UNLV’s football season opener at Southern California on Sept. 1 will be at 1 p.m. and televised on the Pac-12 Network.
While most of the focus on the planned $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium is focused on the construction site at Interstate 15 and Russell Road, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority continues to monitor agreements it has reached with the stadium’s builders, the Oakland Raiders.
The stadium authority board unanimously approved a $546.3 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year and a collection of amended agreements designed to better account for funding of the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat indoor stadium under construction at Interstate 15 and Russell Road.
Seven UNLV sports broke or tied their previous Academic Progress Rate highs, according to data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
The NCAA has at least temporarily changed its policy toward legalized sports betting, clearing the way for Las Vegas to bid on championship events such as the Final Four.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a nationwide ban on single-game legalized sports betting outside of Nevada. That could help Las Vegas’ case to host NCAA championship events, which currently is prohibited.
UNLV senior defensive backs Jocquez Kalili and Ty’Jason Roberts were put on scholarship Thursday by UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez. They will count against the 2019 recruiting class.
Former Bishop Gorman four-star cornerback Alex Perry is transferring from Arizona State to play football at UNLV, a source said Monday. Perry played in four games as an incoming freshman last season and didn’t record any statistics.
UNLV hired Eric Nepomuceno to be in charge of compliance for the athletic department. Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois also has restructured the compliance office, so Nepomuceno will report to her as well as the president’s office.