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.
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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.
Bishop Gorman all-state middle linebacker Farrell Hester became the third Las Vegas Valley player to orally commit early to the Rebels’ 2017 recruiting class, joining Desert Pines’ Marckell Grayson and Isaiah Morris.
The win total released last week by the Golden Nugget for UNLV in 2016 would spell doom and gloom at countless programs across the country, but it should produce a different reaction in Las Vegas.
I met a couple of more guys one could look up to Monday morning at Lied Library on the UNLV campus. One stood 3 feet, 7 inches. His name is Brandon Hamilton.
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.
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.
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