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UNLV football:

Rebels football will play at Michigan in 2015 season


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck talks to his team after the Rebels spring football game Friday, April 20, 2012.

UNLV football will play a big nonconference game at the Big House in 2015.

The Rebels will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a game against the University of Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, the schools announced Wednesday.

UNLV needed to fill some holes in its upcoming nonconference schedules after Navy canceled a four-year series that was scheduled to run from 2014 to 2017. The Rebels, who have only played in the Eastern time zone once since 2004 (at West Virginia in 2010), are guaranteed $1 million for their trip to one of the most storied college programs in the country.

Michigan has some recent history with the Mountain West as the Wolverines played San Diego State last season and will play Air Force at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 8 this year. Michigan is led by former Aztec coach Brady Hoke.

This will be the first football meeting between UNLV and Michigan. The Rebels’ other meetings with current Big 10 teams include 10 games against Wisconsin, most recently last year’s 51-17 loss in Madison, two games against Northwestern, one with Nebraska and this year’s season-opening home game against Minnesota, which is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Season tickets for this season are on sale at 702-739-3267. Special Value Zone Season Tickets are available for $90. Mini-plans and group sales will go on sale in early July with single-game tickets going on sale in late July.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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  1. This is a real big time game they got scheduled. Goes to show how far in advance it takes to get games of this caliber. I really hope Rebels are competitive by then and put on a performance. Good job scheduling some top tier opponents.

  2. Game at Michigan and getting big dollar's is good

  3. Rebel Fans, start saving your pennies to travel to Ann Arbor. A football Saturday at the Big House is an experience you don't want to miss.

  4. Road kill. They should hire themselves out to play all of their non-conference games on the road. This would be great revenue for the school and get them out of Las Vegas during the hottest part of the season.

  5. Um... if you think the beat down that Wisconsin gave UNLV was bad, wait till UNLV goes to the Big House! Here is a tip, save the air fare experience and just take the forfeit. That way UNLV gains even more money, Go BLUE!!!

  6. I thought we weren't playing anymore games like this... go get slaughtered for a large check.

  7. This may be a wonderful opportunity to see Michigan but I sure wonder why we signed up for it. Hope we improve on heck of a lot so the team gets some benefit other than $.

  8. With TCU gone, and Boise leaving (maybe?), I don't see anything wrong with a scheduled beatdown for a paycheck. At least these beatdowns get you paid, while the conference games did not.
    The whole plan is to be improving right? We lighter schedules between now and then, maybe we would have biult up some momentum and actually field a quasi-decent team. These are the games that can be a launching pad for a program. It sure was for Utah a few years ago.

  9. They're going to get their asses kicked. Michigan is on the rise, and they will probably win the national championship in 2015.