UNLV-Wyoming Game Moves To Thursday
April 3, 2008
LAS VEGAS - The UNLV football team's final home game of the 2008 season, originally set for Nov. 15, has been moved to Thursday Nov. 13 in order for it to be televised nationally by CBS College Sports Network, the Mountain West Conference and the two schools involved announced.
Kickoff for what will be Senior Night is set for 6 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium, which means times for all 12 Rebel games are now decided. The move also means that all 36 MWC matchups this fall will be televised by either CBS C, The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network or VERSUS.
The Rebels, who opened last season with a Thursday victory at Utah State, will play at home on a Thursday for the first time since facing Fresno State at Sam Boyd on ESPN Nov. 6, 1986. In its 40-year history, UNLV boasts a 6-3 record on Thursdays and an impressive overall non-Saturday record of 12-6-1.
UNLV season tickets are now on sale by calling (702) 739-FANS. Prices for the seven-game home package are $100 in the end zone and $185 for sideline seating. Premium seating requires an additional Rebel Athletic Fund donation. Orders will be taken and seat locations will be assigned based on order of receipt once the renewal deadline for Rebel Athletic Fund members and all current UNLV football season tickets holders (May 30) has passed. Season tickets will be mailed in early August. Individual tickets are scheduled to go on sale June 16 (see prices below).
With the additional broadcast, 10 of 12 Rebel games are already scheduled to be televised this fall. TCU, Wyoming and SDSU are slated for national telecasts on CBS College Sports Network (Cox Digital Channel 333/DIRECTV Channel 610/DISH Network 152) while seven games will be shown by The Mtn., which will be available nationally on DIRECTV starting in August (Cox Digital Channel 334/DIRECTV Channel TBA). Television information for two non-conference games - vs. Utah State and Arizona State - is still to be announced.
DATE OPPONENT SITE TV TIME Aug. 30 UTAH STATE LAS VEGAS TBA 7 p.m. PT Sept. 6 at Utah* Salt Lake City The Mtn. 5 p.m. PT Sept. 13 at Arizona State Tempe, AZ TBA 7 p.m. PT Sept. 20 IOWA STATE LAS VEGAS The Mtn. 6 p.m. PT Sept. 27 NEVADA, RENO LAS VEGAS The Mtn. 7 p.m. PT Oct. 4 at Colorado State* Fort Collins, CO The Mtn. 11 a.m. PT Oct. 11 BYE WEEK Oct. 18 AIR FORCE* LAS VEGAS The Mtn. 7 p.m. PT Oct. 25 at BYU* Provo, UT The Mtn. 11 a.m. PT Nov. 1 TCU* LAS VEGAS CBS C 5 p.m. PT Nov. 8 NEW MEXICO* LAS VEGAS The Mtn. 7 p.m. PT Nov. 13 WYOMING* LAS VEGAS CBS C 6 p.m. PT Nov. 22 at San Diego State* San Diego CBS C 5 p.m. PT *Mountain West Conference Game 2008 UNLV FOOTBALL TICKET INFORMATION SEASON: SIDELINE $185 (Limited amount of UNLV faculty & staff and new graduate discounts are available) END ZONE $100