The Mountain West is considering an eight-game fall football schedule that would conclude Dec. 19 with the conference championship game, a report says.
UNLV said in a news release that it expected to save $1.2 million by taking such a step. The action was taken because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Former UNLV quarterback Kenny Mayne’s professional football hopes were ended by a broken ankle. He instead became one of ESPN’s longest-lasting and most popular anchors.
When it comes to return on investment, it would be hard to argue with the performance of Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas’ home for sports and entertainment for nearly 50 years.
UNLV hasn’t yet played a game at the pristine, $1.9 billion coliseum, but the football program is already reaping its rewards in recruiting.
Shane Steichen and Scott Turner were UNLV quarterbacks and teammates in the early 2000s. Steichen with the Chargers and Turner with Washington are NFL offensive coordinators.
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the 2020 college football season after 54 FBS teams postponed their fall schedules amid coronavirus concerns.
No reason was given for the dismissal of the popular trainer who was loyal to UNLV for nearly four decades.
UNLV transfer quarterback Justin Rogers and defensive lineman Adam Plant were granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Friday afternoon. Both players transferred from Texas Christian.
UNLV is looking for donations to help keep momentum going in its athletics department amid financial stress created by the coronavirus pandemic.
After UNLV’s 2020 fall football season was postponed Monday, the program’s finances and momentum figure to suffer in an already budget-constricted year.
Las Vegas Bowl executive director John Saccenti said Tuesday that he’s evaluating the status of this year’s game.
UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois is confident the Mountain West can organize spring seasons for football and the remainder of its fall sports.
The Big Ten and the Pac-12 conferences on Tuesday became the first Power 5 conferences to postpone college football because of the coronavirus pandemic, leagues announced.
Nevada sportsbooks took $1.87 billion in bets last year on football and won $122.4 million. But those numbers could be cut almost in half if the college football season is canceled.