gathering, but this remains a secondary and yet highly significant element: How big a part could a stadium play in securing the Rebels’ membership in a Power 5 conference?
Rick Trachok, chairman of the University of Nevada Board of Regents, will propose that regents no longer vote on coaches’ contracts. The onus will be on the university president to put together a fiscally responsible deal.
Regents should have zero influence when it comes to those a university hires to run athletic programs, and that includes voting to approve the contracts offered coaches.
Tim Leiweke adds credibility and influential NFL connections to the Las Vegas stadium drive. He is playing an integral role in the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland.
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