Runnin’ Rebel Madness To Be Held In Downtown Las Vegas On Oct. 22

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Free music-festival style, midnight madness type event that will also include dunk contest to take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center next to The D Hotel


 The UNLV men’s basketball team will welcome the 2015-16 season with a new event, Runnin’ Rebel Madness, which will be held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center next to The D Hotel on Thursday, October 22.

The free music-festival style, midnight madness type event will take place from 7-9 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Moving to this new location for the first time, Runnin’ Rebel Madness will be similar to the Runnin’ Rebels’ 2011 event that was called The Runnin’ Rebel Experience and will replace what was dubbed The Runnin’ Rebel Showcase in recent years. A big difference though from the 2011 event will be that UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center basketball court (Tarkanian Court) will be moved to the events center for the evening’s festivities.

Special videos will debut at Runnin’ Rebel Madness, while each player will have their own unique introduction. The event will also mark the return of a UNLV men’s basketball dunk contest and performances by the Rebel Girls and UNLV Cheer.

Other entertainment is being planned and will be announced as the event draws closer. In addition, fans will be able to get autographs and photos from their favorite players.

“We are really looking forward to this new event in Downtown Las Vegas,” said head coach Dave Rice. “It will be a fun, exciting night, and also a unique opportunity for the community to meet our team and for our guys to interact with our great Runnin’ Rebel fans. Special thanks to The D Hotel and Wendoh Media for their creativity and helping make this event possible.”

The UNLV women’s basketball team will also be in attendance and will be introduced.

For fans that are also interested in seeing more of this year’s Runnin’ Rebel squad on the court, a free public scrimmage is also being planned for Oct. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

A limited number of season tickets in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center for the 2015-16 UNLV men’s basketball season are on sale now. They may be purchased online at, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.

Rice is entering his fifth season as head coach of the Runnin’ Rebel program. UNLV returns seven scholarship players from last year’s roster with six newcomers making up another highly regarded recruiting class. After a top-five class in 2014, Rivals has this year’s Runnin’ Rebel class ranked No. 11 in the country.

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Rebel Girls Win “Scarlet. Gray. Every Day.” Community Outreach Competition




Team will deliver more than 325 books and school supplies to students at Robert E. Lake Elementary School on Friday


The UNLV Rebel Girls have won the 2012-13 “Scarlet. Gray. Every Day.” Community Outreach Competition. Recording 19,860 minutes (15.75 hours per team member) over the course of the challenge, which ran from Sept. 3, 2012 to Mar. 31, 2013, and included all 17 sports programs as well as cheer/dance and athletic training, the Rebel Girls claimed the top spot with UNLV softball and UNLV cheer following in second and third place, respectively.

Many hours dedicated by the Rebel Girls to growing The Lindsay Bennett Memorial helped to boost UNLV Athletics’ overall point total and secure a second-place finish in the Mountain West Student-Athlete Advisory Council’s annual community outreach challenge, which concluded in February.

Part of the reward for winning the athletic department’s internal competition includes carrying out one final community service project before the Spring semester ends. A Target Campus Grant will allow the Rebel Girls to deliver more than 325 books and school supplies to students at Robert E. Lake Elementary School during a pep rally on Friday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. Youth reading remains a key area of focus for the community outreach efforts of UNLV Athletics.

UNLV ATHLETIC NEWS: Women Of Excellence Athletic Fund Advisory Board Hosted Wine & Cheese Social On Feb. 6.



It was an exciting evening at the Mendenhall Center on Feb. 6, 2013 when coaches, student-athletes, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the exceptional female sports teams at UNLV with a Wine & Cheese Social. The UNLV Women of Excellence Athletic Fund Advisory Board hosted the event, bringing together UNLV athletics with campus and community members to thank them for their support and to inspire new members to get involved.

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Linda Staley, a former UNLV basketball player and now an Advisory Board member emceed the evening’s program. Amy Bush, Head Coach of women’s golf, expressed her gratitude on behalf of all the coaches for assisting with summer school funding and other program enhancements. Swimmer and SAAC representative Hilary Ego remarked on current fundraising efforts that have strengthened the women’s swimming and diving program. Jordan Hardy from the track and field squad, spoke of the great mentorship opportunities that the Fund has provided her. Volleyball player Madeline Westman outlined her personal experiences at UNLV regarding community outreach activities.

The evening was capped off by the recognition of the Division I Hip Hop National Champion Rebel Girls and their amazing performance. Guests then made their way over to the women’s basketball contest against Fresno State.

The Women of Excellence Athletic Fund Advisory Board would like to thank Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for their sponsorship and to everyone who was in attendance for making this evening such a success and for all of their continued support towards UNLV Women’s Athletics.

To learn more about the UNLV Women of Excellence Athletic Fund and to donate log on to or call 70-895-1533