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Be the life of the party: Tips on how to get your tailgate on for UNLV games

L.E. Baskow

Tailgaters play some corn hole and party a bit before the game as UNLV faces UCLA at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Be the life of the party: Tips on how to get your tailgate on for UNLV games
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 (2 a.m.)
With home dates Sept. 30 against San Jose State and Oct. 7 against defending Mountain West champion San Diego State, it’s an ideal time to tailgate at Sam Boyd Stadium. Before you light the grill or paint your face scarlet and gray, here are some pointers to enjoy the day.

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Two UNLV defenders force Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell to fumble in a game on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated UNLV 54-21.
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UNLV QB Armani Rogers (1) threads his way through Howard defenders during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
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UNLV QB Armani Rogers (1) is celebrated by Zack Singer (51) after another score over Howard defenders during their home-opening football game on Saturday, September 2, 2017.   L.E. Baskow
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