The Battle for the Fremont Cannon and four other UNLV football games will be shown on national TV this season, though all the times and channels haven’t been announced.
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UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez grew up 22 miles from the Oakland Coliseum, where he attended countless Raiders games. If Raiders owner Mark Davis has his way, Sanchez might eventually need only take a short stroll across campus to reach the NFL team’s new stadium in Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Thursday told the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee that he wants to move his NFL franchise to Las Vegas, and he pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion domed stadium if a public-private financing plan is approved by the Legislature.
Former UNLV quarterback Blake Decker has been named a member of the 2016 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
UNLV’s football game this season at Boise State will be televised on ESPN2 on Nov. 18, starting at either 6 or 6:30 p.m. PT, the Mountain West announced Monday
Johnny Stanton and Kurt Palandech were both listed as the starting quarterback on UNLV’s post-spring, two-deep depth chart released Thursday, though second-year coach Tony Sanchez said Stanton has a slight edge in the competition.
Aside from a few fun facts — including one that coach Tony Sanchez is a country music fan who always ensures the hip-hop-heavy practice playlist includes the stylings of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash — here are five other things we learned during UNLV’s spring practice.
UNLV scored the only touchdown of its spring game and, as if on cue, the skies opened up Saturday afternoon at Johann Memorial Field. The heavy downpour sent the announced crowd of 2,800 scurrying for cover.
After a slow start to spring practice, UNLV quarterback Johnny Stanton has come on strong. But, heading into today’s spring game, coach Tony Sanchez isn’t ready to anoint the former Nebraska player as the Rebels’ starting quarterback over incumbent starter Kurt Palandech.
That sequence of plays took place at UNLV’s practice Friday morning at Rebel Park, where crowd noise blared from speakers and the energy was palpable as the team geared up for its annual spring game, scheduled for noon Saturday at Johann Memorial Field.
The NFL’s Oakland Raiders plan to play some preseason games at Sam Boyd Stadium, and possibly one regular-season game per year, to help build their fan base in Southern Nevada if a deal is reached to build a new domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip.
In the most emotional moment of UNLV’s spring football practice, Rebels coach Tony Sanchez made a surprise announcement to the team after its final workout before spring break that junior walk-on linebacker Roscoe Kalilikane would be awarded a scholarship.
The entire UNLV football team crowded around kicker Nicolai Bornand at the end of Wednesday’s practice at Rebel Park and tried to distract him, but the senior stayed focused and calmly booted a 35-yard field goal.
Following Saturday’s football practice at Rebel Park, Johnny Stanton said UNLV’s quarterbacks, including himself, needed to step up their games.
Confidence is key to being a successful quarterback. After three weeks of spring practice, UNLV quarterback Johnny Stanton could use a confidence booster.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis met with UNLV officials Friday and toured Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the Rebels football team.
Junior Devonte Boyd has 119 catches for 1,884 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first two seasons for UNLV. He’s the leader of a receiving corps that is short on depth, with only four scholarship players in spring practice, but long on talent and confidence.
UNLV had one of the worst defenses in the country last season, but has shown signs of life during spring practice.
Thirty minutes after UNLV football practice ended Wednesday morning, offensive coordinator Barney Cotton was the only person remaining at Rebel Park.
Tony Sanchez talks fast, walks fast and his energy is off the charts. But the UNLV football coach has got nothing on Rebels strength and conditioning coach Keith Belton and his assistant, Jeff Eaton.
As if returning to practice at 8:10 a.m. Monday morning following a week off for spring break wasn’t sobering enough for the UNLV football team, it had to contend with wind gusts of up to 60 mph at Rebel Park.
When Johnny Stanton showed up for the first day of UNLV spring football practice looking like a linebacker at 6-feet-2-inches and a solid 245 pounds, the junior college transfer appeared poised to barrel over the competition for the Rebels starting quarterback job.
Desert Pines High School running back Isaiah Morris became the school’s second player to commit to UNLV’s 2017 recruiting class, joining Jaguars quarterback Marckell Grayson.
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