The Sonic Boom of the South will play Aug. 31 at the Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas.
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Keith Belton will have as much to say about how improved the Rebels are this season and beyond as anyone else, his responsibility to grow the physiques of boys into men and men into bigger men.
Fresh off UNLV’s first fall football practice Friday at Rebel Park, coach Tony Sanchez said his top priority early in training camp is naming a starting quarterback.
With UNLV’s Sept. 1 season opener against Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium less than four weeks away, here are five things to watch in camp.
Individual tickets went on sale Monday for all six of UNLV’s home football games this season at Sam Boyd Stadium.
UNLV cornerback Tim Hough, a Desert Pines High School product who set the school freshman record for interceptions last season with four, took ballet classes from ages 3 to 9.
San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey is the nation’s active leader in rushing yards (4,272), rushing touchdowns (45) and all-purpose yards (5,145). He attended Canyon Springs High School.
It’s no secret to followers of UNLV football that the energy level of strength coach Keith Belton and his assistant, Jeff Eaton, is off the charts. Their infectious enthusiasm also is no longer a secret to the outside world.
If things break right this season, Boise State might be the first Group of Five team to crash the College Football Playoff party. The Broncos were picked to win the Mountain Division of the Mountain West.
Las Vegas sports books might expect the UNLV football team to improve on last season’s 3-9 record — the Rebels’ 2016 win total is 4.5 — but the Mountain West media does not.
Several topics will be discussed at the Mountain West Football Media Days, which will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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.
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.