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Sam Boyd Stadium turf will match UNLV’s Vegas-centric uniforms

A rendering of the new Sam Boyd Stadium turf, designed by football coach Tony Sanchez and UNLV Athletics' Ashley Seda, depicts the field as it will appear for the 2015 season.

Sam Boyd Stadium turf will match UNLV’s Vegas-centric uniforms
Rebels Quick Hits:
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 (5:55 p.m.)
Tony Sanchez’s rebranding campaign at UNLV will ultimately be judged on real wins and losses. Until his first season actually starts, though, Sanchez has been busy ...

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UNLV football player Anthony Williams (6) extends for a pass over Troy Hawthorne (11) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Rebels’ first camp under new regime set to open
UNLV Quick Hits:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the UNLV football team will be staying in Las Vegas for its preseason camp.

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St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (12) blocks a layup by Minnesota forward Maurice Walker in the second half of a game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. St. John's defeated Minnesota 70-61.
Obekpa, one of nation’s top shot blockers, transfers to UNLV
Rebels Quick Hits: The 6-foot-10 forward from St. John’s will sit out one season and then have one year of eligibility remaining
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
It’s perhaps not coincidental that St. John’s shot blocker Chris Obekpa, who’s famous in certain corners for his short shorts worn last season, announced his transfer ...

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UNLV football player Devonte Boyd (83) pulls in a touchdown pass over Charles Henry (34) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Boyd receives preseason honor; Rebels picked last in West Division
UNLV quick hits:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
UNLV was picked to finish last in its division while sophomore receiver Devonte Boyd was the lone Rebel on the preseason All-Mountain West team, it was announced this morning at ...

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Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Foothill High graduate will join UNLV as preferred walk-on
Rebels quick hits:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Foothill High graduate Austin Starr will suit up at UNLV this season as a preferred walk-on, it was announced Monday.

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UNLV coach Dave Rice and New Mexico coach Steve Alford talk before the start of their Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV to face UCLA in opening game at November’s Maui Invitational
Rebels Quick Hits:
Monday, July 27, 2015
UNLV’s first game at the Maui Invitational will come against a recent Mountain West coaching foe, ESPN reported today. The official bracket for the Thanksgiving week tournament comes out ...

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UNLV defensive back Beau Orth, left, runs with the ball after making an interception as Arizona State tackle Jon Hargis, right, tries to stop him during the second quarter.
UNLV football schedules series with Arizona State starting in 2020
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, July 24, 2015
UNLV football continues to add Big 5 opponents to its future nonconference schedules as the program today announced a home-and-home series with Arizona State starting in 2020.

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UNLV football QB Kurt Palandech (14) takes off running during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Four remaining UNLV football games will be streamed online
Rebels quick hits: Fire up the laptop or desktop for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon and three additional home games
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
All four of the UNLV games that didn’t already have TV information will be streamed online, the Rebels announced today.

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UNLV quarterback Blake Decker warms up before an NCAA college football game against Arizona, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.
Pair of UNLV football road games to air on Root Sports
Rebels quick hits:
Monday, July 20, 2015
UNLV’s regular season finale at Wyoming was one of two Rebel games picked up by Root Sports, the Mountain West announced today.

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Fresno State coach Rodney Terry disputes an official's call during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against New Mexico Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 93-77.
Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack
UNLV Basketball:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
With all 11 men’s basketball teams once again eligible for postseason play, the league announced today that the Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center would return to the format it used two years ago.

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV's trip to the Big House to air on Big Ten Network with early kickoff
Rebels quick hits:
Friday, June 12, 2015
UNLV’s first-ever game against Michigan will air on the Big Ten Network and kick off at 9 a.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The Rebels are playing at the Big House on Saturday, Sept. 19 in a battle of two first-year Division I coaches with disparate previous experience.

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Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
Future Rebels highlight Las Vegas connections on Canada’s U19 national team
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Canada-to-Las Vegas basketball pipeline has been pumping talent to the desert for several years, so it’s no big surprise that Canada’s Under-19 National Team is headlined by three players with Las Vegas connections.

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UNLV football helmets for the 2015 season on April 21, 2015. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Photo Services)
UNLV has kickoff time for season opener at NIU; Boyd picks up another honor
Rebels quick hits:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The first game of Tony Sanchez’s UNLV and Division I coaching career will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas time, it was announced today. The season opener on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Northern Illinois will air on CBS Sports Network.

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UNLV football player Devonte Boyd (83) pulls in a touchdown pass over Charles Henry (34) during the Spring Showcase, the last official gathering for the Rebels and coach Tony Sanchez before August on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Pair of Rebels named to Phil Steele’s All-Mountain West first team
UNLV Quick Hits:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Two Rebels were named to Phil Steele’s 2015 Preseason All-Mountain West first team, it was announced today. Sophomore receiver Devonte Boyd and senior safety Peni Vea received the honor, with junior running back Keith Whitely and junior Tau Lotulelei named to the fourth team.

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Catcher Erik VanMeetren is shown during UNLV baseball practice at Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The UNLV baseball team hosts Nebraska to open the season on Friday.
Pair of Rebels receive league honors as UNLV baseball enters MW tournament
Rebels baseball:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A pair of UNLV baseball's locals picked up honors from the Mountain West this morning as catcher Erik VanMeetren and pitcher Kenny Oakley were named to the league’s first and second teams, respectively.

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