REBEL ATHLETICS & SPIRIT
UNLV Athletics has 17 NCAA Division 1 teams and has positioned itself as one of the premier programs in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV is one of only a few public universities in the country that offers students a free ticket to all regular season home sporting events. Please visit unlvtickets.com for schedules and to purchase tickets.
Thomas & Mack Center
The Thomas & Mack Center may look new with its improved seats and a luxury lounge, but it still feels like home for the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV is consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally for home basketball attendance. The facility, along with the adjacent Cox Pavilion and Mendenhall Center, is also the summer home to USA Basketball and the NBA’s Summer League. The arena is far more than a basketball venue. It also hosts notable entertainers and various special events, including the 2016 Final Presidential Debate.
UNLV’s official mascot, Hey Reb!, represents the Rebel spirit that people have come to know and love. This long mustached, independent mountain man has been delighting Rebel fans since the 1980’s. You can find him generating school spirit at our athletic and student events.
The Rebellion, the student section of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels home games, creates that amazing game-day atmosphere. They are nationally recognized as being one of the most innovative student sections in college basketball.
The Fremont Cannon, the most expensive rivalry trophy in college football, is battled for each year by the football teams of UNLV and, our state rival, University of Nevada, Reno. After winning the trophy, students from the winning school get to paint the cannon with their school colors.
Premier UNLV, one of our longest-standing traditions, officially welcomes new and returning students to campus at the beginning of every academic year. This cherished tradition includes a welcome barbecue, free commemorative t-shirts, spirit activities, special guest performances, and — the highlight of the evening —students gathering with lights to form the letters U-N-L-V while fireworks light up the scene. Our students broke the Guinness World Record for most LED lights lit simultaneously at the 2016 event.
Homecoming week is an exciting time on campus as we celebrate UNLV history with special student and alumni activities, concerts, performances, and lectures. The week-long celebration honors our history and includes traditional events like the homecoming parade, the alumni dinner, and the Rebel Variety Show talent competition.