Highlights include giveaways, Parties on the Plaza for some of the season’s best matchups and a new Rebellion Student Lounge for weekday games

LAS VEGAS ( – UNLV Athletics has announced new student initiatives for the 2018-19 men’s basketball season.

Debuting Tuesday, Nov. 13, prior to the Runnin’ Rebel home game vs. UC Riverside, will be the new Rebellion Student Lounge. Set up on the Thomas & Mack Center concourse, the lounge will open three hours prior to tipoff for weekday games and will provide UNLV students a place to come together between the end of classes and the start of the game.

The lounge will feature free food, soft drinks and popcorn, TVs with live sporting events, video game stations, other entertainment options, and more. The lounge is only open to current UNLV students, will close 30 minutes prior to tip-off and will not be set up during UNLV’s winter break.

Returning for the 2018-19 season will be the Rebellion Parties on the Plaza, which are scheduled for some of the season’s best games: Cincinnati, New Mexico, UNR, San Diego State and Boise State. Free food will be available as well as prize giveaways that include Razor Scooters, Beats Headphones, and more. Only open to current UNLV students, the pregame parties will also feature music, tailgating games, and other entertainment.

Student giveaways have also been announced for this season:

  • Free white T-shirts for Pack the Mack vs. Cincinnati

  • Free Tuxedo T-shirts and “I Stand For…” signs vs. New Mexico (Coaches vs. Cancer – Suits & Sneakers)

  • Free red T-shirts vs. UNR (Red Out)

  • Free neon T-shirts vs. San Diego State (Neon Night)

  • Free white T-shirts vs. Boise State (Senior Night White Out)

The Rebellion will also be introducing new Big Heads for the student section throughout the year.

UNLV students with valid ID are free to all Rebel athletics sporting events. For Runnin’ Rebel tickets, students should log on to their student account at beginning each Sunday leading into the week of a Runnin’ Rebel game. Students may also visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office for a complimentary ticket up until tip-off on gamedays.

NEXT FOR THE RUNNIN’ REBELS: UNLV will continue its season-opening homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center vs. UC Riverside. Tickets may be purchased at, on the phone at 702-739-FANS and at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.