The Mountain West on Thursday night decided to begin play next month after presidents from its 12 member schools met and voted.
Mountain West presidents are expected to vote this week on an eight-game fall football season, and a person with ties to UNLV is cautiously optimistic about playing.
UNLV was scheduled to play at Virginia Commonwealth on Dec. 2.
The iconic Maui Classic early season basketball tournament was switched to Asheville, North Carolina, on Friday because of COVID-19 and Hawaii’s strict quarantine rules.
The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball season will begin on Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.
UNLV said in a news release that it expected to save $1.2 million by taking such a step. The action was taken because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Former UNLV quarterback Kenny Mayne’s professional football hopes were ended by a broken ankle. He instead became one of ESPN’s longest-lasting and most popular anchors.
H Waldman played for UNLV from 1990-92 and Saint Louis from 1993-95 before playing internationally in three countries.
With sports arenas and stadiums in the Las Vegas Valley set to sit empty without fans for the immediate future, some facilities are looking at ways to utilize their space outside of game days.
The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted substantial financial damage on the Las Vegas sports scene. Fans may need patience before a full recovery takes place.
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.
UNLV hasn’t yet played a game at the pristine, $1.9 billion coliseum, but the football program is already reaping its rewards in recruiting.
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.
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the 2020 college football season after 54 FBS teams postponed their fall schedules amid coronavirus concerns.