At halftime of Thursday’s UNLV college football season opener, four limber young men sporting the Jackson State colors strutted onto the field around the 50-yard line at Sam Boyd Stadium.
UNLV defensive end Antonio Zepeda overcame some disturbing obstacles in his life and long odds to become an NCAA Division I college football player at UNLV.
With less than two weeks before the Rebels open their second season under Tony Sanchez, it remains undecided who will assume the starter’s role at the most critical position when Jackson State visits Sam Boyd Stadium on Sept. 1.
The Rebels’ first two-a-day is Wednesday, with the team practicing under the morning sun at Rebel Park before returning to the field for an evening workout at Sam Boyd Stadium.
A day after UNLV landed its potential quarterback of the future in three-star recruit Armani Rogers, the Rebels added a potential future target for the 6-foot-5-inch signal caller Friday night in two-star wide receiver Mekhi Stevenson.
About 1,500 students and officials showed up at the UNLV Student Union this morning to watch the football team paint the Fremont Cannon red.
UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez, QB Blake Decker and DB Peni Vea met with the media on Tuesday, and they’re all very excited about the upcoming season.
The 24-minute news conference was nearing a close Tuesday, but it wasn’t winding down. UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez never winds down. At least it seems like he never does.
Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay recently hold his state’s board of regents the school might not be able to afford football. That would be a damaging blow to UNLV and the Mountain West.
The defensive backs were the strongest part of UNLV’s defense last football season. They are expected to be again this season.