First Football Team To Be Honored
The 1968 Nevada Southern Rebels went 8-1.
The 1968 Nevada Southern Rebels went 8-1.

Oct. 9, 2008

LAS VEGAS - The first UNLV football team, the 1968 Rebels, will be honored before the Oct. 18 Homecoming game vs. Air Force and participating members will receive a limited-edition commemorative football as part of the program's annual lettermen event at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The inaugural squad, coached by the late Bill Ireland, played as Nevada Southern and won its first eight games before losing in the season finale.

The celebration coincides with UNLV football's 40th anniversary season in 2008.

Any member of the 1968 Rebel football team can RSVP by contacting UNLV football program director Sara Swanson by Wednesday, Oct. 15 to confirm your attendance. E-mail or call (702) 895-2474.

For the second straight season, all former UNLV players are invited to join this year's team at the game vs. the Falcons with kickoff set for 7 p.m. PT.

Former UNLV players who RSVP will receive two complimentary tickets (with an option to purchase additional seats at a special rate) and will be invited to a pregame tailgate dinner outside Sam Boyd Stadium.

Football lettermen will also receive a UNLV football T-shirt and will be invited to help welcome the current Rebels on to the field for their game vs. Air Force. No walk-ups please.



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