Answers For Fans: Runnin' Rebel Weekend
Oct. 12, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Below are some answers for fans about the upcoming Runnin' Rebel Weekend, which is being presented by RebelSwag.
This is a celebration of what Runnin' Rebel Basketball means to Las Vegas. The Runnin' Rebels are the community's team. We wanted to do something special to celebrate that relationship with the fans as well as welcome home new head coach Dave Rice and meet his staff and the team.
The use of the Viva Vision screen on the Fremont Street Experience canopy is a major part of the show on Friday night, as well as the music. The show is scheduled to feature current fan favorite Runnin' Rebel videos. We will also debut a couple of new videos for fans as well that evening.
Runnin' Rebel players, coaches, band, Hey Reb, Rebel Girls and cheerleaders will join emcee Chet Buchanan as part of the show at the Third Street Stage. It will be a fast-paced show for fans of all ages that love Runnin' Rebel basketball. Don't be late to the 7 p.m. event.
Yes. It will be a unique and fun experience for UNLV fans and the players.
Legendary Runnin' Rebel coach Jerry Tarkanian is scheduled to be part of the event. And we think you'll like what we have scheduled to welcome Coach Tark that evening.
After the show, the team will be signing autographs and meeting with fans. There will also be a fan favorite game at the Fremont Street Experience as fans will have the opportunity to make baskets on 20-, 25- and 30-foot high rims - in addition to other UNLV basketball-related activities. Kids will also have the chance to get photos taken with Hey Reb as well as meet the Lady Rebel basketball players. Of course, this is in addition to all the great things happening at the Fremont Street Experience, including its famous light show which will take place at 8 p.m.
What is the best way to get there and where do I park?
The Third Street Stage is just a few minute walk from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage (located at 425 Fremont Street with its entrance on Fourth Street, just past Carson). Score FREE parking by wearing Rebel gear. If you are wearing apparel with a UNLV logo on it, you will be able to validate your Fremont Street Experience parking ticket at the table near the UNLV marketing table Friday evening and receive FREE parking - courtesy of Fremont Street Experience...Parking is also available at hotel-casinos throughout Downtown.
Yes, you can get your Reb on. RebelSwag, the official sponsor of Runnin' Rebel Weekend, will be selling merchandise at the event - including special $10 tees. Ticketing representatives will also be available at the event for season ticket inquiries as well as representatives from our Rebel Athletic Fund.
The focus of this event will be the players on the court, who will go through a few drills before playing a scrimmage game. Additional production elements will be limited... UNLV radio play-by-play announcer Jon Sandler will host the evening - talking with head coach Dave Rice throughout the event - and legendary Runnin' Rebel public address announcer Dick Calvert will do his thing during the scrimmage.
Yes, however, in a much different way than the show on Friday night. Coach Rice will introduce his staff and players to the crowd giving fans a little insight into each team member.
Not yet, Runnin' Rebel fans. You'll have to wait until the exhibition game on Nov. 1 to see the famous show. That said, we'll entertain you a bit with a few videos.
No, they will not. Fans seeking autographs are encouraged to come to the Fremont Street Experience event on Friday night. Players will not be available for autographs after the event on Sunday.
Seating is not assigned and will be available on a first-come basis.
Yes, you can get your Reb on. RebelSwag, the official sponsor of Runnin' Rebel Weekend, will be selling merchandise at the event - including special $10 tees. Ticketing representatives will also be available at the event for season ticket inquiries.