Camp Notes: Double The Fun

Aug. 13, 2012

ELY, Nev. ( - The UNLV football team fought off some stormy conditions in Ely to complete its first two-a-day sessions on Monday. After a warm morning practice in shorts and half-pads, the team returned after a thunder-powered rainstorm and was ordered off the field during stretching to take cover after a nearby lightning strike.

Returning after a 20-minute delay, the squad completed its practice plan just as the raindrops returned.

Head coach Bobby Hauck, who said he had his share of similar weather intrusions while leading the University of Montana, was unaffected.

"The lightning delay really wasn't too bad. The guys even had some fun with it. The important thing is that we came back out and got the work in that we needed."

Even with just three full-pad practices in the books, Hauck continues to be pleased by his squad's effort on the field.

"This was our seventh straight day practicing but our first two-a-day and I think the guys came back and fought through it this afternoon and competed well. We had a solid second practice today. I think the guys actually like the two-a-days better than the single practices to a degree because they are shorter."

The team will return to the field Tuesday with a single afternoon practice. The Rebels will hold their first scrimmage of the preseason here on Saturday.


2012 marks the seventh consecutive year that UNLV football will spend a portion of its preseason practice here in Ely, which is located about four hours from Las Vegas. In order to outfit the 94 players in camp, Director of Equipment Paul Pucciarelli and Assistant Coordinator Rocky Rutledge used three trucks of varying sizes (45-feet, 30-feet and 16-feet) to get all the gear needed up north. The staff of 10 brought along more than 300 cases of Powerade sports drink, countless equipment pads, multiple tubs for ice soaking and even a few motorized carts to get it all in the right place at Broadbent Park.

Individual tickets for all seven of UNLV's 2012 home football games are now on sale, while season tickets for the Rebels are also still available.

Prices are $40 on the sidelines, $25 in the end zone and $19 in the Value Zone for six of the seven games. There is special pricing for the Battle for the Fremont Cannon vs. Nevada, Reno on Oct. 13 ($50/$30/$25). Additional fees may apply.

Season tickets for 2012 cost $215 on the sidelines (additional RAF donation required in certain areas) and $115 in the end zone. 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.

Log on to or call (702) 739-FANS (3267) to buy yours today or for more information regarding ticket offers and group pricing. For more information on Rebel football, visit