Three UNLV Football Games Slated For Natiional TV
May 3, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV football team will appear on national television three times on three different networks this fall, the Mountain West announced Thursday.
The conference released a national television schedule for the 2012 football season that features a minimum of 25 games on a variety of nationally distributed networks. Through a new agreement with CBS Sports Network, the conference's rights holder will sub-license games to NBC Sports Network and ESPN.
The Rebels open the slate of national TV games by hosting Minnesota on Thursday, Aug. 30. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. PT and appear on CBS Sports Network. It will mark UNLV's ninth appearance on CBS SN, including once when it was still known as CSTV.
Two weeks later, head coach Bobby Hauck's squad will host Washington State on Friday, Sept. 14 in a game that will be shown live on ESPN beginning at 6 p.m. PT. The matchup was previously scheduled to take place the following day. It will mark the Rebels' first time hosting a game on ESPN since it downed Toledo on a Friday night Aug. 29, 2003. UNLV also appeared at home on ESPN2 just three weeks later that season on a Friday night vs. Hawai'i. The Rebels opened last season on ESPN and ESPN 3D with a game at Wisconsin.
The third national TV game this fall will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 when UNLV travels to play at Boise State for the first time since 1977. The meeting with the Broncos will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PT and be televised by NBC Sports Network. It will mark the Rebels' fourth all-time appearance on the channel that used to be known as VERSUS, including last season's finale at TCU on Dec. 3.
Information about regional and local telecasts for additional Mountain West games is expected to be released by the conference in the coming weeks.
Kickoff times for UNLV's five other home games are still to be determined.
Rebel Football season tickets for the 2012 season are currently on sale by calling (702) 739-FANS. Prices in the South end zone are $115 and sideline locations are just $215. Some sideline locations require additional Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF) scholarship donations, however, all scholarship donation levels for priority seating remain the same from last season.
A limited number of Value Zone Season Tickets are available in the North end of Sam Boyd Stadium for just $90. There is also a special "4-for-3" season ticket offer in the Value Zone for new season ticket purchasers allowing a fan to purchase four Value Zone Season Tickets for the price of three ($270). This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.
The deadline for current season ticket holders to renew 2012 football season tickets is May 18. Those renewing tickets from last year by the deadline will receive a special renewal discount.
Mini-plans and group sales will go on sale in early July with single-game tickets going on sale in late July. For more information on Rebel Football, visit www.unlvrebels.com.
2012 UNLV FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT TIME TV Aug. 30 MINNESOTA 8 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network Sept. 8 NORTHERN ARIZONA Sept. 14 WASHINGTON STATE 6 p.m. PT ESPN Sept. 22 AIR FORCE* Sept. 29 at Utah State Oct. 6 at Louisiana Tech Oct. 13 NEVADA, RENO* Oct. 20 at Boise State* 12:30 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network Oct. 27 at San Diego State* Nov. 3 NEW MEXICO* (HC) Nov. 10 at Colorado State* Nov. 17 WYOMING* Nov. 24 at Hawai'i* *Mountain West Game
UNLV SEASON TICKETS (CALL 702-739-FANS) END ZONE $115 (Payment plans are available) SIDELINE $215 (Payment plans are available) VALUE ZONE $90 (Limited availability)