Findlay Automotive & UNLV Athletics Launch Multi-Year Philanthropic Partnership

FINDLAY AUTOMOTIVE AND UNLV ATHLETICS LAUNCH MULTI-YEAR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP

 

Gift will support the Runnin’ Rebel Basketball Legacy Campaign and student-athlete excellence

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In commemoration of a four-decade long friendship, UNLV Athletics and Findlay Automotive have entered into a multi-year, philanthropic partnership dedicated to student-athlete success.

 

The commitment will also boost the newly formed Runnin’ Rebel Basketball Legacy Campaign, which is dedicated to the re-emergence of UNLV men’s basketball as one of the nation’s elite programs.

 

Launched in the fall of 2019, the campaign is highlighted by an endowment that is now close to $4 million. The Momentum Fund Campaign is also a focal point, with a percentage of the funding to provide essential scholarships to deserving student-athletes demonstrating need.

 

The gift from Findlay Automotive and the Findlay family comes at an especially strategic time for UNLV Athletics, as the department works to overcome the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Findlays, this generous gift will also honor the family’s unmatched history with Rebel Athletics, a legacy that began with Cliff Findlay and his tremendous career as a center on the Rebel basketball team in the late 1960’s.

 

“My father has always held UNLV close to his heart,” said Findlay Automotive executive Robby Findlay. “He is so very passionate about the success of the Rebels, both on the court and in the community. This gift is a way to honor my father’s love for UNLV and the relationship that we have shared through the years, as a family, with UNLV Athletics – one that is stronger now than ever before.”

 

“This gift will have a significant impact on the department and comes at a critical time,” UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. “We appreciate the relationship that UNLV has had with the Findlays over many years and are grateful for their extreme generosity. This is truly a transformational contribution. Thank you to Donna, Cliff, Robby and the entire Findlay family for their confidence in the direction of UNLV Athletics.”

 

In recognition, the Findlay Family name will be displayed in the ribbon of Tarkanian Court at the Thomas & Mack Center, which is a tribute to the longstanding connection between the Findlays and Runnin’ Rebel Basketball.

 

“Donna, Cliff, Robby and the Findlay family have helped establish the foundation of our program, said UNLV men’s basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger. “This incredible gift is evidence of the confidence that we have in our future together. The Findlays represent excellence which is the standard for the Runnin’ Rebels.”

 

To join the Findlays in support of student-athlete success, please consider a Momentum Fund Campaign gift today. For more information on the Momentum Fund click here, or to make a gift click here.

 

The Momentum Fund originally debuted in March of this year, before graduating into the D5 Momentum Fund 2.0 in August as the athletics department, which is facing unprecedented financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, looks to overcome the loss of ticket and premium sales revenue. The new focus has a goal of raising $1.5 million from donors by the end of the calendar year.

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Pandemic Forces Reduction In Work Hours For 46 Staff Members

PANDEMIC FORCES UNLV ATHLETICS TO REDUCE WORK HOURS FOR 46 STAFF MEMBERS

 

UNLV Athletics announced today a reduction in work hours for 46 staff members due to the pandemic’s impact on live events and the postponement of fall sports. 

 

With no ongoing events at the Thomas & Mack Center along with the closing of Sam Boyd Stadium, the 46 employees whose primary responsibilities involve live events or to coordinate travel, and their core functions do not directly impact the student-athlete experience or their well-being, will have their work hours reduced with an ability to retain benefits. 

 

“The pandemic has created real financial challenges for UNLV Athletics and the Thomas & Mack Center and it is with deep regret that we have had to make these difficult decisions,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have worked diligently on a compassionate pathway that does not eliminate jobs. 

 

“While mitigating our financial challenges our primary goals have been to protect student-athlete scholarships, sports programs and jobs to the best of our abilities. Our hope is to bring staff members back to full-time status once live events begin to return.”

 

The reductions have a projected savings of $1.2 million. UNLV Athletics cut 15 percent from its operating budget earlier this year and has not filled 15 vacant positions. 

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Soccer Foundation Makes $40,000 Donation To Momentum Fund

UNLV SOCCER FOUNDATION MAKES $40,000 DONATION TO MOMENTUM FUND

 

Gift to be allocated towards scholarships for both men’s and women’s soccer programs

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The UNLV Soccer Foundation has made a $40,000 donation to the Rebel Athletic Fund’s new D5 Momentum Fund 2.0 in a move to support both the men’s and women’s soccer programs during these unprecedented times, the athletics department announced Thursday.

“The UNLV Soccer Foundation is truly leading by example with this generous contribution,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “The Momentum Fund is crucial in continuing our momentum toward creating a championship culture through the support of and investment in our student-athletes in all 17 of our sports programs at a time when it is needed the most.”

The $40,000 donation will be allocated evenly towards scholarships for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

“Our commitment today ensures the men and women of the UNLV soccer programs are supported during this health and humanitarian crisis,” said Dan Giraldo, UNLV Soccer Foundation President. “The board fully understands that these are unprecedented times where the health and safety of our student-athletes should remain a top priority and investing into the Momentum Fund is our way to help not only UNLV Soccer, but UNLV Athletics in this time of need. We hope that other foundations can step in, to the best of their abilities, and provide needed inspiration to their respective programs which will in turn assist the Momentum Fund and UNLV Athletics as a whole.”

“The generosity and support of the UNLV Soccer Foundation for both the men’s and women’s programs has been absolutely incredible since it was established four years ago,” said UNLV men’s soccer head coach Rich Ryerson. “This gift to the Momentum Fund illustrates the foundation’s dedication, not only to UNLV soccer, but also to UNLV Athletics. During my time serving as the head coach, this community has supported the program beyond expectations. On behalf of both the men’s and women’s soccer programs, I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the UNLV Soccer Foundation board members!”

“The support of the UNLV Soccer Foundation has been unbelievable,” said UNLV women’s soccer head coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams. “I am constantly filled with joy – day-to-day and moment-to-moment – by their encouragement, generosity, and selflessness as they invest in the future of both the men’s and women’s programs.”

The Momentum Fund originally debuted in March of this year, before evolving into the D5 Momentum Fund 2.0 in August as the athletics department, which is facing unprecedented financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, looks to overcome the loss of ticket and premium sales revenue. The new focus has a goal of raising $1.5 million from donors by the end of the calendar year.

For more information on the Momentum Fund 2.0 click here, or to make a gift click here.

Silver State Schools Credit Union Renews Partnership With UNLV Sports Properties

SILVER STATE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH UNLV SPORTS PROPERTIES

 

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UNLV Sports Properties, today announced a renewed relationship with Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), a Las Vegas-based financial institution that has provided exceptional products and services to its members since 1951.

Beginning with the upcoming 2020-21 collegiate athletics season, SSSCU will give back to the local community via the POP Foundation through a missed free throw donation program and will utilize digital media for brand engagement. Silver State Schools Credit Union also receives designations of “Official Partner of UNLV Athletics” and “Presenting Sponsor of UNLV Cheer,” throughout the terms of the relationship.

“Supporting both UNLV as a higher education institution, as well as all UNLV Athletics, is an incredibly important and gratifying partnership for SSSCU. This continued and expanded relationship reflects our support for the university and its athletic programs,” said Silver State Schools Credit Union President and CEO, Scott A. Arkills.

The Rebels’ relationship with Silver State Schools Credit Union was secured by UNLV Sports Properties, the locally based Learfield IMG College team, which is dedicated to UNLV Athletics and serves as its multimedia rights and sports marketing arm.

“UNLV Sports Properties is excited about the continued partnership with SSSCU. We look forward to connecting UNLV fans with SSSCU and engaging in enhanced multi-media platforms. SSSCU is a long time, proud sponsor of UNLV Athletics and our 515 student-athletes,” said Dan Dolby, UNLV Sports Properties’ general manager.

With 10 locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, Silver State Schools Credit Union strives to be the market leader by providing financial solutions and “Prioritizing People Over Profit.” For more information about Silver State Schools Credit Union, please visit www.silverstatecu.com.

UNLV alumnus and Homie co-founder launches scholarship fund for UNLV business students

UNLV alumnus and Homie co-founder launches scholarship fund for business students

Ten $1,000 scholarships to be awarded this academic year

Mike Peregrina, co-founder of Homie, a technology company that is revolutionizing the Southern Nevada real estate industry, announced that the company has established a scholarship fund for business students at his alma mater, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

 

“I have said it before…education is a great equalizer,” stated Peregrina. “With a great education, a useful skill set and dedicated work ethic, anyone can really achieve anything. My UNLV business degree enabled me to start Homie and make homeownership easy, affordable, and accessible to all. I am proud and humbled to be able to help the next generation of business leaders at UNLV by establishing the Homie Scholarship Fund. Now, as we face a tumultuous economy due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever to find ways to help college students graduate.”

 

The Homie Scholarship Fund will offer ten scholarships of $1,000 each during the 2020-2021 academic school year to be awarded by the Lee School of Business to full- or part-time students pursuing a major in the College of Business. To be eligible, students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and submit an essay outlining how funds will help them overcome barriers to graduation.

 

Peregrina graduated from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas and attended UNLV where he studied architecture and ultimately received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Finance in 2012. While living in Las Vegas, Peregrina invested in an extensive portfolio of single-family homes. Unfortunately, due to market conditions and bad advice from so-called real estate professionals, he lost everything in the housing crash of 2008. A defining life experience, he saw first-hand that incentives in real estate were grossly misaligned and it was time for a fundamental change in how real estate is bought and sold. As a result, he started Homie to revolutionize real estate just as Lyft transformed transportation.

 

Homie is now the number one brokerage office in Utah, expanded to Arizona in 2018, and launched in Nevada earlier this year. It is changing the way homes are bought and sold by eliminating high fees and commissions, leveraging virtual experiences through technology, and ensuring quality customer service.

 

“We needed a better way to buy and sell real estate, so I looked for ways to streamline the process and eliminate excessive commissions,” said Peregrina when he launched Homie in Las Vegas in March. “I consider Vegas home, and it was my dream to bring Homie here so Nevadans can save thousands of dollars when they buy or sell a home – especially important now in the challenging and tumultuous economy.”

 

About Homie

Homie is a real estate technology company changing the way real estate is bought and sold by eliminating high fees and commissions. The company simplified an outdated and overcomplicated process through a combination of technology and full-service local real estate agent support. Homie is the #1 listing brokerage office in the state of Utah and is growing quickly in Arizona and Nevada. With real estate, home loans, closing services, and insurance, the Homie Tech family is making every aspect of buying and selling a home simple, affordable, and enjoyable. Finally, the way modern real estate should be. To learn more, visit www.homie.com. (Brokerage #: Homie, NV License #: B.144145)

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Rebel Athletic Fund Launches Momentum Fund 2.0

UNLV’S RAF LAUNCHES MOMENTUM FUND 2.0

 

Athletics Department looks to meet unprecedented financial challenges with new initiative

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Facing unprecedented financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNLV Athletics has launched the D5 Momentum Fund 2.0 Campaign with the goal of raising $1.5 million from donors by the end of the calendar year.

 

Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced the critical initiative Friday just days after the Mountain West postponed all fall sports competition, including the Rebel football team’s debut season at the newly completed Allegiant Stadium.

 

“While the news was difficult, the decision was the right one as our top priority is our sincere and unwavering commitment to the health and safety of our students, coaches, staff, and the entire community who support the Rebels,” said Reed-Francois. “We will work with the conference on a return-to-action plan in the weeks ahead, as our expectation is to be back playing in the spring. There are, however, real financial consequences associated with our new reality.”

 

The Momentum Fund originally debuted as the pandemic shut down campus – and all competition – in March. Members of the Rebel Athletic Fund were sent a letter earlier today from Reed-Francois explaining the new initiative as the department looks to overcome the loss of ticket and premium sales revenue.

 

“The Momentum Fund 2.0 was created to allow our fans to invest in our student-athletes’ success as we face these challenges,” she said. “UNLV has come too far in creating undeniable momentum to stop now and we are asking our loyal supporters for their help.”

 

For more information on the Momentum Fund 2.0 click here, or to make a gift click here.

Puttin’ on the Spritz with Vegas Baby Vodka

 

Vegas Baby Vodka is dressed up and ready to hit the town with its newest cocktail, Puttin’ on the Spritz.

 

Available at Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas, Puttin’ on the Spritz is made using the below recipe:

  • 1 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
  • .75 oz. Montenegro Select Aperitif
  • .25 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of prosecco
  • Express orange peel, for garnish
  • Green olive, for garnish.

Vegas Baby Spirits was founded in 2019 by Vegas locals, Jennifer Higgins and Megan Wilkes, who sought to capture the excitement of Las Vegas through Vegas Baby Vodka. Higgins and Wilkes turned their love of cosmopolitan cocktails into a brand sweeping the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Vegas Baby Vodka is available in nearly 100 locations throughout Las Vegas, including Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International properties and Stations Casinos properties. Vegas Baby Vodka is made and distilled at Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, with Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn, and is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter to guarantee an ultra-smooth finish with 40 percent alcohol by volume. More information can be found by visiting the company’s websiteFacebook or Instagram.

University Gateway Named “Best Mixed-Use Development” by NAIOP

Exterior photo of University Gateway.
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UNIVERSITY GATEWAY NAMED “BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT” BY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION NAIOP

 University Gateway, the pioneering high-rise, luxury urban residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV has been named “Best Mixed-Use Development” by NAIOP Southern Nevada during the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s 23rd annual NAIOP Spotlight Awards on June 25.

The Spotlight Awards honor and recognize the membership’s firms and individuals for achievements, built projects or deals conducted during the previous year. In the mixed-use category, judges selected University Gateway based on the live-work-play concept, P3 complexity and the complex integration of student housing and lease buyouts.

With more than 600 members in Southern Nevada, NAIOP is the leading real estate organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.

“It is an honor to been given the award for “Best Mixed-Use Development,” said Frank J Marretti III, founder, G2 Capital Development. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and everything we’ve accomplished to build an extraordinary development for the community.”

For more information about University Gateway, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Desiree Webb with The Vox Agency at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
University Gateway, the first luxury, mixed-use, high-rise development on Maryland Parkway, is conveniently located directly across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Pizza Forte, Sushi Joe’s, the Brew Tea Bar, Roberto’s Taco Shop as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, University Gateway also houses the yoU, luxury apartments located on floors 4 through 7. Residents of the yoU enjoy amenities such as a rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet connection available included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. For more information about University Gateway, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving.

University Gateway Announces Opening Date for Two Eateries

 

UNIVERSITY GATEWAY ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE FOR TWO NEW EATERIES

Pizza Forte and Sushi Joe’s to Open Aug. 1  

 University Gateway, the pioneering mixed-use residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV, announces the opening date for its two newest eateries: Pizza Forte and Sushi Joe’s will both open Aug. 1. Both spots will be located on the first floor of the high-rise, luxury urban living development University Gateway building at 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy., a development project by G2 Capital Development.


Loosely translated from Italian as “powerful pizza,” Pizza Forte offers New York-style pizza and square, Roman-style pan pizza by the slice with toppings including homemade sausage and fresh vegetables, as well as gluten-free options. Pizza Forte also offers house-made meatball sandwiches and is the only Las Vegas dining venue to offer three varieties of Hofmann hot dogs: 100 percent beef, pork-and-beef and pork-and-veal varieties. Pizza Forte was created by the family behind Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, bringing decades of culinary experience to this fast-casual concept.

Chef Joe Richardson is the award-winning, culinary mastermind behind Sushi Joe’s. After years of training and working for the most prolific names in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas and the Caribbean, Richardson brings a cutting-edge menu to the Sushi Joe’s concept. Featuring the freshest offerings including bento boxes, sushi rolls and specialties such as Yellowtail Crudo and Brisket Gyoza, as well as the Omakase dining experience at the Chef’s Table.

University Gateway is also home to Peet’s Coffee and eateries such as Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches and Roberto’s Taco Shop as well as the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union. Brew Tea Bar will be opening later this summer with more retail shops to be announced soon.

“We’re thrilled to offer our tenants and the university community two more fantastic restaurants to choose from,” said Frank J Marretti III, founder, G2 Capital Development. “With such a wide variety of dining options at University Gateway, there’s something delicious for everyone.”

For more information about the yoU at University Gateway, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Desiree Webb with The Vox Agency at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
University Gateway, the first luxury, mixed-use, high-rise development on Maryland Parkway, is conveniently located directly across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Pizza Forte, Sushi Joe’s, the Brew Tea Bar, Roberto’s Taco Shop as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, University Gateway also houses the yoU, luxury apartments located on floors 4 through 7. Residents of the yoU enjoy amenities such as a rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet connection available included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. For more information about University Gateway, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving.

UNLV MEN AND WOMEN EARN CSCAA TEAM SCHOLAR AWARDS

UNLV MEN AND WOMEN EARN CSCAA TEAM SCHOLAR AWARDS

Both the UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2020 Semester, the national organization announced Tuesday. UNLV was one of 461 institutions that were named to the list, and this marks the eighth time in the last nine semesters that the Rebel women’s program has earned Scholar recognition.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: “No team was unaffected by this Spring’s pandemic but Athletic Director Reed-Francois and President Meana can and should be proud of their team and the work of Ben with the Rebels.”

The Spring Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the semester/quarter coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.

the yoU Offers Single-Occupancy Residences for Students, Faculty for UNLV This Fall

L to R: the yoU private studio interior; view from rooftop lounge; exterior photo.
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the yoU OFFERS SINGLE-OCCUPANCY RESIDENCES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY RETURNING TO UNLV THIS FALL

Three Studio Varieties Currently Leasing

 

With social distancing top of mind as students return to school this fall, the yoU at University Gateway, directly across Maryland Parkway from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, exclusively offers three varieties of single-occupancy, fully furnished studio residences leasing now. Where private, secluded studio living meets dining, entertainment, banking and many more, the yoU is designed for anyone seeking an elevated living environment. Located steps from UNLV’s campus and near the region’s largest employer, the Las Vegas Strip, the yoU provides a distinctive residential option for students, academics and professionals in a contemporary, urban setting. Preview tours are now available for media by appointment.

At the yoU, home seekers will discover residences offering 10-foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling views of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains in select units. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, lounge area and full bath. Studio Suites are private studio living spaces located next to a second studio. Both Studio Suites include a private lounge area, washer/dryer and bathroom and share a co-living space with a TV lounge and kitchen. Premium Studio Suites are private residences located next to five other studios. The six studios include private lounge areas and bathrooms and share a co-living space with a full-sized kitchen, oversized chef’s island and expansive TV lounge.

Utilities include a smart home system featuring Vivint thermostat, individual climate controls and door locking system, as well as the fastest internet available. Plus, every resident enjoys access to a rooftop, resort-style pool and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space and stunning view of the Strip and surrounding mountains.

Meanwhile, the yoU at University Gateway’s first floor houses Peet’s Coffee, Brew Tea Bar, eateries such as Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Roberto’s Taco Shop, Sushi Joe’s and Pizza Forte, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union, plus more retail shops to come.

“For students and professionals seeking the privacy of a studio and the amenities one would expect in an upscale, urban residence, we’re pleased to continue offering spaces inside Las Vegas’ first mixed-use, high rise development,” says Frank Marretti, founder G2 Capital Development. “Our residents love grabbing coffee downstairs in the morning and enjoying an epic sunset from the pool deck in the evening. It truly is the first property of its kind in this rapidly developing, dynamic area.”

Residents can also look forward to participating in a variety of organized social activities with their neighbors. Events will include everything from rooftop pool parties, and catered events utilizing the seventh-floor open-air recreation deck kitchen.

For more information about the yoU, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Desiree Webb with The Vox Agency at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT the yoU AT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
At the yoU at University Gateway, partake in a luxury, urban lifestyle with contemporary, fully furnished apartments now available for lease. Located on Maryland Parkway, across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District, residents at the yoU at University Gateway enjoy amenities such as rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Brew Tea Bar, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Sushi Joe’s and Roberto’s Taco Shop, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union, as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, the yoU at University Gateway represents Maryland Parkway’s first multi-use, high-rise development. For more information, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Department To Begin Welcoming Back Student-Athletes To Campus Monday

UNLV ATHLETICS TO BEGIN WELCOMING BACK STUDENT-ATHLETES TO CAMPUS MONDAY

Phase I of Return To Play Plan to begin with voluntary workouts that adhere to state and local health guidelines

 

Phase I Return To Play Training Video

 

UNLV Athletics, in accordance with guidelines from the State of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District, the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team, the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA, will begin to welcome back student-athletes to campus Monday for voluntary workouts.

 

Student-athletes in the sports of football, women’s soccer and volleyball may return starting on June 8, while those from men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and men’s soccer may return no earlier than June 15.

 

“We are encouraged by this first important step,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “We have been working daily under the guidelines of our state, our campus and with the expertise from our Head Team Physician, Medical Director and Associate Professor at the UNLV School of Medicine Dr. Wade Gaal, and Brian Labus, Assistant Professor at the UNLV School of Public Health, who serves on the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team as well as the Governor’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team. We have been thoughtful and methodical in defining our process in this phased-in approach.

 

“We are appreciative of the University’s COVID Management Team for their leadership and guidance throughout this process. Taking into account the best practices and industry standards of national and world sporting organizations with the health and safety of student-athletes and staff being our number one priority and at the forefront of our decision making, our Recovery Task Force evaluated input at multiple levels. The primary focus was to map out a return to campus in a way that provides a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes and mitigates risk, while preserving our mission.”

 

“We are looking forward to our student-athletes having the opportunity to train under the precautions and policies constructed to ensure the highest level of safety,” Dr. Gaal said. “It is critical that each and every student-athlete has an understanding of these policies and takes them to heart so that we can maintain the standard of care that is necessary to continue towards competition. This is only the beginning and the better we are with adhering to these policies, the better we will be in making the return to competitive sports a reality.”

 

“The goal of the first phase of Return to Play is to allow our student-athletes to begin workouts, while mitigating the risk that comes with the slow resumption of campus activities,” Labus said. “By limiting the number of people in our facilities, minimizing contact between them, and ensuring that we meet the highest standards of cleaning and sanitation, our student-athletes can safely begin to prepare for their upcoming seasons. We will continue to update our approach to match current best practices in order to provide the safest environment possible for our student-athletes as they return to campus.”

 

The following guidelines have been implemented regarding the return of student-athletes to campus:

  • All student-athletes must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to any voluntary workouts.
  • All student-athletes, performance staff and coaches will undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
  • Student-athletes will be required to complete daily symptom screening and temperature checks upon entering a facility for a workout. A strict ingress/egress protocol has been established.
  • All social distancing and cleanliness protocols must be strictly adhered.
  • All student-athletes will be provided with cloth facial coverings and will be required to wear them at all times, following social distancing protocols; with the only exceptions during workouts.
  • All newcomers must complete high school graduation requirements and full physicals prior to workouts.
  • All student-athletes and staff must complete mandatory protocol training.
  • Limited laundry services will be provided in a systematic manner but locker rooms will remain closed until further notice.
  • Robust and enhanced sanitation procedures have been put in place.
  • All other dates for the return of other sports are to be determined.

As this is an ever-evolving situation, UNLV Athletics will continue to employ all available resources and amend as needed as further information is made available and based on guidance from the State of Nevada, the SNHD, the UNLV COVID-19 Management Team, the Mountain West Conference and the NCAA.

UNLV’ SUMMER REBEL CARAVAN READY TO ROLL OUT — VIRTUALLY

UNLV’ SUMMER REBEL CARAVAN READY TO ROLL OUT — VIRTUALLY

Unique community-minded initiative features 12 events in 10 days

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Featuring 12 events in 10 days, UNLV Athletics’ Rebel Caravan is back this summer but will take place virtually.

 

Slated to run June 9-18, the Rebel Caravan will be highlighted by the participation of three new leaders of UNLV programs — first-year football head coach Marcus Arroyo, women’s soccer head coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams and women’s basketball coach Lindy La Rocque. The community engagement blitz will help introduce Southern Nevada to the trio as they head into their first season, while also featuring other fall Rebel programs leading into the 2020 season.

Last summer’s Rebel Caravan, sparked by the hiring of Runnin’ Rebel head coach T.J. Otzelberger, featured 33 events in three weeks. Megan Caligiuri, UNLV senior associate athletics director for external operations, said that during these unprecedented times it was even more important to do a caravan sequel, even if it’s on a virtual basis.

“Our coaches are not only experts at their craft but they are also great community leaders,” said Caligiuri. “Their energy and passion for UNLV and Las Vegas is magnetic and while we can’t do it face-to-face quite yet, we still want our fans to have the opportunity to connect with our Rebel leaders and athletics programs as we gear up for fall competition.”

The Rebel Caravan kicks off June 9 at 3 p.m. PT with the program #WEnotME: It Takes a Team. Open to all fans, this Zoom webinar will feature Arroyo and select football student-athletes in what promises to be a lively discussion led by Fox5 sports director Kevin Bolinger.

Arroyo, who took over UNLV after helping lead Oregon to the 2019 Pac-12 Conference Championship and Rose Bowl title as offensive coordinator, will also hold other online meetings with various audiences. He and La Rocque, a Las Vegas native and Durango High School graduate who was hired to take over the Lady Rebels in March, will also hold a session exclusive to UNLV alumni.

Arroyo, Ruiz-Williams, men’s golf volunteer assistant coach A.J. McInerney and Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois will team up for a discussion with the UNLV Letterwinners group in an event hosted by former Rebel quarterback and longtime ESPN personality Kenny Mayne.

In addition, UNLV faculty and staff will be invited to a discussion with Otzelberger, Arroyo, La Rocque and Ruiz-Williams that will be hosted by local radio personality Chet Buchanan from 98.5 KLUC.

The caravan will also include online events with volleyball head coach Dawn Sullivan, men’s soccer head coach Rich Ryerson and new football coordinators Glenn Thomas and Peter Hansen as well as head strength and conditioning coach Matt Fyle.

For the Rebel Caravan’s full schedule of events and registration links, visit: UNLVRebels.com/caravan.

Rebel Football To Play ASU As Part Of Six-Game Schedule At Allegiant Stadium In 2020

UNLV FOOTBALL TO PLAY ASU AS PART OF SIX-GAME SCHEDULE AT ALLEGIANT STADIUM IN 2020

Also, Colorado State game date has been shifted to Friday, Oct. 23

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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – When the UNLV football team plays Arizona State in Las Vegas for the first time ever on Sept. 12, it will be inside its new home at the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium currently under construction near campus, UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced.

The Rebels will play six of their seven total home games in 2020 at Allegiant, starting with the season-opener against California on Aug. 29 that will be the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and Golden Bears. The following week’s game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5 will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium.

All four of UNLV’s Mountain West games, along with all future home games, will take place at Allegiant.

“We are extremely appreciative of the Raiders organization for working with us on hosting the Arizona State game at Allegiant Stadium,” said Reed-Francois. “Our community is energized behind new head coach Marcus Arroyo and his team as they move into one of the greatest sports facilities in the world and getting to host two Pac-12 Conference opponents there this fall will make it an even better experience for our fans and student-athletes.”

Also, the Rebels’ game against Colorado State, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 has been shifted to Friday, Oct. 23.

CLICK HERE to visit the UNLV Football at Allegiant Stadium landing page for more information. Season ticket deposits are available for just $1 and can be placed by visiting unlvtickets.com. Season tickets start at $125 with interest-free, four-month payment plans available.

As part of the Faithful Fan program, all UNLV returning season ticket holders will receive the single game at Sam Boyd Stadium in their ticket package free of charge.

Arroyo, who signed a record-setting recruiting class in February, heads into his first season with the Rebels after helping Oregon win the 2019 Pac-12 Conference championship and 2020 Rose Bowl as offensive coordinator for the Ducks.

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2020 UNLV FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 29    CAL
Sept. 5     LOUISIANA TECH (at SBS)
Sept. 12   ARIZONA STATE
Sept. 19    at Iowa State
Oct. 3        at San Diego State *
Oct. 10     WYOMING *
Oct. 17      at San Jose State
Oct. 23     COLORADO STATE *
Oct. 31     at Boise State *
Nov. 7      FRESNO STATE *
Nov. 14     at Hawai’i *
Nov. 28     UNR *

Home games in BOLD CAPS at Allegiant Stadium unless noted
* Mountain West Game

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Guaranteed Giveaway Program Continues For 2020 UNLV Football

GUARANTEED GIVEAWAY PROGRAM CONTINUES FOR 2020 UNLV FOOTBALL

 

Season ticket holder package upgrade includes three T-shirts, hat, face mask, bandana and replica of Allegiant Stadium

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UNLV Athletics has announced a continuation of its popular Guaranteed Giveaway program for Rebel football’s inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium this fall.

Geared towards increasing the value of being a UNLV football season ticket holder, the package upgrade is offered exclusively to 2020 football season ticket holders and includes three T-shirts, a hat, a face mask, a seamless bandana, and a replica of Allegiant Stadium, all for just $45. Season ticket holders who purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway upgrade will be able to to select the size of their T-shirts.

2020 UNLV Football Guaranteed Giveaway Details:

  • Rebel ‘stache face mask
  • Inaugural Season Hat – Home Opener
  • Vamos Rebels black T-shirt – Hispanic Heritage & Black Out Game
  • Pink seamless bandana – Breast Cancer Awareness Game
  • Allegiant Stadium Replica – Rebel Homecoming
  • UNLV flag T-Shirt – Military Appreciation Game
  • Our State. Our Cannon. T-shirt – Rivalry Red Effect Game

“Rebel football season ticket holders appreciated the opportunity to add on last season’s full suite of giveaways, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it once again for the inaugural season at a Allegiant Stadium,” said Megan Caligiuri, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. “This benefit continues to allow our most loyal fans the exclusive opportunity to lock in limited edition Rebel items.”

Season ticket holders who do not wish to purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway upgrade will still have the chance to win one of the 500-1,000 giveaway items of the game, along with members of the general public during each Rebel football home game. Fans will be asked to text to win, and winners will be notified during the game with pick-up available after the game has concluded. Quantities and sizes for each item will vary from game to game.

The deadline for UNLV football season ticket holders to purchase the Guaranteed Giveaway add-on feature is July 29, 2020. To purchase, log in to your UNLVTickets account here, or call 702-895-5545.

UNLV opens its seven-game home schedule August 29 vs. Cal at the new $2 billion state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium. Season ticket deposits are available for just $1 and can be placed by visiting unlvtickets.com. Interest-free five-month payment plans are also available.

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL’S 2020-21 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL’S 2020-21 NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

 

Runnin’ Rebels’ slate includes home games against UCLA and California, a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and road games at Kansas State, VCU and SMU

 

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UNLV Athletics announced the non-conference portion of its 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule Wednesday.

Highlighted by home games against Pac-12 Conference members UCLA and California, a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and road contests at Kansas State, VCU and SMU, the Runnin’ Rebels can play up to six teams collectively from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference.

The strongest non-conference schedule for the Runnin’ Rebels in five years (based on 2019-20 final NET Rankings), the upcoming slate is also an improvement over last year’s according to KPI, BPI, POM and SAG statistical rankings. UNLV will have an opportunity to play up to six Quadrant 1 or 2 games (also based on 2019-20 final NET Rankings). The last two seasons, UNLV played in just three games each vs. Quad 1 or 2 opponents.

“Our schedule will be challenging with high-level games at home, on the road and on a neutral court in Maui,” said UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who last season led the Runnin’ Rebels to their most Mountain West wins and highest league finish in 12 years by tying for second in his first year at the helm of the program. “Those are opportunities we will embrace as we continue to move our program forward.”

The Runnin’ Rebels’ 2020-21 season will begin with five straight games at the Thomas & Mack Center starting with an exhibition contest against Chaminade on Friday, November 6.

The regular-season opener will take place Tuesday, November 10 against Montana State followed by a visit from Cal on Saturday, November 14. It will mark the fifth time Cal has played at UNLV as the Runnin’ Rebels own a 3-1 all-time mark against the Golden Bears at home. UNLV will look to avenge its overtime loss last season in Berkeley, California.

The Runnin’ Rebels will host their most anticipated home game of the non-conference season on Tuesday, November 17 vs. UCLA. The Bruins finished second in the Pac-12 last season, just one game back of league champion Oregon. It will mark UCLA’s third visit to the Thomas & Mack Center and first since 1997. The Rebels played the Bruins in Westwood last November.

The season-opening homestand will conclude with a game against Benedictine Mesa on Friday, November 20 before heading to Hawaii.

The Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be up next, scheduled to be played Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25. One of the sport’s most prestigious events, this year’s field includes North Carolina from the ACC, Indiana from the Big Ten, Texas from the Big 12, Stanford from the Pac-12, Providence from the Big East Conference and Davidson from the Atlantic 10 Conference. Each of UNLV’s possible opponents in the event were ranked in the top 80 in last season’s final NET ranking.

UNLV’s appearance in the Maui Invitational will mark its first since 2015. The 2020 tournament field boasts a combined 214 NCAA Tournament appearances, 39 Final Four berths and 13 national championships.

The Runnin’ Rebels will return home to host Whittier College on Saturday, November 28, then head back on the road to take on VCU as part of the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series. It will mark the first meeting between the two programs.

UNLV will continue its road trip with a game at Kansas State on Saturday, December 5. It will mark just the Runnin’ Rebels’ second time playing at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. UNLV hosted K-State last November, falling in overtime.

The Runnin’ Rebels then return home for their final homestand of the non-conference season vs. Florida A&M on Wednesday, December 16 and Omaha on Saturday, December 19.

The non-conference slate will conclude with a road game at SMU on Tuesday, December 22. It will mark UNLV’s first time playing at Moody Coliseum in Dallas since the two schools were both members of the Western Athletic Conference in 1999.

The Mountain West schedule will be announced at a later date. All game times and television appearances will be shared upon confirmation.

Click here for the 2020-21 schedule on UNLVRebels.com

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UNLV Men’s Basketball’s 2020-21 Non-Conference Schedule
Fri., Nov. 6  |  Chaminade (exhibition)  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Tues., Nov. 10  |  Montana State  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Sat., Nov. 14  |  California  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Tues., Nov. 17  |  UCLA  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Fri., Nov. 20  |  Benedictine Mesa  |  Thomas & Mack Center

Mon., Nov. 23  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Tues., Nov. 24  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Wed., Nov. 25  |  at Maui Invitational #  |  Lahaina, Hawaii
Sat., Nov. 28  |  Whittier College  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Wed., Dec. 2  |  at VCU ^  |  Richmond, Virginia
Sat., Dec. 5  |  at Kansas State  |  Manhattan, Kansas
Wed., Dec. 16  |  Florida A&M  |  Thomas & Mack Center
Sat., Dec. 19  |  Omaha  |  Thomas & Mack Center

Tues., Dec. 22  |  at SMU  |  Dallas, Texas

# = Field includes North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Alabama, Stanford, Providence, Davidson and UNLV
^ = Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series

 

UNLV ATHLETICS PARTNERS WITH CCSD TO HOLD VIRTUAL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

UNLV ATHLETICS PARTNERS WITH CCSD TO HOLD VIRTUAL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

 

Runnin’ Rebel Marvin Coleman to moderate student-athlete panel Wednesday at 2 p.m. on YouTube

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With schools closed and kids home during this unprecedented and challenging time, UNLV Athletics has partnered with the Clark County School District to hold a virtual school assembly on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

 

UNLV men’s basketball sophomore Marvin Coleman, a 2018 Foothill High School graduate, will moderate the panel, which is made up of Rebel student-athletes – all from Las Vegas and former CCSD student-athletes.

 

The panel will share their stories of perseverance to become Division I student-athletes, also discussing the importance of building good study habits, preparing for college, expanding horizons, how to be a good teammate and overcoming adversity among other topics. They will also share a congratulatory message to the high school graduation class of 2020.

 

“Sports can galvanize a community, while education expands horizons,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Our student-athletes have some amazing and inspirational stories. Thank you to CCSD for their partnership on this initiative and we look forward to sharing the transformative power of sport with our young people throughout the valley.”

 

The virtual assembly will be accessible via UNLV Athletics’ YouTube page and feature:

  • Women’s soccer junior Jozee DeCunzo (Spring Valley High School, 2017)
  • Women’s basketball junior Bailey Thomas (Centennial High School, 2016)
  • Baseball junior Jack-Thomas Wold (Basic Academy, 2017)
  • Track & field/cross country junior Emma Wahlenmaier (Palo Verde High School, 2017)
  • Rebel Girls & Company junior Gage Johnson (Desert Oasis High School, 2017)
  • Cheer sophomore Lexi Buttars (Coronado High School, 2018)
  • Football senior Daniel Godfrey (Sierra Vista High School, 2016)

 

“While we are working with high school principals to ensure the accomplishments of our seniors are recognized and celebrated, it is amazing to see the community join us to support the Class of 2020 and send them onto their next endeavors with encouragement and sound advice,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Thank you UNLV Athletics, and congratulations to our outstanding graduates. When faced with adversity, they will rise.”

 

A total of 49 CCSD schools have been extended the opportunity to participate. Students will be able to ask questions through the chat feature on the YouTube page.

Relive Runnin’ Rebel History Friday At 3 PM (2011 win vs. No. 1 North Carolina)

RELIVE RUNNIN’ REBEL HISTORY FRIDAY AT 3 PM

 

Mike Moser, Justin Hawkins and Curtis Terry will watch UNLV men’s basketball’s 2011 upset of No. 1 North Carolina, while providing commentary and answering fan questions on YouTube

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As the new Rebels Relive History series continues, UNLV fans can enjoy one of the biggest upsets in men’s basketball program history this Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. PT on the Runnin’ Rebels’ YouTube channel.

 

Former UNLV men’s basketball student-athletes Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins, will be joined by former Runnin’ Rebel and current radio analyst Curtis Terry, as the trio takes part in the live program. Watching an edited version (just over 30 minutes long) of UNLV’s 2011 win over No. 1 North Carolina at Orleans Arena in the Las Vegas Invitational, they will provide comments, share their memories and take questions from fans.

 

Hawkins is currently on the men’s basketball staff at Pacific, while Moser recently retired from playing professionally and is now a player development coach with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Terry just launched a new podcast called UnCommenTerry, with episodes set to begin in May.

 

Fans who would like to ask questions in advance of the YouTube broadcast, can do so at @TheRunninRebels on Twitter or @runninrebels on Instagram.

 

The 90-80 win over the nation’s top-ranked team marked the first for any Mountain West squad. Moser had a double-double vs. the Tar Heels finishing with 16 points, a game-high 18 rebounds and six assists, then was recognized as ESPN.com’s National Player of the Week.

 

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