Promotions and free tailgate event highlight Wednesday’s Governor’s Series Game between UNLV and UNR

LAS VEGAS ( – Wednesday, February 28, 2018, has been proclaimed as “Rebel Red Day,” by the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the City of Las Vegas.

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman presented UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois and UNLV head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies proclamations Tuesday in Downtown Las Vegas.

Clark County and the City of Las Vegas are encouraging Rebel fans throughout Southern Nevada to wear red on Wednesday as the UNLV men’s basketball team hosts No. 21 UNR at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Governor’s Series game and Senior Night will be a RED OUT with the first 3,000 fans receiving a free red t-shirt.

A free pregame tailgate will be held starting at 6 p.m. on the plaza outside the Thomas & Mack Center. Activities will include performances by UNLV Cheer and the Rebel Girls & Company, a Smash Brothers E-Sports Tournament, classic tailgating games, a DJ and much more. Free food and drinks will be available for students on a first-come, first-served basis, while there will be a Smokin’ Sams food truck on site with options for purchase for the public. Student-athletes from various UNLV Athletics teams will be present and the UNLV indoor track & field team that recently won the Mountain West championship will be recognized.

The UNLV campus has also declared Rebel Red Days this week in support of its men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Tickets for the game may be purchased at, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early for the Senior Salute as well as to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show for the season’s final time, which features 3D Video Projection Mapping.