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Rebel football unveils new line of Nike uniforms

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 02:42:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The UNLV football program has a new coach, a new stadium, a new schedule, and now a brand-new look just in time for the 2020 season.

After becoming the Rebels’ 12th head coach in history last December, Marcus Arroyo went to work with Nike in creating a new line of uniforms from head to toe that will first be worn on the field during a season-opening trip to face San Diego State Oct. 24.

UNLV’s home-opener, and first appearance at its new home inside the state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium, is scheduled for Oct. 31.

The iconic UNLV arch, first introduced by legendary head coach John Robinson in 1999, remains but major changes include a move from silver helmets to instead featuring the darker anthracite color.

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In addition, a fourth color has been introduced as the Rebels have a white helmet as part of their repertoire for the first time in a program that started in 1968. In fact, research shows that UNLV is one of only 11 schools in the 130-member FBS to have never worn a white helmet in any football game.

Each jersey will proudly display REBELS in a custom font along the chest while the pants show off another, smaller UNLV arch opposite the famous Nike swoosh. Also, jersey numbers appear on each shoulder sleeve. Other features include both white and chrome face mask choices and a new, cherry-gloss Rebel Red helmet.

With four helmets, three jerseys, and two sets of cleats, UNLV’s new look includes at least 180 possible combinations for game day.

Following Gov. Sisolak's new directive on gatherings, UNLV Athletics has submitted a plan to allow for a limited number of fans in attendance, which is pending approval from the Southern Nevada Health District and will also have to be approved by the state's Department of Business & Industry.

If approved, UNLV will offer tickets on a single-game basis.

Current season ticket holders will take priority and have an opportunity to purchase tickets to 2020 home games at Allegiant Stadium.

If any seats remain after the exclusive season ticket holder window, tickets will then be available for purchase to the general public.

Fans who are not already season ticket holders and are interested in UNLV football tickets are encouraged to fill out this ticket interest form.