Lagasse’s Stadium At The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts 2015 Football Draft Celebration On April 30

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WHAT: Lagasse’s Stadium® at The Palazzo Las Vegas® invites football fans to revel in the excitement as Round 1 of the 2015 Draft kicks off on Thursday, April 30. Guests will be able to indulge in a special menu featuring tailgate-inspired bites, while enjoying an exceptional viewing experience of the live draft on more than 100 high definition televisions.

ESPN Radio 1100 personalities Mitch and Pritch will be broadcasting live from 4-6 p.m.

To kick off the action-packed draft celebration, at 4 p.m., the first 250 fans who show up wearing their favorite team’s jersey or t-shirt will be given a complimentary draught Bud Light. Also, the Bud Light models will be signing calendars and will be on hand with Bud Light promotional items.

The Lagasse’s Stadium culinary team, led by Chef Scott Pajak, has curated the following special menu items offered for the occasion:


New Orleans Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
with steamed rice

Surf  ‘N’ Turf Nachos with Sautéed Shrimp and Shaved Prime Rib
crispy tortilla chips layered with cheddar cheese sauce and black beans
topped with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapenos


BBQ Brisket Sandwich
with Creole seasoned fries


Beer Battered Shrimp on Maytag Blue Cheese Slaw
with Creole tomato glaze


Drink Specials
Bucket of 6 beers (Budweiser, Bud Light, or Bud Light Platinum)
Bud Light Pitchers


Thursday, April 30; 4 p.m.
Draft begins at 5 p.m.


Lagasse’s Stadium
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South


Fans can reserve their seats by calling 702-607-2665. Must be 21 years or older.

Lagasse’s Stadium combines celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine and kicked up eats for the sports fan. With an innovative take on tailgating, Lagasse’s Stadium features game day favorite menu items, free flowing brew and more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9 foot by 16 foot main TV. Highlights include plush stadium-style seating, luxury boxes, patio dining, billiard tables, sports betting stations, video poker machines, black jack and craps tables and during-the-game sports betting in the palm of your hand via Cantor Gaming pocketcasino mobile devices. Signature dishes include Emeril’s Steak BAM’Wich, New Orleans Style Crab Cakes, Creole Reuben, BBQ Ribs and other favorites. Located just steps from Las Vegas Blvd. in front of The Palazzo, this is tailgating done Vegas style. Restaurant and bar hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, sportsbook and gaming lounge opens at 10 a.m. For luxury box and table reservations call 702.607.2665. Keep up with specials on Twitter @LagassesStadium and


The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites including the largest standard suites on The Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Live entertainment at The Palazzo includes “FRANK – The Man. The Music.,” a must-see theatrical tribute to the life and music of Frank Sinatra. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Head Back Out On Road To Play South Dakota Saturday


UNLV and Coyotes will play at Sioux Falls’ Sanford Pentagon on Saturday

After defeating Saint Katherine, 113-53, on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the UNLV men’s basketball team (5-2) has had a week without games to concentrate on final exams. The Runnin’ Rebels’ “Rodeo Road Trip” will continue this weekend with a game in Sioux Falls, S.D., against South Dakota (3-7) at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who had to replace all five starters from a year ago, have mainly used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.2 ppg, but he did not play vs. Saint Katherine because of a back injury. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has five double-doubles this year, which ranks eighth in the country, and has averages of 13.3 ppg and team highs of 9.6 rpg and 3.6 bpg. Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is tied for the team lead in blocks at 3.6 per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad with 5.7 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.0, which is eighth-best in the country.


As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels lead the country in blocked shots (9.1 bpg) and are 11th in field-goal percentage defense (34.8).


Saturday’s game will be televised by Midco Sports Network and also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App with Jay Elsen and Greg Stemen calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at


UNLV (5-2, 0-0 Mountain West) 


South Dakota (3-7, 0-0 Summit League)

 Saturday, December 13, 2014
 7 p.m. CST/5 p.m. PST
 Sanford Pentagon (3,250), Sioux Falls, S.D.
TV: Midco Sports Network/ESPN3 (Jay Elsen, Greg Stemen)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App &

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS : Runnin’ Rebels At New Mexico Wednesday On CBS Sports Network




Game will tip at 6:15 p.m. PST on CBS Sports Network

After not playing a game this past weekend, the UNLV men’s basketball team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to face New Mexico, who is receiving votes in both polls, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:15 p.m. MST/6:15 p.m. PST. The Runnin’ Rebels who had a seven-game win streak snapped against Air Force (75-68) on Jan. 4, are coming off their second straight loss, which was last Wednesday against Nevada, Reno (74-71).

Wednesday’s game vs. the Lobos will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Doug Gottlieb calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard on ESPN Radio 1100/98.9 FM. A radio broadcast listen link and Gametracker will be available at

After six straight games at home to open the season, UNLV played two road games during its “Rodeo Road Trip,” losing a close one at then-No. 2 Arizona (63-58) on Dec. 7, then beating Southern Utah on Dec. 14 in Cedar City, which started the seven-game win streak. In the loss to the Wildcats, the Runnin’ Rebels held what is now the nation’s top-ranked team to its second-lowest scoring output of the season and its fourth-closest game in terms of margin of victory.

Roscoe Smith, who leads the nation in rebounding average with 12.8 rpg, is second in the country in double-doubles with 11. He had just one in two seasons at UConn. Smith grabbed 10 or more rebounds in the first six games of the season (now 13 of 16) with totals of 19, 21 and a career-high 22. Birch, who has seven double-doubles this season, is sixth in the country in blocked shots with 3.7 per contest. He has had double-figure rebounding totals in eight of his 16 games and has blocked at least four shots in a game eight times this season. Dejean-Jones leads the team in scoring with 14.5 ppg (1st in Mountain West play at 22.3 ppg), while Smith (12.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg) is second on the team in scoring and is averaging a double-double. Birch is just shy of averaging a double-double (11.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg). Senior guard Kevin Olekaibe is the fourth Runnin’ Rebel in double figures at 10.6 ppg.

GAME #17

UNLV (10-6, 1-2 Mountain West)


NEW MEXICO (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West)

DATE: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
TIME: 7:15 p.m. MST/6:15 p.m. PST
SITE: The Pit (15,411), Albuquerque, N.M.
TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Doug Gottlieb)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio (audio) & Gametracker at

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: The Dave Rice Radio Show Starts Tuesday




Program will originate from Brendan’s Irish Pub at The Orleans Hotel & Casino. Will air live during the lunch hour on Sports 920 The Game then be replayed later in the day on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM

The Dave Rice Radio Show will make its 2013-14 debut on Tuesday, Oct. 29, airing live on Sports 920 (AM) The Game from 12-1 p.m., then replaying on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM from 6-7 p.m. 

The show will take place on selected weekdays throughout the entire season and will originate from Brendan’s Irish Pub at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Hosted by Jon Sandler, UNLV IMG College’s play-by-play voice of the Runnin’ Rebels, the show features Rice, the head coach of the UNLV men’s basketball team. Again this year, ESPN Radio 1100’s Seat Williams will co-host the show and it will also include Robert Smith, former Runnin’ Rebel legend and the men’s basketball program’s radio analyst.

Fans are encouraged to attend the show in person, but for those that can’t make it and want to call in to ask a question, the phone number is 866-602-1978. Questions may also be tweeted to @UNLVonTheRadio.

The full 2013-14 Dave Rice Radio Show is schedule below. Please note that all shows will air live on 920 AM at 12 p.m., then will be replayed on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM at 6 p.m., except Tues., Nov. 5, which will air live on 920 AM at 11 a.m., and will have no replay because of the exhibition game vs. Adams State that night.

Tues., Oct. 29
Tues., Nov. 5
Wed., Nov. 13
Wed., Nov. 20
Wed., Dec. 4
Wed., Dec. 11
Mon., Dec. 30
Mon., Jan. 6
Mon., Jan. 13
Mon., Jan. 20
Mon., Jan. 27
Mon., Feb. 3
Mon., Feb. 10
Mon., Feb. 17
Mon., Feb. 24
Mon., March 3.
Mon., March 10