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How to watch Battle for the Fremont Cannon

Posted at 1:06 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 16:06:33-04
The annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon is taking place this weekend between University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University Nevada, Reno.
The highly-anticipated game (at least for Nevada residents) is taking place this year in Mackay Stadium in Reno and it is expected to be sold out.
Even the mayors of the two cities -- Carolyn Goodman and Hillary Schieve -- have made a friendly bet on the game.  
Rebel football fans unable to travel to Reno can still watch the game in Las Vegas though.
The easiest way might be to simply go to www.unlvrebels.com and click on the video player embedded on the opening page.
In addition, fans who use a Roku device on their television can access the game through the Livestream channel, which can be added free of charge. 
Fans with a Chromecast may also access the game on their TV through the latest version of the free Livestream App for IOS or Android. In addition, it may be seen with the device through a Chrome browser (with the Chromecast plugin installed). 
Earlier this year, the 41st Battle for the Fremont Cannon was not picked up by the traditional television partners of the Mountain West Conference so the game was selected to be produced by Campus Insiders for the Mountain West Network.
Kickoff is at 4:05 pm PT and announcing the game will be play-by-play man Ari Wolfe and analyst Darius Walker.
The annual rivalry matchup will also be broadcast on the radio on both ESPN 1100 AM and 100.9 FM with UNLV announcers Russ Langer and Mike Pritchard on the call.
In addition, both locations of Born and Raised will be showing the game on their 160-inch projection televisions and on other TVs throughout the venue. They will be serving $3 Coors Light drafts and $18 Coors Light towers. They will also be giving away two tickets at each location to next week's game against San Jose State. Born and Raised is the official Home of the Rebels on the Road. 
UNLV returns to Sam Boyd Stadium when it hosts San Jose State on Oct. 10 starting at 6 p.m. Log on to www.unlvtickets.com or call (702) 739-FANS (3267) to buy your tickets for that game or any of the team’s remaining four home games.