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Omar Clayton and the Rebels arrived back in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon.
Omar Clayton and the Rebels arrived back in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon.

Aug. 20, 2009

CAMP REBEL - UNLV football returned to Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon following its annual off-campus camp, this one lasting 10 days with cooler weather allowing the Rebels to practice at normal times while also bonding together as a team.

The Rebels woke up, ate breakfast and then hit the road at about 10:30 this morning, and following a snack at Alamo, the team arrived back at campus at about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Operations ran smoothly once again as the Rebels went off campus for the fourth straight year, and there were several groups who made UNLV feel right at home away from Las Vegas. There were 14 members of the UNLV athletic training staff, 10 equipment personnel, seven workers from the video department and two people from the sports information department that helped make Camp Rebel a success. That does not include the hard work of Associate Athletics Director Terry Cottle and Football Program Coordinator Sara Swanson, who put in countless hours to ensure the trip was a smooth one.

"There is a lot of logistics involved in moving a football team to an off-campus site," Sanford said. "Everyone involved did a fantastic job job, from Terry and Sara, to the trainers, video and equipment people, they made it a very easy transition.

NEXT UP: UNLV will return to practicing at Rebel Park on Friday and all practices for the rest of the year will be closed to the public.



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