UNLV has sold its most season tickets since 2010. Fans are taking advantage of a new program that guarantees comparable prices and seats at Allegiant Stadium next year.
UNLV will play its first season in Allegiant Stadium next year, and those who buy season-ticket packages for this year receive a break on the prices.
When the Las Vegas Raiders roll into Allegiant Stadium next year, what will the pre-game tailgate party look like for fans of the Silver and Black?
UNLV freshman defensive end Jacoby Windmon will start the Aug. 31 season opener against Southern Utah at Sam Boyd Stadium. An eligibility issue has sidelined senior Gabe McCoy for that game.
UNLV senior Justin Polu has started all 36 games the past three seasons at right guard. He was the only Rebel selected to the preseason All-Mountain West team.
The NCAA approved the appeal by the Rebels sophomore to play this season. The former Bishop Gorman High School star transferred from California after last season.
The linebacker couldn’t practice until his final grades posted and he was cleared by UNLV’s admissions office and went through an NCAA-mandated five-day acclimation period.
The junior responded to a subpar scrimmage a week ago with a much stronger performance Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. He also was named a team captain.
UNLV players are encouraged to sit in one of the seven 100-gallon ice tubs after each morning practice. The water is around 55 degrees, but some players ask for extra ice.
The starters will receive some playing time, but many will spend most of the night watching when the Rebels scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Will Kreitler is one of four graduate assistants at UNLV, and they work long hours as they try to establish their coaching careers.
UNLV has created the Rebel Rewards Program for season-ticker holders. Rewards are based on how many times tickets are scanned at each sport’s events.
The offensive lineman was forced to look elsewhere when Humboldt State dropped football last year. He landed at UNLV and is the second-team left tackle.