Runnin’ Rebels To Face BYU Saturday In Salt Lake City

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO FACE BYU IN SALT LAKE CITY

Saturday’s game between former Mountain West rivals at 12 p.m. PT on BYUtv

 

After opening Mountain West play Wednesday with a thrilling 81-80 double-overtime win at Fresno State, the UNLV men’s basketball team will resume non-conference action on Saturday, Dec. 7, by traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, to face former Mountain West rival BYU at 1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. PT in a neutral-site game at Vivint Smart Home Arena.


Forty percent of UNLV’s games have gone into overtime this season (4 of 10) with Wednesday’s win being the first Runnin’ Rebel overtime victory this year. UNLV (4-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV has now won two of its last three contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads four Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (4th in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.1 per contest (2nd in MW, 25th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

BYU (6-4) also has a first-year coach in Mark Pope. The Cougars have also won two of their last three games, but are coming off a 102-95 overtime loss at Utah on Wednesday. BYU has four players averaging in double figures, including Yoeli Childs, who just regained eligibility and scored 29 on Wednesday in his season debut.

Saturday’s game will be televised by BYUtv with Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

 

Runnin’ Rebels Open Mountain West Play Wednesday At Fresno State

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN MOUNTAIN WEST PLAY WEDNESDAY

UNLV at Fresno State at 7 p.m. on AT&T SportsNet; Marks earliest league start in program history
After suffering its third overtime loss of the season at Cincinnati on Saturday, the Runnin’ Rebels will open Mountain West play at Fresno State on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. It will mark the earliest start to conference play for the Runnin’ Rebels in program history.


UNLV (3-6) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA). UNLV is 2-3 in its last five contests.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 17.7 points per game (3rd in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.6 per contest (2nd in MW, 15th in nation). UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Fresno State (2-4) is 2-0 at home this season, but has lost its last two contests: a neutral-site game vs. Saint Mary’s (68-58) and at Cal State Northridge (73-72). Three Bulldogs are averaging in double figures in scoring, led by Jarred Hyder’s 15.6 ppg.

Wednesday’s game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel and Jenny Cavnar (sideline reporter) calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels To Close Out Homestand Tuesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS TO CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND TUESDAY NIGHT

UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude four-game, eight-day stretch with Jackson State at 7 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center
 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will conclude its four-game, eight-day homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 26, by hosting Jackson State at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. It will mark UNLV’s fourth and final game in the Southwestern Showdown presented by Engage Telehealth, a multiple-team event played in round-robin format.


UNLV (2-5) opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-71 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 5 then dropped three straight games vs. Power 5 conference teams (vs. Kansas State in OT, at Cal in OT and at UCLA) before getting back in the win column against Abilene Christian on Nov. 18. The Runnin’ Rebels have now dropped two straight games, both at home, to Texas State and SMU.

Junior guard Amauri Hardy leads three Runnin’ Rebels averaging in double-figure scoring with 18.0 points per game (3rd in MW), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder with 10.4 per contest (2nd in MW). In the Runnin’ Rebels’ last game, sophomore guard Bryce Hamilton scored a career-high 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers. UNLV is under new leadership this year in head coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Jackson State (1-5) lost five straight road games to open the season before recording its first victory of the year on Friday, 72-53, over Southern University at New Orleans, which was also its first home game of the year. Tristan Jarrett leads the team in scoring at 16.7 points per game, while Jayveous McKinnis also is in double figures in scoring with 12.0 ppg and leads the team in rebounding (8.5 rpg).

Tuesday’s game will be video streamed live on the Mountain West Network/UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sideline) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

Runnin’ Rebels Open Regular Season Tuesday Night At Home

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN REGULAR SEASON TUESDAY NIGHT AT HOME

T.J. Otzelberger era officially begins with Purdue Fort Wayne at Thomas & Mack Center on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

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The UNLV men’s basketball team, under new leadership in head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will open the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 5, vs. Purdue Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.


It will mark the Runnin’ Rebels’ first official contest under Otzelberger.

Tickets to the season opener, which start at just $13 when purchased in advance, may be bought at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-729-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Season tickets, groups, mini-plans and single-game tickets for the 2019-20 season are also on sale now.

UNLV returns two starters from last year’s team, which went 17-14 and tied for fourth in the Mountain West at 11-7, along with five other Runnin’ Rebel letterwinners. The program has welcomed five new student-athletes eligible to compete this season, along with two NCAA Division I transfers who are redshirting.

The Runnin’ Rebels’ leading returning scorer from last season is junior guard Amauri Hardy (13.1 ppg), while junior forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s returning leading rebounder (6.8 rpg). In UNLV’s 112-54 exhibition win over West Coast Baptist on Oct. 25, new junior guard Jonah Antonio led the Runnin’ Rebels with 23 points on 7 of 11 from 3-point range. Junior forward Donnie Tillman is another newcomer to watch.

Purdue Fort Wayne was 18-15 overall last year and tied for third in the Summit League at 9-7.

Tuesday’s game will be video streamed live on UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Donovan Stewart calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Curtis Terry and Steve Cofield (sidelines) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 in Las Vegas and online via the UNLVGameday App and TuneIn.

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER STARTS FINAL WEEKEND OF SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT AGAINST UNR

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER STARTS FINAL WEEKEND OF SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT AGAINST UNR

Friday is also a Silver State Series contest and Code Red game for UNLV
 
 UNLV women’s soccer will close out the 2019 regular season with a pair of home games, starting with Friday night’s Senior Night contest against the UNR Wolf Pack at 7 pm. The game is also a Code Red game for UNLV, and part of the Silver State Series, the all-sports challenge between the two schools sponsored by IBEW and Nevada Donor Network. There will also be a pregame tailgate, free to all with free food, drinks and live music starting at 5 pm, thanks to the UNLV Soccer Foundation. Sunday meanwhile will see the Rebels go out of conference play to host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 1 pm. Both games will be at Johann Memorial Field.
Tickets are just $8 for adults or $5 if bought online at UNLVTickets.com by the day before the game, $5 for seniors and staff, while kids 12 and under and all Nevada students under the age of 17 receive free admission to UNLV soccer contests.
Friday’s game will have a live video stream on the Mountain West Network, which is available on UNLVRebels.com, while Sunday’s contest will be on YouTube. Wyatt Tomchek will provide the play-by-play for both games.
Friday, Nov. 1 – 7 pm
UNLV vs UNR
Johann Memorial Field (Las Vegas)
Live Video | Live Stats
 
Sunday, Oct. 27 – 10 am
UNLV vs Colorado State
Johann Memorial Field (Las Vegas)
Live Video (YouTube) | Live Stats  

UNLV LADY REBELS SELECTED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON MOUNTAIN WEST POLL

UNLV LADY REBELS SELECTED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON MOUNTAIN WEST POLL

Two conference honorees return for the Lady Rebels for the 2019-20 season
 
UNLV women’s basketball was picked seventh in the 2019-20 Mountain West preseason poll that was released by the league office Thursday. Voting on the preseason poll, as well as the preseason all-conference team, were all 11 head coaches as well as select media members.
 
The Lady Rebels, who finished tied for fifth a year ago, return just 32% of its scoring from a year ago after graduating four senior starters and one key backup. Among the returnees however is 2018-19 Mountain West 6th Player of the Year Rodjanae Wade, a senior center who was third on the team in scoring with 8.1 ppg and second in rebounding with 5.9 rpg. Another key returnee is junior guard Bailey Thomas, a starter who earned All-MW Defensive team honors a year ago. The Lady Rebels will also feature a top-60 ranked six-member freshman class.
 
Defending champion Boise State is the preseason favorite with 305 points and 25 first place votes, while New Mexico had three first-place votes and came second in the poll at 280. Fresno State was third with 228, Wyoming fourth (20), San Diego State fifth (185) and Colorado State sixth (185). Following the Lady Rebels was Utah State in eighth (116), just one vote ahead of UNR (115). Air Force was 10th (85), while San Jose State rounded out the poll in 11th with 77 points.
 
The Lady Rebels will play another challenging schedule this season, starting with the season opener against Cal State Fullerton Nov. 9 in the Thomas & Mack Center, followed by another game in the TMC five days later against Duke (Nov. 14). Other highlights of the schedule includes a road game at USC (Dec. 14) and the Duel In the Desert tournament in December, in which UNLV host Virginia (Dec. 20) and then either preseason top-10 Mississippi State or USF Dec. 21. The Lady Rebels open the MW season right after Thanksgiving, with a home contest against Fresno State Dec. 3.
 
UNLV season tickets are only $60 for 16 home games for adults, and $50 for seniors and UNLV faculty/staff. For information on purchasing season tickets call 702-739-FANS or visit UNLVtickets.com. Kids 12 and under are free at all UNLV Lady Rebel contests, as are all high school, middle school and elementary students with a Nevada area school ID.

Single-Game Tickets For Runnin’ Rebel Basketball On Sale Now

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS FOR RUNNIN’ REBEL BASKETBALL ON SALE NOW
Tickets available for marquee games against Kansas State, SMU, UNR and more
Single-game tickets for UNLV men’s basketball for the 2019-20 season are now on sale.
 
An exclusive window began Thursday for season ticket holders to purchase single-game tickets online for the 2019-20 season, but now they are available for purchase by the general public online, over the phone and in person.
 

UNLV’s schedule in head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first season leading the Runnin’ Rebels includes non-conference home games at the Thomas & Mack Center against defending Big 12 champion Kansas State, SMU, and Mountain West opponents San Diego State, UNR and New Mexico.


Complete pricing and single game ticket info may be found by clicking here.

Mini-plans are also available for purchase now. Mini-plans include games against Kansas State, SMU, New Mexico, San Diego State and UNR with a meal provided at each game. Mini-plans are available in select Lower Bowl areas and include access to the ticket exchange program.

More info on the mini-plans may be found by clicking here. Visit UNLVtickets.com or call 702-739-FANS (3267) for all UNLV Athletics ticket information.

The Runnin’ Rebels will play an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, October 25, at 7p.m. vs. West Coast Baptist before opening up the regular season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, vs. Purdue Fort Wayne.

Season tickets, starting as low as $119, are also on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Partnership Launched With Switch For Sports Technology Innovation

UNLV ATHLETICS AND SWITCH LAUNCH MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP FOR SPORTS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Collaboration to focus on sports-science, data analytics and student-athlete success

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UNLV and Switch announced Tuesday that they have entered into a multi-year technology initiative focused on sports-science, data analytics and student-athlete success. This collaboration, enabled by a substantial financial commitment from Switch, is motivated by a mutual aspiration to establish Las Vegas as the world’s epicenter of sports. 

Switch, the global technology infrastructure corporation that develops hyperscale data center ecosystems for enterprise colocation, differentiated multi-cloud, and industry-leading telecommunications solutions, sees the relationship with UNLV Athletics as accelerating its entry into sports, and health and wellness research.

“Switch is excited to build the technology foundation to accelerate the emergence of the UNLV Athletic Department as a nationally preeminent program through the intersection of data analytics, sports technology and physical athletics,” said Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy. “We believe in the leadership and direction of the UNLV Athletic Department and are proud to take this exciting step forward together.”

Anchoring the relationship, is the soon-to-be Switch Sports Science Studio located in the heart of UNLV’s planned Center for Student-Athlete Excellence. The Excellence Center will provide holistic services fundamental to the success of student-athletes with the Switch Studio to represent an interdisciplinary, leading edge context to drive sports performance.

“We are thrilled about what our partnership will mean for our student-athletes,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “This is a cutting-edge collaboration with a world-class technology company that will deliver unprecedented impact. We are truly honored to call Switch a critical partner and we thank Rob Roy and Thomas Morton for this vote of confidence.”

This partnership with Switch will also feature collaboration with UNLV’s Division of Research and Economic Development. Space in the Switch Sports Science Studio will be devoted to aligned campus faculty members and staff engaged in sports-science related research, innovation and scholarship.

“This is a great example of UNLV coming together as a campus community to begin a transformational partnership with an industry-leading company,” said Zach Miles, UNLV Associate Vice President for Economic Development. “Together, we will utilize technology to optimize performance, recovery and safety, and we will impact lives by using data to reduce certain risks to athletes.”

Effects of physical exertion across both amateur and professional sports have been well documented. Through this new step in partnership with Switch, UNLV will look to emerge as a national leader in safeguarding, through technology and innovation, the health and welfare of student-athletes.

“Establishing the Switch Sports Science Studio reflects our core value of innovation and begins our journey to becoming the industry leader in the use of information to drive new levels of safety, efficiency, and ultimately competitiveness,” continued Reed-Francois.


Community impact is also a focal point for both parties. “Switch is proud to provide the technology infrastructure at the forefront of Las Vegas’ and UNLV’s transformation,” said Rob Roy. “We are excited to accelerate positive growth while we work together to develop UNLV’s student-athletes into leaders of character to take our city forward.”

Planning for the UNLV Center for Student-Athlete Excellence, to be located within a renovated Lied Athletic Complex is underway. Additional services to be featured in the center will include nutrition, counseling, academic support, and sports medicine, alongside professional placement and leadership development.

About Switch
Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the Internet. Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solutions.

The Switch PRIMES, located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia are the world’s most powerful hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. Visit switch.com for more information.

 

New Added Value Concessions Packages Announced For Runnin’ Rebel Basketball

NEW ADDED VALUE CONCESSIONS PACKAGES ANNOUNCED FOR RUNNIN’ REBEL BASKETBALL

As a way to add value for UNLV basketball fans, UNLV Athletics has announced two unique concessions packages for the 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel season.
 
UNLV men’s basketball season ticket holders will have the option to upgrade their experience at the Thomas & Mack Center with a meal for six of the biggest games this coming season. The “Eat All You Can” option, which was introduced last season, will return for those who purchase group tickets to select games.
 
For only $7 per game, which is a significant savings over game day concessions prices, Runnin’ Rebel season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a variety of concessions combo items for select games. Items will include pizza, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, and more. To take advantage, season ticket holders can simply redeem a pre-paid voucher at the concessions stands for their meal. The offering will include:


  • 11.9.19 vs. Kansas State – Chicken fingers, fries and regular soft drink

  • 11.23.19 vs. SMU – Pizza and regular soft drink

  • 1.18.20 vs. New Mexico – Cheeseburger, fries and regular soft drink

  • 1.26.20 vs. SDSU – Chicken fingers, fries and regular soft drink

  • 2.12.20 vs. UNR – Pizza and regular soft drink

  • 2.26.20 vs. Boise State – Cheeseburger, fries and regular soft drink


“We have listened to our season ticket holders and are excited to offer the opportunity for them to upgrade their experience during some of our biggest games this season,” said Megan Caligiuri, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations.

The “Eat All You Can” option for groups of 20 or more will return for the same six games, and will include unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and soda from select stands. Group ticket prices with “Eat All You Can” start as low as $20.

Runnin’ Rebel season ticket holders will have until October 30, 2019, to purchase the featured meal upgrade. To purchase, season ticket holders can log-in to their UNLVTickets account here, or call 702-739-FANS. Those interested in group tickets with unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and soda may contact Group Sales Coordinator Michelle Carey, at michelle.carey@unlv.edu or 702-895-2785.

The Runnin’ Rebels, under first-year head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will host West Coast Baptist College in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, Oct. 25, before facing Purdue Fort Wayne to open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Fans will have a chance to see the team, along with the Lady Rebels, for the first time at the UNLV Basketball Showcase, which starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, prior to UNLV football’s game vs. Boise State.

Season tickets are on sale now, starting as low as $119. Click here to purchase or for more information, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE AND TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL

TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE AND TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
Every Runnin’ Rebel game during the 2019-20 season will be available for viewing on TV or online; two date shifts also announced
 
Every UNLV men’s basketball game during the 2019-20 season will be available on television or online as the Mountain West announced its national and regional broadcast lineup Wednesday.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels will have a total of at least 19 games shown on an ESPN network, CBS Sports Network or AT&T SportsNet, while additional games will be available through Stadium on Facebook or at UNLVRebels.com. 
 
Most game times and some date shifts were also announced Wednesday. UNLV’s home game vs. San Diego State, which was previously scheduled for Saturday, January 25, will now take place on Sunday, January 26, and UNLV’s home game vs. Colorado State, previously scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, will now be played on Tuesday, February 18. 
 
Times and TV for the Runnin’ Rebels’ non-conference road games have not yet been announced.
 
CLICK HERE for the updated 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball schedule.
 
PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets for the 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel season are on sale now. Purchase at UNLVtickets.com, 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UNLV IN 2019-20: UNLV will have a new look this season in its first under head coach T.J. Otzelberger. Otzelberger spent the last three seasons as head coach at South Dakota State where he led the team to a 70-33 record and three straight postseason appearances. The Runnin’ Rebels return two starters from last year’s team and welcome seven new players to the roster.

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Football Season Ticket Pricing Set For 2020 At Allegiant Stadium

UNLV SETS TICKET PRICING FOR 2020 AT ALLEGIANT STADIUM

UNLV Athletics partnered with world-renowned pricing expert from UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality to set football season ticket prices in new $1.9 billion state-of-the-art stadium

 
UNLV Athletics has announced pricing of new 2020 season tickets for Rebel football games at Allegiant Stadium. 


Pricing for 2020 in the new $1.9 billion state-of-the-art stadium was based on surveys of the local market tracking gameday experience, ticket costs, concessions, parking and tailgating. The survey was sent to football event purchasers as well as UNLV alumni with an athletics affinity, located in the Las Vegas area. The results provided UNLV Athletics’ leadership with a better understanding of what the community values.

“This second wave of surveys allowed us to continue gathering information as we identify our place in the most competitive entertainment market in the world and strive towards one of our top priorities which is providing the best fan experience in the Mountain West Conference,” UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. “As has been our goal throughout this process, we want to be thoughtful and strategic in our transition into the new stadium. Our pricing model provides the Las Vegas community with affordable access to our new $1.9 billion home for Rebel football.”

To design the surveys, UNLV Athletics partnered and collaborated with Stowe Shoemaker, Dean of UNLV’s world-renowned William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. Dean Shoemaker has worked on pricing models for numerous Fortune 500 companies and is considered an expert in the space.

“Understanding the customer experience is absolutely essential to developing a pricing strategy that works,” said Shoemaker, “That’s what our college does best. Through rigorous research, we can help identify a model that provides fans with a great experience at a fair price.”

“Having someone as respected as Dean Shoemaker right here on campus is one of the advantages of being located in a city like Las Vegas and at a university like UNLV,” Reed-Francois added. “Stowe is a staple in this community and volunteered his services because he understands what this transition means not just for our athletics department, but for the entire university. This is a great next step in providing a transformational experience in Allegiant Stadium for our community.”

Fans looking to purchase season tickets in 2020 can save up to $250 per season ticket by taking advantage of the “Faithful Fan Pricing” and purchasing 2019 football season tickets. For more information on purchasing tickets and the savings, please call 702.739.FANS or visit UNLVtickets.com.

Visit UNLVRebels.com/AllegiantStadium for UNLV Allegiant Stadium updates and information.

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES REBEL REWARDS PROGRAM

New season ticket holder benefit to reward those with high attendance at games

UNLV Athletics has announced a brand-new program to reward season ticket holders for ensuring that their tickets are used at events. The Rebel Rewards Program is a new season ticket holder benefit designed to reward season ticket holders for any UNLV Athletics ticketed sport whose tickets are scanned and used at games this season.


The program is in place for all Rebel ticketed sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and baseball. Rewards will be given for tickets scanned at 60% (except football), 80%, and 100% of ticketed events.


“One of our goals with this program is to reward our fans for making sure that even if they can’t attend a game because of a scheduling conflict, that they give their tickets to a family member or friend who can attend and cheer on the Rebels,” UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said.


“It takes all of us pulling in the right direction and we are excited to show our appreciation for those supporters who will come out game after game to help give us a home-court advantage at the Thomas & Mack Center,” UNLV Men’s Basketball Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger said.


Runnin’ Rebel basketball supporters who eclipse the attendance marks this season will have the opportunity to earn a photo signed by Coach Otzelberger, a Runnin’ Rebel facilities tour by coaches and student-athletes, and a postseason shootaround and mini clinic at the Mendenhall Center with student-athletes and coaches.


Football season ticket holders will have the opportunity to get a personalized note from a member of the team or coaching staff and a tour of the new Fertitta Football Complex.

“Las Vegas offers a lot of different entertainment options so this is another great way for us to thank our fans for choosing to spend their time with us,” UNLV Football Head Coach Tony Sanchez said.

“Our Lady Rebel fans are the heartbeat of our team and we are excited to introduce a program that rewards them for their loyalty and commitment,” UNLV Women’s Basketball Coach Kathy Olivier said.


Fans can qualify to earn rewards for each sport that they hold season tickets for. The list of rewards for each sport are listed below:


Footballseason tickets starting at $99

  • 80% (5 games): Personalized card from a member of the team or coaching staff

  • 100% (All 6 games): Fertitta Football Complex tour


Men’s Basketball season tickets starting at $119

  • 60% (11 games): Photo signed by Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger

  • 80% (15 games): MBB facility tour given by MBB staff and student-athletes

  • 100% (All 18 games): Postseason shootaround and mini clinic at the Mendenhall center with student-athletes and coaches (NCAA rules apply)


Women’s Basketball season tickets starting at $60

  • 60% (10 games): Photo signed by Head Coach Kathy Olivier

  • 80% (13 games): WBB facility tour given by WBB staff and student-athletes

  • 100% (16 games) Postseason shootaround and mini clinic in the Cox Pavilion (NCAA rules apply)


Volleyball season tickets starting at $50

  • 60% (9 games): Personalized card from the team

  • 80% (12 games): Join the team for a meal

  • 100% (14 games): Join the team for a postseason practice


Men’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


Women’s Soccer season tickets starting at $35

  • 60% – Signed soccer ball

  • 80% – Watch the team at an open practice

  • 100% – Chalk talk with the coaches


Softball and baseball rewards will be announced when season tickets go on sale later this year.


To purchase, please visit UNLVtickets.com/athletics or call 702-739-FANS.

 

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Donnie Tillman Chooses Runnin’ Rebels

DONNIE TILLMAN CHOOSES RUNNIN’ REBELS

Pac-12’s Sixth Man of the Year will transfer to UNLV from Utah
The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed commitment from Donnie Tillman, head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Monday.

 

Tillman is a transfer from Utah, where he played as a freshman in 2017-18 and a sophomore in 2018-19. He will enroll at UNLV this fall.

 

The sixth commitment at UNLV under Otzelberger, Tillman, a 6-foot-7-inch 225-pound forward, earned the 2018-19 Pac-12 Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year Award. 

 

“Donnie is a proven, versatile wing who will immediately impact our program,” Otzelberger said. “An elite rebounder, he also has the ability to push the break and excel in transition. He is able to facilitate plays for himself as well as his teammates and his skill level while playing multiple positions offensively and defensively will make him a valuable weapon in the Mountain West.”

 

Starting 15 of his 31 games played last season for the Utes, he ranked third on the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game. He shot 43.9 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from 3-point range and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. He was second on the team with 163 total rebounds (5.3 rpg) and he registered 18 double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 22 points at Arizona State. 

 

As a freshman, Tillman played in 28 games, averaging 20.3 minutes per contest and he ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 7.8 ppg. Utah finished third in the Pac-12 in both of Tillman’s seasons as a Ute.

 

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Tillman played three seasons at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, where he averaged 14.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg and shot 65 percent from the field as a senior. A four-star recruit by ESPN.com, he helped guide Findlay to a 33-4 record and an appearance in the national tournament’s semifinals.

 

He joins Jonah Antonio, David Jenkins Jr., Elijah Mitrou-Long, Vitaliy Shibel and Moses Wood as part of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 2019 recruiting class. 

 

SEASON TICKETS: Season tickets for the 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. To purchase, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

Return Of Runnin’ Rebel Tickets For Teachers Program Announced

UNLV ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF RUNNIN’ REBEL TICKETS FOR TEACHERS PROGRAM

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UNLV Athletics has announced the return of its “Tickets for Teachers” program for the upcoming 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel basketball season as a way to say “thank you” to local teachers.

Working with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Office, the Tickets for Teachers program aims to provide two UNLV men’s basketball season tickets to every elementary and middle school in the district, which principals can distribute to deserving teachers.

 
CCSD is the fifth largest school district in the country and has a total of 285 elementary and middle schools.
 
The NBA and Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation have already committed to providing 100 tickets.
 
“The NBA Summer League and Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation are proud to support Tickets for Teachers and UNLV men’s basketball,” said Albert Hall, Las Vegas NBA Summer League Co-founder.  “We’ve all been positively influenced by teachers in our lives and appreciate the influential impact they have on our communities. This program is another example of Tomorrow’s Stars improving the Las Vegas area.” 
 
“Tickets for Teachers is one way for us to recognize and thank local teachers, who put in so much time, energy, and effort to make our community great,” said UNLV men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger.  “We appreciate the National Basketball Association jumping on board early to help our local educators.”
 
Additional tickets will be provided through “angel” donations from community members. A school (two tickets) can be sponsored for $240 for the men’s basketball season. Supporters can make their contribution by making a tax-deductible donation to the Rebel Athletic Fund in support of “Tickets for Teachers” following this link. Preferred schools can be recommended by donors, however, the program’s goal is to have all schools sponsored. After the purchase, the ticketing office then facilitates the donation of the tickets to the CCSD’s School-Community Partnership to be distributed to the schools.
 
“It is always encouraging to see Clark County School District community partners recognize and support the teachers who work so hard every day to ensure our students receive a rich and rigorous education,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “The efforts by UNLV and the NBA not only gives principals a way to thank and reward those teachers, but it also gives the teachers the opportunity to have a little fun and support the Runnin’ Rebels as well.”
 
Those interested in more information on the program or supporting schools can contact Barry Kamen in the UNLV Athletics Ticketing Department at 702-895-3679 or by email at barry.kamen@unlv.edu.

Vegas Rollers Host Special Themed Nights Throughout Inaugural Season at Orleans Arena

 

VEGAS ROLLERS HOST SPECIAL THEMED NIGHTS
THROUGHOUT INAGURAL SEASON AT ORLEANS ARENA

Special evenings honor kids, UNLV fans, USTA members, military and more with
freebies and promotions

The city’s first and only professional tennis team, the Vegas Rollers, are welcoming their inaugural season with special themed nights for select home matches. Set to debut on Saturday, July 20, the themed nights will encourage audience members to participate in each game while having the opportunity to receive free entry and a variety of fun, interactive experiences.
Themed nights will kick-off during the Vegas Rollers first home match of the season with Kids Day on Saturday, July 20. The first 100 kids under the age of 10 will receive one free tennis racket to inspire the next generation of tennis players and enthusiasts. In dedication to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), USTA Member Appreciation Day will highlight members of the national organization on Sunday, July 21, including World TeamTennis (WTT) co-founder, Billie Jean King. Sunday’s match will also be aired on CBS from 4-6 p.m. ET/1-3 p.m. PT at the Orleans Arena. 
On Tuesday, July 23, attendees can show off their Rebel pride with UNLV Night where Rollers’ head coach, Tim Blenkiron, played when he won the 1997 NCAA national championship. Tennis fans and a guest wearing their scarlet and grey gear will receive free entry to the match. Military Night on Thursday, July 25, invites members of the military to enjoy the match for free when they show their military I.D. Fans showing off their favorite Golden Knights gear will also be offered complimentary entry on Sunday, July 28 for Vegas Golden Knights Night.
Theme nights will take place on select home matches from July 20 through July 28. The schedule includes:
  • July 20: Kids Day – First 100 kids will receive free tennis rackets during the match.
  • July 21: USTA Member Appreciation Day 
  • July 23: UNLV Night Free entry is offered to all attendees wearing UNLV gear.
  • July 25: Military Night Military members will receive free entry with their I.D.
  • July 28: Vegas Golden Knights Night Fans wearing their Knights gear will receive free entry.
The complete list of home matches for the Vegas Rollers at the Orleans Arena is as follows. All home matches for the Vegas Rollers will be at The Orleans Arena.
  • Saturday, July 20 – 5 p.m. PDT
  • Sunday, July 21 – 12 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, July 23 – 7 p.m. PDT
  • Thursday, July 25 – 7 p.m. PDT
  • Sunday, July 28 – 7 p.m. PDT
  • Monday, July 29 – 7 p.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, July 30 – 7 p.m. PDT
World TeamTennis brings stars from the ATP and WTA professional tours together in a fun and exciting environment. This season, Venus Williams, John Isner, Madison Keys and Nick Kyrgios are just a few of the world’s top-ranked players who will play matches nationwide. Before, during and after the championship-level play will be lively music, entertainment, family-friendly activations, giveaways, celebrity appearances and community-based promotions.
For more information on the Vegas Rollers, or to see the entire schedule, visit VegasRollersTennis.com or https://www.wtt.com/schedule. Follow the Vegas Rollers on social media at @VegasRollersWTT on Twitter and Instagram.
About World TeamTennis (WTT)
World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with eight teams in major markets competing in the innovative team format for the King Trophy, the League’s championship trophy named after tennis icon and founder Billie Jean King. Since the League’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Sloane Stephens, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Naomi Osaka. Owned by innovator Fred Luddy and entrepreneur Eric Davidson, WTT’s 44th season plays from July 14 to July 31, with the league semifinals set for Aug. 2 and the finals Aug. 3. CBS Sports is the official television broadcast partner of WTT. Learn more about the history and league champions of World TeamTennis on the history page.

 

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen

 

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen at 42 Facilities


Colorful, easy to use sunscreen kiosks are available at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) and Clark County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide free SPF 30 sunscreen and skin safety tips at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada.

Easy to use sunscreen kiosks have been made available at 28 Clark County Parks facilities (including recreation centers, community centers, senior centers and the Clark County Museums); three year-round pools; 10 seasonal pools and the Camp Lee/Mount Charleston Camp Site.

“Our skin safety partnerships with organizations throughout the valley started six years ago and this partnership with Clark County Parks and Recreation is bringing skin safety measures to so many new places where families enjoy their fun in the sun,” said Comprehensive’s chief executive officer, Jon Bilstein. “We’re always looking to help educate and protect our residents, so they can enjoy outdoor activities and hopefully never become a patient due to sun exposure. This partnership with Clark County Parks is an amazing step forward that will surely be an asset to so many throughout Southern Nevada.”

“Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to join Comprehensive in this partnership. We will be able reach the thousands of visitors that enjoy our Parks and Recreation facilities during the summer with both skin protection products and the message of skin cancer prevention. Safety is always our first mission,” said Daniel Hernandez, Director of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to its work with Clark County Parks and Recreation, Comprehensive has sunscreen partnerships with: Las Vegas Aviators, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin®, Cowabunga Bay, UNLV, Las Vegas Lights FC, The PENTA Building Group and Cadence master-planned community.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 850 Nevadans will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin this year—higher than 2018. Amid rising rates of skin cancer and melanoma occurrences nationwide, awareness remains a powerful tool in mitigating the chance of a prospective skin-related diagnosis.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 40 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.cccnevada.com, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Clark County
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year (2018). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: 2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

UNLV’S 2019-20 NON-CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Runnin’ Rebels to face five teams coming off postseason appearances, including three defending conference champions

 

 
 UNLV Athletics announced the non-conference portion of its 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule Wednesday.


Highlighted by games against five teams that made postseason appearances last season, including three defending conference champions, this year’s non-conference slate features games against Kansas State, Cincinnati, UCLA, BYU, California and SMU.


The strongest non-conference schedule for the Runnin’ Rebels in four years (based on 2018-19 final NET Rankings) also includes the highest number of Quadrant 1 & 2 opponents (also based on 2018-19 final NET Rankings) for UNLV since the NCAA introduced the tracking system. Additionally, the Runnin’ Rebels will play three true road games during non-conference action, the squad’s most in three years.


“We are excited about our schedule,” said UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who is entering his first season leading the program. “It will be competitive and challenge our team as we prepare for Mountain West play. Our goal is to continually strengthen our schedule each year and we look forward to playing against some of the best teams in the country.”


The Runnin’ Rebels’ 2019-20 season will begin with three straight games at the Thomas & Mack Center starting with an exhibition contest against West Coast Baptist College on Friday, October 25.


The regular-season opener will take place on Tuesday, November 5 against Purdue Fort Wayne followed by a visit from defending regular-season Big 12 Champion Kansas State on Saturday, November 9. The Wildcats, who finished the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 25-9 and a conference mark of 14-4, earned their first league title in six years and second under head coach Bruce Weber. K-State finished the regular season ranked No. 19 in the country and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.


The Runnin’ Rebels will then head to California for their first road contests of the year to face back-to-back Pac-12 foes: at Cal on Tuesday, November 12 and at UCLA on Friday, November 15. Both programs are also under first-year head coaches in Mark Fox and Mick Cronin, respectively. Fox previously was head coach at UNR then Georgia, while Cronin came from Cincinnati.


UNLV will then return home to the Thomas & Mack Center for four straight games: vs. Abilene Christian on Monday, November 18, Texas State on Wednesday, November 20, SMU on Saturday, November 23 and Jackson State on Tuesday, November 26. Abilene Christian turned in a 27-7 overall mark last season, finished second in the Southland Conference and won its league tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Texas State was 24-10, finished second in the Sun Belt Conference and participated in the CIT.


After Thanksgiving, UNLV will make a trip to the East to play at Cincinnati on Saturday, November 30. The Bearcats were 28-7 overall last season and finished second in the American Athletic Conference with a top-25 national ranking. Cincinnati also appeared in the NCAA Tournament after claiming its conference’s tournament championship.


UNLV will face BYU at a neutral site in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, December 7, which will mark its final game before finals week. The Cougars tied for second in the West Coast Conference last season.


The Runnin’ Rebels will close out the non-conference schedule with three games at home: vs. Pacific on Wednesday, December 18, Robert Morris on Saturday, December 21 and Eastern Michigan on Saturday, December 28. Robert Morris finished third in the Northeast Conference and advanced to the CIT’s second round.


The Mountain West schedule will be announced soon. All game times and television appearances will be shared upon confirmation.


Click here for the 2019-20 non-conference schedule on UNLVRebels.com


TICKETS: Runnin’ Rebel season tickets are on sale now and start as low as $119. To purchase, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS (3267) or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.


UNLV Men’s Basketball’s 2019-20 Non-Conference Schedule

Fri., Oct. 25 West Coast Baptist (exhibition) Thomas & Mack Center

Tues., Nov. 5 Purdue Fort Wayne Thomas & Mack Center

Sat., Nov. 9 Kansas State Thomas & Mack Center

Tues., Nov. 12 at California Berkeley, California

Fri., Nov. 15 at UCLA Los Angeles, California

Mon., Nov. 18 Abilene Christian Thomas & Mack Center

Wed., Nov. 20 Texas State Thomas & Mack Center

Sat., Nov. 23 SMU Thomas & Mack Center

Tues., Nov. 26 Jackson State Thomas & Mack Center

Sat., Nov. 30 at Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

Sat., Dec. 7 vs. BYU Salt Lake City, Utah

Wed., Dec. 18 Pacific Thomas & Mack Center

Sat., Dec. 21 Robert Morris Thomas & Mack Center

Sat., Dec. 28 Eastern Michigan Thomas & Mack Center

Runnin’ Rebel Series With UCLA Announced

HELP of Southern Nevada launches EIGHTH annual
“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign, june 1 – Aug. 31

 

HELP of Southern Nevada Partners with La Bonita Supermarkets to Protect Clark County Homeless in Summer Heat

 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will play UCLA out of the Pac-12 Conference in a home-and-home series beginning this season, Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced Tuesday.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels, under first-year head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will play at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA on Friday, November 15, 2019, while the return game of the two-year series is scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
 
“Runnin’ Rebel fans have craved this matchup for years and we are pleased it has come to fruition,” Reed-Francois said. “UCLA is a storied program, one of the most recognizable in college basketball history, and will make an outstanding regional series with national interest. As we work to continue to enhance our future schedules, the Bruins have the type of program from a strong conference that fits our philosophy well in terms of opponent attractiveness and positioning our team for postseason play.”
 
Runnin’ Rebel season tickets are on sale now and start as low as $119. To purchase, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS (3267) or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UCLA, which finished 17-16 overall last season and seventh in the Pac-12 with a 9-9 conference mark, is also under a first-year head coach in Mick Cronin.
 
The Bruins lead the all-time series with UNLV, 5-0. The last meeting took place in the 2015 Maui Invitational, while these scheduled games will mark the first in the home venues between the two since 1997 and 1998.
 
UNLV has recently announced three other two-year home-and-home series’ with Cal, SMU and Kansas State. Additional 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball schedule details will be announced soon.