When it comes to return on investment, it would be hard to argue with the performance of Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas’ home for sports and entertainment for nearly 50 years.
Shane Steichen and Scott Turner were UNLV quarterbacks and teammates in the early 2000s. Steichen with the Chargers and Turner with Washington are NFL offensive coordinators.
Nevada sportsbooks took $1.87 billion in bets last year on football and won $122.4 million. But those numbers could be cut almost in half if the college football season is canceled.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House task force on the coronavirus pandemic, told CNN the NFL would need a centralized format to play this season.
The Raiders had stipulated that UNLV needed to shift the Colorado State game to Oct. 23 in order for the Rebels to play Arizona State at Allegiant Stadium on Sept. 12.
The Raiders picked up quarterback DeShone Kizer last year after he was waived by the Green Bay Packers. He spent most of last season third on the depth chart.
Will fans feel safe enough to brave the masses and attend a sporting event fresh off a global pandemic?
One site projected UNLV’s Javin White, who can play multiple defensive positions, as anywhere from a fifth-round pick to a preferred undrafted free agent.
Former UNLV center Joe Hawley walked away after eight seasons in the NFL to travel the country two years ago. He now wants to use his experiences to help others.
Javin White and Justin Polu are the most likely of five Rebels who may be chosen in the NFL draft.