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Voice of the Rebels: Dick Calvert

Dick Calvert

A familiar sound to UNLV fans of all ages, Dick Calvert, the "Voice of the Rebels", is in his fourth decade as the game announcer for UNLV Athletics.

Calvert, who calls UNLV football, basketball, men's & women's soccer, baseball games and other events at Sam Boyd Stadium, Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, Peter Johann Memorial Field, and Earl E. Wilson Stadium, also serves as the game announcer of the MWC basketball tournament, the Las Vegas Bowl, the NBA Vegas Summer League. Additionally, the longtime university staffer, works MWC Championships hosted by UNLV and is the official starter for a number of university and NCAA golf tournaments. Calvert annually works over 100 local events.

The former ply-by-play broadcaster is also one of the most experienced commentators of American professional soccer, having served 18 seasons in both the North American and Major Soccer Leagues. Calvert had the privilege of working in three World Cups.

The Las Vegas resident retired from broadcasting and the UNLV athletics department, after serving as the director of broadcasting, director of athletic marketing for Olympic sports and director of athletic facilities/operations. Calvert and his wife Anne have four Adult children and are the proud grandparents of 10.

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