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.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
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.