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Rebels’ first camp under new regime set to open


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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.

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For the first time in a decade, the UNLV football team will be staying in Las Vegas for its preseason camp.

Players arrived on campus Wednesday, and after two days of getting organized, practices will start Friday morning. The university released its practice schedule Wednesday, and the most notable difference is one of the first things coach Tony Sanchez changed after taking over the job: After nine years of departing north to Ely for the majority of camp, the Rebels are mostly staying on campus this year.

Most of the sessions are in the morning with a couple of nightcaps thrown in, and every practice at Rebel Park is open to the public. The team will hold a public scrimmage at 8:10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21.

UNLV is still finalizing the details, but it plans to conduct a scrimmage Aug. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base. The Rebels will also take a few trips out to Sam Boyd Stadium. The practices off campus aren’t open to the public.

Here’s a look at the schedule, running from Friday’s opener to the start of fall classes on Monday, Aug. 24:

Friday, Aug. 7 — 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 8 — 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 9 — 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 10 — 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 11 — 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 — 8:10-10:30 a.m.; 6:30-8 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium*

Thursday, Aug. 13 — Media Day at Sam Boyd Stadium*

Friday, Aug. 14 — 8:10-10:30 a.m.; 6:30-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15 — 11 a.m. Scrimmage at Nellis Air Force Base*

Sunday, Aug. 16 — 8:10-9:30 a.m.; 6:30-8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 17 — Off Day

Tuesday, Aug. 18 — 8:10-10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 — 8:10-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 20 — 8:10-10:30 a.m.; 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 21 — 8:10 a.m. Scrimmage

Saturday, Aug. 22 — 7:30 p.m. Mock Game at Sam Boyd Stadium*

Sunday, Aug. 23 — 8-9:30 p.m.

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