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Rebels home opener against Arizona will air on CBS Sports Network

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The Rebels have new football helmets for the 2012 season. Changes include a stripe down the middle, a different color scheme on the block “UNLV” lettering and a darker overall color.

The UNLV football home opener against Arizona on Saturday, Sept. 7, will be at 7:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, it was announced Friday morning.

The Mountain West released the times for 21 games involving conference teams that will air on CBS Sports Network this season. Earlier this week the league announced the Rebels’ game at Air Force on Thursday, Nov. 21, will be on ESPNU. So far those are UNLV’s only TV games.

San Diego State, Colorado State and league newcomer Utah State each have five games on CBS Sports Network while Boise State and Air Force each have four. Combined with the ESPN games, the Falcons lead the league with seven nationally televised games. UNLV, with two, is tied with Fresno State for the third fewest in the league. New Mexico has just one while Wyoming is the only team not yet slated to appear on either network.

CBS Sports Network, in its eighth year working with the Mountain West, is the primary rights holder for the league. The recent ESPN deal gives the conference more exposure on another platform.

That will continue with announcements in the coming weeks about additional games on both networks plus information about second- and third-tier telecasts, such as ESPN3.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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  1. Taylor,
    Do we know if Time Warner Sports Net will pick up the leftover games?

  2. Now I really hope Solomon can earn the starting qb spot at AZ as a frosh.

  3. UNLV still has a football team ? , why ?

  4. I wish a local channel in Las Vegas could get some of the games. I remember CBS, channel 8, getting some games both basketball and football.

  5. Isn't it interesting that there's no mention of Nevada (or UNR)?

  6. @fedup2here (Kenny Rogers) - Football alone accounts for at least 70% of the revenue for the entire athletic department. You get rid of football, and you affect every other program. Also, you'd have to cut women's scholarships to comply with federal laws.

  7. Well, you get what you earn. We have been stinking it up on television games lately low attendance and blowouts don't make the cut.
    However, no reason we can't turn it around. I've renewed my season tickets and added 4 more to the crew.
    Lets get this thing turned around!

  8. MMMM Hmmmmm , now I know. thanks phillips for the info on why UNLV keeps the football program.