Free fan event featuring the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be held prior to homecoming football game
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV Athletics will hold its annual free preseason fan event for its men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs on Friday, Oct. 19, outside Sam Boyd Stadium.
The showcase, which will be held in conjunction with a football game for the first time, will be located adjacent to the Rebel Athletic Fund and alumni pregame hospitality areas near the west entrance of the stadium. The Thomas & Mack Center basketball floor that the Runnin’ Rebels played on through the 2016-17 season will be used along with portable bleachers. 
The unique event will begin at 5:30 p.m. before UNLV football’s homecoming game vs. Air Force at 7 p.m. Open to the public, the showcase will be a first look at this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and will feature team introductions, a basketball competition including fans, autographs and much more.
Fans in attendance will receive the official team schedule posters for each program and students will get a free T-shirt (while supplies last). Additionally, vouchers will be distributed at the conclusion of the event for an exclusive item to be redeemed during the men’s basketball game on Saturday, November 10.
Free parking will be available at Sam Boyd Stadium for the showcase. While fans don’t need a ticket to attend the event, tickets to the football game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office. 
Basketball season tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
The Runnin’ Rebels will face Montana State-Billings in an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m., before hosting Loyola Marymount to open the regular season on Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m., while the Lady Rebels, who will not play an exhibition game this year, open their season at the Cox Pavilion vs. Wright State on Friday, November 9 at 6 p.m.