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UNLV basketball teams to hold preseason events on campus

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The UNLV dance team performs during their annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.

The Rebels’ basketball preseason event this year will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the UNLV Student Union courtyard, UNLV announced today. The program also announced details for two other events leading up to the regular season.

The Runnin’ Rebel Rally is a student-focused event but is free and open to the entire public. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will both be introduced and then available for autographs, and the entertainment includes the Rebel Girls, the UNLV band and live music from local artists. There will also prize giveaways and raffles, as well as food and drink available.

The men’s team hosts its first exhibition game on Nov. 1 against Dakota Wesleyan, and prior to that game there will be a season ticket holder appreciation event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cox Pavilion. It will feature a cocktail reception and comments from first-year coach Marvin Menzies.

Then on Thursday, Nov. 10, the Rebels will host a luncheon on campus at Tam Alumni Center. Tickets must be purchased for that event and further details will be available soon.

“We have been working hard and are excited to get the season underway,” Menzies said in a statement. “We have met so many great people in the community so far and are really looking forward to meeting more Runnin’ Rebel fans at these upcoming events.”

The men’s team has another exhibition game on Nov. 4 against New Mexico Highlands and then the regular season begins on Nov. 11 against South Alabama. The women’s team also opens the regular season on Nov. 11 at home against Concordia (Calif.).

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

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