Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak eased restrictions regarding large gatherings, and UNLV hopes to play football at Allegiant Stadium under the new terms.
A schedule for a season to begin Oct. 24 will probably be available next week. Home games will be played at Allegiant Stadium.
The Mountain West on Thursday night decided to begin play next month after presidents from its 12 member schools met and voted.
Mountain West presidents are expected to vote this week on an eight-game fall football season, and a person with ties to UNLV is cautiously optimistic about playing.
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.