UNLV Runnin' Rebels Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Kevin Kruger

Team Mascot: Hey Reb!

Year Opened: 1983

Capacity: 17923

City / State: Paradise / Nevada

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of Nevada

Rival Team: Nevada Wolf Pack

There is no love lost between UNLV and instate rivals Nevada, as these two teams have had a profound hatred for each other since their first meeting. The Runnin’ Rebels have gotten the better of the Wolf Pack over the years, so you won’t want to miss it when Nevada comes to town.

UNLV vs San Diego State

Rival Team: San Diego State Aztecs

The San Diego State Aztecs are one of the Rebels biggest rivals, and the two teams have been battling for conference championships for years. The rivalry has produced many memorable contests over the years and it’s a must-see matchup anytime these two Mountain West rivals meet.

UNLV Runnin' Rebels Stadium Guide

In Game

College hoops fans making the trip to Vegas would be doing themselves a disservice not to take some time to attend a UNLV game at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Thomas & Mack Center is one of the best venues in college basketball and an excellent place to take in a game. The arena offers incredible views of the court and all around the facility you’ll find tributes to legendary UNLV players and coaches of the past.

UNLV hoops are no slouch having gone to four Final Fours and taking home championship honors in 1990. The Runnin’ Rebels put on a good show every game even if their best years may be behind them, so don’t let the fact UNLV is in the Mountain West fool you into thinking you’ll be attending a run of the mill mid-major game.

The production at Runnin’ Rebels games is also top notch, and you’ll feel an electric atmosphere before the game even starts. The UNLV pregame show is one of the best in the country and will get everyone up and cheering regardless of what team they support.

A UNLV game is a fun way to spend some time in Vegas thanks to the excellent in-game entertainment and basketball on display.

Things to check out

Jerry Tarkanian Statue

The Rebels honor the greatest coach in UNLV basketball history with a statue outside of the Thomas & Mack Center. Tarkanian took the Rebels to four Final Fours and won a national title at UNLV, so stop by the statue and pay tribute to this legendary coach.

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Championship and Retired Number Banners

Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the Runnin’ Rebels many accomplishments over the years. The program’s 1990 NCAA Championship banner is the headliner although there are plenty more for you to see when attending a UNLV game.

Hey Reb!

Hey Reb! has been a fixture at UNLV games since 1983 and makes quite the impression with his long mustache and musket. Hey Reb! is also known for being one of the best mascots in the NCAA having come in second in the 2004 Capital one Mascot of the Year competition.

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Pregame Show

It should come as little surprise that UNLV is home to one of the most exhilarating pregame shows in college basketball. The show features all the pizazz of a Vegas show and will bring everyone to their feet, so arrive early and enjoy the incredible spectacle that is the UNLV pregame show.

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Dick Calvert

Dick Calvert has been announcing UNLV games for over four decades and is a big part of any Runnin’ Rebels basketball game. Calvert’s voice is synonymous with the Rebels, so enjoy his calls when attending a UNLV game.

Fight Songs

  1. Rebels Chop

    One of UNLV’s signature cheers is the Rebels Chop. During the chant Rebels, fans chant Re-bels! while makes a chopping motion with their arm. The chant energizes the team and gives everyone up and chanting.

  2. Win with the Rebels

    Win with the Rebels a victory today!
    Win with the Rebels, the Scarlet and Gray.
    From mountains that surround you to far across the sea
    We’ll win with the Rebels of UNLV.
    U-N-L-V UNLV Go, Fight Win.
    We’ll win with the Rebels of UNLV

UNLV Runnin' Rebels Bars & Restaurants

  1. Sports Book

    Sports Book

    Amazing bartenders, great drinks, and a fun place to watch a game!

    11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$$

  2. Born And Raised

    Born And Raised beer

    Born and Raised is the hottest bar and restaurant in Las Vegas offering premier drinks, great food, and gaming.

    7260 S Cimarron Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  3. Hooters

    Hooters hotdogs fries

    The casual beach-themed establishments feature music, sports on large flat screens, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and of course, Hooters original chicken wings.

    7155 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Beer Park

    Beer Park bar

    Beer Park introduces the Las Vegas Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Stylish and inviting, Beer Park has a little bit of everything for everyone.

    3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Rum Runner Lounge

    Rum Runner Lounge pool

    When it comes to watching football, it would be hard to find a better place to watch a packers game than the Rum Runner.

    1801 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Legends Sports Bar & Grill

    beer bottles

    Gaming, Food, Pool Tables, Dart Boards & the Friendliest Bartenders in town!

    5866 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  7. Beerhaus

    Beerhaus hotdogs

    Fun atmosphere, amazing food and drinks!

    3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  8. Stadium Saloon

    Stadium Saloon bar

    Great dive bar that has amazing list of food and drinks!

    6016 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  9. Mulligan’s Pub

    Mulligans Pub beer

    Amazing food, fantastic drinks and great service!

    6471 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  10. Yard House Town Square

    Yard House Town Square

    An upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 100-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers.

    6593 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Nacho Daddy

    Nacho Daddy

    Don't let our name fool you, we don't serve nachos...we serve the MOST INSANE GOURMET NACHOS smothered in queso and salsa made fresh daily, and we guarantee you'll never find a dry chip!

    113 N 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  12. Secret Pizza

    Secret Pizza

    Amazingly delicious pizza by the slice or pie!

    3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  13. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

    Del Friscos Double Eagle Steak House

    Serves flawless chef-driven cuisine that’s bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re boss.

    3925 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$$

  14. Mon Ami Gabi

    Mon Ami Gabi

    Mon Ami Gabi is a casual French Bistro & Steakhouse located on the Strip at Paris Hotel & Casino.

    3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    european - steakhouse - $$

  15. Bacchanal Buffet

    Bacchanal Buffet

    Ranked the No. 1 Las Vegas buffet by USA Today and called "the standard against which all Las Vegas buffets are judged” by Thrillist.

    3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  16. In-N-Out Burger

    In N Out Burger

    In-N-Out Burger has been serving the highest quality burgers, fries and shakes ever since.

    4888 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Tacos El Gordo

    Tacos El Gordo

    Authentic Tijuana taco experience features handmade corn tortillas, top grade meats, and the freshest ingredients!

    3041 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Sinatra

    Sinatra restaurant

    Signature restaurants bring the dining experience to a new level of distinction while the nightclubs arouse an unparalleled, vibrant energy.

    3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$$$