Vegas Golden Knights to Host Fan Fest in Partnership with The D Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience, Jan. 14

 

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS TO HOST FAN FEST
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE D LAS VEGAS
AND FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, JAN. 14

 

The team and fans to take over Downtown Las Vegas at an
action-packed celebration for the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season

 

As part of their exclusive downtown partnership with the D Las Vegas, the Vegas Golden Knights will transform Fremont Street Experience into a hockey extravaganza for the team’s first-ever Fan Fest on Sunday, January 14 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the public, the mid-season rally will offer hockey buffs the chance to see their favorite players and celebrate the team’s great start to their inaugural season.

Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the team as they walk a red carpet under Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision. Additionally, they can meet the team’s mascot, Chance and try their hand at hockey with shooting cages. The red carpet will begin at Casino Center Blvd., with the main festivities taking place on 3rd Street Stage, located outside the D Las Vegas.

Other special guests will include Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley, the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens, Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant, and Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. The team’s play-by-play and color broadcasters on AT&T SportsNet, Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy, will emcee the event. Please note the list of attendees is subject to change.

the D Las Vegas is the official Downtown Las Vegas casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights and hosts game-day viewing parties all season long at LONGBAR. Furthermore, the iconic Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and is home to the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision. It also boasts SlotZilla, a unique zipline attraction that launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform.

 

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS:
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE:
Fremont Street Experience, a seven-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” a multi-sensory walk-through experience, inspired by AMC’s hit tv series “Fear the Walking Dead™.” With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations announcement

the ultimate fighter

 

COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES SET TO DO BATTLE IN NEXT INTERNATIONAL EDITION OF The Ultimate Fighter®

 

UFC® reality show veterans Patrick Côté and Kyle Noke named coaches of Canada versus Australia series

  

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) confirmed today the next international installment of its famed reality show will feature two leading Commonwealth mixed martial arts countries, as Canada meets Australia in The Ultimate Fighter Nations. Series veterans Patrick Côté (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) were officially named coaches of the 22nd edition of the show, which will feature welterweight (170lbs) prospects.

 

UFC President Dana White’s exclusive announcement:

A nine-year veteran of the UFC, Côté appeared on the reality series in 2006 when he joined a cast of UFC alumni in The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback. Originally from Rimouski, Quebec, the bilingual fighter was the first Canadian to reach the series final, and remains only one of two Canadian fighters’ to have done so. Côté then went on a five-fight win streak in the UFC, and earned a shot at Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight title.

Noke, a native of Dubbo, New South Wales, joined the reality series ranks when he fought his way onto season 11, The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. He was Hall of Famer Liddell’s No.1 pick, and reached the quarterfinals. He has since gone 4-2 in the UFC, including an impressive Submission of the Night win over Chris Camozzi and a devastating KO last time out over Charlie Brenneman.

Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia will begin in September. Both countries will host casting opportunities, the first in Sydney and the second in Toronto. Further details and registration forms will be available as of July 1st at http://www.ufc.com/TUFNations.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations is expected to debut in early 2014. It will air nationally in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports and on FX in Australia. A complete broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and has produced past champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping and Matt Serra. This will be Australia’s second participation in the series, having taken part in the second international edition battling the U.K. in The Ultimate Fighter The Smashes: U.K. vs. Australia. Welterweights were most recently featured on The Ultimate Fighter 16 and The Ultimate Fighter Brasil 2, when Colton Smith and Leonardo Santos emerged as season winners.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world with events distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and FX and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs and video games, UFC FIT®, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club® affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At Wyoming Saturday On TWCSN

UNLV

 

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT WYOMING SATURDAY ON TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET

UNLV men’s basketball has won three of its last four games

After recording its fourth victory of this season over a ranked team on Wednesday vs. No. 22/21 Colorado State (61-59), which was its third straight home game and win against a ranked opponent, the UNLV men’s basketball team will head back out on the road and play at Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. MST/4:30 p.m. PST.

Saturday’s game will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature.

UNLV defeated Wyoming in Las Vegas, 62-50, earlier this year on Jan. 24, and has won three straight in the series and seven of the last eight against the Cowboys.

GAME 28

UNLV (20-7, 7-5 Mountain West)


at

WYOMING (18-8, 4-8 Mountain West)   

DATE:
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
TIME:
5:30 p.m. MST/4:30 p.m. PST
SITE:
Arena-Auditorium (15,000), Laramie, Wyo.
TV:
Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel)
RADIO:
ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE:
Radio broadcast and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com (All-Access subscription required for audio at UNLVRebels.com)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL VERSION OF GAME NOTES

The Runnin’ Rebels are 4-6 on the road this season and have lost each of their last four games away from home after winning at then-No. 15/14 San Diego State on Jan. 16.